Gold Dome: Denver City Council Won’t Investigate Hancock Texts

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The Denver City Council won’t be looking further into the subject of his sexual harassment scandal — the text messages sent by Mayor Michael Hancock to a police detective in 2012, according to Council President Albus Brooks.

Rep. Dave Williams again introduced a bill that would make public officials liable for crimes committed by undocumented immigrants in sanctuary cities. And again his bill failed.

Rep. Stephen Humphrey, R-Greeley, represents House District 48. On the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee, where bills go to die, Humphrey represents the minority opinion more often than he’d like.

Attorney General candidate Phil Weiser was the first to submit nominating petitions to the Secretary of State.

While walkouts at other schools around the country were more boisterous, students at Columbine High took a more somber tone, taking a 17-minute moment of silence for the victims of the Parkland shooting.

Senate Democrats made clear Wednesday they don’t much care for the Republicans’ signature measure to issue bonds to pay for transportation projects, but they also tried to show their disdain for one of the bill’s sponsors.

The Trump Administration imposed new sanctions on Russia Thursday over cyberattacks and interference into the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas law earlier this week that bans sanctuary cities. The case was remanded to the lower court to dismiss the injunction against the state.

A federal judge in North Carolina awarded approximately 37,000 former female Family Dollar employees $45 million in a pay bias lawsuit on Wednesday.

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