Gold Dome: New Colorado Executives Take Office

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If you weren’t one of the people outside the Capitol yesterday morning, here’s what you missed from the inauguration of Gov. Jared Polis, Secretary of State Jena Griswold, Treasurer Dave Young and Attorney General Phil Weiser.

Colorado is yet again considering a bill that would ban employers from asking job applicants about their criminal records. And the third time might be the charm, thanks to the Democratic majority.

With Jeff Bridges moving from the state House of Representatives to the Senate, a Democratic Party vacancy committee appointed former Greenwood Village Councilwoman Meg Froelich to fill his House seat.

The Nevada Supreme Court moved along extradition proceedings for an inmate accused of a 1984 killing spree in Colorado.

A third family has filed a lawsuit against a former funeral director accused of harvesting and selling the body parts of potentially hundreds of people without their family’s permission.

The Denver District Attorney is offering a program to help people with low-level marijuana convictions get their records cleared.

The economy has been booming, but analysts predict a slump for the national economy and for the state coming this year.

In case you haven’t heard, President Donald Trump took to primetime to urge Congress to approve the $5.7 billion he’s requesting to construct a wall on the Southern border. Democratic leaders House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Minority President Charles Schumer responded by saying Trump was holding the American people hostage to push for his goals.

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