CBA Daily Media Briefing

Each morning, the CBA brings you our daily media briefing of the top trending legal stories in the state of Colorado. Questions, comments, concerns? Email us at socialmedia@cobar.org.

Daily Media Briefing
  - Friday February 16 -

Southern Colorado lawmakers leery of touching gun questions
https://www.chieftain.com/news/pueblo/southern-colorado-lawmakers-leery-of-touching-gun-questions/article_160875fa-3112-5cdd-854f-d55c2ea4f54e.html
 
EDITORIAL: A step toward equitable funding for Colorado schoolshttps://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/13/a-step-toward-equitable-funding-for-colorado-schools/
 
State Senate committee kills bill prompted by Aurora educators not reporting student sex assault
http://www.aurorasentinel.com/news/state-senate-committee-kills-bill-prompted-by-aurora-educators-not-reporting-student-sex-assault/
 
Colorado gun-store thieves could face more prison time under bipartisan measure that cleared its first hurdle
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/15/colorado-gun-store-burglary-bill/
 
Bill Repealing Colorado's Large-Capacity Magazine Ban Heading to Committee
http://www.westword.com/news/bill-repealing-colorados-large-capacity-magazine-ban-heading-to-committee-9994729
 
With bipartisan bill on gun theft, George Brauchler says it’s time to talk more
https://coloradopolitics.com/brauchler-liston-gun/?tr_soc_t
 
HB18-1077: Penalty For Burglary Of Firearms
http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb18-1077
 
Denver Rabbi delivers powerful message to Colorado lawmakers
http://www.9news.com/article/news/local/politics/denver-rabbi-delivers-powerful-message-to-colorado-lawmakers/73-519522512
 
Colorado wants to issue its own version of green card
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2018/02/colorado-wants-to-issue-its-own-version-of-green-card/#BCtjztIFyKTER1sl.99
http://www.wnd.com/2018/02/colorado-wants-to-issue-its-own-version-of-green-card/
 
In-State Tuition Proposed For Those Who Aided Americans In War Zones, As Well As Other Refugees
http://www.cpr.org/news/story/in-state-tuition-proposed-for-special-visa-holders-from-war-zones
 
Colorado lawmakers say yes to anti-bullying policies but no to suicide prevention efforts
https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2018/02/14/colorado-lawmakers-say-yes-to-anti-bullying-policies-but-no-to-suicide-prevention-efforts/
 
Will More Heroin Addicts Shoot Up at Library After Safe-Injection Bill's Death?
http://www.westword.com/news/denver-central-library-and-heroin-after-safe-injection-site-bill-fails-9994271
 
Are Colorado electric car owners getting a free ride?
https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/360/are-colorado-electric-car-owners-getting-a-free-ride
 
With ranking Republican’s vote, effort to bolster Colorado’s hobbled immigrant driver’s license program clears first hurdle
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/14/colorado-immigrant-drivers-license-program-bill/
 
Senate Republicans: We're Not Defunding CO Civil Rights Division, We Want Reforms
http://www.westword.com/news/senate-republicans-counter-claims-of-defunding-colorado-civil-rights-division-and-commission-9989925
 
Encourage Colorado legislature to remove Lottery sunset date to continue GOCO funding (letter)
https://www.vaildaily.com/opinion/encourage-colorado-legislature-to-remove-lottery-sunset-date-to-continue-goco-funding-letter/
 
Human Trafficking Legislative Day brings out stories of solutions and survival
https://coloradopolitics.com/human-trafficking-legislative-day/?tr_soc_t
 
EDITORIAL: Colorado Sen. Randy Baumgardner should resign
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/15/colorado-sen-randy-baumgardner-should-resign/
 
“Colorado knows Florida’s grief all too well,” Hickenlooper tweets, orders flags lowered
https://coloradopolitics.com/trump-hickenlooper-order-flags-lowered-victims-florida-shooting/
 
Bill Repealing Colorado's Large-Capacity Magazine Ban Heading to Committee
http://www.westword.com/news/bill-repealing-colorados-large-capacity-magazine-ban-heading-to-committee-9994729
 
Parkland School Shooting 208th Since Columbine: The Tragic List
http://www.westword.com/news/parkland-to-columbine-school-shootings-list-9993641
 
Columbine survivor, recovering addict flashes back own trauma
http://gazette.com/columbine-survivor-recovering-addict-flashes-back-own-trauma/article/1621117
 
Warning signs may have been missed in school shooting case
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/15/stoneman-douglas-florida-school-shooting-warning-signs/
 
GoFundMe page set up for victims, families of Florida high school massacre
http://kdvr.com/2018/02/15/gofundme-page-set-up-for-victims-families-of-florida-high-school-massacre/
 
EDITORIAL: Stop school shootings with security act
http://gazette.com/editorial-stop-school-shootings-with-security-act/article/1621085
 
Longmont gun shop trains workers to look for warning signs
http://kdvr.com/2018/02/15/longmont-gun-shop-trains-workers-to-look-for-warning-signs/
 
Fort Collins company designs portable shields students can carry in school backpacks
http://kdvr.com/2018/02/15/fort-collins-company-designs-portable-shields-students-can-carry-in-school-backpacks/
 
Planning for the unthinkable in Steamboat; school shooting in Florida prompts reflection in Routt County
https://www.steamboattoday.com/news/planning-for-the-unthinkable-in-steamboat-school-shooting-in-florida-prompts-reflection-in-routt-county/
 
Pueblo schools take online threats seriously, do follow up
https://www.chieftain.com/news/pueblo/pueblo-schools-take-online-threats-seriously-do-follow-up/article_aae8fd16-739e-5bf2-8941-7b4af4dfbfaf.html
 
PERRY: Enough. Fire lawmakers who tweet mass-shooting ‘thoughts and prayers,’ take NRA cash and vote against gun control
http://www.aurorasentinel.com/opinion/perry-enough-fire-congressman-who-tweet-out-mass-shooting-thoughts-and-prayers-and-vote-against-gun-control/
 
Opinion: Tired of prayers, tired of words, tired of your social media posts
http://www.9news.com/article/opinion/opinion-tired-of-prayers-tired-of-words-tired-of-your-social-media-posts/73-519382095
 
Trump blames failure to report student accused killing 17
http://www.aurorasentinel.com/news/nation-world/trump-blames-failure-report-student-accused-killing-17-2/
 
The List Of School Shootings Just Keeps Growing. Do We Still Feel Anything?
http://www.kunc.org/post/list-school-shootings-just-keeps-growing-do-we-still-feel-anything
 
Littwin: It’s not only hearts that are broken when kids are killed in school shootings
http://www.coloradoindependent.com/168635/littwin-parkland-trump-nra-ar15-gardner-coffman
 
Two Coaches Among Those Killed In Florida School Shooting
http://www.kunc.org/post/two-coaches-among-those-killed-florida-school-shooting
 
Hundreds hold vigil for victims of Florida school shooting
http://kdvr.com/2018/02/15/hundreds-hold-vigil-for-victims-of-florida-school-shooting/
 
Suspect Allegedly Confessed To Fla. School Shootings That Killed 17
http://www.kunc.org/post/florida-shooting-suspect-set-appear-court-17-murder-charges
 
Denver school board pledges to ‘stand shoulder-to-shoulder’ with undocumented immigrants
https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2018/02/15/denver-school-board-pledges-to-stand-shoulder-to-shoulder-with-undocumented-immigrants/
 
Denver hangs giant sign in support of immigrants as national debate languishes
https://www.denverite.com/denver-hangs-giant-sign-support-immigrants-national-debate-languishes-48781/
 
Colorado Springs residents debate immigration hours after Senate stalemate
http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-residents-debate-immigration-hours-after-senate-stalemate/article/1621120
 
“Dreamers” left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/15/bipartisan-immigration-pact-among-several-senate-proposals/
 
Senate immigration debate ends in failure
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/15/immigration-daca-senate-412459
 
Denver detective tells Congress he can’t get drug suspects deported anymore
https://www.denverite.com/denver-police-union-president-will-tell-congress-immigration-policies-make-city-much-less-safe-48709/
 
Senate rejects bipartisan immigration plan and Trump’s, too — COLORADO COMMENT
http://www.aurorasentinel.com/news/nation-world/senate-rejects-bipartisan-immigration-plan-trumps-colorado-comment/
 
DACA fight overshadows status battle for Denver’s Salvadorans as Washington heads into immigration debates
https://www.denverite.com/daca-tps-overshadowed-48521/?src=parsely
 
Hearings Begin as Marijuana Advocates Sue Jeff Sessions, DEA
http://www.westword.com/marijuana/feds-want-to-toss-lawsuit-filed-by-marijuana-advocates-against-jeff-sessions-dea-9985731
 
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner lifting most holds on Trump’s nominations
https://coloradopolitics.com/cory-gardner-holds-trump/
 
Cory Gardner Lifts Some Nominee Holds as Talks Continue With Justice
http://www.westword.com/marijuana/cory-gardner-lifts-some-doj-nominee-holds-as-talks-continue-over-sessions-marijuana-memo-9994781
 
Gardner Thaws A Bit On Justice Dept. Nominations Freeze
http://www.cpr.org/news/story/gardner-thaws-a-bit-on-justice-dept-nominations-freeze
 
BREAKING: Gardner Abandons DOJ Marijuana Holds
http://www.coloradopols.com/diary/104566/breaking-gardner-abandons-doj-marijuana-holds
 
APNewsBreak: Senator to stop blocking some DOJ jobs over pot
https://apnews.com/f05eb6dab77e4366a76d41c811cfb3a4
 
Gardner stops holding up most DOJ nominations over pot
http://www.9news.com/article/news/local/next/gardner-stops-holding-up-most-doj-nominations-over-pot/73-519491382



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