NEWS, MARCH 5TH

DENVER (AP) – Senate Democrats today approved a measure to
create a smartphone application that shows Colorado locally owned
businesses. The bill moved from the Senate to the
Republican-controlled House on a party-line vote with Democrats
voting in favor. Republicans argue the proposal duplicates what the
private sector is already doing.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – A former Arapahoe County sheriff
accused of trading methamphetamine for sex is in court today for a
hearing. Arapahoe County prosecutors are scheduled to present
evidence supporting the charges against 69-year-old Patrick
Sullivan.

DENVER (AP) – After a delay, Colorado lawmakers are moving ahead
with legislation to tweak an unusual state law that banned local
governments from investing in federal securities. A bill given
final approval 65-0 in the House today changes a state requirement
that local governments invest taxpayer money only in the
highest-rated securities. Last year’s downgrade of federal
securities meant that cities and counties were barred from
investing in federally backed securities.

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) – President Barack Obama will
speak to graduating Air Force Academy cadets at the school’s
commencement on May 23. In 2010, Obama spoke at West Point and the
previous year he addressed the Naval Academy. President George W.
Bush spoke at the Air Force Academy in 2008.

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