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Marchers Rally Against Family Separation

More than 50 people gathered in Paepke Park last night to protest the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s practice of separating families accused of crossing the border illegally.

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Marchers Rally Against Family Separation

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More than 50 people gathered in Paepke Park last night to protest the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s practice of separating families accused of crossing the border illegally.

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The FBI Director describes the Bureau’s role in national security generally and cyberterrorism and counterintelligence specifically.

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Pitkin County residents may soon see some changes in their trash bills. Officials have proposed an update to a 27-year-old ordinance governing waste and recycling.

Two-minute daily summaries of what's coming up at the Aspen Music Festival!

Alan Fletcher shares his experiences during the evacuation from his home during the fire; the American Brass Quintet talks up their July 19 concert; violinist and pedagogue Paul Kantor talks about his July 23 recital.

A chat with conductor Nicholas McGegan about his July 12 concert and pianist Orli Shaham's July 14 recital. 

 

Theatre Aspen is inviting first responders in the valley to attend their production of "Our Town" through Aug. 4. Firefighters, police officers and paramedics can reserve complimentary tickets.

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A state committee looking into alternatives to the Gallagher Amendment is meeting this Wednesday at the Glenwood Springs Library.

The Lake Christine Fire forced almost 2,000 mid-valley residents to flee their homes on the Fourth of July. Firefighters battled the flames, and, after several days, evacuees returned to houses littered with ash.

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Sexual harassment allegations at Colorado's Capitol came with a sizeable price tag for taxpayers -- $275,000. That includes everything from fees for attorneys, sexual harassment training and consultants to staffing for a special committee of lawmakers meeting this summer and fall to study changes to the Capitol's workplace harassment policy.

Colorado lawmakers wrapped up their annual legislative session this week. Even though the session was often overshadowed by sexual harassment allegations and the expulsion of former Rep. Steve Lebsock, lawmakers and the governor said it was one of the most successful sessions in history

After a dramatic and tearful day in early March, lawmakers voted out one of their own. Democratic Rep. Steve Lebsock was the first lawmaker expelled in 103 years after allegations of sexual harassment, intimidation and retaliation from five women, were found to be credible.

But that wasn't the end.

Thousands of Colorado teachers spent two days rallying at the state Capitol for higher salaries and more money for schools. They highlighted long-standing funding problems and potential changes to the state’s public employee pension program currently being debated by the legislature.

Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland spoke with Brian Eason of The Associated Press and Ed Sealover with the Denver Business Journal about the rallies.

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