Headlines April 6, 2021
Stolen Firearm Bill Advance in the Colorado Legislature
The Colorado legislature advanced the first gun control bill of the 2021 session. It would require gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms within five days. It passed the state House of Representatives Monday on a party-line vote with all Republicans voting against it. It was modified slightly and needs a second vote of approval in the state Senate before heading to Gov Jared Polis for his signature.
New Local Infections and Rising Statewide COVID Numbers
Boulder County reported 76 new COVID-19 cases and new infections rose in the state for the second week in a row.
Voting Discrimination in Georgia Brings All-Star Game to Denver
The Major League Baseball All-Star game is coming to Denver instead of Atlanta. The Denver Post reports that league officials will announce the decision today. The annual contest was pulled from Atlanta in response to new restrictions on voting approved by the Republican-controlled state legislature. The new voting laws are widely viewed as an effort to disenfranchise people of color. A group of Black baseball players called the Players Alliance pushed the league to pull the All-Star game from Georgia. Officials in Denver and Colorado welcomed the decision to bring the July 13th game to Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies.