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National disaster was avoided Saturday, September 30 when a short-term spending bill was passed with bipartisan support in the House and Senate. The law moves the deadline for a new spending resolution to November 14, giving the US House 45 days to resolve disagreements between House Democrats, House party-line Republicans, and the House Freedom Caucus. A shutdown would furlough over 43,000 Colorado government workers, close Colorado National Parks, increase flight delays at DIA, and pause benefits for the half a million Coloradans on food stamps.

Government Temporarily Avoids Shutdown

Brandon Coon, Staff Adviser September 30, 2023

The highly anticipated government shutdown has been avoided... for now. On early Saturday morning, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA 20) met with House Republic leadership and offered a vote on a continuing...

Taylor Swifts concert film of here Eras tour is set for US release on October 13. The concert sold $26 million in tickets on the first day and is expected to be the next big theater event. The films impact is expected to be so great that upcoming movies are changing their release dates to avoid being crushed at the box office.

A New Era for Cinema?

Kaylee Ledgerwood, Staff Writer September 18, 2023

Taylor Swift's recent Eras tour has been a phenomenon. It recently set the world record for the highest-grossing music tour ever -- while exact numbers have not been finalized, the concert is estimated...

Former U.S. president Donald J. Trump, born June 14, 1946, is facing four indictments, two of which are federal, and three civil lawsuits. He is facing a total of 91 alleged felony charges as of September 9, 2023.

Trump’s Legal Trouble, Explained

Julian Finch, Copy Editor September 14, 2023

  Next year will be very busy for Donald Trump. Trump, who served as the forty-fifth U.S. president from 2017 to 2021, became the first U.S. president to be charged with a crime in March...

The town of Lahaina burnt to a crisp from the deadly flames of the Maui Wildfires. The flames destroying historic landmarks leaving many devastated from the loss of Hawaii’s history and culture.

Maui Fires Destroy Historic Hawaiian Town

Kaylee Ledgerwood, Staff Writer September 12, 2023

The Maui wildfires, which started on August 8th, 2023, burned for a couple weeks. They started due to the strong winds of Hurricane Dora, which had wind speeds up to 60 mph. Fires burned down locals’...

In February 2022, Russia invaded Eastern Ukraine at the insistence of President Vladimir Putin. While the Russians and most global analysts thought Ukraine would be quickly defeated, the Ukrainian state under President and former comedian Volodymyr Zelenskyy has kept the Russian war apparatus at bay. While Ukraine and its mainly Western allies are glad that the nation is still in the fight, the costs of a protracted war are starting to add up for everyone involved.

War in Europe Still Rages

Griffin Baldwin, Staff Writer September 6, 2023

On February 24th, 2022, Russia sparked a war with Ukraine when it invaded the Ukrainian states of Donetsk and Luhansk. The Russian military thought the occupation of these pro-Russian and oil-rich areas...

For the first time in 63 years, the Hollywood unions for writers and actors are on strike at the same time. The two unions are currently in a standoff with the major studios over cost of living, streaming money, and the rise of artificial intelligence.

Hollywood Actors, Writers Enter Fifth Month of Strike

Kaylee Ledgerwood, Staff Writer September 3, 2023

The filmmaking industry is in trouble. While Barbie and Oppenheimer have soared with their ticket prices, other movies are struggling at the box office. This year has had several high-budget box office...

Champions! Spain won their first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup of 2023 in the matchup against England with a 1-0 lead.

Spain Makes History as FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Champion

Emma Phillips, Sports Editor September 3, 2023

Spain took the victory against England 1-0 in the final for the 2023 Women’s World Cup. Spain made history winning their first world cup title with them gaining the lead and a great finish from their...

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