Thursday Newscast, 2/20/20, 5:32 p.m.

Feb 20, 2020

Newscast for Thursday, February 20, 2020, 5:32 p.m.

  • Traffic delays and road closures are expected to continue this evening near the Broadmoor World Arena as President Trump is in town for a campaign rally. The rally began at 5 p.m., but impacts to traffic were reported as early as 8:00 this morning. Natashia Kerr with the Colorado Springs Police Department says both directions of I-25 are likely to be affected…
     
  • Military officials say graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs are expected to cross-commission into the Space Force this spring. About 60 cadets would be commissioned into the new armed service branch, which formed in December with the signing of the $738 billion National Defense Authorization Act. The plan would be similar to how the U.S. Naval Academy commissions Marine officers.
  • Colorado legislators have declined to advance a bill meant to protect employees from being fired for using marijuana during their personal time. The 10 members of the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee voted unanimously against the bill. The measure would not have prohibited employers from administering drug tests, but committee members cited the lack of an adequate test to determine whether an employee is intoxicated in the moment as a reason to table the bill. Other lawmakers thought the proposed change to existing law was too broad.