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Universal background checks for all gun purchases, and a ban on high capacity magazines are among the five Democratic backed gun bills clearing the state senate after a vigorous debate yesterday. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

Amidst possible gun legislation at the statehouse and in Washington, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa and County Commissioner Peggy Littleton have scheduled a public town hall-style meeting Thursday to answer questions about the ownership and sale of firearms and ammunition. In a release from the county, Littleton said they’ve been getting questions from residents about the proposals. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday evening at 6 at Centennial Hall.

A teacher from Center High School in rural Southern Colorado has been awarded a prestigious national teaching award for science and technology. KRCC’s Hannah Sohl reports.


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