Who Had the Worst Week?

  • Denver Public Schools board member Auon’tai “Tay” Anderson was ticketed for speeding in a DPS school zone when he was running late to greet students on the first day of classes.
  • Speaking of DPS, Denver students have enjoyed snow days forever, but now they are getting “heat days.” This week, 31 DPS schools were put on alert to close early due to temperatures approaching 100 degrees. Forty-eight DPS schools still do not have air conditioning.Juul
  • E-cigarette manufacturer Juul has agreed to pay nearly $440 million to settle allegations it marketed its products to minors.
  • Rocky’s Autos, which perfected, if not pioneered, the art of the campy car commercial, will close its doors after 40 years. Pour one out for the “Shagman.”
  • Miles Robinson, a member of the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team that will compete in the FIFA World Cup in a few months, was arrested at an Atlanta bar when he swiped a shot off of a drink tray and refused multiple times to pay $5 for it.
  • The Pentagon has halted deliveries of the F-35 fighter jet because Lockheed Martin sourced a part from China, violating federal defense acquisition rules.
  • It was a tough week for journalists – former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw and NPR correspondent Anne Garrels both died, and Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German was murdered, allegedly by a county administrator who had been the subject of several of German’s articles.
  • An analysis of NFL teams finds that 28% are using some variation of former Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio’s innovative defense, yet Fangio remains out of work this season.
  • Carnegie Mellon University is dealing with a backlash after one of its professors shared on Twitter that she hoped Queen Elizabeth II’s death was “excruciatingly painful.”

So, who won the week?

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