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Colorado sold a record $1.75 billion of cannabis last year

Colorado sold a record $1.75 billion of cannabis last year

This time last year, it appeared that Colorado’s industry was plateauing. Now it’s surging. Colorado cannabis shops notched sales of nearly $1.75 billion during 2019, setting a new annual sales record for the state home to the nation’s longest-established recreational cannabis industry, according to Colorado Department of Revenue data first reported by the Denver Westword.…MORE

Why Bloomberg may turn unstoppable soon

Why Bloomberg may turn unstoppable soon

In the next week, there will be two presidential debates: one Wednesday night in Las Vegas and the other a week from today in Charleston, South Carolina. Those two gatherings could well be the best — and maybe last? — chance of all the 2020 Democrats not named “Michael Bloomberg” to stop the rolling ball…MORE

US to treat Chinese state media like an arm of Beijing’s government

US to treat Chinese state media like an arm of Beijing’s government

The United States will begin treating five major Chinese media companies as extensions of Beijing’s government, requiring them to comply with rules governing foreign embassies and consulates. A senior State Department official said Tuesday that Xinhua, China Global Television Network, China Radio International, China Daily and People’s Daily will be designated as “foreign missions,” effective…MORE

Justice Department puts Brooklyn prosecutor atop Ukraine probes

Justice Department puts Brooklyn prosecutor atop Ukraine probes

The Justice Department has assigned the top prosecutor in Brooklyn to coordinate Ukraine-related investigations, according to a memo released Tuesday to Congress, bringing a new layer of Washington supervision to an area of interest that has become a political minefield. The move potentially gives Attorney General William Barr a way to keep a tighter rein…MORE

BRIT Awards 2020: See the winners

BRIT Awards 2020: See the winners

The 2020 BRIT Awards were presented Tuesday at the O2 Arena in London. British comedian Jack Whitehall hosted as performers like Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi and Lizzo took the stage. Below are the winners of the night. MALE SOLO ARTIST Dave Harry Styles Lewis Capaldi Michael Kiwanuka Stormzy – WINNER FEMALE SOLO ARTIST…MORE

Nevada is trying very hard to not pull an Iowa

Nevada is trying very hard to not pull an Iowa

How hard can this whole democracy thing be? Less than a month after issues with a vote tabulation app spoiled the Iowa caucuses, fallout from Nevada’s decision to abandon an app made by the same company has raised legitimate fears that the caucuses there will be spoiled as well. It’s not helping that campaigns are…MORE

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