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'Assault' weapon ban, pit bull ban and more: 5 Things to Know for Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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Posted at 5:54 AM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 07:54:19-04

DENVER -- Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today, Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

1. Boulder moving forward with "assault" weapon ban
The Boulder City Council voted unanimously last night to advance a ban on so-called "assault" weapons to a third reading with some changes, including allowing current owners to keep their guns but requiring them to obtain a title similar to what is required for cars.

2. Castle Rock lifts ban on pit bulls
The Castle Rock Town Council voted Tuesday evening to repeal the town’s ban on pit bulls. In a unanimous vote, town councilors did away with the old ordinance in favor of a two-tier system, which would be based on an individual dog’s behavior rather than its breed. 

3. Diana DeGette discusses opioid crisis
Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette will hold a news conference Wednesday on the opioid crisis, to highlight measures that “will have a real impact in the effort to prevent and treat opioid addiction, respond to overdoses and provide additional resources.”

4. Like it or not, Facebook launches dating service
The new feature is "not just for hookups" but to build "meaningful, long-term relationships," CEO Mark Zuckerberg says.

5. More rain, cooler Wednesday
There a chance for more light rain for the early Wednesday morning drive. Heavier rain showers will develop by late morning and it will be quite a bit cooler. Expect highs in the low to mid-50s both Wednesday and Thursday.