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April 30, 2024: State lawmakers consider gun policies; Virtual trip into space inspires students

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STEM Infinite International Space Station
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Nzube Kolawole (left), an 8th grader at Denver Green School, and Salma Khalif, an 8th grader at Lotus School for Excellence in Aurora. They experienced “Space Explorers, The Infinite” at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora. Both students are part of CABPES, the Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists. The non-profit organization is dedicated to encouraging Black students and other underrepresented youth to pursue careers in STEM -Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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As state lawmakers head into their final week of the legislative session, gun policy is once again a hot topic. We'll find out where nearly a dozen proposals stand. Then, a closer look at who's running in the three congressional districts in Colorado with open seats. Later, two STEM students join Chandra for a virtual trip to the international space station to get inspired by science.