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  • This Week In Tech Policy

    • Bennet Announces New Legislation to Expand Opportunities for Student Apprenticeship Programs
    • Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced he will soon introduce the Student Apprenticeship Act, new legislation to close the gap between higher education and labor by modernizing workforce training and accelerating the growth of registered apprenticeship programs nationwide.
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    • NREL receives $1 million from federal artificial intelligence initiative
    • The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday announced $1 million for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden as part of a program that invests in energy-related machine learning.
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    • Denver could vote on a facial recognition tech ban in the 2020 election
    • The measure would ban city agencies including Denver police from using facial recognition technology and data acquired from it. DPD doesn’t currently use this kind of technology or use local or national databases using this technology.
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    • Denver B-cycle to end, city may thin herd of scooter operators as it tightens regulation of “micromobility” services
    • Denver B-cycle, the city’s first shared mobility system, will ride off into the sunset early next year as Denver Public Works announced Thursday plans for a major overhaul of the way it regulates the competing fleets of bike shares, electric bicycles and scooters scattered across downtown.
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    • Trump administration extends reprieve allowing limited tech exports to Huawei
    • The Trump administration will extend for another 90 days its temporary order that allows a limited range of U.S. technology exports to China’s Huawei, the Commerce Department said Monday. The extended grace period is meant to help rural U.S. telecom companies that rely on Huawei equipment to provide wireless Internet and phone service, the Commerce Department said. But it doesn’t fundamentally change the sweeping prohibitions the U.S. has put on Huawei.
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