Three Things You Need to Know on November 27th

November 27, 2018
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The InSight spacecraft landed on Mars yesterday.  The probe was built by Lockheed Martin in Littleton, and officials say the probe will provide valuable information that will help scientific understanding about Mars and the rest of the solar system.  InSight's two-year mission won't start right away.  It will take up to three months for the lander's robotic arms to place all of the mission's instruments on the planet's surface. 

Thousands of General Motors employees will be out of work in the next year. CEO Mary Barra announced yesterday the automaker will cut more than 14-thousand jobs because of slow sales of economy models such as the Chevy Cruze. GM plans to close five plants by the end of next year. 

A two-year pilot program in Denver on a supervised drug injection site is getting approval from city council.  Members voted in favor of it last night.  The site would not be operated with public funds, but still needs approval from the state legislature.  Backers say it would help save lives, by giving users a safe location with access to clean syringes.  Drugs could also be tested for things like Fentanyl.  Mayor Michael Hancock says he's proud of the move and he believes there needs to be innovative ways to solve the opioid crisis.