House Democratic leaders urged state Rep. Jovan Melton to resign last week after learning of past domestic violence charges against him. Melton told them no.

Jovan Melton said in a statement: “I look forward to putting my head down and working on these issues with my colleagues in the legislature in January.”

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Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes, seize more than 800 marijuana plants in years-long operation targeting black market pot

State and federal officials said the nearly three-year investigation showed that illegal marijuana trafficking mushroomed after voters approved recreational use in 2012

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After growing up in proximity to military contamination, author felt moved to examine how lands were converted to wildlife refuge

David Havlick's field work sent him all over the world -- including pedaling through central Europe and researching militarized sites in Japan