Surrounded by family and friends, Rhonda Fields, center left, and Christine Wolfe, center right, the mothers of Javad Marshall-Fields and Vivian Wolfe, approach the site where the couple was gunned down June 20, 2005, at the corner of East Idaho Place and Dayton Street, during a candlelight vigil Thursday, July 21, 2005. The shooting led to the death penalty conviction of Robert Ray and Sir Mario Owens. Rhonda Fields is now a state senator. (AP Photo/Aurora Sentinel and Daily Sun, Patrick Kelley)

Colorado lawmakers will consider whether to repeal the death penalty again, as factors align for passage

The Colorado legislature has debated getting rid of capital punishment four times since 2000. The bill being brought this year wouldn’t send the question to voters, as proponents of lethal injection want.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Cory Gardner had good news for Colorado. But Trump had tweets.

There was a sense this week that Trump's "go home" controversy marked an intensifying phase in the president's approach and that Cory Gardner may have offered an early clue for 2020 campaigns on how to respond

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

A slain deputy. A political brawl. A school shooting: How Sheriff Tony Spurlock is handling years of turmoil

Spurlock, the target of a recall effort, says the past several years have been the most trying of his 40-year career in law enforcement. “I’d be OK if I forgot it,” he says of some of the trauma.