The mug shots and biography of Gary Lee Davis are held above the table on which the convicted murderer was later put to death in the Colorado State Penitentiary in this file photo from Sept. 24, 1997, during a media tour of the facility east of Cañon City. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

In 1997, Colorado’s first execution in 30 years marked a watershed moment. But did it change the conversation about capital punishment?

I witnessed the state impose the death sentence on Gary Lee Davis. It was a surreal event marked by a clean, quiet ease.

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Federal court revives long-fought lawsuit in Colorado challenging TABOR

In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court said the local governments do have a right to sue. The court didn't rule on the merits of the lawsuit.

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Equifax to pay up to $700 million in data breach settlement, including more than $3 million to Colorado

Colorado will receive $3.16 million in the settlement after the personal information of more than 2.5 million Coloradans was exposed in a breach