Trimmed hemp clones are rubbed in a rooting gel and put in soil cells and eventually are planted in Shi Farms fields. The commercial grower cultivates about 300 acres of hemp. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Pueblo saw hemp as an economic opportunity, so it pounced with taxpayer dollars and hopes of growing big business

Pueblo Economic Development Corp. sees hemp as a natural extension of southern Colorado’s ag and industrial heritage, and is laying down cash and tax credits to lure companies that agree to meet job-creation goals

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Colorado’s 2015 law changing how officer-involved shootings are investigated still lets law enforcement police themselves

State lawmakers and prosecutors are vowing to push for and support changes after questions from The Colorado Sun about the measure