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Lauren Boebert apologizes to Muslims after her remarks about Ilhan Omar

The Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned Boebert's remarks and urged Republican leaders to repudiate Boebert's remarks.

Politics and Government

Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, stops short of public-lands ban

Long-awaited Interior Department report recommends hiking federal royalty rates for oil and gas drilling, which have not been raised for 100 years.

News

Teen dead after exchanging gunfire with ex-police officer in Aurora

the shooting happened after the 36-year-old former officer got into an argument with a group of teens over careless driving

Crime and Courts

Federal judge tells Colorado lawyers to pay defendants’ attorneys fees in unsuccessful election fraud case

U.S. Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter ruled in August that attorneys Gary D. Fielder and Ernest J. Walker should pay penalties

Politics and Government

Hiker finds remains of 4th, final victim of Colorado flood that followed Cameron Peak fire

The remains of Diana Brown, 57, of San Antonio, were found Saturday, according to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office

News

Teen arrested in drive-by shooting near Aurora high school that left 6 wounded

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested

Crime and Courts

Volunteer deal for Colorado COVID management cost taxpayers $1.6 million

Colorado paid a group of Gov. Jared Polis' business associates who "volunteered" to help manage the pandemic $630,000. Then it paid another $1 million.

Politics and Government

3 teens arrested in shooting at Aurora high school

The three suspects are all 16 years old

Crime and Courts

Aurora police union president suspended over email attacking city’s new diversity agreement

Officer Doug Wilkinson called Aurora's new diversity agreement "sexist and racist," saying the department should hire "crackheads" and "child molesters" to match the diversity of the community

Crime and Courts

3 students shot in Aurora high school parking lot

The shooting came after six students from another Aurora high school were shot and injured Monday at a park near their school

Crime and Courts

Interior secretary orders removal of racist terms, aims to change place names

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday formally declared “squaw” a derogatory term

Outdoors

Colorado officials hear options on how, when and where to restore gray wolves

Colorado voters last year narrowly approved a ballot initiative to reintroduce wolves on public lands in the sparsely populated Western Slope by 2023

Environment

Aurora Public Schools pays $5.5 million settlement in sex abuse case

Aurora Public Schools does not admit guilt in the Aug. 19 settlements except for “the conduct of James Dolmas."

Education

U.S. overdose deaths topped 100,000 in one year, officials say

Experts believe the top drivers are the growing prevalence of deadly fentanyl in the illicit drug supply and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health

Ex-Craig city councilman sentenced as sex offender

A First District Court judge sentenced 50-year-old Brian MacKenzie on Friday

Crime and Courts

Kaiser Permanente, unions reach labor deal to avert strike

The Alliance of Health Care Unions and Kaiser Permanente jointly announced the agreement, staving off a potentially crippling strike in which 32,000 employees, most of them in Southern California, threatened to walk off the job

Health

Police say teens set fatal house fire in northeast Denver, killing Senegalese immigrants, after phone theft

Kevin Bui and Gavin Seymour, two juveniles, have been charged as adults in the case

Crime and Courts

Fight over U.S. wolf protections goes before federal judge

Federal officials contend that wolves are resilient enough to bounce back even if their numbers drop sharply due to intensive hunting. They say protections are no longer warranted.

Environment

COVID-19 hot spots like Colorado may offer a sign of what’s ahead for the U.S.

Hospitals in New Mexico and Colorado are overwhelmed

Coronavirus

Afghanistan war vet in Colorado helps Afghan refugees resettle in US

Tens of thousands of Afghans have been flown to the U.S. since the war wound down, and most are still living in temporary housing at military bases across the country

Coloradans
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