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Colorado will receive nearly $10 million from McKinsey in consultant’s settlement for role in opioid crisis

The global business consulting firm McKinsey & Company has agreed to a $573 million settlement over its role in advising companies on how to “supercharge” opioid sales amid the overdose crisis. Nearly $10 million of that money will go toward Colorado, according to Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser. “I applaud McKinsey’s decision to step forward, […]

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Colorado sending at least 200 National Guard troops to Washington for Joe Biden’s inauguration

Gov. Jared Polis is sending at least 200 members of the Colorado National Guard to Washington, D.C., for security purposes surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week. “Colorado will proudly do our part, joining 40 other states across our great nation in sending members of our National Guard to the nation’s capital for our country’s […]

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Norwegian Air to end long-haul flights, slashing Denver’s connection to Paris, Rome

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Thursday it will focus on European destinations and close its long-haul operations as it struggles with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and debt restructuring. The decision means Denver will lose one of its flights to London, its direct connection to Paris and plans for a […]

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Lauren Boebert, other Republicans object to new metal detectors outside U.S. House

Republican lawmakers, including Colorado’s Lauren Boebert, are objecting to new metal detectors outside the U.S. House chamber that were added as a security precaution following last week’s deadly attack on the Capitol. Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 2 House Republican, said Tuesday that the metal detectors were designed to impede lawmakers from voting and […]

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Federal prosecutors in Colorado, across the U.S. sue Walmart over role in opioid crisis

By Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press and Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is suing Walmart, alleging the company unlawfully dispensed controlled substances through its pharmacies, helping to fuel the opioid crisis in America. The civil complaint being filed Tuesday points to the role Walmart’s pharmacies may have played in the […]

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Cameron Peak fire continues to spread, destroy more structures as it becomes Colorado’s 3rd largest blaze

Weekend winds fueled a northern Colorado wildfire that emergency officials said has now damaged more structures and moved beyond barriers established by firefighters to slow the blaze’s spread. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said structure damage was reported Sunday from the Cameron Peak fire, the state’s third largest recorded wildfire. The fire, burning west of […]

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Tribes’ ancestral remains return home from Finland to Colorado’s Mesa Verde National Park

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Tribal leaders have reburied the remains of their ancestors that were taken more than a century ago from what’s now a national park in Colorado. A Swedish researcher unearthed the remains of about 20 people and more than two dozen funerary objects from southwestern Colorado in 1891. They eventually became part of […]

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Postal Service says it has already delivered to Coloradans 75% of its flyers containing incorrect mail-in voting information

The U.S. Postal Service on Sunday unsuccessfully asked a federal judge in Colorado to reconsider an order barring it from continuing to distribute a mailer that the state says contains incorrect information about Colorado’s mail-in voting system. The agency says it has already delivered 75% of the flyers it planned to distribute to Coloradans. Colorado […]

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12 arrested, 1 officer hurt during “riot” in Denver; governor calls vandalism “acts of criminal terrorism”

Dozens of armed “anarchists” descended on the Denver Police Department headquarters late Saturday and damaged buildings, set fires and injured an officer, city officials said Sunday. A dozen people were arrested. “I want to be clear, what we experienced last night was not a protest. It was anarchy,” said Murphy Robinson, executive director of public […]