Articles By Jesse Paul

Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published

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

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Aurora police announce firing of officers who posed in photo near site of Elijah McClain’s fatal encounter

McClain, 23, died after the Aug. 24, 2019, encounter, which happened after someone called 911 to report a suspicious person

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Colorado governor vetoes bill that sought to reduce prescription opioid abuse

Gov. Jared Polis wrote in a letter that he vetoed House Bill 1085 because of the impact it would have on health insurance premiums

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The Colorado attorney general’s review of Elijah McClain’s death is unprecedented. Here’s how it may go.

Experts say this appears to be the first time a Colorado governor has asked the attorney general’s office to serve as a special prosecutor on a case already decided on by a district attorney

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Colorado progressives begrudgingly turn toward John Hickenlooper after U.S. Senate primary victory

The question of whether the Democratic Party can unite supporters of Andrew Romanoff is particularly key given the states of the races against Cory Gardner

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Colorado Supreme Court rejects governor’s attempt to allow signature gathering for ballot initiatives by email, mail

The decision marks the first court-ordered reversal of an action taken by Gov. Jared Polis in response to the coronavirus crisis

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Right-wing firebrand Lauren Boebert beats Trump-backed, 5-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

On the Democratic side, former state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush overcame first-time candidate James Iacino

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FBI, federal prosecutors have been reviewing Elijah McClain’s death

The review ahead of a potential civil rights investigation is ongoing, federal authorities say, and the city of Aurora has been cooperating

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado governor orders bars to re-close to in-person service

The decision comes as Colorado has seen a slight uptick in cases over the past two weeks. Polis said that there has been a rise in infections in 9 of the past 14 days.