Articles By Jesse Paul

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Colorado’s Catholic churches will open records to independent investigator in effort to account for alleged sex abuse

Prompted by a Pennsylvania grand jury’s bombshell report last year, the Colorado effort is aimed at giving alleged victims recognition, solace. Former Colorado U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer will lead the review.

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Colorado to join lawsuit challenging Trump emergency declaration, AG cites impact to military construction budget

Phil Weiser's office says Colorado will join 12 other states to oppose President Trump's emergency declaration to build a wall on the border with Mexico

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Colorado’s Democratic attorney general is exploring lawsuit to stop Trump’s emergency declaration

Phil Weiser said the president’s order Friday goes against the rule of law. Other Democrats have threatened lawsuits pushing back against the move and the ACLU has already vowed to sue

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Michael Bennet will oppose Colorado native David Bernhardt’s nomination as Interior secretary

The Colorado Democrat's decision represents a reversal from his prior vote to support Bernhardt for the agency's No. 2 post

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Man exonerated in rape case will receive nearly $2 million after Colorado attorney general drops compensation challenge

Clarence Moses-EL spent 28 years in prison after a rape victim said his identity came to her in a dream. Attorney General Phil Weiser says it was a “travesty of justice.”

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Colorado’s “red flag” gun bill makes its debut. Here’s how it compares to other states.

Also known as an “extreme risk protection order” bill, the legislation is expected to draw significant opposition from Republicans. More than a dozen states have already passed similar laws.

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After years of backlogs, Colorado’s troubled immigrant driver’s license program could see drastic expansion

Senate Bill 139 would expand the program from four Division of Motor Vehicles offices to address a backlog of applicants for a program that "hasn’t really been available"

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Colorado lawmakers aim to close loophole that led appeals court to overturn foster parent’s child sex assault conviction

Senon Louis Ramirez’s child sex assault conviction was overturned in September, stoking calls for immediate changes to Colorado’s laws. But the issue has been swirling for years.

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Hazmat tankers want off “sketchy” Loveland Pass and into tunnels. Years of debate could be decided once and for all.

The Colorado legislature is on track to pass a bill exploring whether trucks carrying hazardous materials could be safely allowed to travel through the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels