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The top 10 issues to watch in Colorado’s 2019 legislative session

Colorado lawmakers will focus on everything from oil and gas and health care to education and immigration when the 2019 term begins Friday

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Gov. Hickenlooper pardons one murderer who committed crime as juvenile, cuts short the sentence of six other killers

Over the past two weeks outgoing Gov. John Hickenlooper has exercised more clemency authority than he has since 2013

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Colorado baker, central in U.S. Supreme Court case, back in court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation

Lawyers for Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, are suing to try to stop the state from taking action against him over the new discrimination allegation

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Hickenlooper commutes life sentences of 6 men convicted of murder, including in high-profile Curtis Brooks case

Curtis Brooks was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the slaying of 24-year-old Christopher Ramos in Aurora in 1995

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The legislature denied them four times, so transgender people found another way to rewrite Colorado law on birth certificates

Current Colorado law -- the one transgender advocates have tried to change the last four years -- requires a person to have gender-reassignment surgery and prove it to a judge before asking to change the gender marker on a birth certificate

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Six years after marijuana legalization, Colorado still hasn’t figured out what to do with pot-sniffing dogs

The Colorado Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday about whether an alert from a dog trained to smell marijuana creates probable cause for a search

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El Paso County sheriff can’t hold people for immigration authorities, judge rules

Courts in several states have ruled that sheriffs cannot hold people on behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement without violating the 4th Amendment

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Denver officials want to clear some 10,000 low-level marijuana convictions, following in Boulder County’s footsteps

San Francisco, San Diego and Seattle announced their similar efforts early this year. Boulder County prosecutors just days ago made their plans public.