Crime and Courts

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Colorado’s most-troubled youth lock-up facility, the site of a riot and multiple escapes, needs a drug dog, staff training

State officials released a heavily redacted report Friday detailing a consultant’s visit to Lookout Mountain back in July

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Suncor oil refinery agrees to $9 million settlement with Colorado for air quality violations in Commerce City

The deal with Colorado’s health department includes $2.6 million in projects to improve environment and health in the adjacent neighborhoods most affected by violations, including Globeville and Elyria-Swansea

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Colorado gun owners who don’t safely store their weapons could face jail time under new bill

One of the measures would make it a Class 2 misdemeanor for someone who fails to properly secure their firearms in homes with children. A companion bill would mandate gun owners report lost or stolen guns to police.

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Prosecutors won’t seek death penalty against older of two suspected STEM School Highlands Ranch shooters

In a court filing on Thursday, 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler did not explain the decision not to seek capital punishment for Devon Erickson

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Stepmom arrested in Gannon Stauch disappearance was fired from teaching job days before boy went missing

Letecia Stauch was going through orientation for a job at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Academy School District 20 when her employment offer was rescinded. She previously taught elementary school in the Widefield district.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Supporters of a 22-week abortion ban in Colorado turn in signatures, but may struggle to make 2020 ballot

Due Date Too Late, the organization pushing for the ban, added 43,000 signatures during a last-minute push that included circulating petitions at Ash Wednesday services.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Jared Polis can commute the sentences of Colorado’s three death row inmates at any time

The governor said the cases of the three men waiting to die by lethal injection are not “ripe” for his review because he hasn’t received any clemency requests. But he doesn’t necessarily need anything to take action.

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DA on Colorado’s Eastern Plains indicted on drug, misconduct charges

Brittny Lewton, 40, was charged with three drug felonies, including conspiracy and possession, as well as official misconduct, a misdemeanor, according to online court records

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Colorado sues Trump administration over mandate that insurance companies send separate bill for abortion coverage

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser says the policy is an administrative nightmare that intentionally confuses people