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Crime and Courts

Two passengers sue United Airlines for flight cut short by dramatic engine explosion over Denver

Joseph McGinley and Jonathan Strawn claim the Feb. 20 flight from Denver to Hawaii induced “significant trauma”

Crime and Courts

Colorado geophysicist to remain jailed after attack on U.S. Capitol

Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled Wednesday that Jeffrey Sabol, 51, is a flight risk and could be a danger to the community if he were to be released

Crime and Courts

Woman with dementia arrested over $14 theft sues Loveland Police Department

Karen Garner's lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, claims that no one sought medical help for her until about six hours after she was arrested

Crime and Courts

Colorado may expand early prison release program for people who committed serious crimes before age 21

Proponents of a House Bill 1209 argue some adolescents shouldn’t be punished with long sentences for crimes committed in their youth. But some crime victims’ families oppose the measure.

Politics and Government

How expensive is it to call Colorado jails and prisons? Lawmakers want to find out.

Two companies, Securus and Global Tel Link, dominate the market for phone services at correctional facilities. Lawmakers have a plan to force transparency into the costs to families and inmates.

Politics and Government

Colorado prisons have strict limits on when they can place inmates in solitary confinement. Jails could be next.

New legislation would require local jails to keep youth and people with certain medical or mental health conditions out of solitary confinement, with strict rules on when those individuals can be housed in isolation.

Politics and Government

Where did they get the guns? A comprehensive look at Colorado’s history of public gun violence.

After the shooting at a Boulder King Soopers, The Colorado Sun researched the guns involved in the state’s long history with mass murder and school threats.

Crime and Courts

Hackers try to extort University of Colorado in cyberattack

The attackers have posted small amounts of data on the internet and are threatening to post more if they are not paid

Education

Gun control groups are investing millions in Colorado as gun rights spending has dramatically waned

More than $10 million in spending made a difference in upsetting three congressional incumbents over the past decade. State-level allocations also moved the needle.

Politics and Government

President Biden will regulate gun device possibly used in Boulder shooting, make it more difficult to buy

Guns with so-called stabilizing braces will be added to the list of weapons and devices regulated under the National Firearms Act. That means buyers will have pay an extra $200 and submit more identifying information to the government

Politics and Government

Black, Hispanic people disadvantaged in Denver courts, study of felony cases shows

No racial disparities were found in plea agreements. But more Black people faced charges that Denver prosecutors later found there was not enough evidence to support.

Crime and Courts

Police finish investigation at Boulder King Soopers where 10 were fatally shot

Kroger Co. is currently discussing plans to re-open or renovate the store based on feedback from the workers and community

Crime and Courts

Federal judge’s ruling ends Colorado’s plan to kill hundreds of mountain lions in Upper Arkansas River Basin

Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s nine-year project called for killing half the mountain lion population to study impacts on dwindling mule deer herds between Leadville and Salida

Outdoors

Coloradans convicted of marijuana possession could easily get their record sealed under new bill

House Bill 1090 also raises the legal limit for recreational marijuana possession up to two ounces, opening up the possibility of additional pardons from Gov. Jared Polis

Politics and Government

“It was going to happen eventually”: A popular lunchtime spot for Boulder students is now marred by gun violence

For Fairview High students, King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive was a “go-to place” to hang out with friends. Now, they wonder if they’ll ever feel safe there again.

Education

Colorado Supreme Court’s first female chief justice and its first Black justice die in the same week

Mary Mullarkey and Gregory Kellam Scott both were in their 70s

Politics and Government

Colorado law enforcement could use deadly force only as a “last resort” under new bill

House Bill 1250 builds off of a historic police accountability measure passed by the Colorado legislature in 2020 after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis

Politics and Government

Durango’s COVID “cowboy” rounds up (maskless) spring break scofflaws

Leaders of this southwest Colorado city of about 19,000 are eager to hold COVID-19 at bay with a bit of old-time law and order on mask mandates — and even a little modern vaccine science

Coronavirus

Lauren Boebert argues she’s allowed to block people from her Twitter feed

In response to a lawsuit, Boebert's attorney argues that the representative "operates that Twitter account in her individual capacity, not as a state actor"

Politics and Government

Joe Biden rolls out diverse first slate of judicial nominees, including one for Colorado

Regina Rodriguez, a partner at WilmerHale and a former federal prosecutor, was formally nominated to an open position on the federal bench in Colorado

Politics and Government
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