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How a property dispute over views and smells could pose a major threat to Colorado’s marijuana industry

PUEBLO COUNTY — The plots of land that caused the neighbor dispute that led to the lawsuit that could provide legalization opponents with a blueprint for how to destroy Colorado’s marijuana industry sit on a quiet, shortgrass plain just east of Interstate 25 and south of Pueblo. On one plot, a sign on a steel […]

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“A basic trust in America has been violated”: Denver turns out in force to share in the pain of Pittsburgh and the Jewish community

Denver came out in force Sunday night, joining cities across the nation in sharing in the pain and sadness of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community. Thousands of people packed into Temple Emanuel for a tearful, uniting vigil.  “This is not OK,” Gov. John Hickenlooper proclaimed to a standing-room-only crowd that overflowed into rooms beyond the Denver Jewish congregation’s […]

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Colorado’s new U.S. attorney, Jason Dunn, has been sworn into office; marijuana questions remain

Colorado has a new top federal prosecutor. U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn was sworn in during a private ceremony Friday. Dunn was nominated by President Donald Trump in June and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in October. Dunn was a shareholder at the Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck law and lobbying. He previously worked as a deputy […]

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George Brauchler, the Republican candidate for Colorado attorney general, is using the prospect of a “blue wave” — and a Polis victory — as a pitch to voters

The dimming Republican prospects at the top of the ticket in Colorado are prompting a renewed focus on the attorney general’s race as a potential backstop to a Democratic win in the election for governor. Jared Polis, a five-term Boulder congressman, holds a comfortable lead against Republican rival Walker Stapleton in the gubernatorial campaign as […]

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A Denver-based appeals court is investigating ethics complaints against Brett Kavanaugh. Here’s why nothing will likely come from it.

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts caused a minor stir in the political-judicial continuum last week when he referred pending ethics complaints against newly sworn-in Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for investigation. According to Roberts’ letter sending the matter to the 10th, there are 15 separate complaints […]

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Jason Dunn, Donald Trump’s pick to be Colorado’s next U.S. attorney, is confirmed by U.S. Senate

The nomination of Jason Dunn, President Donald Trump’s pick to be Colorado’s next U.S. attorney, was confirmed Thursday night by the U.S. Senate.  That’s according to U.S. Sen Cory Gardner’s office. The Colorado Republican’s staffers say Dunn was approved by a voice vote.  “Jason is going to make an excellent U.S. Attorney for the District […]

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For teens in Colorado corrections who have kids of their own, the state is trying to keep parental connections intact

The few dozen paper ornaments hanging from the Christmas tree in the lobby of the state human services department were gone in little more than an hour last year. Employees snatched them up, eager to buy the requested gifts: a box of diapers, a warm coat, a baby doll. Like most other giving trees, this […]

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A Colorado case inspired a U.S. Supreme Court justice to write a stinging rebuke of solitary confinement

For three current and former Colorado inmates who spent months or years in solitary confinement, Tuesday’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court will go down as a loss. In a routine order, the justices declined to hear the inmates’ appeals against Colorado Department of Corrections Executive Director Rick Raemisch and the warden of the Colorado […]

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Colorado’s candidates for governor offer a first glimpse into the importance they will place on cybersecurity

COLORADO SPRINGS — Both major candidates for Colorado governor on Monday pledged to step up the state’s efforts to train more cybersecurity professionals and to keep a consumer’s private data safe from malicious attackers. But Republican Walker Stapleton and Democrat Jared Polis, who each gave a short presentation to an attentive audience of security professionals at […]

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For some, home schooling is not about learning. It’s about hiding child abuse.

When an ambulance carried a blind, autistic boy from the Longmont home where his parents held him a virtual prisoner and nearly starved him for years, neighbors told reporters they couldn’t imagine how such abuse could have gone undetected for so long. Years earlier in Lakewood, as a little-boy face grinned from television screens and […]