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Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado poised to revisit murder law that can send people to prison for life — even when they didn’t kill anyone

A Democratic state senator wants to change the penalties for violating Colorado’s felony murder law to take life in prison without the possibility of parole off the table

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

If Congress doesn’t raise the tobacco-purchasing age to 21, Colorado lawmakers next year will try to

A pair of Democrats have already been working on legislation to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the state, which is currently 18 years old

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

A Snapchat video of a 13-year-old boy’s suicide roiled a Colorado town — and left police chasing social media ghosts

Multiple middle-schoolers in the small community of Dacono reported watching a video of Von Mercado's death — that then vanished from their phones — frustrating officials and leading to a new state law.

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

Coloradans keep rejecting statewide tax questions to fund transportation. Democrats are now eyeing a regional approach.

“If the same ideological opposition gathers to any new transportation revenue, we’re running out of ways to tell local communities they can’t act on their own,” said state Rep. Matt Gray, a Broomfield Democrat

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton pushed back on Colorado Democrats’ CORE Act. Now he has his own public lands bill.

Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, who is facing a tough 2020 reelection, is backing the measure as well

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s consumer protection laws are getting much tougher — and that could help with the state’s opioid lawsuit

The state’s consumer protection laws were ranked among the weakest in the U.S. by a consumer advocacy group. The legislature responded, passing an overhaul 30 years in the making that Attorney General Phil Weiser said is “a big deal"

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

WATCH: The Colorado Sun’s post-legislative session forum Monday with Gov. Jared Polis and top state lawmakers

The lawmakers who are slated to attend include: House Speaker KC Becker, D-Boulder; Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, D-Boulder; House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock; and Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert, R-Parker.

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

ICEholes beware: Colorado is considering parking fines for blocking electric-vehicle charging stations

“I would never park my car at a gas station and walk away. That’s essentially what they’re doing,” said Margaret-Ann Leavitt, with National Car Charging in Denver.

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado police agencies now required to release records in internal affairs investigations

In Colorado, only Denver routinely releases, on request, details of internal probes, according to the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition