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Trucker’s 110-year sentence in fatal I-70 crash spotlights Colorado’s mandatory-minimum sentencing laws

By Shelly Bradbury, The Denver Post The 110-year prison sentence meted out Dec. 13 to the truck driver who killed four people when he lost his brakes on Interstate 70 put a renewed spotlight on Colorado’s mandatory-minimum sentencing laws and on district attorneys’ ability to use such laws to ensure convictions lead to prison time. […]

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A rural Colorado school district is struggling after a crash that killed five students

Teachers in a tiny, southeastern plains town where five students died as the result of a car crash were attempting to return to normal learning this week, even as the grief that crushed the community will linger for much longer. “It’s not something that is ever going to leave our thoughts,” Wiley School District Superintendent […]