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Colorado gun sales have spiked in the past week amid coronavirus fears

Toilet paper. Hand sanitizer. Canned soup. And guns. Colorado Bureau of Investigation background check numbers between March 10 and Monday indicate firearms are flying off the shelves the same way groceries are in the state. In that seven-day span, the CBI received 14,604 background check requests, compared to 7,357 during the same timeframe last year. That’s […]

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Colorado prosecutors warn DUI-testing mess could have impacts far beyond drunken driving cases

Two district attorneys representing some of Colorado’s largest counties are warning that problems with the state’s ability to conduct blood testing in driving under the influence cases could have much broader impacts across the criminal justice system if they aren’t quickly resolved.  That includes placing in jeopardy cases ranging from vehicular homicide to murder, where […]

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A change to Colorado’s DUI testing system has stoked fears of dropped cases and could shutter a private business

Big questions are swirling around Colorado’s ability to carry out blood tests and prosecute offenders in driving under the influence cases after a policy switch that could jeopardize cases and put a private lab out of business.  The Colorado Bureau of Investigation on July 1 began testing blood drawn during DUI investigations for free in […]