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Opinion: Will Colorado’s next attorney general defend the Reproductive Health Equity Act?

By Dani Newsum and Christina Soliz The rollback of abortion rights by the conservative U.S. Supreme Court opens a dark chapter for reproductive rights. While we know that the mere legality of abortion never equaled access for communities of color, for a half century, Roe v. Wade served as a bulwark against state legislatures undermining […]

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Nearly half of all people released from prison in Colorado return in 3 years. A $1.1 million program aims to reverse the trend.

The No. 1 concern state leaders are hearing from business owners is that it’s hard to find employees to fill their current job openings. And for that reason, the timing for a new initiative to encourage businesses to employ formerly incarcerated people in Colorado couldn’t come at a better time, Gov. Jared Polis said on […]

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Grand jury returns 32-count indictment against Aurora officers, paramedics in Elijah McClain’s death

Colorado’s statewide grand jury has returned a 32-count indictment against the Aurora police officers and paramedics who stopped 23-year-old Elijah McClain two years ago in an encounter that preceded his death, Attorney General Phil Weiser announced Wednesday. Five people — three police officers and two paramedics — each were charged-with one count of manslaughter and […]

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International fraud rings with “local nexus” are attacking Colorado’s unemployment system, investigators suspect

The incessant attacks on Colorado’s unemployment system likely by local and international fraudsters hasn’t slowed and state labor officials have had it. The state Department of Labor and Employment joined forces with the Attorney General’s Office on Thursday to fight the fraudulent claims that overwhelmed the state last year, caused months-long delays for many on […]

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Colorado spearheads 35-state lawsuit accusing Google of operating a search-engine monopoly

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is taking the lead in a 35-state, bipartisan lawsuit filed Thursday against tech giant Google that accuses the company of “anticompetitive conduct” and monopolistic behavior surrounding its search engine and advertising arm.   The 115-page legal action, which was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., specifically alleges that Google has […]

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52 Catholic priests in Colorado, including iconic Father Woody, abused 212 victims, further investigation finds

Warning: This story contains explicit descriptions of sexual assault. Investigators digging into child sex abuse in Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses have identified an additional 46 victims dating back to 1950 and nine more abusive priests, including an iconic Denver advocate for the homeless and poor.  The new revelations were released Tuesday by the Colorado Attorney […]

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Colorado attorney general asks for federal investigation into Frontier Airlines’ coronavirus flight-change policies

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser on Tuesday asked the Trump administration to launch a federal investigation into Denver-based Frontier Airlines and its policies and practices around passenger flight changes during the coronavirus pandemic. “Frontier’s method of accommodating customers who changed their itineraries because of COVID-19 is both unfair and deceptive,” Weiser said in a letter […]