Colorado Capitol

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Civil War monument at Colorado Capitol torn down and marred by graffiti

Gov. Jared Polis vows to repair "statue that commemorates the Union heroes of the Civil War who fought and lost their lives to end slavery."

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Colorado legislature sends far-reaching police accountability bill to Gov. Jared Polis

Senate Bill 217 picked up significant Republican support as it passed the Senate and House. The Colorado District Attorneys’ Council also announced it’s on board. The governor says he will sign it.

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Effort to give Colorado child sex assault survivors unlimited time to sue abusers is rejected

House Bill 1296, brought in the wake of a damning report on Colorado’s Catholic church, was set aside at the request of one of its prime sponsors in the hopes of bringing future legislation that will also benefit past survivors of abuse. The decision to sideline the measure drew disappointment.

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On 11th day of George Floyd protests, Denver police announce major use-of-force policy changes

Denver police, under pressure from federal courts and lawmakers, now must report when they point a firearm at a person

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Denver mayor says destructive protesters sullied message of demonstration; 13 arrests made, shooting under investigation

Denver police Chief Paul Pazen lauded his officers' behavior and says rocks were thrown at them. Police fired nonlethal projectiles and tear gas into crowds.

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Colorado legislature won’t be in session Friday, Saturday after destructive Denver protests

The legislature returned on Tuesday after a pause of more than two months because of the coronavirus crisis. Lawmakers were set to tackle Colorado's crippled budget on Friday and Saturday.

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Shots fired during Denver protest of Minneapolis man’s death; vehicles vandalized, demonstrator hit by car

There were no immediate reports of serious injuries during the event organized over the death of George Floyd

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Governor blasts businesses breaking coronavirus rules, suspends Castle Rock restaurant’s license

Gov. Jared Polis announced that his administration is indefinitely suspending the license of a Castle Rock restaurant, C&C Coffee and Korean Kitchen, that was packed full of customers on Sunday

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Hundreds gather at Colorado Capitol to protest coronavirus stay-at-home order

Streets around the building in downtown Denver were clogged with vehicles, many of them with American flags attached and passengers hanging out of windows waving signs.