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Colorado trooper who guards Capitol and governor charged with felony menacing after pointing gun at driver

A Colorado State Patrol trooper assigned to a unit that protects the legislature and serves as the security detail for Gov. Jared Polis has been charged with felony menacing after he allegedly pointed his gun at a driver near the state Capitol while on duty. Jay Hemphill, 49, has been placed on administrative leave.  Hemphill […]

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Colorado just released a big report on how cannabis legalization is going. Here’s what it found.

More than seven years since Colorado became the first state to allow cannabis to be sold at stores for recreational use, pot arrests are down, marijuana-impaired driving cases are up and school expulsions are both up and down. Those numbers — and a whole lot more — come from a new report released Monday by […]

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Now-fired Colorado state trooper pointed rifle at car in off-duty dispute, police say

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A now-fired Colorado state trooper charged with menacing allegedly pointed a semi-automatic rifle at two people in a car during a confrontation in Denver while he was off duty, according to a police report. According to the report released Monday, Wesley Dakan, 44, pulled out the gun from the […]