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Colorado teens are switching from smoking marijuana to eating it, study shows

By Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press Some teenagers in Colorado, where marijuana is legal for adults, are shifting away from smoking in favor of edible cannabis products, a study released Monday shows. About 78% of the Colorado high school students who reported consuming marijuana in 2017 said they usually smoked it, down from 87% two […]

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Democrats in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race split on Medicare for All, as Bennet warns it’s “one sure way” to lose

It’s a question splitting Democrats on the national stage and in Colorado’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race: Do you support government-run “Medicare for All” health insurance? The answer carries significant political stakes. Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, who is running for president and offering an alternative public option proposal, says a Democrat who supports Medicare […]

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Colorado advocates see rise in immigrant domestic violence victims reporting deportation threats by their abusers

Erma Alvarez says when her husband left her, he said it was to give their two children a better life. But when he returned with another woman and began physically abusing her, she just wanted him to leave her be. But, the 47-year-old says, instead he began threatening to use her immigration status against her […]

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Remember the Fort Collins trail runner who killed an attacking mountain lion? Here’s what his life has been like since.

FORT COLLINS — Travis Kauffman says he’s glad his 15 seconds of fame has come and gone. Five and a half months after he killed a mountain lion with his bare hands during a trail run in Fort Collins, Kauffman says he’s back to being an ordinary guy. The injuries the 32-year-old environmental engineer suffered […]

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Trump administration says moving BLM to the West will save money, improve decisions

By Dan Elliott and Brady McCombs, The Associated Press The Trump administration said Tuesday that it can save taxpayers millions of dollars, make better decisions and trim a “top heavy” office in Washington by moving the headquarters of the nation’s biggest land agency to Colorado and dispersing scores of jobs across 11 states in the […]

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Colorado settles suit by transgender inmate who alleged she was raped while held in a men’s prison

By Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press  Colorado reached a $170,000 settlement with a transgender woman who sued the state and alleged being raped, assaulted and harassed while held in a men’s prison, state officials said Wednesday. Officials said the agreement does not force broad policy changes for transgender inmates in Colorado’s prisons, but the woman’s […]

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Guard at Colorado women’s prison arrested by Denver police in attempted pimping case

A guard at a Colorado prison for women has been arrested on suspicion of attempted pimping involving a woman who previously served time at the facility, authorities said Friday. Joshua Hensley, 38, was arrested Wednesday and is also accused of patronizing a prostitute. Investigators believe he was trying to coerce at least two women to […]

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Federal officials hold only public hearing on fate of gray wolves’ endangered listing

BRAINERD, Minn. — Federal officials are weighing impassioned testimony from farmers, ranchers, hunters and wildlife advocates at the only public hearing in the country on the government’s latest attempt to take gray wolves off the endangered and threatened species list. The proposal would return management of the predators to the states, potentially subjecting them to hunting and trapping. It […]