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Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters ordered to appear in court for allegedly lying to judge

A Colorado county elections clerk under investigation by federal and state authorities for an alleged security breach of voting machines has been ordered to appear in court to respond to allegations that she lied about recording a court hearing. A judge issued an order Wednesday telling Tina Peters, the clerk and recorder for western Colorado’s […]

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Former Weld County judge who tipped off friend about drug investigation is censured

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday publicly censured a former Weld County District Judge who tipped off his friend that their mutual acquaintance was the target of a federal drug investigation. Ryan Kamada was censured for violating a variety of ethical and professional rules, The Denver Post reported. “Then-Judge Kamada’s pattern of reckless disregard for confidential […]

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Postal Service says it has already delivered to Coloradans 75% of its flyers containing incorrect mail-in voting information

The U.S. Postal Service on Sunday unsuccessfully asked a federal judge in Colorado to reconsider an order barring it from continuing to distribute a mailer that the state says contains incorrect information about Colorado’s mail-in voting system. The agency says it has already delivered 75% of the flyers it planned to distribute to Coloradans. Colorado […]

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Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to hold up blue book printing over Gallagher Amendment language

A Denver District Court judge on Friday morning dismissed a lawsuit attempting to delay printing of the state-issued voter guide because of changes state lawmakers made to language describing the question on the November ballot seeking to repeal the Gallagher Amendment. Judge Martin F. Egelhoff declined to issue a temporary restraining order that would have prevented the […]

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STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter sentenced to life in prison after emotional, day-long hearing

Betrayal. Lasting fear. Anger.  A community forever shattered. Victims of last year’s deadly shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, including students who barely escaped death, spoke of still-raw wounds as 17-year-old Alec McKinney, one of the two shooters responsible for the attack, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 […]

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Colorado Ethics Commission subpoenas John Hickenlooper, setting up court clash

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press The Colorado Ethics Commission on Monday voted unanimously to subpoena former Gov. John Hickenlooper, setting up a possible court clash over whether the Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful will have to testify remotely in a long-delayed hearing on a complaint Republicans filed against him. A group led by the former […]

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Denver appealing court ruling against urban camping ban

The city of Denver is appealing a court ruling that found its urban camping ban to be unconstitutional. The city filed its notice of appeal Monday in Denver District Court following the Friday ruling by County Judge Johnny C. Barajas. The judge determined that the ban enacted in 2012 constitutes cruel and unusual punishment against […]

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Wyoming and Idaho join Interior Department to appeal court ruling blocking rollback of sage grouse protections

By Keith Ridler, The Associated Press  The Interior Department, Idaho and Wyoming are appealing a court ruling that halted a Trump administration plan to ease land-use restrictions in seven Western states that protect struggling sage grouse. The notices filed Monday say the agency and states will seek a review by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court […]