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

According to the censure, Ryan Kamada also frequently texted his friends inappropriate comments about what was happening in his courtroom

Crime and Courts

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

The USPS says, additionally, more than 200,000 postcards -- or about 10% of the total printed -- are in the process of being delivered and are already commingled with other mail

Politics and Government

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

Analysis created by nonpartisan legislative staff was removed last week and replaced with a description written by lawmakers

Politics and Government

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

Alec McKinney, who will be eligible for parole after 40 years, spoke publicly for the first time since the attack, apologizing individually to his victims. “I don't deserve leniency nor forgiveness,” he said. “I don't want a lighter sentence.”

Crime and Courts

Colorado Ethics Commission subpoenas John Hickenlooper, setting up court clash

Hickenlooper is facing an ethics hearing over his travel and last month insisted he give his testimony in person

Politics and Government

Denver appealing court ruling against urban camping ban

Denver voters rejected a ballot measure in May that would have overturned the camping ban

Crime and Courts

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

Idaho and Wyoming back the Trump administration plan that eases restrictions on energy companies and other industries put in place by the Obama administration

Environment

These employees survived the Planned Parenthood shooting. They say the organization could have done more to help them.

The Colorado Sun spoke with four former Planned Parenthood employees who were in the Colorado Springs clinic the day of the attack and all insist the health care provider didn’t do enough to support them afterward

News

Man charged in Pueblo synagogue bomb plot pleads not guilty in federal court

Richard Holzer, 27, was arrested Nov. 1 after the FBI said he accepted what turned out to be phony pipe bombs and dynamite from undercover agents to bomb Temple Emanuel in Pueblo

Crime and Courts

Colorado prosecutors warn DUI-testing mess could have impacts far beyond drunken driving cases

18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler and Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty warn that the entire criminal justice system could face big challenges if a remedy isn’t found

Crime and Courts

Colorado Senate Democrats violated state constitution with computer reading of 2,000-page bill, judge says

The ruling is unlikely to have major impacts on lawmaking at the Colorado Capitol this session, but is a political win for statehouse Republicans

Politics and Government