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Silverman: Normal rules of self-defense don’t apply when your house is invaded

The legal battle over the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol — the people's house — has begun. America needs justice.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Crime is up, and Democratic lawmakers aren’t helping

Instead, they have made police work more difficult

Opinion Columns

How Rogel Aguilera-Mederos’ sentence could be shortened by the court, and the power Colorado’s governor has to intervene

The truck driver’s sentence may be reconsidered after prosecutors made an unusual request for the penalty to be reexamined. Gov. Jared Polis could also use his broad clemency powers if he feels it’s necessary.

Crime and Courts

Zornio: 110 years in prison for I-70 truck driver is too much, his sentence should be commuted

Gov. Jared Polis, District Attorney Alexis King and the state legislature all have roles in remedying the unjust prison sentence for truck driver Rogel Aguilera-Mederos

Opinion Columns

Nicolais: The 110-year prison sentence in a fatal truck crash is a cry for change

The sentence imposed on Rogel Aguilera-Mederos highlighted the need for real reform in the mandatory sentencing guidelines imposed in Colorado

Opinion Columns

Littwin: Shouldn’t the question be why Kyle Rittenhouse was carrying an assault-style weapon in order to, uh, help people?

Whether or not the then-17 year old is convicted of murder, the right to carry a gun in a provocative situation is what, in America, some call freedom

Opinion Columns

Silverman: Expect the quest for justice for Jonelle Matthews to continue and improve

A Weld County jury failed to reach a verdict in the trial of Steven Pankey, who is accused of kidnapping and killing the 12-year-old Greeley girl in 1984

Opinion Columns

The Denver Police Department hopes its new therapy dog will break down barriers with the community

Shelby is an eager 19-month-old who will work with the downtown area's community resource officer

Crime and Courts

14 months after an Englewood slaying, the victim’s family pushes to keep the unsolved killing in the spotlight

More than a year after the brazen daylight slaying of Joe Hix, along a busy bike path, no arrests have been made in the case

Crime and Courts

Two Denver schools targeted with “messages of hate,” vandalism

A vandal or vandals smashed a window and cut electricity at a Jewish private school and covered the walls of a public high school with racist and antisemitic graffiti

Education

Zornio: Gabby Petito’s tragic death should inspire changes to domestic violence policy

One in four women are victims of domestic violence in America, but change is possible

Opinion Columns

Silverman: Expect a big ruling this week in the Barry Morphew murder case

Barry Morphew is accused of killing his wife, Suzanne. A Chaffee County judge must make critical probable cause and bail eligibility rulings

Opinion Columns

Denver will close Civic Center park near Colorado Capitol for safety, health concerns

City officials said the park and surrounding areas have become a “hotspot for violence, crime, drug sales and substance misuse"

News

Judge rejects mining company lawsuit over contested Glenwood Springs quarry

Environment

Younger STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter takes stand in trial of his alleged accomplice

One student was killed and several others wounded in the 2019 attack

Crime and Courts

Colorado effort to limit arrests for low-level criminal offenses dies in statehouse committee

This is the second version of the legislation, which would have limited arrests for low-level offenses, to be rejected this year.

Politics and Government

I-70 reopens near Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels tunnel after shutting down over suspicious device

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said a 911 caller reported an SUV traveling west contained an “explosive device”

Transportation

Colorado hunter banned from 48 states after poaching spree

Colorado Parks and Wildlife said hearing examiner Steven Cooley decided last week to permanently suspend hunting privileges for Iniki Vike Kapu

Crime and Courts

Colorado court orders new sentencing for Idaho nurse imprisoned in connection with Kelsey Berreth’s murder

Krystal Lee Kenney’s case will be returned to a Colorado judge for resentencing.

Crime and Courts

Opinion: Some Colorado newspapers are rethinking criminal justice coverage

The national racial justice reckoning lately is involving publications that are atoning for past wrongs by rethinking the way race is considered in, among other things, criminal justice coverage.

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