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Woman charged with fentanyl distribution after Colorado Springs high school student dies at her desk

A woman accused of selling fentanyl pills to two Colorado Springs high school girls is facing federal charges after a friend of one of the girls snorted a pill the next day and died at her desk, the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Colorado said Wednesday.  Alexis Nicole Wilkins, 26, is suspected of selling fentanyl […]

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Here are the three finalists —including Denver’s city attorney — to be Colorado’s next top federal prosecutor

Denver’s city attorney and a well-connected lawyer who is managing partner at one of the Mile High City’s most prominent legal firms have been recommended by Colorado’s two U.S. Senators to be the state’s next top federal prosecutor.  The three finalists to be Colorado’s new U.S. attorney, submitted by Democratic Sens. Michael Bennet and John […]

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New York judge urged to reject Castle Rock man’s request to move border wall case to Colorado

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors on Thursday opposed a Colorado man’s request to move his trial out of New York, a legal maneuver that would separate him from a high-profile co-defendant: Steve Bannon. Prosecutors matched every one of Timothy Shea’s arguments to move the trial with a reason why it should remain in New York. […]

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Cory Gardner has voted to confirm 98% of Trump’s judicial nominees as decision on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat looms

Cory Gardner is a consistent ally of President Donald Trump when it comes to judicial picks, a Colorado Sun analysis shows. The Colorado Republican has voted to confirm all but four of the 214 nominations to the U.S Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court put forth by Trump that have been […]

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A federal court ruled a coal company couldn’t build a road on public land near Paonia. The company did it anyway.

Mountain Coal Company has bulldozed about a mile of new road into the Gunnison National Forest’s Sunset Roadless Area barely two months after a federal court ruling that banned the mining company from building new roads or methane-venting drill sites in the protected forest near Paonia. A flurry of legal filings by conservation groups last […]

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Federal judge orders police not to use chemical weapons, projectiles against peaceful Denver protesters

A federal judge issued an extraordinary ruling late Friday ordering police not to use chemical weapons — such as tear gas and pepper spray — and less-lethal projectiles against peaceful protesters in Denver. “The Denver Police Department has failed in its duty to police its own,” Judge R. Brooke Jackson wrote in his sweeping ruling. […]

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CEO of Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride among those indicted for chicken price fixing

By Dee-ann Durbin and Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press WHEAT RIDGE — The CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride is one of four current and former chicken company executives indicted Wednesday on charges of price-fixing. The U.S. Department of Justice said a federal grand jury in Colorado found that executives from Greeley, Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride and Claxton, […]