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Republicans seek to overturn Colorado’s candidate donation limits in federal court

Two Republican candidates have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to unwind Colorado’s 20-year-old campaign donation limits. Greg Lopez, who is running for governor, and state Rep. Rod Pelton, of Cheyenne Wells, who is running for state Senate, along with former Colorado Republican Party Chairman Steve House are plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the Secretary of […]

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Colorado expected to receive at least $300 million through opioid-crisis settlement — if local governments approve the deal

Colorado is expected to receive at least $300 million under a tentative settlement with major drug distributors and a manufacturer for their role in the opioid epidemic, if local governments sign on to the deal, state Attorney General Phil Weiser said Wednesday.  The funding from the settlement, worth $26 billion nationwide, would be paid out […]

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Colorado would get at least $50 million under proposed settlement of national opioid lawsuits against Purdue Pharma

Colorado would receive at least $50 million from a proposed multibillion dollar deal with Purdue Pharma and the family that owns the company to settle thousands of lawsuits over the bankrupt pharmaceutical giant’s alleged role in the opioid crisis. The deal comes after Colorado and 14 other states late Wednesday agreed to drop their opposition […]

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Federal court dismisses Centennial Airport’s challenge to FAA’s NextGen flight paths

In what may serve as an anticlimactic end to a years-long dispute between metro Denver governments and the Federal Aviation Administration, a federal court has dismissed Centennial Airport’s challenge to the FAA’s plan to reroute airplane traffic in the Mile High City. “I think frankly the court punted on this — didn’t want to touch […]

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Denver-based Dominion Voting System sues Rudy Giuliani over election claims

By Colleen Long, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president’s efforts to spread baseless claims about the 2020 election. The lawsuit seeks more than $1.3 billion in damages for the voting machine company, a target for conservatives […]

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Emails show negotiations involving Colorado governor, cigarette giant that led to tobacco tax hike

Gov. Jared Polis’ office was asked to meet several conditions insisted upon by Altria in exchange for the cigarette giant agreeing not to fight legislation that put a question on the November ballot asking voters to raise tobacco and nicotine taxes in Colorado, emails obtained by The Colorado Sun show. One of those conditions included […]

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Colorado spearheads 35-state lawsuit accusing Google of operating a search-engine monopoly

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is taking the lead in a 35-state, bipartisan lawsuit filed Thursday against tech giant Google that accuses the company of “anticompetitive conduct” and monopolistic behavior surrounding its search engine and advertising arm.   The 115-page legal action, which was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., specifically alleges that Google has […]

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Colorado leads lawsuit from federal government, states accusing Facebook of “predatory” conduct

By Marcy Gordon and Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. government and 48 states and districts, including Colorado, sued Facebook Wednesday, accusing it of abusing its market power in social networking to crush smaller competitors and seeking remedies that could include a forced spinoff of the social network’s Instagram and WhatsApp […]

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Discount cigarette makers file federal lawsuit seeking to invalidate part of Colorado’s Proposition EE

Three discount cigarette manufacturers on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit seeking to prevent a key element of Proposition EE from taking effect if the measure on the November ballot is approved by voters.  The clause would mandate a pack of cigarettes can be sold for no less than $7 starting next year.  The Liggett Group, […]

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Homeless challenge Denver encampment sweeps in federal court

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press People experiencing homelessness filed a federal lawsuit on Monday seeking to stop Denver from clearing their encampments around the city, saying the operations violate their constitutional rights and also raise the risk of the spreading the coronavirus. The lawsuit names Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and other city officials and […]