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

The tentative settlement, announced Wednesday, would bring to nearly $400 million that could come to Colorado through opioid litigation

Health

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

The deal comes after Colorado and 14 other states late Wednesday agreed to drop their opposition to a bankruptcy plan filed by Purdue, the maker of the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin

Health

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

The FAA’s plan to optimize arrival and departure at local airports is called the Denver Metroplex project, and it includes Denver International Airport and Centennial Airport

Transportation

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

The lawsuit seeks more than $1.3 billion in damages

Politics and Government

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

The emails obtained by The Sun were included in lawsuits filed in Denver District Court and federal court against Gov. Jared Polis and backed by the discount cigarette company Liggett Vector Brands Inc. seeking to invalidate a minimum-price clause in Proposition EE

Politics and Government

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

Attorney General Phil Weiser is employing his experience in antitrust cases. This is the second major lawsuit announced this month that Weiser is helping lead against a tech company.

Crime and Courts

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

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is on the executive committee of attorneys general conducting the probe

Business

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

The companies say the so-called minimum-price provision unfairly benefits premium tobacco brands, like Philip Morris USA, whose parent company, Altria, helped negotiate the language in the ballot measure

Politics and Government

Homeless challenge Denver encampment sweeps in federal court

The lawsuit names Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and other city officials and police officers as defendants but also Gov. Jared Polis for allegedly encouraging the sweep of an encampment of a park near the state Capitol this summer

News

Federal court orders Postal Service to stop sending Coloradans flyer containing incorrect mail-in voting information

The order came after Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat, earlier in the day filed a lawsuit to halt the flyers from being delivered

Politics and Government

Judge: Federal government’s lawsuit against Durango railroad over 2018 wildfire should proceed

In July, the U.S. government named the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad as the cause of the 416 Fire

Crime and Courts

The definitive guide to Colorado’s history-making, fan-angering, TV landscape-shifting winter sports blackout

While the Altitude-Comcast impasse ends up in federal court, Nuggets and Avalanche faithful find work-arounds to watch their teams. But the sports broadcast business model is in flux.

Business

Colorado, other states say OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should not pay bonuses

Purdue has said it needs to make bonus payments to keep employees and maintain operations at a time of high turnover

Crime and Courts

Democrat attorneys general are among Trump’s largest roadblocks. Where does Colorado’s Phil Weiser fit in?

Colorado’s attorney general has already filed or joined eight lawsuits against the Trump administration. Phil Weiser says he is simply trying to protect the state, but some Republican critics argue he’s going too far.

Politics and Government