George Brauchler

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16-year-old charged as an adult in STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting

Alec McKinney's attorneys immediately launched an effort to return the case to juvenile court

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Colorado’s new red flag law may have applied to woman whose threats caused mass school closures. But there’s a catch.

Colorado law says an extreme risk protection order to seize someone’s firearms must be sought in the county where the person resides. In Sol Pais’ case, that would have meant Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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From bail reform to restoring voting rights and sealing records, Colorado’s criminal justice system is getting a makeover

A slate of bills making their way through the Colorado legislature would keep people out of jail, reduce penalties for some crimes and remove barriers for offenders once they are released from prison. Many of the measures have bipartisan support, but In some cases law enforcement want the brakes pumped.

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Colorado lawmakers will consider whether to repeal the death penalty again, as factors align for passage

The Colorado legislature has debated getting rid of capital punishment four times since 2000. The bill being brought this year wouldn’t send the question to voters, as proponents of lethal injection want.

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The “red flag” gun bill is expected to pass in Colorado. But there are important things to watch along the way.

House Bill 1177 isn’t expected to have much -- if any -- Republican support at the Colorado Capitol. Some Democrats may also vote against the measure.

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Super PAC money dominated 2018 election and Democrats controlled the cash race

Outside Republican political groups poured more cash into key Colorado contests but still couldn't land wins in big Democratic year