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Man suing to block Don Coram from GOP primary ballot spread Lauren Boebert’s attacks against him

One of the 3rd Congressional District voters who filed a mysteriously funded lawsuit this week aimed at denying state Sen. Don Coram a chance to unseat U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert in the June 28 Republican primary previously backed an effort by the congresswoman’s campaign to discredit Coram. David “Dee” Laird, of Montrose, wrote nearly identical […]

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Parents of young Coloradans killed by fentanyl call it murder. So why aren’t there more convictions?

In a matter of seconds, a tiny blue pill disguised as a prescription painkiller can kill a person with a lethal dose of fentanyl, a drug so powerful that amounts as tiny as a few grains of salt are deadly. Parents of Colorado high school and college students who have died after taking the synthetic […]

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Colorado Democrats are heading into the 2022 election cycle in a position of strength, poll shows

Colorado Democrats are in a position of strength as they head into the 2022 election cycle, according to a new poll released Tuesday that also shows voter approval for many of the party’s policy initiatives.  Democratic Gov. Jared Polis and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet lead a generic Republican candidate, the survey shows, and generic Democratic […]

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As STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting trial opens, two views of what happened in Room 107

The trial of one of two former STEM School Highlands Ranch students accused of attacking the school in 2019, killing one classmate and injuring six others, opened Thursday with the sound of a teacher’s frantic breathing. “There’s a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch!” the teacher, Erin Christian, cried in a call to 911 on […]

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Colorado may expand early prison release program for people who committed serious crimes before age 21

Eric Davis was 17 years old when he shot and killed a man during an armed robbery.  As a result, Davis spent most of his adult life in prison. But now, at age 52, he’s living free again because of a 2016 law that gave Coloradans serving long prison sentences for serious crimes they committed […]

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“You can’t unsee anything”: What Michael Dougherty, Boulder’s district attorney, faces as he investigates the King Soopers shooting

Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty is embarking on what’s likely the most difficult period of his long career as a prosecutor this week as he leads the investigation into Monday’s mass shooting at a King Soopers store.  Dougherty, a 49-year-old New York native, was first appointed to his job as Boulder’s top prosecutor by […]

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Opinion: Polis must enact a COVID-19 vaccination plan for Colorado’s hard-hit prisons

Gov. Jared Polis isn’t listening. So far he’s refusing to implement widespread vaccine distribution in prisons in phases 1b or 2 of Colorado’s distribution schedule — despite prisons being one of the settings hardest hit by COVID-19 in the state.  There’s a consensus among many experts that people in prison should be prioritized for vaccination […]

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No charges for man who drove Jeep through Elijah McClain protest in Aurora

CENTENNIAL — A man who drove his Jeep through a demonstration on an interstate in Aurora, drawing gunfire that injured two protesters, will not face charges unless more evidence comes to light, prosecutors said Wednesday. District Attorney George Brauchler said during a news conference that there was no visual evidence the driver aimed at anyone […]