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Colorado web designer who didn’t want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples loses challenge to anti-discrimination law

The Colorado Solicitor General has previously questioned whether Lorie Smith should even be allowed to challenge the law since she had not started offering wedding websites yet.

Crime and Courts

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

Four Black girls, detained by Aurora police at gunpoint, file lawsuit

One of the girls' mother, who was driving the vehicle when the group was stopped by police, is also a plaintiff in the case.

Crime and Courts

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

Peace in powder as snowcat operator drops lawsuit targeting former guide’s book about Buffalo Pass

Beacon Guidebooks’ upcoming guide to Buffalo Pass will not include names of runs and locations created by Steamboat Powdercats, which argued the titles were “trade secrets.”

Outdoors

Backcountry.com mostly delivering on reparations one year after trademark bullying

The e-commerce giant is still working with brands and businesses targeted in lawsuits for using the word “backcountry,” including by supporting scholarships for avalanche education and guide training

Outdoors

National Park Service faces $270M wrongful death claim after gate decapitates Colorado woman

Claim says gate penetrated car of a Denver man and his new wife during a strong windstorm at Utah's Arches National Park.

Outdoors

Opinion: Colorado’s small business owners need protection from COVID lawsuits

Opinion Columns

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

Postal Service says it has already delivered to Coloradans 75% of its flyers containing incorrect mail-in voting information

The USPS says, additionally, more than 200,000 postcards -- or about 10% of the total printed -- are in the process of being delivered and are already commingled with other mail

Politics and Government

Marlboro’s owners negotiated Colorado’s proposed tobacco tax hike — and it could help them dominate the cigarette market

The ballot question, if approved by voters in November, would require a pack of cigarettes to be sold for no less than $7 starting in January. That could effectively hand more market share to Altria.

Politics and Government

EPA settles lawsuit with Utah over Gold King Mine spill

Utah’s lawsuit was one of several legal claims filed over the incident, but no other settlements have been reached, the EPA said Wednesday

Environment

Colorado attorney general sues Juul, claims vape company marketed to kids and downplayed health risks

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has been investigating Juul for about a year. His office worked with state health officials and a Denver-area school district on the probe.

Crime and Courts

Opinion: Forced arbitration helps big companies but hurts Coloradans. Let’s even the playing field.

Opinion Columns

Silverman: Under Colorado law, it matters a lot where you fall on an icy sidewalk

You know the nearer your destination The more you're slip slidin' away -- Paul Simon, Slip Slidin’ Away

Opinion Columns

Taxpayers are only covering Democrats’ legal fees in a partisan Colorado legislature lawsuit. Republicans say that’s unfair.

The case has cost taxpayers $40,000 and counting, more than half of which was appropriated without necessary lawmaker approval

Politics and Government

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Colorado appeal in excessive business fines case that AG says creates “huge loophole”

The case stems from the Colorado Department of Labor’s dispute with Dami Hospitality, which owns a hotel in northeast Denver and was fined $425,000 for letting its workers’ compensation insurance coverage lapse

Politics and Government
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