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February storm eats up much of Cripple Creek schools’ energy budget for an entire year

A five-figure shocker has the tiny mountain district asking if anybody can help while they try to figure out where to cut.

Energy

Rural Colorado is footing the bill for February’s deep freeze — even if rural Colorado never got very cold

Angry utility customers in places like Grand Valley and Grand Mesa pen poison letters: “It’s a monopoly! Reduce obscene CEO pay!”

Economy

Colorado AG asks federal regulators to probe traders’ “windfall” gas profits from February cold snap

More Colorado utilities filed documents explaining how big the hit to consumers’ pocketbooks might be, including up to $552 for some Black Hills Energy customers

Energy

International fraud rings with “local nexus” are attacking Colorado’s unemployment system, investigators suspect

The state has flagged 1.1 million unemployment claims as possible fraud since the pandemic began. No charges have been filed, but AG Phil Weiser has created a task force to find the culprits.

Economy

Colorado AG leads push to use federal internet discounts to help students get online at home — not just at school

The E-rate effort comes nearly five years after the Boulder Valley School District first petitioned the Federal Communications Commission for the exact same thing to close the homework gap

Technology

Opinion: For Colorado’s small businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic is the wrong time to rein in Big Tech

Their tools are a digital safety net that enable small businesses like mine to survive.

Opinion Columns

64 members of “international drug trafficking network” indicted by Colorado grand jury

Federal, state and local agencies collaborated to bring a total of 159 state charges against the people for trafficking heroin, meth and opioids, including fentanyl

Crime and Courts

Aurora police officers fired over photos tied to Elijah McClain lose fight to be reinstated

The Aurora Civil Service Commission said the photo caused pain for McClain's family and hurt relations between police and the community

Crime and Courts

Rep. Mark Baisley: It’s time to rein in Big Tech

If not, we face losing the entrepreneurial spirit and drive that has kept our economy the best in the world for generations.

Opinion Columns

Colorado will receive nearly $10 million from McKinsey in consultant’s settlement for role in opioid crisis

The settlement includes 47 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories

Health

Opinion: It’s time for Colorado’s Catholic Church to take a moral inventory

The dialogue about the need for accountability following reports of priestly abuse should also be the catalyst for examining other areas where the church presumes moral authority, including health care.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Colorado’s Bureau of Land Management lawsuit needs to go forward, even with Biden’s oil and gas pause

At stake is a plan that allows expanded energy development across a vast area of western Colorado.

Opinion Columns

Colorado company accused of price gouging, false labeling around coronavirus gear to pay $70,000 penalty

Nationwide Medical Supply has also agreed to stop making false or misleading claims about its products

News

Colorado attorney general opens grand jury investigation into Elijah McClain’s death

Weiser's office announced the grand jury investigation about six months after he was appointed by Gov. Jared Polis as a special prosecutor to review McClain's death

Crime and Courts

Denver police seize guns over threats against Colorado attorney general

Denver police seized weapons from the man under Colorado's red-flag law. Bryce Shelby has not been charged with a crime in the case.

Crime and Courts

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

52 Catholic priests in Colorado, including iconic Father Woody, abused 212 victims, further investigation finds

A supplemental report on abuse in Colorado's three Catholic dioceses includes allegations against Charles Woodrich, who founded a homeless shelter and was called Denver’s “patron saint of the poor”

News

Rising insulin costs force 40% of Colorado diabetics to ration its use, AG’s report says

The study makes recommendations for quick action to ensure fewer cost burdens that keep patients from buying the lifesaving drug

Health

Opinion: Small businesses are disappearing while Amazon’s profits grow

Opinion Columns
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