Phil Weiser

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Culture Primary category in which blog post is published

Training white people in Colorado to be “anti-racist” (not just “not racist”) is one step in the fight to correct historic wrongs

Audiences in church basements and conference rooms around Colorado are being taught to see — and confront — racism in the systems around them, not just in individual acts.

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Bankruptcy judge considers $1.3 million bonus for Purdue Pharma CEO being sued by Colorado

Craig Landau, a Purdue employee since 1999 who rose to the top job in 2017, is named as a defendant in lawsuits filed by Colorado, Massachusetts, five local governments and more than 100 hospitals

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Independent boards reviewing Catholic Church sex abuse have broadly failed victims in Colorado, nationwide

An investigation into two decades of review boards, including in Denver, show a pattern of bias in favor of the church and little understanding of sexual assault and trauma.

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado attorney general announces alliance to address hate crimes

The announcement came less than a week after an annual FBI report showed there were 123 hate crimes reported in Colorado in 2018, a 16% increase over the previous year

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Federal judge strikes down Trump administration rule allowing health care workers to refuse abortions

Colorado was among 19 states that sued to block the rule from taking effect Nov. 22