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Jared Polis injects another $5.2 million into his campaign as Republicans lag Democrats in all statewide contests

Democratic incumbents for attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer continue to outraise rivals

Politics and Government

Nicolais: The Fentanyl Accountability and Prevention Act comes spiked with trace amounts of bad policy

By making possession of any drug mixture that contains even a trace amount of fentanyl a felony, amendments to the original bill could pose serious problems

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s attorney general wades into murky river dispute that could upend access to rivers, streams

Attorney General Phil Weiser wants the Colorado Supreme Court to intervene in a river access case, warning of “monumental consequences.”

Outdoors

Colorado, other states launch probe into TikTok’s effect on kids’ health

U.S. lawmakers and federal regulators have criticized TikTok, citing practices and computer-driven promotion of content they say can endanger the physical and mental health of young users

Crime and Courts

Colorado will get $385 million after Johnson & Johnson, distributors finalize landmark $26 billion opioid settlement

Johnson & Johnson, AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson announced the settlement plan last year, but the deal was contingent on getting participation from a critical mass of state and local governments

Health

Supreme Court will hear case of Colorado web designer who would refuse service to gay people

Denver-area web designer Lorie Smith says her religious beliefs prevent her from building wedding sites for gay couples and that state anti-discrimination law violates her free-speech and religious rights

Politics and Government

Colorado’s Democratic statewide officeholders began 2022 with a significant campaign cash advantage

Republicans, however, are raising big bucks in their bid to take back control of the Colorado Senate

Politics and Government

Colorado officials order closure of 11 COVID testing sites run by 2 companies, citing safety and reporting concerns

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser ordered at least a temporary closure of three sites run by Center for COVID Control and eight by Macagain Corp.

Coronavirus

Weiser: To improve policing and retain officers, Colorado must invest in better training

We must better support our police and sheriffs, starting at the academy and extending to mental health and retention

Opinion Columns

Report reveals pipeline of stolen Colorado bikes ending up in Mexico

A report by BikeIndex.com connected dozens of high-end mountain bikes stolen in Colorado to a shop in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Outdoors

State leaders call for unified action to combat rising fentanyl poisonings across Colorado

“Fentanyl is killing our kids. This is not a partisan issue. This is a public safety issue, and most importantly, this is a public health issue,” 17th Judicial District Attorney Brian Mason said.

News

Zornio: Giving thanks for some of Colorado’s top moments this year

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s the perfect time of year to reflect on what we can all be grateful for

Opinion Columns

Aurora to improve use-of-force policies, hire more diverse first responders, per agreement with attorney general

Aurora’s police and fire departments have agreed on consent decree with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office following a string of controversies

Crime and Courts

Nearly half of all people released from prison in Colorado return in 3 years. A $1.1 million program aims to reverse the trend.

Recruiting “first-chance” employers willing to hire people just out of prison is critical to the program, which also will fund training, mentoring and other support

Crime and Courts

Proposition 119, which would have raised Colorado marijuana taxes to pay for out-of-school learning, fails

Backers of the ballot measure, which split high-profile Democrats, admitted defeat Tuesday night

Politics and Government

Amendment 78: Colorado voters will decide if lawmakers should have more oversight of state spending

Supporters say the measure will increase transparency while opponents call it a partisan ploy to disrupt government

Politics and Government

3 caregivers charged in death of 86-year-old at Grand Junction assisted living facility

Staff initially said Hazel Place died peacefully in a courtyard, her family says. An investigation led by the Attorney General’s office showed she was actually left out in the heat for 6 hours

Crime and Courts

Aurora police consistently break the law through racially biased policing and excessive force, attorney general finds

Attorney General Phil Weiser launched a patterns and practices investigation into the Aurora Police Department amid protests surrounding the 2019 death of Elijah McClain

Crime and Courts

Colorado attorney general and 19 others back South Carolina abortion law challenge

Brief filed Wednesday in federal appeals court claims law banning abortion when fetal activity is detected would tax health care systems in other states as women seek care elsewhere

Politics and Government

Carman: A mother’s grief turns to long-overdue action in justice for Elijah McClain

Everything started to change when the Black Lives Matter movement raised the profile of Elijah McClain’s case

Opinion Columns
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