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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

Judge denies gun seizure of Colorado officer’s guns under red flag law

Susan Holmes said there was a credible risk of unlawful or reckless use of a firearm by Colorado State University police Officer Phillip Morris because he threatened and killed her son, Jeremy Holmes

Crime and Courts

McCann: Keeping our community safe from gun violence by averting potential disaster

Opinion Columns

A slain deputy. A political brawl. A school shooting: How Sheriff Tony Spurlock is handling years of turmoil

Spurlock, the target of a recall effort, says the past several years have been the most trying of his 40-year career in law enforcement. “I’d be OK if I forgot it,” he says of some of the trauma.

Crime and Courts

To recall Jared Polis, critics must get 10,521 voter signatures a day. Here’s what else you need to know.

An organization called Dismiss Polis is behind the petition to oust the Democratic governor, but it does not have support from other recall committees.

Politics and Government

Republicans, anti-gun control group sue to toss Colorado’s red flag gun law citing broken legislative procedure

The legal challenge is being led by Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, a group also advocating for recalls of Democratic lawmakers who backed the law

Politics and Government

Here are the most-lobbied bills in Colorado’s 2019 legislative session. The list may surprise you.

The paid family leave bill drew the most lobbying attention through March, but other hot-button bills had less money spent to track them

Politics and Government

Colorado’s new red flag law may have applied to woman whose threats caused mass school closures. But there’s a catch.

Colorado law says an extreme risk protection order to seize someone’s firearms must be sought in the county where the person resides. In Sol Pais’ case, that would have meant Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Crime and Courts

Perlmutter: As the Columbine anniversary approaches, let’s take action to honor those lost

Opinion Columns

The red flag gun bill is now law in Colorado. But that doesn’t mean all the questions around it are answered.

Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill 1177 into law on Friday, saying: "Many other states have passed similar laws. They've often seen it used in a targeted way."

Politics and Government

Opinion: My sister’s death at Parkland could have been prevented. Colorado needs protections.

Opinion Columns

Ken Buck wins Colorado GOP chairman race and endorses recall elections for Democrats

The Colorado congressman who once declared "the Republican Party is dead" narrowly won the four-way race after a rival withdrew and endorsed him on the fourth ballot

Politics and Government

Colorado Senate passes red flag gun bill, moving it one step from Gov. Jared Polis’ signature

House Bill 1177 cleared the chamber on an 18-17 vote, with no Republican support and Senate President Leory Garcia, a Pueblo Democrat, voting “no” as expected

Politics and Government

Democrat Leroy Garcia, Colorado Senate president, will cast “no” vote on red flag bill

House Bill 1177 is awaiting a final vote in the Colorado Senate on its march toward Gov. Jared Polis’ desk

Politics and Government

Polis says law enforcement doesn’t have to use “red flag” bill, dodges questions about whether sheriffs should resign

The governor compared the measure making its way through the Colorado legislature to jaywalking when explaining how law enforcement can prioritize its use

Politics and Government

With tensions rising in the Colorado Senate, the breaking point is reached — over an attendance record

There was a defining moment in the Senate chamber Monday, when weeks of partisan politics came to a head. That led to attempts to set a better tone for the remaining weeks of the 2019 session. It’s unclear if they will work.

Politics and Government

Split among Democrats on two major issues comes as Colorado’s legislative session heads into final sprint

The paid parental and family leave bill, as well as a measure to abolish Colorado’s death penalty, have been delayed by internal party concerns

Politics and Government

Colorado’s attorney general says sheriffs who won’t carry out a red flag bill court order “should resign”

A growing number of counties have declared themselves so-called “Second Amendment sanctuaries.” But does that mean commissioners want their sheriffs to disobey court-issued extreme risk protection orders?

Politics and Government