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AG Phil Weiser backs Philly in lawsuit over supervised-drug-use sites, even if Colorado’s effort is stalled

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is supporting a Philadelphia nonprofit in its legal battle with the federal government over whether it should be allowed to open a supervised drug consumption site in that city, stepping into an issue at the center of one of Colorado’s most divisive political debates.  Weiser, a Democrat, joined six other […]

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Opinion: No, Jason Dunn, investigating opioid deaths as homicides won’t help end the crisis

Comments by Colorado’s U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn during his recent interview with The Colorado Sun shed light on how problematic law enforcement tactics can perpetuate the draconian war on drugs at the cost of public health. By characterizing all overdose deaths as potential homicides, Mr. Dunn posits the misguided approach of further criminalizing drug sellers […]

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Q&A: Jason Dunn, Colorado’s new top federal prosecutor, on marijuana, battling the opioid epidemic and how to stop violent crime

Colorado’s U.S. attorney holds one of the most powerful law enforcement jobs in the state, overseeing the direction of the regional offices of the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. And that’s just to name a few. Jason Dunn, the latest person to hold the job, was appointed […]

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Denver city councilman, state lawmaker revive plans for safe injection site, in spite of federal law

Tony Fairchild died leaning against a tree along the Cherry Creek Trail, overlooking the water as autumn leaves fell. It could have happened anywhere — a restaurant bathroom or a shadowy alley. Not long before, Tony had overdosed in the restroom of a Sonic Drive-In, and police had to break down the door to get […]