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Colorado’s former attorney general wanted grand jury investigation of priest abuse scandal — but didn’t get it

Cynthia Coffman explains why the Catholic Church investigation was handled the way it was -- and why she is now calling for legislative change

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At least 166 children have been sexually abused by Catholic priests in Colorado since 1950, new report finds

It took Colorado’s three dioceses an average of nearly 20 years to concretely restrict an abusive priest’s authority after receiving an abuse allegation against him, according to the investigation

Nicolais: Trying to “do better” for sexual assault victims

Featured in Netflix’s Unbelievable series, the manhunt for a serial rapist in Colorado serves as just a backdrop to the real story.

Opinion
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DNA testing leads to break in decades-old Colorado murder case. But privacy questions are being raised.

Police used a DNA database and a fast food cup to zero in on a suspect in the 1987 death of 20-year-old Fort Carson soldier Darlene Krashoc

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Federal investigation launched into former Westminster cop sentenced to 90 days in jail for unlawful sexual contact

The sentence handed down against Curtis Lee Arganbright drew outrage from some. A federal case could bring him substantially more time behind bars.

Nicolais: How a prison gang-rape led to a glimmer of hope

As a part of a recent settlement, Colorado took a step toward addressing the unconscionable violence and abuse faced by transgender prisoners

Opinion
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Here is why Colorado didn’t convene a grand jury to investigate priest abuse as Pennsylvania did

Colorado’s attorney general doesn’t have the same broad authority as in other states to convene a grand jury to investigate

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Colorado lawmakers aim to close loophole that led appeals court to overturn foster parent’s child sex assault conviction

Senon Louis Ramirez’s child sex assault conviction was overturned in September, stoking calls for immediate changes to Colorado’s laws. But the issue has been swirling for years.

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Leroy Garcia’s opening remarks are notable for what he didn’t mention. Here’s the Colorado Senate president’s speech, annotated.

Context for Leroy Garcia's opening day speech at the Colorado legislature, with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means