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A rare conviction and tearful Capitol testimony are intensifying pressure to reform Colorado’s guardianship system

It was a call about an unpaid bill from her mother’s doctor that led Barb Dowski to begin unraveling the deception. Dowski tried to question her mother’s court-appointed conservator, who was in charge of paying those medical bills and the rest of Barbara Moore’s finances, but got no answers. So she headed down a paper […]

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Opinion: Crime is up, and Democratic lawmakers aren’t helping

In 2020, riots wreaked havoc across the country. In Denver, rioters lit fires around the state capitol and smashed windows like those of the popular sandwich chain Quiznos. As cities were burned and looted, far-left Democrats pushed the dangerous and wildly out-of-touch effort to “defund the police.” In Colorado, violent crimes in 2020 increased 6.5 […]

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Westminster police told the world Armando Valdez Gonzalez stole a bag of cash and assaulted a woman. Except he didn’t.

Trouble has followed Armando Valdez Gonzalez since the day he was jailed for a crime that didn’t occur.  In early June, Westminster police linked Valdez Gonzalez to an aggravated robbery, saying he dragged a woman in her 70s with his pickup after stealing a bag of cash from her garage sale. Police arrested Valdez Gonzalez […]

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Former CDOT employee accused of stealing nearly $800K to buy gift cards, camping gear and video equipment

A former Colorado Department of Transportation employee was charged this week after prosecutors say he stole more than $770,000 from the agency over a nine-year period to buy items including gift cards, camping gear and video equipment. Aaron Victor Ceja, 48, is accused of theft, money laundering and embezzlement of public property for allegedly making […]