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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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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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Colorado’s new U.S. attorney agrees with rescinding of Cole Memo, says “jury is still out” on enforcement around marijuana concentrates

Jason Dunn, Colorado’s new U.S. attorney, says he agrees with the Trump administration’s decision last year to rescind an Obama-era directive that largely took a hands-off approach to enforcement in states that legalized marijuana. The President Donald Trump appointee also said he’s also concerned about highly potent cannabis concentrates. “The jury is still out on […]

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Colorado’s new U.S. attorney wants law enforcement to treat overdose deaths as homicides as he focuses on opioids

Jason Dunn, Colorado’s new U.S. attorney, has made stemming the state’s opioid epidemic a top focus of his office, encouraging law enforcement in the state to investigate overdose deaths as homicides. He is also digging into data on doctors and nurses who prescribe unusually large quantities of opioid painkillers, with an eye toward prosecuting those […]

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Colorado’s former U.S. attorney leaves high-powered law firm to explore run against Cory Gardner

John Walsh, Colorado’s former U.S. attorney, has stepped down from his job at a high-powered Denver law firm to explore joining the closely-watched race to unseat Republican Cory Gardner. “I hope to make a decision on a Senate run by the end of April,” Walsh said in a statement to The Colorado Sun. “It’s never […]

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Colorado’s new U.S. attorney, Jason Dunn, has been sworn into office; marijuana questions remain

Colorado has a new top federal prosecutor. U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn was sworn in during a private ceremony Friday. Dunn was nominated by President Donald Trump in June and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in October. Dunn was a shareholder at the Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck law and lobbying. He previously worked as a deputy […]

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Jason Dunn, Donald Trump’s pick to be Colorado’s next U.S. attorney, is confirmed by U.S. Senate

The nomination of Jason Dunn, President Donald Trump’s pick to be Colorado’s next U.S. attorney, was confirmed Thursday night by the U.S. Senate.  That’s according to U.S. Sen Cory Gardner’s office. The Colorado Republican’s staffers say Dunn was approved by a voice vote.  “Jason is going to make an excellent U.S. Attorney for the District […]

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The top federal prosecutor in Colorado says the state’s marijuana laws are too loose

By Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press Colorado’s system for regulating marijuana has too many loopholes that disguise illegal activity and jeopardize public safety, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday, detailing his motivation for boosting scrutiny in the first state to broadly allow cannabis sales. U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer said he is particularly concerned with how companies that […]

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Federal criminal investigation alleged as lawsuit claiming bribery, bid rigging for Denver airport concessions contract is revived

A federal criminal investigation is underway into allegations of bribery and bid rigging involving a former top official at Denver International Airport and a concessions contract worth millions of dollars, according to a lawsuit recently filed by a company that lost out on the bid. The filing revives a case dismissed by a judge earlier this year […]