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Global marketing company with major Colorado office will pay $150M to settle allegation it sold data to fraudsters

One of the world’s largest marketing companies, whose principal sales office is in Westminster, has agreed to pay the federal government $150 million to settle allegations that it sold millions of Americans’ personal information to perpetrators of elder fraud schemes.  Epsilon Data Management LLC was accused of one criminal count of conspiracy to commit mail […]

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Accessibility challenges persist in many rural Colorado communities

Rural counties across Colorado are reopening, but not for everyone. Restaurants, bars, parks, stores, ski areas and trailheads closed this spring for several weeks or months as the nation began feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many considered restrictions to public spaces unprecedented. But not much changed for Kelsey Bell. Parked cars recently filled […]

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Federal prosecutors in Colorado are looking to charge criminal “agitators” at Denver’s George Floyd protests

The FBI and federal prosecutors in Colorado are working to identify and potentially charge so-called “agitators” they believe joined Denver’s protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death and have incited and carried out most of the criminal activity over the past several days. U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn said Monday that he believes getting that […]

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U.S. Justice Department backs Colorado church lawsuit against Gov. Jared Polis

The head of the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said Friday the department supports a Colorado church’s claim that state measures to combat the coronavirus discriminate against houses of worship and violate First Amendment rights to religious freedoms. Eric S. Dreiband said in a statement that the department has filed a “statement of interest” […]

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Colorado wins lawsuit against Trump administration over immigration, law enforcement money

A federal judge has sided with Colorado in a dispute with the Trump administration over its decision to withhold millions of dollars for public safety because of the state’s refusal to cooperate with immigration enforcement. Senior U.S. District Court Judge John Kane ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice must reach an agreement with Colorado […]

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Ex-Colorado cop, whose 90-day jail sentence for unlawful sexual contact drew outrage, charged with federal civil rights violation

Federal prosecutors have charged a former Westminster police officer, whose 90-day jail sentence for unlawful sexual contact drew outrage, with a civil rights offense.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Colorado on Monday announced that Curtis Lee Arganbright, 42, faces up to 10 years in federal prison if convicted of depriving the woman of her civil […]

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Dish Network to begin offering mobile service as part of antitrust deal in T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Dish Network is jumping into wireless phone service after federal antitrust regulators on Friday announced their approval for mobile carriers Sprint and T-Mobile to merge. As part of the approval, Douglas County-based Dish, best known for satellite TV service, will pick up Sprint’s prepaid business customers and some wireless spectrum in a deal valued at […]

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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 […]

Posted inEnvironment, News, Politics and Government

U.S. Forest Service has built a wild horse pen that could allow it to sell the animals for slaughter

By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press RENO, Nev. — The U.S. Forest Service has built its first corral for wild horses, which could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and sell the animals for slaughter. The agency acknowledged in court filings in a potentially precedent-setting legal battle that it built the new pen in Northern California […]