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Federal appeals panel dismisses 10-year-old lawsuit accusing TABOR of being unconstitutional

The lawsuit was filed in 2011 by a group of elected officials who argued that the voter-approved 1992 Taxpayer's Bill of Rights violates the U.S. Constitution

Politics and Government

Drilling leases on 58,000 acres of public land in Colorado were awarded without proper environmental review

A federal judge was asked to void the leases awarded in 2018, but she instead ordered “remedial action” based on current air quality and wilderness studies in northwest Colorado


Planned Parenthood shooting suspect ruled incompetent by federal judge

Robert Dear, 63, is accused of killing three people and wounding eight others during the Nov. 27, 2015, attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.

Crime and Courts

Biden pick for Colorado’s federal bench would be first openly gay LGBT woman to serve as district court judge in the West

Charlotte Sweeney, an employment law attorney, will be nominated to serve on the U.S. District Court in Colorado

Crime and Courts

Trinidad man is ninth Coloradan facing federal charges following U.S. Capitol riot

Jacob Travis Clark of Trinidad faces six federal charges including unlawful entry, disorderly conduct and obstruction of law enforcement.

Crime and Courts

Federal judge’s ruling ends Colorado’s plan to kill hundreds of mountain lions in Upper Arkansas River Basin

Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s nine-year project called for killing half the mountain lion population to study impacts on dwindling mule deer herds between Leadville and Salida


Judge bans David Lesh from millions of acres of public land after photo shows him pooping in Maroon Lake

Lesh already faced charges for trespassing at Keystone ski area while it was closed and at Hanging Lake

Crime and Courts