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Drug firing leads Colorado Supreme Court to consider how discipline is handled for 30,000 state employees
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The Colorado Supreme Court will consider how discipline should be handled for thousands of state employees Wednesday as it hears the case of a Department of Corrections employee who was fired for his one-time, off-duty use of marijuana, then reinstated by the State Personnel Board. The board, which both establishes rules for state employers and […]

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Two Colorado judges on Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees
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Since 2016, President Donald Trump continually has added names to his list of potential nominees to the nation’s highest court — two of them judges in Colorado. According to NPR, more than 40 names currently make up the list. Cory Gardner avoids taking any stance on the SCOTUS question: "There is time for debate, there […]

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Crowd demands “drop the charges” against Colorado police protest leaders
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Standing before hundreds of people with her son’s name printed on her white T-shirt, Glynese Northam said the decision to file criminal charges against Joel Northam will backfire for the police and prosecutors who put him in jail. Rather than intimidate and silence people, the arrests of six protest leaders, including her son, rejuvenated a […]

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Colorado anesthesiologists urge first responders to halt the use of ketamine in arrests
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DENVER — A group of Colorado anesthesiologists wants paramedics to stop injecting people with a powerful sedative when police believe suspects are out of control until officials finish a review launched nearly a year after the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man put in a stranglehold by officers and injected with ketamine. Ketamine is […]

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Arkansas man sentenced to 35 years in Colorado prison for shooting death of woman
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An Arkansas man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for fatally shooting a woman in Colorado. He then stuffed her body in a suitcase and drove to Arkansas with the body in the car trunk. David Houston-Harvey, 26, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in June in Weld County District Court for the death […]

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ICE arrests 63 people in Colorado and Wyoming in operation targeting those with convictions or arrests
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Sixty-three people have been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Colorado and Wyoming as part of ongoing operations targeting people living in the country illegally who have been arrested or convicted of assault, domestic violence and other crimes, according to an ICE news release. Related Articles Tech company with ICE contracts makes stealth […]

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Colorado Supreme Court to impose term lengths for chief justice as current one retires
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Photo courtesy of the Colorado Judicial Department Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Justice Nathan B. Coats The chief justice of Colorado’s Supreme Court will retire in January, he announced Wednesday, and the state’s highest court will change the way the leadership role is handled in the future. Chief Justice Nathan Coats will leave the job […]

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Colorado Springs police sergeant disciplined for comments on protest video
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The Colorado Springs Police Department has disciplined an officer accused of calling for protesters to be killed in comments during a live social media broadcast. Police Chief Vince Niski wrote in a letter to the community Monday that Sgt. Keith Wrede was suspended for 40 hours, removed from his specialized unit and reassigned to a […]

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Fire and Police Pension Association of Colorado is a lead plaintiff in lawsuit against Boeing
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The Fire and Police Pension Association (FPPA) of Colorado has been appointed as a lead plaintiff in a shareholder lawsuit filed against current and former members of Boeing’s board of directors and executive officers of the embattled aerospace company. The FPPA and New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, also a lead plaintiff, filed a […]

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Woman arrested in fight over social distancing at Colorado Springs Walmart
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COLORADO SPRINGS — An argument over COVID-19 social distancing led to a fistfight in a Colorado Springs Walmart between two women on Friday, police said. Related Articles Federal payments don’t come close to covering Colorado hospitals’ COVID-19 losses With loan money gone, restaurants are at mercy of coronavirus Annual Sturgis rally expecting 250K, stirring coronavirus […]

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Denver gives Colorado State Patrol authority to enforce city’s camping ban on state property
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The Colorado State Patrol soon will have authority to enforce Denver’s camping ban just as Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday that he would welcome the removal of those living on state property including in the shadow of the Colorado Capitol. The words stung people who are living in Lincoln Park, just across from the Capitol, […]

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Missing Teen Found In Colorado Springs
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A 13-year-old disappeared and then was found in Colorado Springs. (credit: Colorado Springs Police)Police said Bailey was last spotted at the intersection of South Chelton Road and Verde Drive at 10:20 p.m. She was wearing red basketball shorts and a tie-dye shirt. She also had a black face mask on […]

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Colorado sues e-cigarette maker Juul for deceptive marketing practices that target youth
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Colorado is suing e-cigarette maker Juul Labs, Inc., alleging the company intentionally marketed its products to youth and misrepresented them as a healthy alternative to cigarettes. The lawsuit comes after a nearly yearlong investigation led by Attorney General Phil Weiser, who claims Juul violated the Colorado Consumer Protection Act by targeting young smokers with attractive […]

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Off-duty Colorado Springs officer cleared in fatal shooting
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An off-duty Colorado Springs police officer who killed a man in February was justified in the shooting, acting in self-defense, and he won’t face criminal charges, according to the El Paso County district attorney’s office. On Feb. 27 off-duty officer Lucas Aragon shot Desmond Hayes while in his vehicle about 3:40 a.m. in a drive-thru […]

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