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Gov. John Hickenlooper was lauded by energy industry leaders and environmental groups on Feb. 25, two days after a state commission approved sweeping new air pollution rules that will regulate oil … more
The cities of Thornton and Northglenn are among five cities who have filed a joint complaint against the Adams County Board of Commissioners and Sheriff Doug Darr for restricting or denying to house municipal prisoners in the county jail. Aurora, … more
As the legislative session chugs along, three freshman lawmakers are trying to balance voting their personal ideology with that of the constituents who reside in their complicated districts. And if that isn’t hard enough, a couple of them are … more
Colorado Community Media brought home 132 awards in the annual Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. Included in the tally were five special honors. The Tri-Lakes Tribune (Class 1), … more
Marijuana tax revenues that exceeded original expectations will go toward youth pot-use deterrence programs, substance abuse treatment and other services, under a proposal released by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Feb. 19. The state expects to rake … more
The 18th Judicial District Attorney's office has announced the passing of former DA Jim Peters. Peters died Feb. 19 after an extended battle with cancer. He was the predecessor to Carol Chambers, serving the 18th Judicial District from 1997 to 2005. Peters successfully prosecuted mass murderer Nathan Dunlap, the man who killed four people at Chuck E. Cheese in 1993. ... more
A ribbon "shooting" was held at the Centennial Gun Club on Feb. 20 and some high-profile political leaders turned out for the event - and to voice their support for the Second Amendment. Sponsored by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, several hundred people attended the ceremony at Colorado's largest gun club, which opened Jan. 4. ... more
Prisoners who commit violent crimes behind bars can have their "earned time" credits removed, under a bill that is making its way through the Legislature. "This bill is a simple question," said Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, a bill … more
Blasting Colorado's gay marriage ban as a law that creates "two classes of citizens," a group of nine gay couples have filed a lawsuit against the state that could pave the way toward same-sex marriage here. The lawsuit was filed in Denver … more
Douglas County District Court Judge Richard Caschette has ruled in favor of the county commissioners and the Sterling Ranch LLC development. After successfully halting the development once already, the Chatfield Community Association filed another legal challenge against the development's approval in August 2013, asking the district court to reverse the county commissioners' decision from a month earlier to again approve the development. ... more
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