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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
Sorry bar flies, but a bill that would have allowed watering holes to stay open past 2 a.m. was rejected Feb. 17 in the House. House Bill 1132 would have let cities and towns decide … more
Ed Peterson readily admits he was 19 years late in getting his first colonoscopy. It's the type of screening that's easy to put off, especially when there is no cause for alarm. But when Peterson got winded trying to keep up with his family … more
More than 3,000 people shopped and gawked at the new Trader Joe's in Greenwood Village on Feb. 14, the store's first day in operation. Rhonda MacDonald made the drive from Castle Rock to check out the new store. “We moved here from San Jose … more
As expected, Republican efforts to repeal a law that limits ammunition magazine rounds failed in majority Democrat legislative committees last week. But one of the hearings produced unexpected comments from a lawmaker who would end up having to … more
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