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Colorado considers additional police oversight

DENVER – Democrats are spearheading a package of legislation aimed at expanding oversight of Colorado law enforcement and placing limits on their power, a response to allegations of excessive force...

DATE: March 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Students reject new tests

ALBUQUERQUE – New assessment tests that have angered parents and teachers across the nation prompted walkouts Monday by hundreds of high school students in New Mexico who had been set to take the...

DATE: March 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fraud may slow the time it takes for you to receive refund

DENVER – Concerns about increasing fraud by thieves using filing software and stolen identification information here and in at least one other state mean the Colorado Department of Revenue will...

DATE: March 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rules crafted to limit flood damage OK’d

DENVER – The commission that oversees natural gas and oil regulation in Colorado adopted new rules Monday designed to limit spills during major floods like the one that struck the Front Range in...

DATE: March 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Suspects can search victims’ homes

DENVER – An appeals court added Colorado to the list of states that can allow criminal suspects to search victims’ homes to bolster their defense – a move that raised concerns among prosecutors and...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Guv backs mineral owners

DENVER – Any attempt to give local governments more control over oil and gas drilling in Colorado must protect the rights of people who own underground mineral rights, Gov. John Hickenlooper said...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado panel approves medical pot regs

DENVER – A crackdown on medical marijuana growers in Colorado passed its first and toughest test in the state Legislature on Thursday. The bill’s 5-0 bipartisan approval in the Senate Health &...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dementia patient may not see trial

DENVER – The case of an 87-year-old Alzheimer’s patient accused in the deadly beating of a fellow assisted-living resident highlights the challenges of prosecuting someone with the unpredictable...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Red-light camera ban passes 1st test in Colorado

DENVER – A ban on red-light cameras and speed-van enforcement passed its first test Wednesday in the Colorado Legislature. But a long afternoon of testimony showed the topic is as divisive as ever....

DATE: Feb. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Suspect in explosion near NAACP office denied bail

DENVER – A man charged with setting off a small explosion last month near a Colorado NAACP office is a danger to the community and must stay jailed without bail before his trial, a federal judge...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Police: Alzheimer’s patient, 87, kills roommate at facility

DENVER – In a case that sheds light on the difficulty of caring for sufferers of an unpredictable disease, an 87-year-old Alzheimer’s patient faces a homicide charge after the deadly beating of a...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Panel suggests gas, oil role for local government

DENVER – A Colorado task force is recommending that local governments be given a consulting role on some decisions about the location of large gas and oil facilities, but the panel decided against...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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