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Lawyer says emails, calls to Colo. lawmaker were not threatening

DENVER – A man accused of threatening a Colorado lawmaker pushing for stricter gun-control measures plans to challenge the charges filed against him.Franklin Sain’s lawyer told a judge Friday that...

DATE: March 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

5 suspicious packages ID’d as supplies at NORAD

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE – Authorities say five suspicious packages that caused a lockdown at the home of NORAD and U.S. Northern Command were routine office supplies.Spokeswoman Jennifer Thibault...

DATE: March 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Childhood obesity raises concern in N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE – The prevalence of childhood obesity in New Mexico appears to be leveling off, but state health officials said Wednesday they are concerned about a trend developing between...

DATE: March 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

DA: Law in Colo. theater shooting legal

DENVER – Prosecutors in the deadly Colorado movie-theater shooting are disputing defense arguments that the state law on insanity pleas is unconstitutional.In court documents made public Wednesday,...

DATE: March 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fort Collins votes to impose fracking ban in city limits

FORT COLLINS – The Fort Collins City Council has banned fracking within city limits, throwing down the gauntlet for possible legal action while other communities wrestling with the issue try to...

DATE: March 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Giffords visits rampage site, urges gun control

TUCSON, Ariz. – Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned to the scene of the horrific shooting that wounded her and killed six people two years ago, urging senators Wednesday to pass background...

DATE: March 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

UN says legal pot violates treaties

DENVER – A United Nations-based drug agency urged the U.S. government Tuesday to challenge the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington, saying the state laws violate...

DATE: March 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bill would require DNA from convicts

DENVER – Nearly all people going through Colorado’s criminal court system would have to submit DNA samples under a bill introduced Tuesday at the state House.The measure would require those...

DATE: March 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lower tuition for illegal immigrants clears House

DENVER – As student activists looked on, a plan to reduce tuition rates for illegal immigrants who grew up in Colorado advanced in the state House on Tuesday, marking a legislative milestone and a...

DATE: March 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gold for Colo. dome sent to Italy

DENVER – Gold mined in Colorado will be used to restore the gilding on the Colorado Capitol’s dome but not before a stop in Italy.Sixty-five ounces of gold donated by AngloGold Ashanti and the...

DATE: March 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Air Force Academy chooses first woman boss

DENVER – The appointment of the first woman to command the Air Force Academy marks another breach of the “brass ceiling” that keeps women from top assignments in the military, an advocacy group...

DATE: March 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

One dead in avalanche near Cameron Pass

DENVER – One snowboarder was killed and another was seriously injured in an avalanche near Cameron Pass in north-central Colorado.The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the snowboarders,...

DATE: March 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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