Pot user sues Colorado

DENVER – A frequent marijuana user who says Colorado’s pending pot DUI bill sets the legal limit too low is suing to block the bill, arguing it violates his constitutional rights. Brandon Baker,...

DATE: May 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former R.I. Senate candidate to run for Colo. governor

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Steve Laffey, a onetime Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Rhode Island, announced Tuesday he’s running for governor of Colorado. Laffey is a former investment banker and for...

DATE: May 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation opens its flagship casino in Arizona

TWIN ARROWS, Ariz. – New sets of twin arrows are beckoning travelers on Interstate 40 in northern Arizona. The Navajo Nation has opened its first casino in the state, the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino...

DATE: May 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pueblo mob attacks resident thought to be child predator

DENVER – Residents angry that police had not warned them about sex assaults of children took matters into their own hands, chasing down a man they thought was the attacker, pelting him with rocks...

DATE: May 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Democrats strike back at Republican voting-reform bills

DENVER – In a bitter fight, Colorado Democrats recently muscled through the Statehouse a massive elections-reform bill that allows voters to register up until Election Day and still cast their...

DATE: May 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation considers tougher crime sentences

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Under Navajo Nation law, tribal members can shoplift, abandon a child, obstruct justice, receive stolen property and commit burglary and fraud without facing any time in jail or...

DATE: May 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Theater attack prompts new Colo. mental-health law

DENVER – Days after a gunman entered a suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 moviegoers and injuring 70 others, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado health officials began talking about...

DATE: May 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Study: 2014 pot consumption will be 2.2M oz.

FORT COLLINS – A recent study says Coloradans will consume 2.2 million ounces of marijuana next year. The study, conducted by an arm of Colorado State University and released last month, aimed to...

DATE: May 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Governor releases list of clemency consultations

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper has spoken with seven prosecutors and two defense attorneys as well as victims’ families as he ponders whether to grant clemency to Nathan Dunlap, who faces...

DATE: May 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Teacher removes explosive from a northern Colorado high school

DENVER – A teacher removed a suspicious package left inside a northern Colorado school that was later determined to be an active explosive, authorities said Tuesday. However, police in Lafayette...

DATE: May 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge delays decision on Holmes insanity plea

CENTENNIAL – Lawyers for the Aurora theater shooting suspect told a judge Monday he wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity, but the judge won’t immediately rule on whether to...

DATE: May 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Anti-drillers mull next steps

DENVER – They packed committee hearings, waved signs and even publicly heckled Colorado’s governor. But natural-gas and oil-drilling critics saw one political failure after another in the...

DATE: May 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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