Mentally ill won’t be put in solitary confinement

DENVER – Colorado prison officials are being directed to stop placing mentally ill inmates in solitary confinement as the corrections department seeks to decrease the number of people it keeps in...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pot retailers scramble to sell by January ’14

DENVER – Legal marijuana sales in Colorado are set to start Jan. 1, or so the law says. Knowing when the recreational pot shops will actually open, however, is anyone’s guess. The state’s 160...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New probe begins into raided pot shops

DENVER (AP) – One of the medical marijuana dispensaries raided by federal agents last month reopened Wednesday, just as state and city of Denver officials begin a combined investigation into the...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. trial looks at assisted-suicide law

ALBUQUERQUE – Two doctors and a Santa Fe woman with advanced uterine cancer want physicians in New Mexico to be able to prescribe – without the fear of prosecution– the needed medications for...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. charity buys ancient masks to return to Hopi, Apache tribes

PARIS – A U.S. charitable foundation said Wednesday that it was the anonymous bidder that paid $530,000 for 24 Native American masks in a contested Paris auction two days ago and will return them...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Air bag saves Utah skier in backcountry avalanche

SALT LAKE CITY – An avalanche that was caught on video dragged a backcountry skier into a Utah ravine and buried her in snow, but the woman survived because she deployed a special air bag and other...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.Y. court: Reporter doesn’t have to reveal sources in shooting story

ALBANY, N.Y. – A Fox News reporter is protected by New York law from being forced to reveal her sources for a story about the suspect in the mass shooting that left 12 people dead in a suburban...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

6-year-old suspended for kissing classmate

DENVER – The suspension of a 6-year-old boy for kissing a girl at school is raising questions about whether the peck should be considered sexual harassment. The boy’s mother said officials at...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Charges dropped against Aron Ralston

DENVER – No charges will be filed against Aron Ralston, the Colorado adventurer whose self-amputation ordeal inspired the movie “127 Hours” after he and his girlfriend were arrested in connection...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

4 more people charged in Navajo discretionary fund case

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The leader of the Navajo Nation’s legislative branch, his predecessor and two former lawmakers have been charged with misusing tribal discretionary funds intended for Navajos in...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Finding homes for female vets

PHOENIX (AP) – Two decades ago, Dana Oviatt started her career in the Army as a combat photographer. Her new work environment quickly became an unpleasant one when she was assaulted two weeks after...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. judge orders wedding cake maker to serve gay couples

DENVER – A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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