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Although the city of Westminster argues it terminated a 14-year police officer because he abused his authority in repeated encounters with law enforcement, a federal judge found the officer's allegations of disability discrimination credible enough to let a jury decide the outcome of the case. Continue Reading

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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, which supplies power to 43 power distribution cooperatives in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Nebraska, agreed Wednesday to accelerate its transition to renewable energy and consider potentially shutting down a coal plant unit in the City of Craig four years earlier than originally planned. Continue Reading

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The country's biggest advocate for senior citizens is urging the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to reject Xcel Energy's proposal to increase energy rates by nearly $200 million, arguing it would disproportionately hit low-income and fixed-income residents. Continue Reading

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A Colorado state trooper told a Mesa County jury that the defendant matched the profile of a drug courier because, among other things, he had air freshener and a religious symbol in his car. Prosecutors made that testimony a central part of their case, effectively asking jurors to believe th… Continue Reading

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A panel of lawmakers reviewing treatment of those with mental health disorders in the criminal justice system on Wednesday voted to advance a full slate of five bills, including measures on those found not guilty by reason of insanity, pretrial diversion programs, emergency mental health holds and housing. Continue Reading

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A federal judge has declined to block the University of Colorado from enforcing its vaccination policy against a Roman Catholic physician and a Buddhist medical student who unsuccessfully sought religious exemptions, while cautioning that a recent revision to the mandate may bring about new arguments in the case.  Continue Reading

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The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday traveled to Pomona High School in Arvada to consider two real cases in front of an audience of students, teachers and other community members. Each set of oral arguments lasted for one hour, with the students able to ask questions of the lawyers and, at the end, of the justices themselves. Continue Reading

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The Colorado Water Trust is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, with two decades of efforts to restore flows in Colorado rivers. But the trust’s next 20 years will likely face greater challenges of climate change and population growth that are already taking a toll on the state’s waterways. Continue Reading

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A Denver judge mistakenly concluded police officers executed a search warrant that lacked probable cause, the Colorado Supreme Court decided on Monday, rejecting arguments that a detective failed to properly check a confidential informant's car for narcotics prior to a controlled drug purchase. Continue Reading