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Denver’s District Attorney Beth McCann speaks with reporters at court in Denver in 2017.

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If you want to start an argument in a phone booth with two people, the best subject to bring up might be the death penalty. Recent polling both nationally and here in Colorado tells us that just about half of Americans (49 percent nationally and 47 percent here) support the death penalty, while about 47 percent oppose it. Support has been falling for years, and recently it fell below 50 percent for the first time since the death penalty was restored by the Supreme Court in the mid 1970s.

ALBUQUERQUE — Looking adorable is only part of the job description. Also required is the ability to remain calm in public spaces and to impart that peaceful feeling to others, particularly children. Filling the job openings are Lucy and Kasey 2, golden retrievers who are being trained as “courthouse facility” dogs.

WASHINGTON — Blackwater Worldwide founder Erik Prince is considering a Republican primary challenge to Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, a senior member of the Senate GOP leadership team, in a race that could pit the party’s establishment against insurgents inspired by allies of President Donald Trump.