Last year, we told you about a landmark ruling in favor of Brett Williams, a Colorado State trooper who said he hadn't been rehired because he is gay. Now, the judge in the case has determined how much the CSP will have to pay out: $768,000. But while that's a considerable chunk of change, Williams ... More >>
Last November, Kelly Binder went public with her claims of being drugged and raped at a downtown Denver hotel in late 2010 in part because she was upset that her rape kit had never been tested after prosecutors declined to file charges in the case. The story helped inspire legislation requiring tha ... More >>
A week after John Hickenlooper signed Amendment 64 into law, and four days after President Barack Obama said that the feds have bigger fish to fry than prosecuting recreational users of pot in states that have made it legal, Colorado's Task Force on the Implementation of Amendment 64 will have its f ... More >>
In this space yesterday, marijuana advocate Christian Sederberg spoke positively about the Amendment 64 task force to which he was just named. So, too, does attorney Sean McAllister, who lobbied the governor's office about the importance of marijuana consumers being represented on the panel. But wit ... More >>
Word that Governor John Hickenlooper had signed Amendment 64 into law necessarily overshadowed the announcement of members assigned to a task force that will guide implementation of the act. But Christian Sederberg, who'll represent the A64 campaign in the group, thinks the process is off to a posit ... More >>
Ever since voters approved Amendment 64, Governor John Hickenlooper's office has been evasive about saying when he would ink the measure. But this morning, he quietly signed A64 into law -- an action followed by a strangely worded announcement on view below.
Brett Williams loved being in the Colorado State Patrol, where he rose to the rank of captain in twelve years. But he says he knows it isn't possible for him to return to the job. Why not? Because Williams was rejected for reinstatement for reasons he believes were connected to his sexual orientatio ... More >>
Hickenlooper.Governor John Hickenlooper is apparently not convinced a Judicial Watch investigation will be sufficient to solve the murder in Mexico of David Hartley. So he, along with senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Representative Cory Gardner, signed letters sent to the department ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, Colorado's board of health rejected an emergency petition from the Cannabis Therapy Institute, on view below in an item first published yesterday morning. The reason? The board didn't believe the concerns outlined in the petition constituted an emergency. However, the topic ... More >>
Bad enough when the real health inspector drops by a restaurant -- but a phony inspector? That's enough to get your temperature rising far above what's considered safe for the storage of food. Over the weekend, the Colorado Department of Public Safety sent word of a phony inspector scam:
A photo from Kathleen Chippi's Facebook page -- not Joyce Foster's.Update, 1:58 p.m.: We've now received a statement from Joyce Foster and interviewed Kathleen Chippi, who was identified as the senator on KHOW -- and since our 12:05 p.m. update, Chippi has tracked down figures to back up her ... More >>
What happens to the mentally ill in the justice system is just crazy.
Subject lines in e-mails are supposed to get a recipient's attention. Well, the one that introduced a July 6 press release sent by Lance Clem, public information officer for the Colorado Department of Public Safety, did that and more. It reads: "MEDIA ADVISORY -- Suicide Bombing Class Open to Repor ... More >>
A funny thing happend on the way to the hallucination machine.
It takes more than money to make a mayor. You have to know your way around Colfax, when to cry Republican and how to handle a drag queen.
There's nothing intelligent about the way the DPD kept its spy files.
The youthful offender system was supposed to save gang kids. Now it’s about snitching, fronting—and growing numbers of teens headed for adult prison.
The drug trade in Denver and the surrounding area is getting worse -- much worse.
CRIME MAY NOT PAY, BUT ELECTRONIC HOME DETENTION SURE DOES.