The Federal Trade Commission released its 2011 list of consumer complaints, and Colorado topped the charts for a second consecutive year, with the most reported per-capita consumer fraud complaints in the nation. Greeley -- ranked No. 1 for large U.S. metro areas -- joined Colorado Springs, Boulder ... More >>
In our post yesterday about the progress of Legalize 2012's Cannabis Re-legalization Act, proponent Laura Kriho noted that a section had been added to the proposal directing Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to sue the federal government if it attempts to enforce its marijuana laws here. But AG ... More >>
John Suthers.The continuing war of words between marijuana advocate Mason Tvert and Colorado Attorney General John Suthers shows no signs of ebbing.
The latest? Tvert hopes Suthers isn't implicitly campaigning for a medical marijuana ban in Eagle County at an event slated for this evening.
This week, governors in Rhode Island and Washington asked the federal government to concede that marijuana has medical uses. A Colorado official is required to send a similar message by year's end -- but would John Hickenlooper consider following the lead of these fellow governors and do the deed hi ... More >>
John Suthers.Yesterday, we previewed a media event during which advocates asked that Colorado Attorney General John Suthers sign an ethics pledge pertaining to future commentary on the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. But Suthers wasn't in his office when the paperwork was presented, and ... More >>
Dallas Cardenas. Dallas Cardenas will serve eight years in prison for trafficking a seventeen-year-old girl and pimping an adult woman, the state attorney general's office announced today. Cardenas , twenty, of Denver, is the first person to be convicted under Colorado's human trafficking sta ... More >>
John Suthers.The Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, which requires tax increases to be okayed by popular vote, was approved in 1992, meaning that it's been in place for nearly two decades -- and a pain in the neck to legislators for the same amount of time. Now, a coalition of lawmakers and notables ... More >>
John Walsh.HB 1043, a bill sponsored by Representative Tom Massey and Senator Pat Steadman to clean up last year's medical marijuana regulations, seemed to be quietly moving toward passage -- but no more. A letter from U.S. Attorney John Walsh attacking aspects of the legislation call into qu ... More >>
Pat Steadman.Earlier today, we shared a letter from U.S. Attorney John Walsh attacking elements of HB 1043, a bill intended to clean up aspects of last year's medical marijuana legislation. Senator Pat Steadman, who's co-sponsoring the measure with Representative Tom Massey, confesses to bein ... More >>
Imagine my surprise the other night when, in the midst of enjoying an episode of Friday Night Lights on Hulu (Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose!), a commercial popped on featuring Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. And not just any John Suthers -- an animated John Suthers straight out ... More >>
John Suthers.Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is embracing Facebook nearly a year after the state essentially unfriended the massive social network. The agreement between the AG's office and Mark Zuckerberg's operation means state agencies, including Suthers's, can belatedly join the 21 ... More >>
John Suthers.Update below: A National Institute on Drug Abuse study showing pot use up among all grades surveyed, with eighth grade taking the largest leap, prompted strong words from Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, an opponent of MMJ dispensaries who blames their prevalence for much ... More >>
Near the scene.Update:According to the Denver Police Department, a welfare request from Liz Tomocik's employer led officers to a murder-suicide at 777 N. Washington Street, with Tomocik subsequently determined to have killed Gerald Cler and then shot herself.
Now we know the identity of that ... More >>
Myrl Serra.Colorado Attorney General's office spokesman Mike Saccone confirms that Myrl Serra, district attorney for the 7th Judicial District, which covers several Western Slope counties, is in Montrose County jail following his arrest this morning on three startling charges: unlawful sexual ... More >>
Peggy Hettrick.In recent years, the 1987 murder of Fort Collins' Peggy Hettrick has been mentioned most often in relation to Tim Masters, who was improperly convicted of the crime, leading to settlements totaling $10 million.
But the case remains unsolved -- which makes word of new evidence ... More >>
Douglas Bruce.Memo to process servers: The best place to find Douglas Bruce over the next few days is the Denver courtroom of Judge Brian Whitney. That's where Bruce sat this morning, listening to process servers explain their attempts to deliver subpoenas to the anti-tax activist -- part of ... More >>
Even if you wanted to, you couldn't be friends with Colorado Attorney General John Suthers's office -- at least not on Facebook. And the office has recommended that any other state agency that doesn't already have a Facebook page hold off for a while.
"There could be conflicts with state law ... More >>
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers' office has ordered every state agency and institution of higher education to take down their Facebook pages if they have one, according to Rebecca Laurie, spokeswoman for History Colorado, which does have a page.
Attorney General's spokesman Mike Sacco ... More >>
A Flickr photo. This week, Colorado's finest will teach a group of 22 Mexican investigators and prosecutors the ins and outs of bringing bad guys to justice using an open-court judicial system, as Mexico continues to move away from a paper-based trial system and toward one similar to ours.
And for ... More >>
For the most part, Colorado Public Radio's recent conversation with Wayne Allard doesn't exactly qualify as scintillating: big surprise. But Mike Saccone of Grand Junction's Daily Sentinel, whose "Political Notebook" feature qualifies as one of the better political blogs in the state, zeroed in on ... More >>