In December 2010, Karina Sartiaguin Vargas was shot while standing outside Aurora Central High School. Then sixteen, Karina was left paralyzed below the belly button. As we explained in our recent cover story, "Bullet. Proof.," the teenager eventually began speaking out about gun violence -- even te ... More >>
Update: As we reported yesterday, a fetal homicide bill sponsored by Republican Representative Janak Joshi was defeated along party lines, with Democrats saying they plan to bring forward a measure that accomplishes similar goals without being a "Trojan horse" for personhood; see our original covera ... More >>
When a defendant pleads not guilty by reason of insanity in Colorado, the burden falls on prosecutors to prove otherwise. A bill sponsored by state Representative Frank McNulty would shift the responsibility to the defense, so that a defendant who pleads insanity would have to prove it "by clear and ... More >>
He looked shmucky enough at the end of the regularly scheduled session of the Colorado Legislature when he pointed the finger at Democrats for not pushing the civil unions bill earlier, then delivered his own lethal injection when he sent the proposal to a "kill committee." And then whoops, House S ... More >>
The so-called House "kill committee" has put to death a bill to legalize civil unions. The measure, sponsored by House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino, who is gay, failed despite having bipartisan support in the full House when the committee's five Republicans voted against it. But first, supporters ... More >>
At noon, a day after Republican lawmakers defeated a bill to legalize civil unions in a special legislative session, conservatives rallied on the steps of the Capitol building. The event had been planned days in advance, but due to the demise of civil unions, the tone was celebratory. House Speaker ... More >>
Steve King.Senator Steve King's proposed THC driving bill, which would set an intoxication standard of five nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood for medical marijuana patients and a zero-tolerance level for non-patients, is up for discussion on Monday. And opponents are gearing up for a ... More >>
Just before Prohibition, the Colorado Legislature gave us 3.2 beer. Now Blake Harrison wants to repeal the scourge.
With his grades and high school activities, Pablo is an ideal candidate for college, except for one hitch: He's illegal.
Randy Pech says the government's disadvantaged business programs discriminated against his company. This fall, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide if he's right.
You can choose your friends, but you canít choose your lieutenant governor.