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Judge Says Denver Sheriff's Deputy Must Face Suspension After Brutally Attacking Inmate in Courtroom

Judge Says Denver Sheriff's Deputy Must Face Suspension After Brutally Attacking Inmate in Courtroom
A Denver sheriff's deputy who was caught on camera brutally slamming an inmate's head into a glass wall will be suspended pending an investigation. The inmate, Anthony Waller, who is black, was called "boy" by the deputy, Brady Lovingier during the vicious attack.
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Colorado AG Cites 'Religious Freedom,' Joins Anti-Obamacare Birth Control Case

Colorado AG Cites 'Religious Freedom,' Joins Anti-Obamacare Birth Control Case
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, citing the Constitution's 'religious freedom' clause, joined 20 other state prosecutors opposing the birth-control mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Religious zealotry trumps good policy, it seems.
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CO Congressman Rails at Oil and Gas Association: ‘Stop suing the communities I represent’

CO Congressman Rails at Oil and Gas Association: ‘Stop suing the communities I represent’
Colorado Representative Jared Polis fired off a letter to the Colorado Oil and Gas Industry, a powerful oil and gas lobby, decrying their lawsuits against the cities of Fort Collins and Lafayette. Both cities, after ballot initiatives, forbade the industry from fracking near their communities.
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Moms of ‘Gas Patch Kids’ Press CO Gov Hickenlooper on Air Quality Regulations

Moms of ‘Gas Patch Kids’ Press CO Gov Hickenlooper on Air Quality Regulations
At the state capitol in Denver Wednesday, a handful of mothers from towns sited in the Northern Front Range drilling fields delivered petition signed by 8,000 mothers to Governor Hickenlooper's office asking him to push for tighter air-quality regulations than the draft versions released to the public last week. The women, mostly members of the group Colorado Moms Know Best, arrived arms full of stuffed dolls, Cabbage Patch Kids, which they rechristened Gas Patch Kids.
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CO and WA Governors Ask Feds to Allow Marijuana Shops Access to Banks

CO and WA Governors Ask Feds to Allow Marijuana Shops Access to Banks
The Governors of Colorado and Washington requested permission from top banking authorities to allow marijuana stores - legal in their states - to have access to full banking services.
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Anti-Abortion Group’s Ballot Initiative Never Mentions Abortion

Anti-Abortion Group’s Ballot Initiative Never Mentions Abortion
Colorado personhood groups submitted signatures to the secretary of state’s office Monday in support of an effort to land an initiative on 2014 Colorado voter ballots that could ban abortion, the fourth attempt by personhood groups since 2010 to pass a state constitutional amendment here that would grant “unborn human persons” legal rights.
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