While the black market problem is often assumed to be connected to recreational legalization, it is more closely associated with the 2000's Amendment 20 for medical marijuana.
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A measure approved by the legislature and awaiting action by the governor would ban release of minors' autopsies in most cases.
The growth spurt outside the Front Range can be credited to Pueblo and Grand Junction finally shrugging off the effects of the Great Recession.
“We have to be proactive,” said El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder. “Otherwise we’re following the story; we’re letting somebody else write the narrative.”
In a written statement, Gov. Hickenlooper said deadly violence against officers is having a chilling impact and the state "must come together and say enough is enough."
Micah Flick, 34, was a husband, as well as a father to 7-year-old twins. Today was his 11-year anniversary on the force.
El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa's future is uncertain after a jury acquitted him on three charges and hung on four other counts related to abuse of power.
Jurors found Maketa not guilty on three charges and deadlocked on four other charges, including felony counts of extortion and conspiracy to commit extortion.
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