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Mapping pot legalization politics: Not just red vs. blue with marijuana

By: Jennifer Peltz

NEW YORK — To anyone who figured the path of legalizing recreational marijuana use ran along blue state-red state lines, a sudden setback for pot advocates in New Jersey may show the issue isn’t so black-and-white. Leaders in solidly-blue New Jersey are vowing it will still become the 11th state...

1 person arrested, 1 hospitalized following high-speed chase, crash in Denver

By: Kirk Mitchell

Denver police arrested one person and another was hospitalized following a high-speed chase and crash early Tuesday morning, police say. Denver joined a chase by Adams County Sheriff’s deputies who were attempting to stop a fugitive, according to a 3:57 a.m. Denver police tweet. Authorities have closed Colorado Boulevard from...

It’s official: Bomb cyclone is Colorado’s strongest storm on record

By: Chris Bianchi

Colorado recorded its lowest barometric pressure on record earlier this month during the so-called bomb cyclone, essentially confirming the storm as the strongest in the state’s recorded history. A central pressure reading of 970.4 millibars in Lamar on March 13 made it the lowest sea level pressure reading ever recorded...

If red flag bill passes, can Colorado sheriffs ignore it?

By: Nic Garcia

As Colorado lawmakers get close to putting a gun control bill on the governor’s desk, some law enforcement officials’ resistance is highlighting a tension between state and local governments and raising questions about how the law will be carried out — if at all. The red flag bill would allow...

Denver council candidate faces $50K lawsuit from political consultant

By: Andrew Kenney

An unusual legal battle between a political consultant and a candidate could disrupt the Denver City Council’s competitive at-large race. Candidate Tony Pigford says he was “taken to the cleaner” by a company that didn’t meet expectations. Now, Solidarity Communications is suing on claims that Pigford hasn’t paid the full...

Conor McGregor announces retirement on social media

By: Greg Beacham

LOS ANGELES — UFC superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement on social media Monday night, abruptly ending his remarkable fighting career. In a post on his verified Twitter account, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion said: “I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Art’...

Ask Amy: Husband’s deep research into webcomic isn’t funny

By: Amy Dickinson

Dear Amy: I’m writing about a curious thing my husband does that tends to hurt my feelings. I’m not sure how inconsiderate he may be, or how over-sensitive I may be. He tends to look for negative information about people and things that I like. He also does this for...

Blazers lose Jusuf Nurkic to severe leg injury in double-overtime win

By: The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — Jusuf Nurkic had 32 points and 16 rebounds before suffering a gruesome left leg injury in the second overtime of a 148-144 Portland Trail Blazers win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night. The former Nuggets center was hurt when his leg bent awkwardly as he battled...

Grand Junction police reopen case of teenager’s 1975 homicide

By: The Associated Press

GRAND JUNCTION — Police in a western Colorado city have reopened an investigation into an unsolved 1975 homicide. The Daily Sentinel reported that the Grand Junction Police Department is “actively investigating” the 1975 murder of 19-year-old Deborah Tomlinson. Police say Tomlinson’s body was found Dec. 27, 1975, following numerous unanswered...

Trump hosts Stanley Cup champion Capitals at White House

By: Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump welcomed Alex Ovechkin and the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office on Monday to congratulate them for winning the Stanley Cup in June. Trump said it was an honor to host the team because he is a hockey fan and a Capitals...

Two Boulder County deputies charged in death now out at sheriff’s office

By: Mitchell Byars

The two Boulder County Sheriff’s Office deputies charged with manslaughter in the death of a man they were transporting to detox in September are now no longer with the department. Boulder County Sheriff's Office via APFrom left are Boulder County sheriff’s deputies James O’Brien and Adam Lunn. Deputies James O’Brien,...

Linked by pain: 2 school massacre survivors, dad commit suicide

By: Terry Spencer, Kelli Kennedy, Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tragedies like the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Sandy Hook Elementary school massacres eventually fade from view, blunted by other mass shootings and the passage of time. But for the survivors, the pain can never end. The father of a Sandy Hook victim killed himself Monday,...

Colorado man sentenced in death of 3-month-old daughter

By: The Associated Press

GREELEY — A Colorado man has been sentenced to more than two decades in prison for causing the death of his infant daughter. The Greeley Tribune reports that 33-year-old Edward Berdan was sentenced to 22 years Monday resulting from his conviction in January on one count of felony child abuse...

Legendary Lakewood High School football coach Tom Hancock dies at 90

By: Mike Judson

Tom Hancock, who built a 1960s football dynasty at Lakewood High School that produced three biggest-classification state championships and three state runner-up finishes, died March 19 in Lakewood. He was 90. To say Hancock made his mark is an understatement. He directed the Lakewood Tigers from 1954-68, going 137-30-3 with...