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Federal prosecutors appeal Uzbek terror suspect’s imminent release in Colorado

DENVER – U.S. Justice Department prosecutors on Monday appealed the granting of bail to Uzbek terrorism suspect Jamshid Muhtorov, and his release was postponed Monday to later this week in order to give the court more time to be sure that his home is an acceptable place for him to stay while he awaits trial on a terrorism charge. U.S. […]

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Masterpiece Cakeshop owner says he’s lost 40% of business, welcomes SCOTUS hearing

DENVER – The owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop, whose case involving his denial to make a cake for a gay couple was taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court Monday after being declined nearly a dozen times, says the lower court’s decision, which will now be argued in front of the nation’s highest court, has caused him to lose […]

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Trump signs ‘historic’ VA oversight bill supported by all of Colorado’s congressional delegation

DENVER – President Donald Trump on Friday signed a bill supported by all of Colorado’s congressional delegation aimed at making it easier to fire bad Veterans Affairs employees and protect whistleblowers after several high-profile scandals over the past several years. The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 passed the Senate on June 7 […]

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SCOTUS again declines to take up Colorado cake store discrimination case

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court again failed to act on the case involving the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood after being listed for consideration for an 11th time. The judges could still decide to take up the case, despite it being distributed for conference each week since Feb. 21 and still not being taken up. […]

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Adams County agrees to pay $25K to Muslim inmate denied Quran

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. – Adams County will pay a Muslim inmate denied a Quran during the 2015 Ramadan holy days $25,000 to settle a lawsuit filed last year, and the jail has agreed to change its policies to protect the religious rights of jailed Muslims. Though the jail denied any wrongdoing in the settlement agreement, […]

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Questions mount after host of Colorado oil and gas incidents; safety investigations continue

WELD COUNTY, Colo. – Gov. John Hickenlooper says there is currently “no reason to believe” that the circumstances behind Thursday’s deadly explosion at an oil tank battery in Weld County are similar to those that caused a home in Firestone to explode last month, killing two. The name of the worker who died at the […]

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Lawsuit: Anadarko defrauded investors with ‘materially false’ info about Firestone explosion risk

DENVER – Anadarko Petroleum, the company responsible for two oil and gas sites whose explosions have killed three people and severely injured four others in Colorado over the past five weeks, now faces accusations that it made “materially false and misleading statements” about the Firestone home explosion that defrauded investors out of money. An investor […]

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DA: Denver PD ‘careless’ in responding to union’s open records request, but no charges filed

DENVER – Denver District Attorney Beth McCann won’t file charges against the Denver Police Department’s chief or deputy chief after the department allegedly violated the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) when it initially kept secret a letter from the former district attorney concerning a controversial arrest last year. McCann’s decision comes after a months-long investigation by Denver7 […]

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Denver sergeant accused of revealing trafficking victim’s name joins Brauchler’s trafficking unit

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. – A Denver Police Department sergeant who had previously been named in a lawsuit as having identified the victim of a child sex trafficking case in a film will join the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office’s special human trafficking team. District Attorney George Brauchler announced Daniel Steele’s hiring as a criminal investigator […]

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Colorado correctional officer sues prison captain over alleged sexual harassment

DENVER – A female correctional officer is suing a prison officer and the Colorado’s executive director of the state Department of Corrections in federal court over claims the officer sexually harassed her, and that she was retaliated against when she cried foul. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court of Colorado over the weekend […]

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