Lauren Boebert sued for defamation in federal court by activist

BY: - June 8, 2023

A North Carolina political activist filed a defamation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Silt in federal court Thursday. Plaintiffs David Wheeler, who last year publicized information about Boebert in an effort to derail her reelection bid, and the super PAC American Muckrakers claim that Boebert defamed Wheeler by falsely accusing him of defaming […]

Marshall Fire caused by Xcel Energy power line, reignited junk burn, authorities say

BY: - June 8, 2023

The Marshall Fire in Boulder County was caused by two distinct ignitions, one sparked by an unmoored Xcel Energy power line and another from embers of a week-old trash fire at the nearby Twelve Tribes property, that eventually merged into the larger fire, investigators announced Thursday. The Marshall Fire began on Dec. 30, 2021, amid […]

Lawsuit challenges Colorado’s ‘bubble law’ that protects patients from abortion clinic protestors

BY: - June 8, 2023

A Denver anti-abortion activist is challenging Colorado’s law that prohibits anyone from approaching people within 100 feet of a health care facility, including abortion clinics. The 1993 law, known as the “bubble law,” prevents people from getting within eight feet of someone who is heading into a facility. It was crafted to curb the practice […]

Colorado bans possession, creation of ghost guns

BY: - June 2, 2023

Unserialized firearms, also known as ghost guns, are now banned in Colorado under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis on Friday. Senate Bill 23- 279 makes the sale, manufacture and possession of ghost guns a Class 1 misdemeanor on the first offense and a Class 5 felony on subsequent offenses. “Ghost guns […]

After 16 years, Colorado’s Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice will disband this month

BY: - June 1, 2023

As the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice prepares to meet for the final time next week, current and former lawmakers are reflecting on its work, amid continued disagreement over the best fate for the panel after a 16-year run making policy recommendations to the Legislature. The House Judiciary Committee last month indefinitely postponed […]

Three additional federal judgeships for Colorado proposed by US lawmakers

BY: - May 31, 2023

Three members of Colorado’s congressional delegation have proposed the addition of three judicial seats to the U.S. District Court of Colorado, which they say is overwhelmed by a growing caseload. The Colorado Judgeship Act, as introduced by Democratic U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper in the Senate, as well as Democratic Rep. Joe Neguse […]

Fentanyl-related drugs permanently made criminal under bill passed by U.S. House

BY: - May 26, 2023

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers in the U.S. House passed bipartisan legislation Thursday in an effort to curb staggering overdose deaths from illegal fentanyl substances that are illicitly produced and up to 50 times stronger than heroin. The HALT Fentanyl Act, passed on a 289-133 vote with 74 Democratic votes, including from Rep. Yadira Caraveo of Thornton, […]

Missouri man arrested for crashing truck, making threats near White House

BY: - May 23, 2023

Federal police arrested a Missouri man on Monday night after he crashed a vehicle into security barriers in Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House. Sai Varshith Kandula, 19, of Chesterfield, has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, threatening to kill, kidnap or inflict harm […]


‘It’ll be fine, I’ll be with a white girl’: Words of wisdom and a warning

BY: - May 23, 2023

This commentary originally appeared in the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. My best friend was around to my house on a recent Saturday for a long overdue reunion. Adult schedules and the demands of parenthood being what they are, it had taken UN-level negotiations to get our calendars to match. As we caught up, with a ballgame on […]

Appeals court judges embrace anti-abortion speculation

BY: and - May 22, 2023

America’s major medical institutions and drug policy scholars have roundly denounced as “pseudoscience” many of the claims brought by anti-abortion groups in a high-profile federal lawsuit asking the Food and Drug Administration to revoke its 23-year-old approval of mifepristone, one half of a two-drug regimen that has become the most common form of pregnancy termination […]

Three-judge panel in U.S. appeals court hears arguments in abortion pill case

BY: and - May 17, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court panel quizzed lawyers during oral arguments Wednesday over a Texas judge’s decision that could end access to the abortion pill nationwide. Observers see the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals as a legal way station for the case, in which anti-abortion groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, […]

Arguments on landmark abortion pill case to be heard Wednesday in appeals court

BY: - May 16, 2023

WASHINGTON — The lawsuit over access to the abortion pill goes before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Wednesday, the next step on a path that will likely end at the U.S. Supreme Court.  The three-judge panel will decide whether to keep, overturn, or alter a ruling from U.S. District Court […]