Federal judge allows continued Title 42 migrant expulsions at the border
WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday temporarily blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42, a designation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that has allowed border patrol officials to turn migrants away at the border. The order from U.S. District Court Judge Robert Summerhays for a preliminary nationwide injunction will stop […]
New law provides $10M for local police agencies to address high-crime areas
A new state law provides $10.3 million for grants to help local police departments address high-crime areas. The Safer Streets Grant Program is being established through Senate Bill 22-1, which Gov. Jared Polis signed into law Thursday. It was a key priority for Polis and Democratic legislative leaders, but drew little support from Republicans. Sponsors […]
Car camping ban advances in Boulder County as homelessness advocates protest
A proposed ordinance in Boulder County would expand city camping bans to the county level without offering a solution.
Biden condemns racist theory of white supremacy in visit to Buffalo after mass shooting
President Joe Biden on Tuesday commemorated the victims of last weekend’s mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, and condemned the ideology that drove the killer to “carry out a murderous, racist rampage” at a grocery store in a predominantly Black neighborhood. In a visit to the Upstate New York city, Biden and other New York […]
Transitioning out of prison is hard. Freedom Institute is there to help.
In 2008, after serving eight years in a Colorado prison for methamphetamine possession and forgery, Debb Fache was given a $100 debit card and bus ticket back to Grand Junction, where her case originated. Parolees are released to where they were first arrested — unless they have friends or family elsewhere to take them in. […]
Mystery attorney in Elbert County election security case is former state House minority leader
Joe Stengel, a former Republican Colorado House minority leader, is the mystery attorney at the center of an election security lawsuit in Elbert County, newly unsealed court documents reveal. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold in January opened an investigation into the activities of Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder as a potential security breach after […]
People gather for abortion rights rally at Colorado Capitol in Denver
For the second consecutive Saturday, people gathered in downtown Denver to demonstrate support for abortion rights. The “Bans off our Bodies” rally took place at the Colorado Capitol, where abotion-rights supporters, many waving signs, listened to speakers, including Adrienne Mansanares, CEO and president of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which organized the May 14 […]
Colorado judge rules defamation suit against Joe Oltmann, FEC United can proceed to trial
A Colorado judge has ruled that a defamation lawsuit by a former employee of Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems against a network of far-right conspiracy theorists tied to former President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign can proceed to trial, rejecting the defendants’ motion to dismiss the case. In a 136-page ruling issued Friday, Judge Marie Avery Moses […]
Congress explores creation of truth commission for U.S. Indian Boarding Schools
WASHINGTON — Survivors of a U.S. policy that forced Indigenous children to attend boarding schools where they were abused, or went missing, detailed to members of a U.S. House Natural Resources panel during a Thursday hearing the need for Congress to establish a truth commission dedicated to unveiling the traumas Indigenous children experienced at the […]
Dear DC pundit bros: Coloradans are the experts on abortion messaging. You’re not.
If there’s a thing happening in D.C., like say a vote on an abortion rights bill in the Senate, you can rest assured that the D.C. pundit bros will assume they are eminently qualified to speak on it and must share their opinion. Politico was shocked — shocked I tell you — to discover a […]
Elbert County clerk agrees mystery attorney should be revealed in election security case
Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder told a district court judge that he agrees with the Colorado secretary of state that the name of a mystery attorney at the center of an election security case should be revealed to the public. In a document filed Wednesday in Elbert County District Court as part of a lawsuit […]
The Supreme Court shouldn’t be shrouded in secrecy
This commentary originally appeared in the Minnesota Reformer. The firestorm arising out of the recent leak of a draft of the Supreme Court opinion — purporting to eliminate constitutional abortion rights established 49 years ago in Roe v. Wade — has generated fury for different reasons from various quarters. But the consternation ought to serve […]