Justice

Aurora Municipal Court

Court text reminders would become automatic under proposed state law

BY: - January 18, 2022

Nowadays, it’s common to receive an automated text message a few days before the appointment you scheduled weeks or months ago — and might have completely forgotten about. That text might say something like, “Hey, you’ve got a dentist appointment next Tuesday at 9 o’clock,” said state Sen. Pete Lee, a Colorado Springs Democrat. Forgetting your […]

COMMENTARY

How the Vietnam War pushed MLK to embrace global justice, not only civil rights at home

BY: - January 17, 2022

This article originally appeared in The Conversation. On July 2, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. stood behind President Lyndon Baines Johnson as the Texan signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Although not the first civil rights bill passed by Congress, it was the most comprehensive. King called the law’s passage “a great […]

‘State of the Climate’ rally demands bolder action from Gov. Polis, lawmakers

BY: - January 14, 2022

As Gov. Jared Polis stood in the Colorado House of Representatives to deliver his State of the State address on Thursday, dozens of Colorado environmental activists stood just yards away on the steps of the Capitol, once again demanding a more aggressive approach to the climate crisis from state government. Just weeks after the Marshall […]

Tina Peters, Mesa County clerk under criminal investigation, announces reelection bid

BY: - January 14, 2022

It’s official. Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters, who is under criminal investigation for alleged breaches of election security protocols, is running for reelection — although she’ll first have to beat Republican challenger Bobbie Gross in the June primary election. Peters formally made the announcement Thursday in Grand Junction on the steps of the […]

Federal prosecutors file seditious conspiracy charges against Oath Keepers in Jan. 6 attack

BY: - January 13, 2022

WASHINGTON — Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the far-right militia group the Oath Keepers, was charged with seditious conspiracy in organizing an attack on the U.S. Capitol and disrupting the Electoral College certification of the president, the Justice Department announced Thursday.  Edward Vallejo, 63, of Phoenix is charged along with Rhodes in connection with events […]

Michigan woman arrested with guns in her truck near U.S. Capitol

BY: - January 13, 2022

WASHINGTON — The United States Capitol Police said in a press release that they arrested a Michigan woman Wednesday on charges of unlawful possession of multiple firearms. The woman, identified by officers as Kery Lynn McAttee, told police she was traveling from Michigan and went to the U.S. Capitol Police headquarters to talk about information […]

COMMENTARY

A child’s best interests are not the same as what a child wants

BY: - January 11, 2022

The role of a guardian ad litem is not for the faint of heart. The attorney, by putting themselves into that important and often critical role, takes on the responsibility of making recommendations that will significantly affect the direction of a child’s future. I, myself, have never been guardian ad litem, however as a family […]

Army overturns reprimand for captain who attended Denver BLM march, wrote critical op-eds

BY: - January 11, 2022

An Army review board overturned a reprimand that a then-captain in the Colorado National Guard received from Guard leadership in 2020 after he participated in a Black Lives Matter march and wrote an opinion column criticizing his leaders for investigating that behavior.  Capt. Alan Kennedy, who as of December serves in the U.S. Army Reserve, […]

Catholic Church

Lawsuit alleging child sexual abuse filed against Archdiocese of Denver

BY: - January 7, 2022

At least one lawsuit alleging child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy has been filed in Colorado following the passage of a new law last year. On Monday, Colorado resident Brian Barzee sued the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver, alleging exploitation and sexual abuse by a former priest during his time at St. Andrew’s Preparatory Seminary […]

COMMENTARY

Jan. 6 succeeded. Here’s what’s next.

BY: - January 6, 2022

If the point of the Jan. 6 insurrection was to establish that a significant portion of the country is done with democracy, it succeeded. The attack on the U.S. Capitol one year ago by violent supporters of former President Donald Trump — whose lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him was the fuel […]

Colorado to receive $385 million from Johnson & Johnson opioid settlement

BY: - January 4, 2022

All 64 Colorado counties have signed onto a joint framework for how the state should distribute money from settlements with drug companies, Attorney General Phil Weiser announced Tuesday. When the opioid settlements are finalized this year, Colorado is set to receive approximately $385 million from Johnson & Johnson and the country’s three largest drug distribution […]

New state database will allow public access to information about police, other officers 

BY: - January 4, 2022

A new database launched by the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training Board will allow the public to access information about state certification, compliance with training requirements and the employment status of peace officers, according to a Sunday statement from the attorney general’s office.  Peace officers include law enforcement, Colorado wildlife officers, public transit officers […]