Justice

Boulder’s camping ban leaves unhoused residents no alternatives, plaintiffs say

BY: - June 16, 2022

A lack of choices and resources for Boulder’s unhoused community led to plaintiffs participating in a lawsuit against the city.

COMMENTARY

Trump is a domestic enemy. Treat him like one.

BY: - June 16, 2022

The hearings of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection have already provided conclusive evidence that the effort to overturn the 2020 election was a conspiracy directed by a corrupt sitting president who knew the effort was based on lies and encouraged violence in pursuit of power. The damning testimony before the committee and […]

Jan. 6 panel video shows Loudermilk tour group photographing in Capitol office buildings

BY: - June 15, 2022

The day before the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk gave a tour to a group that included a man who took unusual photos in House office buildings, including of stairwells, tunnels and security checkpoints, the House committee investigating the attack said Wednesday. On the day of the insurrection, the […]

U.S. Senate GOP leader McConnell ‘comfortable’ with framework for gun control bill

BY: - June 14, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he is comfortable with the bipartisan deal Senate Democrats and Republicans struck on gun control legislation, signaling that he will join in passing a bill when it comes to a vote. “For myself, I’m comfortable with the framework,” the Kentucky Republican said during a […]

Senate candidate Joe O’Dea settled age, disability discrimination lawsuit with ex-employee in 2021

BY: - June 14, 2022

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe O’Dea’s construction company last year settled a lawsuit brought by a former employee who alleged a pattern of age and disability discrimination, federal court records show. Barbara Johnson of Loveland, who worked as a human resources manager for O’Dea’s Concrete Express Inc. for five years beginning in 2011, sued the […]

Colorado residents among Patriot Front arrests in Idaho

BY: and - June 13, 2022

A version of this story originally appeared in the Idaho Capital Sun. Law enforcement officers in Kootenai County, Idaho, arrested a truckful of men on Saturday on suspicion of conspiracy to riot during a Pride in the Park event in Coeur d’Alene. The group included a leader and members of the white nationalist group Patriot […]

5 things we learned about Jan. 6 and Trump from the first hearing

BY: - June 10, 2022

The opening U.S. House hearing in a series on the Jan. 6 attack included some eye-opening new details about the events of the day and the broader plot to halt the peaceful transfer of presidential power. The nine-member investigative committee put former President Donald Trump at the center of the plot, while accusing leaders of […]

Jan. 6 panel says Trump, far-right groups responsible for insurrection

BY: - June 9, 2022

A widely anticipated hearing Thursday by the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol alleged two groups supporting then-President Donald Trump planned the riot to stop the transfer of presidential power — while Trump tacitly endorsed the insurrection and was indifferent to calls to hang then-Vice President Mike Pence. […]

U.S. House passes ‘red flag’ gun control bill from Georgia Rep. McBath

BY: and - June 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday passed a “red flag” gun control bill that would allow federal courts to temporarily remove a firearm from an individual who is adjudged to pose a threat to themselves or others. In a 224-202 nearly party line vote, the House passed Georgia Democratic Rep. Lucy McBath’s bill, known […]

First Jan. 6 hearing to reveal new evidence of Trump conspiracy, panel aides say

BY: - June 9, 2022

The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol will use its first public hearing to tie the violent attempt to overturn the election directly to former President Donald Trump, committee aides told reporters Wednesday. In addition to live witnesses — a U.S. Capitol Police officer injured by rioters during the […]

What to know about Thursday’s public hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol

BY: - June 8, 2022

The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol will launch the first in a series of public hearings Thursday night in the hopes of drawing a major prime-time national television audience. The Democratic-led committee, which includes two Republicans who defied their party leadership to join, has been tight-lipped about […]

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Fentanyl law’s proponents and foes prepare for criminal justice fallout

BY: - June 3, 2022

With Gov. Jared Polis’s signature May 25, hotly debated legislation to respond to the fentanyl overdose crisis became law in Colorado. But for the policy makers, attorneys and advocates who fought for a bill they could stomach, the work is only just beginning. “This law is a bold response deploying both public safety and public […]