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Emmanuel Sanders not charged in sexual assault case, per report

By: Nicki Jhabvala

Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders will not be prosecuted for felony sexual assault after a grand jury in Texas determined there was not enough evidence to prove his guilt, according to TMZ Sports. Per court documents obtained by TMZ, Sanders was accused of sexual assault in Harris County, Texas, though it’s...

Hundreds of plants seized in illegal marijuana raids in El Paso County

By: Ellie Mulder

Authorities raided three illegal marijuana grows in the Falcon area Wednesday, seizing 175 plants, 5 pounds of processed marijuana, firearms and $5,000 in cash, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office announced. One person was arrested. Two firearms were seized, one of which was stolen. Deputies raided the grows with the...

Wickstrom: What to do when interacting with moose, fawn and coyotes

By: Terry Wickstrom

As more people move to Colorado and more and more are recreating outdoors year round, there are increased opportunities for interaction with wildlife. Many of these encounters are why we spend time outdoors. Spotting a deer, elk or even an eagle can be the highlight of the day. However, not...

CU regents consider new policies supporting freedom of speech

By: Elizabeth Hernandez

Jeremy Papasso, The Daily CameraMilo Yiannopoulos speaks to about 400 people in the Mathematics Building on the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus on Jan. 25, 2017. Many lobbied CU officials to cancel the conservative provocateur’s speech last year. The University of Colorado is discussing establishing new policies around freedom of...

Loveland school district votes not to close schools next year

By: Pamela Johnson

Jenny Sparks, Loveland Reporter-HeraldStansberry Elementary School first-grade teacher Susan Knapp, left, helps Nora Greco, 6, with a reading lesson during class on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at the school in Loveland. Knapp has spent her entire career teaching at Stansberry, including her student teaching. The Thompson School board won’t close...

Trump administration creating civil rights division to shield health workers who oppose abortion, treating transgender patients

By: Juliet Eilperin, Ariana Eunjung Cha

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will create a new conscience and religious freedom division within the Health and Human Services Department to ease the way for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to opt out of providing services that violate their moral or religious beliefs. Specific details are scheduled to...

X-rated prank in Snowmass leads to arson charge

By: Jason Auslander

After his roommate drew phallic symbols on his face while he was passed out last weekend, a Snowmass Village man set fire to the garage of the home they shared in retaliation, according to court documents. Stephen Elmore Stephen Elmore, 25, faces a felony charge of first-degree arson, according to...

Colorado Springs police crash into robbery suspect’s car to make arrest

By: Kirk Mitchell

Colorado Springs police intentionally crashed into a car Wednesday night to catch an armed suspect possibly connected to numerous store robberies. Julian Benito Archuleta, 33, has been arrested for investigation of four counts of aggravated robbery and vehicular eluding, according to a police report. At about 7:04 p.m. a suspect...

Nurse sues Denver hospital claiming she was fired for supporting Trump

By: Kirk Mitchell

A 65-year-old nurse has sued Denver Health Medical Center saying she was fired for her support of President Donald Trump. Lizzy Mathews of Lakewood also brought the lawsuit in U.S. District Court  in Denver against Kelly Torres, nursing manager, and Marc Fedo, director of acute nursing. The lawsuit filed by...

Potential shutdown would hit hardest at Colorado Springs military bases

By: Tom Roeder

Hurried shutdown planning meetings began at military bases across the Pikes Peak region Wednesday as leaders prepared for federal budget gridlock that would come if a deal isn’t approved by Friday. The biggest impact of a federal shutdown would hit at the five bases, where as many as 6,000 civilian...

Denver included on Amazon’s short list of candidates for HQ2

By: The Denver Post

Amazon named Denver among 20 cities shortlisted as potential hosts for the retail giant’s second North American headquarters on Thursday. The company, based in Seattle, said in a statement it received 238 bids from metropolitan areas across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The 20 cities selected for the next phase...

El Paso County child dies of flu

By: Chhun Sun

An El Paso County child has died from the flu, and state health officials worry that the worst is yet to come as the virus circulates another two to three months. This case was the first influenza-related child death in Colorado since 2013. The child – whose name, age and...

Trump insists his views on a border wall have not “evolved”

By: Alan Fram, Andrew Taylor

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday his views on a border wall with Mexico have not evolved, pushing back against his own chief of staff’s comments to lawmakers. Trump said on Twitter: “The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived...

Big money — more than $13 million in 2017 — flows into Colorado governor’s race with a new record and super PAC

By: John Frank, Mark K. Matthews

The big-dollar contest for Colorado governor came into better focus this week as the latest financial reports revealed a new fundraising record, another super PAC-styled spending group and several candidates willing to pump their own cash into the race. The financial records also showed that two new Republican competitors — Attorney...