Tag Archives: Colorado

Feds Bust White Supremacist Plot To Bomb Synagogue

The Denver Post reports: A 27-year-old man is accused in federal court of domestic terrorism for plotting an attack on Temple Emanuel in Pueblo and spreading white supremacist views encouraging acts of violence, according to federal court documents. Richard Holzer allegedly met an undercover agent on Friday at a motel with explosives he intended to use on the synagogue. He …

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Man Behind Historic Anti-Gay Colorado Law Dies At 91

The Colorado Gazette reports: Will Perkins, a prominent local businessman who helped cement Colorado Springs’ reputation as an epicenter for evangelical Christianity, died Saturday at the age of 91. Perkins, who ran Perkins Motors dealership for nearly three decades, was a renowned leader in the city’s religious community, working for and alongside Christian ministries such as Focus on the Family …

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COLORADO: Hickenlooper Announces Senate Run

The Denver Post reports: John Hickenlooper is launching a bid Thursday to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, exactly one week after pulling out of his run for the presidency. “I’ve always said Washington was a lousy place for a guy like me who wants to get things done – but this is no time to walk away from the …

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Hickenlooper Giving “Serious Thought” To Senate Bid

The Washington Post reports: Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper withdrew from the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, announcing in a video that he is considering a run for Senate. “I ran for president because this country is being ripped apart by politics and partisan games while our biggest problems go unsolved,” Hickenlooper said in the video, which …

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Pence To Hold Fundraiser At Gay-Owned Private Club

The Aspen Times reports: Monday’s $35,000-a-couple fundraiser starring Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to take place at a private club in Aspen owned by two gay men, sources said Friday. The Caribou Club in Aspen’s downtown core is set to host the VIP reception with Pence, according to sources who declined to be named. Billy Stolz, one of the …

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GOP Activist Arrested For Brandishing Gun At Marshal

The Colorado Gazette reports: Kanda Calef, a former Republican candidate, political activist and a hard-line gun rights supporter, faces a felony menacing charge after allegedly brandishing a pistol at a U.S. marshal in Interstate 25’s Gap construction zone. Calef, now free on $2,500 bail, is due in Douglas County’s 18th Judicial District on Wednesday, where she is expected to enter …

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Colorado Becomes 18th State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

The Denver Post reports: For years a group of Colorado lawmakers have tried and failed to pass two laws they say would improve the lives of LGBTQ Coloradans. One bans mental health professionals from trying to change a minor’s sexual orientation or “sexual or romantic attraction or feelings toward individuals of the same-sex,” and it would make advertising conversion therapy …

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COLORADO: Authorities Probe Whether School Security Officer Mistakenly Shot At Police, Wounded Student

Denver’s NBC News affiliate reports: Authorities are investigating a report that a private security officer at STEM School Highlands Ranch shot at a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy responding to Tuesday’s attack that left one student dead and eight others wounded, 9News has confirmed with multiple law enforcement sources. Investigators are also looking at the possibility a bullet from that security …

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Denver Votes To Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms

The Denver Post reports: Denver is poised to become the first city in the nation to effectively decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms. After trailing in results postings Tuesday night and early Wednesday, final unofficial results showed a reversal of fortune — with Initiative 301 set to pass narrowly with 50.6 percent of the vote. The total stands at 89,320 votes in favor …

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COLORADO: Police Name Suspect In Mass Shooting

USA Today reports: One student is dead and eight others injured after two of their classmates opened fire at a suburban Denver STEM school on Tuesday. Superintendent Thomas S. Tucker said in a letter to parents that STEM School Highlands Ranch, a public charter school with more than 1,850 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, will be closed for the …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting At Colorado School [VIDEO]

Denver’s CBS News affiliate reports: Multiple students have been hurt in a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch Tuesday afternoon and police are actively trying to identify and locate the shooter. Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies have responded to the K-12 charter school at Ridgeline Boulevard and Plaza Drive. The school district confirms students from STEM School Highlands Ranch will be …

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Colorado Bans Animal Abusers From Owning Pets

Denver’s CBS News reports: A new Colorado law will ban animal abusers from owning a pet for upwards of five years. Gov. Jared Polis signed HB19-1092 into law Thursday afternoon. “It will increase restrictions of people convicted of felony pet animal cruelty, and facilitate mental health and treatments to address the underlying factors that drive tragic animal cruelty,” Polis said. …

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DENVER: Suspect In Columbine Threat Found Dead

NBC News reports: An 18-year-old who authorities say has an “infatuation” with the 1999 Columbine High School massacre appears to have kept a journal online in which she wrote about suicide and guns, and alluded to “plans” she was making. The woman, Sol Pais of Florida, flew from Miami to Colorado earlier this week, bought a pump-action shotgun and ammunition …

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Denver Schools Closed Over “Credible” Terror Threat

USA Today reports: Authorities have launched a manhunt for what they say is an armed and dangerous woman who made “credible threats” against Denver-area schools four days before the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting. Police said the woman, Sol Pais, 18, is “infatuated” with the Columbine shooting. They said she traveled from Miami to Colorado on Monday night, …

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Dem Senator Discloses Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Politico reports: Sen. Michael Bennet revealed Wednesday evening that he has prostate cancer, but still hopes to run for president. In a statement, the Democrat from Colorado said that he was diagnosed last month and will undergo surgery during April recess. “This unanticipated hurdle only reinforces how strongly I feel about contributing to the larger conversation about the future of …

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Colorado To Become 16th State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

The Denverite reports: A bill banning conversion therapy across Colorado is a step closer to becoming law after the Senate on Monday voted to pass the bill, which would ban licensed professional from the discredited practice of attempting to “cure” LGBTQ youth. The bill is headed back to House, which already approved it in February, for approval after the bill …

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Anti-LGBT Colorado Baker And State Agree To Truce

The Denver Post reports: Litigation between the owner of Lakewood’s Masterpiece Cakeshop and the state will end after the baker agreed to drop his lawsuit alleging the Colorado Civil Rights Commission was harassing him for refusing to make cakes with LGBTQ themes in exchange for the commission dropping its own actions against him. “After careful consideration of the facts, both …

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Former Dem Colorado Gov Launches 2020 WH Bid

NBC News reports: Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Monday that he is running for president, positioning himself as fighter for progressive priorities who won’t shy away from a brawl with President Donald Trump. In a video released Monday morning, Hickenlooper says his campaign would center on taking action on key issues like guns and climate change, but also in …

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Dem Former Colorado Gov Preps 2020 Presidential Bid

The Colorado Sun reports: John Hickenlooper is close to a decision about a 2020 presidential bid, with the campaign eyeing an announcement in Denver as soon as next week. The former Colorado governor received a permit to hold an event March 7 in the amphitheater at Civic Center park, according to records obtained by The Colorado Sun. The disclosure comes …

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Denver Bans Ex-Gay Torture In Unanimous Vote

The Denver Post reports: The Denver City Council voted unanimously to ban gay conversion therapy for minors in the city on Monday night. Denver is the first jurisdiction in Colorado to pass such a prohibition, according to a news release from the office of Mayor Michael Hancock. Hancock’s office proposed the prohibition. “This is a very proud moment for my …

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