Since recreational marijuana became legally available in Colorado last year, officials say more pot is illegally coming through the border of states like Nebraska and Oklahoma, draining state resources as the number of arrests keeps growing. Now, the attorneys general of those states filed a federal lawsuit asking the Supreme Court to declare Colorado’s marijuana law unconstitutional. NewsHour’s Alison Stewart reports. Continue reading
Colorado colleges may soon begin growing their own weed — that is, if a group of state officials have their way — in order to study more in-depth the drug’s health affects.
Jury selection began today for the trial of James Holmes, the shooter who killed 12 people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado in 2012. A record 9,000 people received summons to be considered for the jury.
While the 24-hour news cycle yesterday was dominated by the terrorist attack in Paris, another story was the central topic of conversation for many users on Twitter. On Tuesday morning, an improvised explosive device detonated outside the NAACP’s Colorado Springs, Colorado building. Continue reading
The movement to legalize marijuana is spreading rapidly as the legal sale of marijuana for recreational use begins its second year in Colorado. This past November, Oregon and Alaska voted to legalize the possession and sale of recreational marijuana. Last month, the Department of Justice last month said it would allow Native American tribes to make their own decisions on the sale of pot. NewsHour’s Rick Karr reports. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The three teenage girls from Colorado swapped Twitter messages about marriage and religion with recruiters for the Islamic State group, then set out for Syria with passports and thousands of dollars in stolen cash. Authorities intercepted them in Germany, then returned them to their families without criminal charges. Continue reading
DENVER — As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds. Continue reading
With Colorado’s eligible voting population around 4 million and several tight midterm races, the state’s new vote-by-mail system is being put to the test in 2014. Continue reading