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Arapahoe County Settles Jail Death Lawsuit
Arapahoe County approved a $2.45 million settlement to the family of a man who died of pneumonia in his jail sell. The settlement is thought to be the largest of its kind by the county.
Short-Term Rental Owners Turning Over Licenses
Denver’s enforcement of short-term rental rules might be making it a successful deterrent to lawbreakers. Some short-term rental owners are turning over their licenses rather than risk breaking the law.
Weiser Asks for TABOR Ruling Review
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is asking for en banc review of a 10th Circuit ruling that revived a constitutional challenge to TABOR.
Big Box Stores Ask Customers to Leave their Guns at Home
Kroger and Walmart are both asking customers to leave their guns at home. Some open-carry permit holders aren’t happy with the policy, but the stores are acting within the law.
Park County Educators Vote to Strike
Park County teachers have voted to authorize a strike as they fight for salary raises for teachers and staff.
Greg Craig Acquitted
Former Skadden Arps partner Gregory Craig was found not guilty of lying to the Department of Justice regarding his work for the Ukrainian government.
Judge Clears Aetna-CVS Merger
A federal judge approved CVS’ acquisition of Aetna after the health insurance provider sold off its Medicare prescription drug plan business.
Labor Department Official Resigns Over Anti-Semitic Statements
A recently appointed Trump Labor Department official resigned over an anti-Semitic Facebook post from 2016that resurfaced suggesting the Jewish-controlled media “protects their own.”
ABA Gives Judge Guidance
The ABA gave guidance on whether a judge should recuse him or herself in cases involving friends or people they have other relationships with.
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