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New Allegations Made in King Soopers Shooting Case
The man accused of killing 10 at a Boulder King Soopers faces 43 new allegations. Among the new charges are 10 alleging he violated a large-capacity magazine ban.

Excessive Force Investigation
The 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is investigating allegations that Loveland police used excessive force to arrest a 73-year-old woman with dementia.

Racism at the Capitol
Black lawmakers said they are “exhausted” by racism at the state Capitol. Several members of the Black caucus have said they want more help from their white colleagues to end it. (Denver Post)

Record-Sealing Bill Clears Committee
A bill is moving through the statehouse that would seal the criminal records — particularly those for drug offenses — for more offenders.

Settlement Clears Dam Project
A Front Range dam-building project will move forward after the water conservancy district behind the project agreed to put $15 million into a trust for waterway improvements through a settlement.



Biden’s New Climate Promise
President Biden announced a new goal of reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half of 2005 levels by 2030

Supreme Court Diversity
A study of state supreme courts found that only 17% of justices are Black, Latino, Asian American or Native American, and the courts look very different from the populations they serve.

BigLaw Operations Manager Stole From Firm
A former Morrison Foerster office operations manager pleaded guilty to felony mail fraud. He admitted to making $425,000 of unauthorized personal purchases with a firm credit card.

Gun-Toting Attorney Considering Senate Run
The St. Louis lawyer who pointed a gun at protestors outside his home last year is now considering running for the Senate seat that will be vacated by retiring Sen. Roy Blunt.

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