Latest Colorado state government News

Colorado legislature will convene to address skyrocketing property costs

Nov. 09, 2023 17:22 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis hoisted a red baseball bat and smashed emergency glass Thursday in a silly demonstration for a very real crisis — Colorado homeowners are looking down the barrel of a potential 40% jump in property tax bills. After a ballot measure meant to...

Funeral home stored bodies for 4 years, deceived families about loved ones' ashes, prosecutors say

Nov. 08, 2023 22:40 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The owners of a Colorado funeral home were arrested Wednesday in Oklahoma on charges linked to the discovery of 190 sets of decaying remains at one of their facilities, including some that apparently had been languishing there for four years. ...

Colorado voters reject measure that would have lowered property tax by eating into their tax refunds

Nov. 07, 2023 22:44 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Despite seeing assessed home values soar by double digits, Colorado voters on Tuesday rejected a measure that would have lowered property tax bills for homeowners in return for decreasing a tax refund unique to the state that last year provided $750 to each taxpayer. ...

Why one survivor of domestic violence wants the Supreme Court to uphold a gun control law

Nov. 06, 2023 11:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ruth Glenn knows from harrowing personal experience the danger of putting a gun in the hands of a violent spouse or partner, the issue at the heart of a case before the Supreme Court. On a beautiful June evening in 1992, Glenn was shot three times, twice in the...

Hearing to determine if Trump can be barred from office reaches far back in history for answers

Nov. 01, 2023 21:46 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The effort to ban former President Donald Trump from the ballot under the Constitution's “insurrection clause” turned to distant history on Wednesday, when a law professor testified about how the post-Civil War provision was indeed intended to apply to presidential candidates. ...

Remains of at least 189 people removed from Colorado funeral home, up from 115, officials say

Oct. 17, 2023 20:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The remains of at least 189 people have been removed from a Colorado funeral home, up from an initial estimate of about 115 when the decaying and improperly stored bodies were discovered two weeks ago, officials said Tuesday. The remains were found by authorities...

At Colorado funeral home where 115 decaying bodies found, troubles went unnoticed by regulators

Oct. 12, 2023 18:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — As legal and financial troubles piled up at the Colorado funeral home where authorities last week discovered at least 115 decomposing bodies, the troubles went unnoticed by state officials who have long struggled to effectively oversee the industry. Colorado has some...

Stricter state laws are chipping away at sex education in K-12 schools

Oct. 06, 2023 04:09 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A dozen state or county agencies have parted ways with tens of thousands of dollars in federal grants meant to help monitor teenagers' sexual behaviors and try to lower rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. The withdrawals reflect a...

Colorado high court to hear case against Christian baker who refused to make LGBTQ-themed cake

Oct. 03, 2023 18:20 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — On the heels of a U.S. Supreme Court victory this summer for a graphic artist who didn’t want to design wedding websites for same-sex couples, Colorado’s highest court said Tuesday it will now hear the case of a Christian baker who refused to make a cake celebrating a gender...

Colorado high court to hear case against Christian baker who refused again to make LGBTQ+ cake

Oct. 03, 2023 13:13 PM EDT
DENVER (AP) — Colorado high court to hear case against Christian baker who refused again to make LGBTQ+ cake.