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2020 hopeful Hickenlooper meets Columbine shooting survivors

Apr. 16, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday met with survivors of the Columbine High School attack and other survivors of the state's mass shootings just four days before the 20th anniversary of the Columbine massacre. Hickenlooper, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential...

Educator accused of taking gun to school, threatening staff

Apr. 5, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — An administrator at a suburban Denver high school was arrested after police said he brought a handgun to the school and threatened other staff members. Tushar Rae was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon at a school and making violent threats, The Aurora Sentinel reported...

Bill would let authorities take guns if person deemed threat

Apr. 1, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Democrat-controlled Colorado Legislature sent a "red flag" bill Monday to the governor that calls for taking firearms from people who could pose a threat to themselves or others. Gov. Jared Polis, also a Democrat, has pledged to sign the measure that would place the state among 13 others...

2,200 quarantined over mumps outbreak at immigration centers

Mar. 12, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Over 2,200 people exposed to the mumps virus in at least two immigration detention facilities have been quarantined, authorities said Tuesday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say the 25-day quarantine began March 7 at facilities in Pine Prairie, Louisiana, and Aurora, Colorado....

Colorado 'red flag' gun bill passes first hearing

Feb. 22, 2019 1:55 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democrats launched another campaign Thursday to pass a "red flag" gun law — an effort backed by many top law enforcement officials to allow weapons to be seized from people who are determined by a court to pose significant risk. Florida passed its own "red flag" law after the...

Colorado Catholic dioceses submit to voluntary abuse review

Feb. 19, 2019 7:28 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A former federal prosecutor will review the sexual abuse files of Colorado's Roman Catholic dioceses, and the church has agreed to pay an unlimited amount of reparations to victims under a voluntary joint effort undertaken with the help of the state attorney general. The collaborative process...

Former Colorado football player fatally shot in dispute

Feb. 18, 2019 9:19 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A man fatally shot in a dispute over a parking space was an assistant principal for Aurora Public Schools and a former football player at the University of Colorado who was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks. Arapahoe County sheriff's office spokeswoman Deborah Sherman says 46-year-old...