Latest Colorado state government News

Attempts to regulate AI’s hidden hand in Americans’ lives flounder in US statehouses

May. 23, 2024 11:53 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The first attempts to regulate artificial intelligence programs that play a hidden role in hiring, housing and medical decisions for millions of Americans are facing pressure from all sides and floundering in statehouses nationwide. Only one of seven bills aimed at...

Semi-automatic gun ban nixed in Colorado’s Democratic-controlled statehouse after historic progress

May. 07, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A bill to ban the sale and transfer of semi-automatic firearms was nixed in Colorado’s Democratic-controlled Legislature on Tuesday as lawmakers pressed forward with a slew of other gun control bills on the 25th anniversary year of the Columbine High School massacre. ...

Judge delays case against Colorado funeral home owners accused of 190 counts of corpse abuse

Mar. 21, 2024 13:15 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado judge on Thursday granted a defense request to delay the criminal case against two Colorado funeral home operators accused of letting nearly 200 corpses decay, in some cases for years, angering some families of the deceased who are eager for the case to...

More cremated remains withheld from families found at funeral home owner's house, prosecutors say

Mar. 08, 2024 14:26 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The owner of a funeral home who is accused of keeping a woman's corpse in the back of a hearse for over a year, along with stashing over 30 cremated remains, attended a court hearing Friday where prosecutors say even more ashes have been discovered at his residence. ...

Rotting bodies, fake ashes and sold body parts push Colorado to patch lax funeral home rules

Mar. 04, 2024 23:25 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — After nearly 200 bodies were found stacked and rotting in a Colorado funeral home, lawmakers have proposed bills to overhaul the state's threadbare funeral home regulations, which failed to prevent a string of gruesome cases — from sold body parts to fake ashes. The...

A woman wins $3.8 million verdict after SWAT team searches wrong home based on Find My iPhone app

Mar. 04, 2024 19:44 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A 78-year-old woman who sued two police officers after her home was wrongly searched by a SWAT team looking for a stolen truck has won a $3.76 million jury verdict under a new Colorado law that allows people to sue police over violations of their state constitutional rights. ...

Supreme Court restores Trump to ballot, rejecting state attempts to ban him over Capitol attack

Mar. 04, 2024 14:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously restored Donald Trump to 2024 presidential primary ballots, rejecting state attempts to ban the Republican former president over the Capitol riot. The justices ruled a day before the Super Tuesday primaries that states...

A Supreme Court decision could come Monday in a case about barring Trump from the 2024 ballot

Mar. 03, 2024 14:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court decision could come as soon as Monday in the case about whether former President Donald Trump can be kicked off the ballot over his efforts to undo his defeat in the 2020 election. Trump is challenging a groundbreaking decision by the Colorado...