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Two 11-Year-Olds Die by Suicide in Colorado

Cops don't know if tragic deaths are connected

(Newser) - These are troubling times for parents in Fort Collins, Colo., where two 11-year-old children took their own lives within days of each other. The suicide of a girl in sixth grade at Lincoln Middle School last Monday was followed by the Saturday night suicide of a boy who attended Blevins... More »

Man May Not Walk Again After E-Cig Explosion

This time, it happened to a 29-year-old in Colorado

(Newser) - Doctors are unsure if Cordero Caples will ever walk again after an e-cigarette exploded in the 29-year-old college student’s face on Friday, My FOX Memphis reports. Caples, who resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., was using the device during a work break when it exploded, his sister, Colessia Porter tells... More »

Once-Homeless Dad Whose Story Went Viral Is Paying it Forward

James Moss is now helping the homeless himself

(Newser) - A once-homeless single father who was recently helped by the kindness of strangers is now helping other homeless people. James Moss moved to Denver from New York because he wanted to raise his young son in a more "peaceful place," he explained to Leon Logothetis, who found Moss... More »

Colorado Orders Destruction of Tainted Pot

Oregon isn't far behind

(Newser) - It's a new front for states dealing with legal marijuana: potentially dangerous pesticides used to grow the stuff. Colorado's governor on Nov. 12 ordered state and local agencies to destroy any marijuana or marijuana products tainted by unapproved pesticides, the Denver Post reports. And Oregon won't be... More »

Colorado Will Vote on Universal Health Care

It could become the first state to ditch ObamaCare

(Newser) - The residents of one US state could become the first to reject ObamaCare next year, Al Jazeera reports. Surprisingly they'd be dumping it for something even more liberal. Officials announced Monday ColoradoCareYES collected enough signatures—158,831—to get Initiative 20 on the ballot. If passed, the bill would... More »

New Pot Tax Will Fund College Scholarships

Voters approved this one by 60% to 40% margin

(Newser) - Pot lovers in one Colorado county will soon be getting high for higher education. With a 60% majority, voters in Pueblo County voted on Tuesday to phase in a tax on marijuana growers that will support college scholarships and other endeavors, WTKR reports. The tax will begin in 2017, hit... More »

Shooter's Neighbor Called 911, Was Told Open Carry Is Legal

'That guy I just called you about, he just shot somebody'

(Newser) - Before Noah Harpham opened fire Saturday in Colorado Springs— killing three people seemingly at random—his neighbor called 911 to report him wandering around outside with a rifle, the Denver Post reports. "He did have a distraught look on his face," that neighbor, Naomi Bettis, tells the Post.... More »

Typhoid Fever Cases Linked to Colorado Qdoba

This is what happens when employees don't wash their hands

(Newser) - Three Colorado residents came down with typhoid fever—a potentially deadly disease more common to third-world countries—after a worker at a Qdoba restaurant likely touched their food after going to the bathroom without washing his or her hands, KDVR reports. The three victims—two of whom were hospitalized—ate... More »

Dubya on Ted Cruz: 'I Just Don't Like the Guy'

Remarks against brother's rival at donor event surprise attendees

(Newser) - Finally, someone other than Donald Trump is annoying the GOP establishment. Former President George W. Bush attended a donor event for brother Jeb's campaign Sunday in Denver, and according to a handful of attendees, Dubya had a lot to say about Ted Cruz, who served as a domestic policy... More »

Skull of Man Who Vanished 'Into the Wild' Is Found

Jack McAtee was reportedly last seen in September 2014 in Frisco

(Newser) - Jack McAtee crashed his car into a reservoir in the mountains of Colorado on Sept. 18, 2014. He survived with only a scratch and told a police officer he'd fallen asleep at the wheel. The officer suspected the crash might've been intentional and the 27-year-old spent a night... More »

Old Chemical Weapons Site Now Home to Rare Ferrets

Black-footed ferrets released at Colorado refuge

(Newser) - Rare black-footed ferrets chattered angrily before dashing out of pet carriers and ducking into burrows Monday at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge—a milestone for the highly endangered animals and for the former toxic waste site on the industrial edge of Denver. The US Fish and Wildlife Service... More »

Feds Eye Colorado for Gitmo Transfers

State lawmakers don't want 'world's worst terrorists' in their backyard

(Newser) - The Unabomber may be about to get some new neighbors. Department of Defense officials plan to visit Colorado to assess whether facilities including a medium-security prison adjacent to the ADX Florence "Supermax" prison could hold prisoners now at Guantanamo Bay, which the administration wants to close, the Denver Post... More »

Man Who Killed 5 for $170 Dodges Death Penalty

Holmes case may have ended death penalty in Colorado

(Newser) - A man convicted of stabbing five people to death during a Denver bar robbery that netted $170 will be formally sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday. A judge will issue a mandatory sentence of life without parole for Dexter Lewis, 25, who was convicted in August of five counts... More »

GOP Hits Senator for Iran Deal With Mushroom Cloud Ad

Michael Bennet faces tough race, first round of volleys over support of deal

(Newser) - A conservative group is airing an ad to bash Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and his support of the Iran nuclear deal, showing kids counting down from 10 in different languages to a mushroom cloud. The ad by Advancing Colorado then shows a huge explosion and billowing cloud. Over charred and... More »

Today's Tax-Free Pot Day in Colorado

Tokers can thank quirky state tax law for their good fortune

(Newser) - They knew this day was coming , and now it's here. It's tax-free cannabis day in Colorado, where due to a quirk in the state's tax law, buyers of recreational marijuana will be relieved of most taxes on their purchase, the AP reports. The one-day "holiday" means... More »

Colorado's Pot to Be Much Cheaper for One Day

Quirky state law is cutting out most taxes on marijuana on Sept. 16

(Newser) - Think of it as a back-to-school sales tax break, but for stoners. Colorado's unusual tax law is forcing the state to suspend taxes on recreational marijuana for one day—Sept. 16—during which a 10% sales tax and 15% excise tax won't be collected. The sales-tax break would... More »

Trial Begins for Man Accused of Shoving Wife Off Cliff

Harold Henthorn's lawyer says deaths of 2 wives were accidental

(Newser) - A man accused of pushing his second wife to her death off a cliff in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park might have killed his first wife in what also appeared to be a freak accident nearly 20 years earlier, prosecutors allege. They will make that argument when a federal... More »

How Legalized Weed Is Affecting the Booze Biz

The Guardian analyzes the impact in Colorado

(Newser) - So alcohol and marijuana aren't exactly at odds after all. Eighteen months since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana sales, alcohol sales there continue to grow—despite initial fears that weed would drive away booze buyers, the Guardian reports. "We’ve just seen phenomenal growth" at Mr B’s Wine... More »

Theater Victim's Grandpa: Court Should Go After Juror

Friends and family of victims describe grief, heartbreak in court

(Newser) - The grandfather of a 6-year-old girl killed in the Aurora theater shooting says the holdout juror who spared James Holmes' life may have intended to do so all along. During testimony yesterday, Robert Sullivan suggested the juror had "a moral purpose ... to save (Holmes) from the death sentence" but... More »

Toxic Water Still Leaking Into Colorado River

Other abandoned mines are now the issue, officials say

(Newser) - The wastewater spill into Colorado's Animas River isn't just more severe than the Environmental Protection Agency initially estimated: It's steadily getting worse in terms of volume, even a week after the initial incident . Between 500 and 700 gallons of metal-laced water is still spilling from the abandoned... More »

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