Nine same-sex couples sue to overturn Colorado's gay marriage ban

Nine same-sex couples sue to overturn Colorado's gay marriage ban

DENVER, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Nine couples filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn Colorado's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Mother, daughter get prison for online romance scam

DENVER, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A Colorado mother and daughter were sentenced to prison for an Internet scam that tricked victims into sending money to people they thought were U.S. soldiers.

Compromises on Colorado gun magazine law avert need for injunction

DENVER, July 11 (UPI) -- Two compromises have been reached in a last-minute agreement on a controversial Colorado law limiting the number of rounds in a gun magazine, both sides say.

Holder may respond to Colo., Wash. pot use

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- Former U.S. drug probers urged a Senate panel to press Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday to stop Colorado and Washington from legalizing marijuana use.

Feds concerned about Colo. marijuana law

DENVER, April 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. prosecutor has warned Colorado officials that proposed changes to the state's medical marijuana law might conflict with federal law.

Colorado AG regrets prisoner transfer

DENVER, May 25 (UPI) -- Colorado's attorney general says he doesn't remember approving the transfer to his state from Alaska of an FBI informant who killed four people in Colorado.
Colo.: Medical pot subject to sales tax

Colo.: Medical pot subject to sales tax

DENVER, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Colorado Attorney General John Suthers says medical marijuana sales in the state would be subject to a sales tax.

Court: Pot-grower must know patients

DENVER, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A Colorado appellate court upheld the conviction of a woman who grew marijuana at home, saying as a medical "caregiver," she must know her patients.

Colo. drug bust nets 41 indictments

DENVER, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A drug bust in Denver yielded an estimated $2 million worth of amphetamines, the Colorado attorney general announced.

Colorado sues Humane Society

DENVER, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Colorado Humane Society deceived donors about the number of animals put to death in its shelter, the state charges in a lawsuit.

Colorado to get $35 million for cleanup

DENVER, May 29 (UPI) -- Shell Oil Co. and the U.S. Army will pay Colorado $35 million to help clean up a former chemical weapons manufacturing site near Denver, officials say.

Lobbyists target state attorneys general

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. lobbyists are increasingly targeting state attorneys general, using their influence in an area of politics with fewer restrictions and oversight.

Columbine depositions may be sealed

DENVER, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Parents of five teenagers killed in the worst U.S. school shooting ever say testimony from parents of the two killers should be unsealed.

Colo. legal system explained to Saudi king

DENVER, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Colorado's attorney general flew home after meeting with Saudi Arabia's king in Riyadh about a Saudi-born man convicted in Denver of enslaving a woman. John Suthers went to Riyadh at the request of the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia and the state departm

2 Colorado schools lift U.S. flag bans

DENVER, April 8 (UPI) -- Two Colorado school districts have dropped bans on wearing T-shirts with U.S. flags and other patriotic gear after learning the bans violated state law.

New Colorado attorney general nominated

DENVER, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Colorado Gov. Bill Owens Thursday nominated U.S. Attorney John Suthers to succeed Ken Salazar as the state's attorney general. Suthers will be sworn into office Jan. 4 when Salazar resigns to take his U.S. Senate seat, the Rocky Mountain News reported.

Ex-forestry worker gets jail time for fire

DENVER, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Forest Service employee Terry Barton was sentenced to six years in prison Friday for starting a wildfire in Colorado last summer, the largest wildfire in the state's history.

Forest Service worker pleads innocent

DENVER, June 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. Forest Service employee pleaded innocent Thursday to federal charges that she intentionally set the largest wildfire in Colorado history and a federal ma

Woman indicted for starting Colo wildfire

DENVER, June 19 (UPI) -- In a twist of bitter irony, a Forest Service employee was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on charges she purposely set a still-burning spectacular forest fire that has become the largest wildfire in Colorado history. Terry Lynn Barton, 38, had

Forest Service worker held on fire charges

DENVER, June 17 (UPI) -- A federal magistrate Monday ordered a part-time U.S. Forest Service employee held on federal charges that she started the largest wildfire in Colorado history.