The federal government will not make it a priority to block marijuana legalization in Colorado or Washington or close down recreational marijuana stores, so long as the stores abide by state
In Colorado, to use a gun in self-defense, the shooter must have reason to believe that he or someone else would otherwise suffer serious bodily injury or death. In effect, the law affords protection similar to that provided under “stand your ground,” Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said.
What do you think of Colorado’s gun laws as they relate to self defense?
Read more about Colorado’s self-defense gun laws here.
FRONT PAGE: More people in Colorado than ever before are attempting to legally carry a concealed gun, and by no small margin.
What do you think is driving the soaring numbers?
When first-of-their-kind stores selling recreational marijuana are allowed to open in January, they look increasingly likely to be confined to only a handful of communities in the state. Dozens of Colorado cities and counties have in recent weeks voted to ban the stores and related businesses.
FLASH: A judge ruled prosecutors in the case of Austin Sigg, accused of killing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, can introduce evidence that Sigg searched for and accessed child abuse, child torture and child dismemberment websites for more than a year.
(Source: The Denver Post)
Happy Fourth of July!
To celebrate, here are some photos from last night’s fireworks show over Civic Center Park in Denver.
A local cycling evangelist wants to expand the B-cycle bike sharing program — which currently serves Denver, Boulder and now Aspen — to Arapahoe County. What are your thoughts on B-cycle and the expanding urban bike community in Colorado?
FULL STORY: http://dpo.st/145cUyk
(File photo: Craig Walker, Denver Post)
The Colorado Civil Rights Division has ruled in favor of Coy Mathis, a 6-year-old transgender girl who was barred from using the girls’ bathroom at her elementary school, pictured above.
"Schools should not discriminate against their students, and we are thrilled that Coy can return to school and put this behind her," Kathryn Mathis, Coy’s mother, said in a statement. "All we ever wanted was for Coy’s school to treat her the same as other little girls. We are extremely happy that she now will be treated equally."
(Photo: Denver Post file.)
The latest from the Black Forest fire:
- Fire crews continue mop up work Wednesday, knocking out remaining hot spots
- The fire is 85 percent contained: http://bit.ly/17mZNxi
- A total of 509 homes have been destroyed: http://bit.ly/11tW8V8
- Officials plan to temporarily reopen two sections burn zone Wednesday to allow more residents their first chance to see what’s left of their homes.
- The two victims killed in the fire have been identified: http://bit.ly/11LbBAj
Firefighters on Friday will continue to battle the Black Forest fire north of Colorado Springs that has consumed 15,700 acres and 379 homes since it started Tuesday.
Some 38,000 people are impacted in the mandatory evacuation zone that covers 24 square miles, stretching from Elbert County to the northern part of Colorado Springs.
(Photo: Helen Richardson, The Denver Post)