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
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)
White smoke emerges from Sistine Chapel chimney; new pope has been chosen
Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Stokley pulls in the Broncos’ second touchdown of the game in the first quarter. The Denver Broncos play the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. (Photo by Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)
30 questions: So pot is legal in Colorado now. What comes next?
The passage and governor’s proclamation of Amendment 64 on Monday, which makes Colorado one of the first two states to legalize limited possession and sales of marijuana, has prompted a flood of questions about what happens now.
Denver Post reporter John Ingold fields 30 questions about what’s coming for Colorado with pot legalized. Some highlights:
- Wait, is pot really legal?
- Do I need a license or a registration to possess marijuana?
- So I can just smoke up wherever I want now?
- Can I grow marijuana in my backyard?
- I can be fired for using marijuana even if I wasn’t impaired on the job?
- So, we’re like the Amsterdam of the West now?
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Militants in the Gaza Strip pounded southern Israel with rocket fire on Thursday, killing three people as the Israeli military pressed forward with a second day of intense air raids and naval attacks on militant targets.
JERUSALEM—Tel Aviv residents say they heard an explosion following an air-raid alert across the city, raising fears of a Gaza rocket strike on Israel’s commercial capital.
WASHINGTON—The White House says the U.S. strongly condemns the barrage of rocket fire from Gaza into Israel and regrets the loss of life.
Prosecutors have given up the fight for the notebook that Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes mailed to his psychiatrist before the July 20 massacre in which 12 were killed and at least 58 were wounded.
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For the first time in almost six months, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney visits the Denver metro-area Thursday morning, speaking at a rally on the Jefferson County Fair Grounds.
We are live streaming from the event, where Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney is expected to speak momentarily.
Alleged Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes was referred to threat-assessment team, sources say
The University of Colorado psychiatrist seeing accused murderer James Eagan Holmes was so alarmed by his behavior that she notified the campus-wide threat assessment team that she helped create years before, a source told The Denver Post.
Dr. Lynne Fenton, identified in a court document as Holmes’ psychiatrist, in June took her concerns to members of the campus’ Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment team but no further action was taken, a source with knowledge of the process told The Post.
EXCLUSIVE: President Barack Obama will be in Colorado Sunday to visit with victims of Friday’s shooting and their families, a White House official said.
Obama also will meet with Aurora and state officials.