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Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

“This case need not be an endorsement or an indictment of medical marijuana” but a chance to set standards for employee conduct, Dish attorney Meghan Martinez told the justices, who could rule in the coming weeks or months.

Colorado school protests roil swing state politics

Colorado school protests roil swing state politics

“This is an issue that seems closer to people’s lives than what they are seeing in the political ads on TV, and it could absolutely impact races up and down the ballot,” said Craig Hughes, a Democratic consultant.

5 arrested during immigration protest in Denver

About three dozen protesters holding signs chanted “We are with you!” as people were led away in handcuffs.

Man drowns in small Windsor lake

Windsor Severance Fire Rescue found some of the victim’s belongings on the shore of the lake. Shortly after, the fire department called in a Greeley dive team to search for the man.

Boulder begins bear-resistant trash enforcement

City officials say a few people with the new carts are using them wrong, wither by leaving them unlatched or open in order to pile trash higher.

Wasp may aid Boulder’s fight against ash borer

BOULDER | The Colorado Department of Agriculture and others plan to use hundreds of stingless wasps in Boulder to prey on a destructive beetle called the emerald ash borer. The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/10hj0yw ) an interagency team will place pieces of …

Colorado high court considers pot firing case

Colorado high court considers pot firing case

“Attitudes are changing toward marijuana. Laws are going to have to change, too,” Coats told The Associated Press. “I’d like for this to enable people like me to find employment without being looked down upon.”

Marijuana industry makes political donations

Marijuana industry makes political donations

“We’re developing an industry here from the ground up. If we don’t contribute politically and get out there with the candidates, we can’t help shape what happens,” said Patrick McManamon, head of Cleveland-based Cannasure Insurance Services, which offers insurance to marijuana growers and dispensaries.

Warrior Games underway in Colorado Springs

The annual event got underway Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Man to get life in Canon City triple slayings

Jaacob Van Winkle won’t be eligible for parole under the sentence to be handed down Monday in Canon (KAN’-yen) City under a deal he reached with prosecutors.