John Hickenlooper

FILE - In this May 5, 2015 file photo, a car navigates a flooded intersection as a small stream empties over the road as a storm rages over Colorado Springs, Colo. While California and much of the far West are suffering through extreme drought, Colorado is splashing through a wetter-than-normal spring. (Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette via AP, file) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. | The governors of 10 Western states began a three-day meeting Wednesday in Lake Tahoe to tackle drought and other problems that don’t respect state boundaries. The Western Governors’ Association, chaired by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, will also address energy and transportation at its annual meeting. However, any substantial policy changes on issues […]

Parker Semin, a 2011 Arapahoe High School graduate, prays at a makeshift memorial bearing the name of wounded student Claire Davis, who was shot by a classmate during school three days earlier in an attack, in front of Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Semin said he came by to pray for the "speedy recovery" of Davis, age 17, who was shot in the head at close range with a shotgun, and remains in a coma. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

DENVER |  Legislation to allow lawsuits against Colorado schools when there are shootings or other violence is being signed into law Wednesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Lawsuits would be limited to $350,000 per victim or $900,000 per incident when there are serious injuries or deaths from violence and the school is accused of negligence. With the […]

File - In this Dec. 27, 2013 file photo, marijuana and cannabis-infused products are displayed for sale at a marijuana dispensary in Denver. Colorado lawmakers started work Thursday, April 9, 2015 on a proposal to allow people on probation or parole to use medical marijuana. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)

DENVER | Colorado’s governor is signing into law a new crackdown on medical marijuana. Gov. John Hickenlooper was scheduled Monday, May 18, to sign a bill that directs state health authorities to set new guidelines for doctors who recommend pot for “severe pain.” That’s the most common condition on Colorado’s medical marijuana registry. The new law […]

Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Scott, left, and Chief Warrant Officer Drew Zanoff, with the Colo. Army National Guard, stand with their Blackhawk helicopter, one of several craft used for firefighting which was on display at Centennial Airport in the south Denver area, Friday, May 15, 2015. Colorado will patrol its forests and grasslands with a variety of aircraft this summer, including two new wildfire-spotting aircraft, hoping to find and snuff out flames before they explode into the deadly mega-fires that have plagued the state in the past. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

ENGLEWOOD | Colorado will patrol its forests and grasslands with two new wildfire-spotting aircraft this summer, hoping to find and snuff out flames before they explode into the deadly mega-fires that have plagued the state in the past. Infrared cameras aboard the planes are so sensitive that one of them detected a campfire with six people […]