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3 years 2 months ago

Marijuana legalization effort advances

Colorado voters will be deciding in November whether the state should become the first to completely legalize marijuana. This week, the group Sensible Colorado announced that they have collected enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot. Bob Wiley is a local spokesperson for the group. He says...

3 years 4 months ago

Attorney General joins with DEA, local law enforcement to announce statewide prescription drug take-back events

DENVER - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that local law enforcement agencies across the state will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration to hold prescription drug take-back events on Saturday, October 29. "Prescription drug abuse is one of the fastest growing problems facing Colorado today," Suthers said....

3 years 7 months ago

Suit challenging CO education funds goes to trial

DENVER (AP) - A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of how Colorado funds education is going to trial in Denver District Court. The plaintiffs contend Colorado has underfunded schools and violated its constitutional mandate requiring a "thorough and uniform" education system. They say that poorer communities are at a funding...

4 years 1 month ago

Colo-New Mexico drug ring busted

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers provided a press release statement today that his office, working in conjunction with the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force, has made a major bust of a marijuana-distribution ring. The drug ring used state-issued medical marijuana records in an attempt to conceal its distribution of large...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado receives $2 million settlement in lawsuit

Colorado has received $2 million as part a settlement with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals over allegations that it improperly promoted the drug Seroquel for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Astra Zeneca paid a total of $520 million in damages and penalties to various governments. "Colorado's Medicaid program...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado to begin reviewing conservation easements

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is stepping into the dispute between landowners and the state Department of Revenue over conservation easements. Department of Revenue Director Roxy Huber told dozens of angry landowners Wednesday that the state will evaluate complaints of shoddy appraisals that prompted the denial of $90 million...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado AG candidates square-off in debate

Colorado's candidates for attorney general will debate at the University of Denver. Republican incumbent John Suthers is facing a re-election challenge from Democratic Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett. Suthers was appointed attorney general in 2005 and was re-elected in 2006. Garnett began serving his term as Boulder County's top...

4 years 9 months ago

Suthers says Arizona's immigration law 'problematic'

Colorado's Republican attorney general called Arizona's new immigration law "problematic" and says he doesn't believe it will hold up against court challenges. John Suthers told Boulder County Republicans during a breakfast meeting Wednesday that courts will conclude that "states cannot criminalize immigration status." Suthers says he thinks there's a...

4 years 10 months ago

Controlling western water meeting in Colorado Springs

Attorneys general from western states are meeting in Colorado Springs this week to discuss water law, including the Colorado River Compact, the Clean Water Act and transbasin diversions. The Conference of Western Attorneys General's water law conference runs Thursday and Friday. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers chairs the group....

4 years 11 months ago

Colorado effort to block health care overhaul

Opponents of federal health care legislation want Colorado voters to block it at the polls. A proposed ballot measure would bar the state from enforcing the legislation, including a provision that would require most people to buy insurance. Meanwhile, some Republican lawmakers want Attorney General John Suthers to join...

5 years 2 months ago

Colorado tops nation in Do Not Call registry

Colorado tops the nation in participation in the Do Not Call Registry. Attorney General John Suthers says that a new report by the Federal Trade Commission shows Colorado has the highest participation rate. More than 3.8 million people in Colorado has registered their phone numbers with the program as of...

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