Colorado News

School Shooting Liability Bill Advanced by Colorado Lawmakers

Colorado lawmakers choked back tears and recalled the state’s painful history of school violence Tuesday as they advanced a plan intended to reduce school shootings by making public schools legally liable for student safety. The approval of the Republican-controlled Colorado …

Oil, Gas Driller Settles for $73 M in Colorado Pollution Case

Major oil and gas driller Noble Energy has agreed to pay more than $73 million in a settlement with state and federal regulators over Colorado Front Range air-pollution violations. The Denver Post reported that the company’s tank batteries were emitting …

Snow Tire Requirement on Colorado Highway Fails

Colorado drivers won’t need snow tires or chains to drive on Interstate 70 next winter. Negotiations at the state Capitol broke down Tuesday morning when lawmakers from the House and Senate tried to broker an agreement on a snow tire …

Colorado School District Liability Bill Moving Through Legislature

A novel approach to make public schools liable for campus violence under a measure is advancing in Colorado, even as lawmakers from both parties wonder whether liability will prevent the next mass shooting. The bill that won bipartisan approval 4-1 …

Debate Begins Over School Violence Liability In Colorado

A bill to make Colorado schools liable for shootings faces this week in the state Legislature. A Senate committee starts work on the measure inspired by the 2013 shooting death of Claire Davis at Arapahoe High School in Littleton. The bill …

Colorado Prosecutors Charge Uber Driver Accused Of Attempted Break-In

Prosecutors have charged a Colorado Uber driver accused of trying to break into the home of a woman he drove to the airport. The Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Monday that 51-year-old Gerald Montgomery has been charged with attempted second-degree …

Jury Awards $17.8M Malpractice Verdict Against Colorado Hospital

An Arapahoe County, Colo. jury has handed down a $17.8 million malpractice judgment against Children’s Hospital Colorado after finding the hospital’s staff was responsible for giving the wrong dose of medication to a 4-day-old girl. The Denver Post reported Naomi …

Lawsuit Lost by Parents Of Colorado Theater Shooting Victim

The parents of a woman who was killed in the Colorado movie theater shooting have lost their bid to hold ammunition sellers liable for the attack. Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, whose daughter, Jessica Ghawi, was one of 12 people killed …

Lawmakers in Colorado Launch Debate on Homebuilder Liability

Colorado lawmakers started work this week on one of the most anticipated issues of the legislative session: liability for homebuilders. But whether the bills are a way to spark the construction of more affordable housing, or a handout to developers, has …

Colorado to Join ‘Zero Deaths’ Traffic Safety Plan

Colorado is signing on to a national effort to reduce traffic deaths dramatically – all the way to zero. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to tout the effort Monday afternoon at the Capitol. Six years ago the national Governors Highway …