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Manhunt Underway After Gunman Scott Ostrem Killed 3 At Colorado Walmart

A man who police say shot three people dead at random in a suburban Denver Walmart late Wednesday remains on the loose, with officials saying they have no leads about his identity. The victims included two men and one woman, who police say succumbed to her injuries after being transported to a hospital. Authorities in…

Judge Neil Gorsuch Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice

Neil M. Gorsuch was sworn in Monday as the newest Supreme Court justice, taking the constitutional oath administered by Chief Justice John Roberts before taking part in a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House. The other eight justices were in attendance at the Supreme Court building in Washington, in addition to the widow and son…

Trump to Senate GOP: Go Nuclear on SCOTUS Vote

On Wednesday President Trump said that he would be fine with the Senate changing rules to pass his Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, with just 50 votes as opposed to the necessary 60 required now. “Yes, if we end up with the same gridlock we’ve had in Washington for longer than eight years, in all…

Trump Selects Judge Neil Gorsuch For SCOTUS

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday night, saying in a speech at the White House: “This may be the most transparent judicial process in history.” Gorsuch, 49, sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and is the youngest Supreme Court nominee in 25…

Senate Dems Will Filibuster Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Senate Democrats are going to try to bring down President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick no matter who the president chooses to the fill the current vacancy. With Trump prepared to announce his nominee on Tuesday evening, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said in an interview on Monday morning that he will filibuster any pick that…

Planned Parenthood Suspect Due in Court [VIDEO]

Robert Lewis Dear, Jr. is expected to be formally charged Wednesday with murder for killing a police officer and two others in the shooting rampage at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic last month. Planned Parenthood’s chief experience officer has suggested the attack counted as “a form of domestic terrorism.”

The Political Motivations Of The Planned Parenthood Shooter

Robert Lewis Dear killed three people and injured 9 others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. Little was known about Dear or his motivations until now. Saturday evening NBC News and the Washington Post reported that, after the shooting, Dear told law enforcement officials “no more baby parts.” The phrase clearly references a…

Cops Shot in Planned Parenthood Standoff [VIDEO]

Watch Live This Ongoing Breaking Event Here Multiple outlets have reported a shootout at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood between police and a shooter barricaded inside. At least two officers were wounded, one in the hand, according to reports citing police scanner traffic. Police are now searching for the suspect and the public is advised…

Cannabis Gets Colorado Tax Holiday [VIDEO]

Colorado pot is tax-free for a day, thanks to complicated tax maneuvering surrounding the state’s new marijuana laws. The state’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights requires voters to approve new taxes, which they did—but the law also requires the state to refund new taxes if overall tax collections exceed what was previously projected. Voters will decide…

State Of Emergency After Colorado River Spill Turns Water Yellow [VIDEO]

According to preliminary tests on the once-toxically orange Animas River in Colorado indicate little danger to fish or other wildlife, authorities said Monday, five days after a spill sent contaminated water seeping into the river. Gov. John Hickenlooper declared a state of emergency after the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday that 3 million gallons of…

Teen Dies Of Bubonic Plague In Larimer County, Colorado [VIDEO]

A rising teenage sports star died of the plague after doctors mistook his deadly symptoms for the flu. High school quarterback Taylor Gaes, 16, was reported to be in ‘superb health’ before he started developing swollen glands, a fever and muscle aches. But days after falling ill, the sports fanatic died of the septicemic plague,…

Colorado Pot Tax Brings $2.3M to Schools

Colorado marijuana sales reached an all-time high in January, bringing with it excise taxes totaling a whopping $2.35 million designated for public schools. Recreational marijuana sales jumped to around $36.4 million, up from $14.69 million a year ago, according to data from the Colorado Department of Revenue. “This is really what we expected and hope…

Colorado county reports $1M in January pot sales

It’s high times for at least two pot stores in Colorado. A southern Colorado county with a pair of recreational weed shops became the first in the state Monday to announce tax totals from its fledgling — and recently legalized — industry.

Colorado High School Shooting Victim Dies

Claire Davis, a victim of last week’s Colorado high school shooting, died of her wounds on Saturday, the hospital confirmed. Davis was in a coma after being shot in the head by her classmate who later shot and killed himself. Denver Post

2 miners killed in blast at Colorado mine; 20 hurt

Two miners are dead and 20 others injured after an accident at the Revenue-Virginius mine in Ouray, said Marti Whitmore, spokeswoman for Ouray County. Twenty people, one of them in critical condition, were taken to hospitals in the area after an accident at the mine was reported to the sheriff’s office after 7:20 a.m. The…

Washington State OKs Rules For Legal Marijuana Sales

The Washington state Liquor Control Board on Wednesday adopted rules that will let 334 retail marijuana stores open across the state. The decision came after almost 11 months of research and discussion since voters approved the legalization of possession of up to an ounce of pot for recreational use. Applications to run the stores will…

Colorado Hit By Deadly Flash Floods

The National Weather Service issued a civil emergency message for the Boulder, Colorado, area as heavy rains caused homes to be swept away in deadly flash floods that left hundreds evacuated and dams at-risk. The flooding turned fatal when 1 person was killed near Jamestown, Colorado, after a building collapsed as a result of heavy…

Eric Holder Won’t won’t sue to stop Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana

The federal government said Thursday that it won’t sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana (weed) use. In a sweeping policy announcement, the Justice Department outlined eight top priority areas for its enforcement of marijuana laws. They range from preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors to preventing sales…

Storm Promises Messy, Dangerous Commute In Midwest

A major snow storm that shuttered airports in Missouri, stranded truckers in Illinois and buried parts of Kansas in knee-deep powder was promising a messy and possibly dangerous commute Friday morning as it crawled northeast. Wind gusts of 30 mph were expected to churn-up snow that fell overnight in southern Wisconsin, where forecasters were warning…