Blood testing for drugs and alcohol will be suspended at a Colorado laboratory lab after defense attorneys raised concerns about the objectivity of the process and the possibility of appeals to thousands of drunk-driving convictions.
Colorado’s chief medical officer is resigning, less than a week after the release of a state report raising questions about a laboratory under his supervision.
Defense lawyers say potentially thousands of criminal convictions could be appealed because of problems at a state laboratory that tests drunk-driving suspects’ blood.
The Colorado health department announced changes at its toxicology lab after a personnel investigation found that refrigerators holding drivers’ blood-alcohol samples were unlocked.
Democrats who came to Denver hoping for a new era of oil and gas oversight this year are having to settle for partial victories taking on the state’s most powerful industry.
The Amendment 64 Task Force is making recommendations to the state about how to implement recreational marijuana.
Colorado regulators gave initial approval Wednesday to rules meant to limit the effects of oil and gas drilling on homes, including a rule increasing the distance that rigs must be from occupied buildings.
Colorado officials are launching a study of emissions tied to oil and gas development following a hearing by regulators that questions the science needed for making rules.
A 24-member task force appointed to set up marijuana rules meets Monday for the first time.
The Colorado health department says at least 715 cases of whooping cough have been reported in the state so far this year.