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James Holmes (credit: University Of Colorado)

Lone Gunmen Always A Law Enforcement Challenge

The lone gunman keeps law enforcement officers across the country awake at night. He’s hard to pick out of a crowd. He has no criminal record. Often, he hasn’t told anyone about his plans.

07/22/2012

Mitt Romney and Rick Scott (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012

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Immigration Fingerprint Program Now Statewide

A program that automatically checks the immigration status of all jail inmates in Colorado quietly went into effect this week following years of opposition and fears it could lead to deportation for otherwise minor offenses or ensnare crime victims.

05/24/2012

An image from the disaster drill at DIA (credit: CBS)

Full-Scale Disaster Drill Uses DIA As Evacuation Site

More than 200 patients were taken to nearly a dozen hospitals in the Denver metro area on Wednesday, all in an effort for emergency responders to be prepared for a disaster.

05/16/2012

Scott Gessler (credit: CBS)

Gessler Steps Up Efforts To Prevent Non-Citizens From Voting

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is stepping up his efforts to prevent non-American citizens from voting.

03/18/2012

A plane at the Boulder Airport (credit: CBS)

California Pilot In Jail After Marijuana Bust At Boulder Airport

Investigators recently found 55 pounds of marijuana after searching a small plane in Boulder.

02/03/2012

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9/11 Legacy: Analysts Now Part Of Law Enforcement

On a single day in August, police investigated a bomb threat in Colorado Springs while, 850 miles away, officers checked out a suspicious package at an Air Force base in Illinois.

09/24/2011

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Colorado Immigrant Rights Groups Oppose Crackdown

Colorado immigrant rights groups are demanding changes to a report that recommends softening the Department of Homeland Security’s controversial effort to identify illegal immigrants.

09/19/2011

A security checkpoint at Denver International Airport (credit: CBS)

DIA One Of The First To Implement New Child Security Policy

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced to Congress Tuesday that children 12 years old and younger will no longer be required to remove their shoes at airport security checkpoints.

09/14/2011

A twin-engine plane at Centennial Airport (credit: CBS)

Colorado Airports Take Heed Of Small Plane Warning

A warning is now in effect and general aviation is on alert as Sept. 11 draws closer. One fear is that small planes could be loaded with explosives and flown into a stadium filled with sports fans.

09/06/2011

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