Rhonda Fields

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Final Death Penalty Repeal Bill Shelved In Colorado

The death penalty is staying in Colorado at least for another year. That’s after a state House committee shelved the lone remaining bill that could lead to repealing the punishment.

03/27/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper signs gun bills into law in March 2013. (credit: CBS)

Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Landmark Gun Bills

Colorado’s governor signed bills Wednesday that place new restrictions on firearms, signaling a change for Democrats who have traditionally shied away from gun control in a state with a pioneer tradition of gun ownership and self-reliance.

03/20/2013

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Death Penalty Repeal Debate On Hold In Colorado

Colorado’s debate over repealing the death penalty will stay on hold, for now, after a state House committee decided Wednesday to delay a ballot measure on doing away with the punishment.

03/20/2013

Tom Clements, right, with Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: youtube)

State Lawmakers In Shock After Murder Of Tom Clements

State lawmakers are in a state of shock after the announcement that the executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections had been shot and killed.

03/20/2013

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Colorado Lawmakers Debate Death Penalty Repeal

Abolishing the death penalty in Colorado will get an initial vote in the state House on Tuesday, as debate on the issue begins in the Legislature.

03/19/2013

Robert Ray (left) is convicted of issuing the orders that led to the killings of witnesses Javad Marshall Fields and his fiance Vivian Wolfe. Sir Mario Owens (center) is on death row for carrying out those killings. And Nathan Dunlap (right) is convicted of killing four at a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant in 1993. He's been in reviews and appeals for more than 15 years. (credit: CBS)

Personal Stories Grip Lawmakers On Death Penalty

A proposal to abolish Colorado’s death penalty will be one of the most emotional issues this legislative session – in part because lawmakers’ own stories are closely connected to the debate.

03/17/2013

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Colorado Lawmakers Debate Banning Death Penalty

Lawmakers in Colorado continue to debate whether to ban the death penalty.

03/15/2013

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Colorado Ammunition Limit Heads To Governor

Fiercely debated ammunition limits have cleared Colorado’s Democratic Legislature and are on their way to the governor, who has said he’ll sign the measure into law.

03/13/2013

Franklin Sain (credit: CBS)

It Could Be Tough To Prove Sain Tried To Get Fields To Change Her Vote

A man accused of threatening a Colorado lawmaker who is pushing for stricter gun control measures told a judge he wants the charges against him dismissed.

03/09/2013

Franklin Sain (credit: CBS)

Man Accused Of Threatening Colorado Lawmaker Fired From Job

A man accused of threatening a Colorado lawmaker who was pushing for stricter gun control measures appeared in court on Friday. Franklin Sain was also fired from his job.

03/08/2013

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