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1 year 8 months ago

Trading for marijuana: Is this legal?

Marijuana users are getting creative when it comes to getting their hands on pot. They're using web sites like Craigslist to trade merchandise for marijuana. Plug in "marijuana" on Craigslist and a laundry list of postings will appear. People are looking to trade anything and everything from cell phones...

2 years 10 months ago

Marijuana legalization effort advances

Colorado voters will be deciding in November whether the state should become the first to completely legalize marijuana. This week, the group Sensible Colorado announced that they have collected enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot. Bob Wiley is a local spokesperson for the group. He says...

3 years 1 day ago

Attorney General joins with DEA, local law enforcement to announce statewide prescription drug take-back events

DENVER - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that local law enforcement agencies across the state will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration to hold prescription drug take-back events on Saturday, October 29. "Prescription drug abuse is one of the fastest growing problems facing Colorado today," Suthers said....

3 years 1 month ago

Some marijuana advocates oppose legalization effort

A petition drive is currently underway to completely legalize marijuana use in our state. A group calling themselves Citizens for Responsible Legalization started running television ads in Colorado Springs on Friday promoting the effort. Brian Vicente of the group Sensible Colorado says the proposed referendum would place similar restrictions...

3 years 2 months ago

Arrest made in 2006 murder case from Montrose

The office of the Colorado Attorney General, John Suthers made an announcement today that the work of the office's Foreign Prosecutions Unit has resulted in the arrest of Miguel Godinez, Gilberto Godinez, and Luis Partida in Nayarit, Mexico in connection with the 2006 murder of 25-year-old Marco Antonio Vargas-Salvador in...

3 years 3 months ago

Suit challenging CO education funds goes to trial

DENVER (AP) - A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of how Colorado funds education is going to trial in Denver District Court. The plaintiffs contend Colorado has underfunded schools and violated its constitutional mandate requiring a "thorough and uniform" education system. They say that poorer communities are at a funding...

3 years 7 months ago

Top ten consumer complaints

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has unveiled his top ten list of consumer complaints to mark the beginning of National Consumer Protection Week. During the 2010 calendar year, Colorado consumers filed 6,462 complaints with the Office of the Attorney General - a nearly 37 percent increase over 2009's total...

3 years 9 months ago

Colorado Secretary of State moves to AG office

Former Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher has been appointed Deputy Attorney General overseeing the Colorado Department of Law's State Services Section. "I am pleased to welcome Bernie to my senior staff," Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said. "Bernie is a proven leader and manager. His breadth of experience...

3 years 9 months ago

Colo-New Mexico drug ring busted

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers provided a press release statement today that his office, working in conjunction with the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force, has made a major bust of a marijuana-distribution ring. The drug ring used state-issued medical marijuana records in an attempt to conceal its distribution of large...

3 years 9 months ago

Facebook modifies rules for government agencies

Rule changes by Facebook will allow state government employees to get involved in social media. "We are pleased that Facebook has responded to Colorado and the other states' concerns about the provisions of its terms of service agreement," said Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. "We look forward to continuing...

3 years 10 months ago

DirecTV settle with Colorado over trade practices

Colorado will receive $185,000 from DirecTV to settle claims of deceptive trade practices. Colorado was part of a $13 million multi-state settlement. Under the settlement, DirecTV will be required to take several steps, including: Make clear and conspicuous disclosures in its service contacts concerning, for example, the...

4 years 1 month ago

Tea party favorite O'Donnell wins in Delaware

The candidate backed by establishment Republicans as well as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has taken the lead over a tea-party favorite in New Hampshire's Republican Senate primary. Former Attorney General Kelly Ayotte edged ahead of Ovide Lamontagne as returns piled up after midnight. Her lead was roughly 1,000...

4 years 1 month ago

Douglas Bruce not held in contempt of court

A judge has ruled that anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce won't be held in contempt of court for not testifying in a lawsuit about tax-slashing ballot measures, but he will have to answer questions about them. Denver District Judge Brian Whitney ruled Tuesday against the attorney general's request to hold...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado to begin reviewing conservation easements

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is stepping into the dispute between landowners and the state Department of Revenue over conservation easements. Department of Revenue Director Roxy Huber told dozens of angry landowners Wednesday that the state will evaluate complaints of shoddy appraisals that prompted the denial of $90 million...

4 years 3 months ago

Clearing up robocall confusion

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes announced Wednesday that he was asking the state Attorney General's Office to investigate a false robocall campaign. The automated called made to registered Republicans allegedly said that Maes had dropped out of the race. NewsFirst5 has learned that the confusion may have stemmed from...

4 years 3 months ago

Investigation: Firing AGs was not a crime

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prosecutors have concluded their two-year investigation into the Bush administration's firing of U.S. attorneys, and the Justice Department says no charges will be filed. The probe examined whether the Bush administration improperly dismissed nine U.S. attorneys in 2006 as a way to influence investigations. Criticism that...

4 years 3 months ago

Name-dropper's dream in Aspen this week

Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, former President Bill Clinton and Arianna Huffington. That's a good start. GOP Chairman Michael Steele, Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Check. They're all on the guest list for the annual Ideas Festival in Aspen this week. If you...

4 years 4 months ago

Fake collection agency calls may come from overseas

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said Tuesday his office has received reports of fraudulent and threatening debt-collection calls. The calls often involve a supposed payday loan debt consumers have allegedly incurred. The callers, who resort to threatening tactics, use a variety of business names and have even invoked the Office...

4 years 4 months ago

U.S. launches criminal probe of BP spill

Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that federal authorities have opened criminal and civil investigations into the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. Holder would not specify which companies or individuals might be the targets of the probe. He said federal clean air and pollution laws give him the...

4 years 5 months ago

Suthers to fill in for 22nd District prosecutor

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is temporarily taking responsibility for prosecutions in the 22nd Judicial District following the death of District Attorney Jim Wilson. Gov. Bill Ritter issued an executive order Sunday authorizing Suthers to take over in the district serving Dolores and Montezuma counties until Wilson's replacement is...

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