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8 months 1 week ago

Marijuana business fights zoning violation

COLORADO SPRINGS - The City of Colorado Springs recently ordered a local marijuana club owner to stop operating because they believe he violated zoning ordinances. However, the business owner says marijuana is legal in the State of Colorado and that the city is infringing on his property rights. Studio...

1 year 2 weeks ago

Clint Eastwood's wife files for legal separation

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) - Clint Eastwood's second wife has filed for legal separation from the actor and director. Dina Eastwood's petition filed Monday in Monterey County Superior Court seeks spousal support and physical custody of the couple's 16-year-old daughter Morgan. The Monterey County Herald reports the petition also indicated the...

1 year 2 months ago

Ariz bombing suspect faces attempted murder counts

PHOENIX (AP) - An Iraqi man charged with detonating a homemade explosive device outside a Social Security Administration building in Arizona has been indicted on 14 counts of attempted murder. Authorities say Abdullatif Ali Aldosary researched bomb-making materials and gathered chemicals before detonating the explosive outside the office in Casa...

1 year 4 months ago

Gay marriage now legal in Rhode Island

Gay marriage is now legal in the state of Rhode Island. That state became the tenth in the nation yesterday to legalize same sex marriages. The governor addressed a large crowd of supporters of the bill in front of the state house, thanking the many individuals who worked to...

1 year 7 months ago

Lohan's attorney seeks deal with prosecutors

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lindsay Lohan's attorney has suggested to prosecutors that the actress serve as a motivational speaker and perform non-jail activities to resolve her latest criminal case. Attorney Mark Heller suggests in a letter obtained Tuesday that Lohan record public service announcements and give inspirational speeches at schools...

2 years 3 months ago

Easing of pot laws poses challenge for parents

DENVER (AP) - Michael Jolton was a young father with a 5-year-old son when Colorado legalized medical marijuana in 2000. Now he's got three boys, the oldest near adulthood, and finds himself repeatedly explaining green-leafed marijuana ads and "free joint" promotions endemic in his suburban hometown. "I did not talk...

2 years 6 months ago

MMJ user denied apartment rental

"I have kidney disease, hardening of the arteries, muscular dystrophy," Anthony Martino says, leaning on his cane. All that and epilepsy, a stroke, and a heart condition make him a candidate for medical marijuana. "I'm totally, 100% disabled." But the very thing that his doctors prescribed Martino to keep...

3 years 4 weeks ago

Legal help for Boulder medical pot workers

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder officials will consider a resolution stating the city will provide a legal defense to employees who regulate medical marijuana businesses if they face federal prosecution. The Boulder City Council plans to discuss the resolution Tuesday. The Boulder Daily Camera reports that memos this year...

3 years 6 months ago

Ask-A-Lawyer event happens next week

El Paso County lawyers dispense free legal advice on the second Saturday of each month. On March 12, the Ask-A-Lawyer event will take place at the Citadel Mall from 10 a.m. to noon. The El Paso County Bar Association cannot offer legal information or advice at any other...

3 years 8 months ago

Free legal advice tomorrow

Attorneys from the El Paso County Bar Association will answer legal questions for free tomorrow night. Callers remain anonymous and so do the attorneys. Call 719 471-0380 between 7 and 9 p.m. For an attorney referral, call the Lawyer Referral Service of the El Paso County Bar at...

3 years 10 months ago

Golden takes aim at elaborate treehouse

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - A Denver-area man might have to go to court to keep city officials from tearing down an elaborate backyard treehouse local officials say is hazardous. Sculptor Duncan Foss of Golden faced a 4 p.m. deadline Monday to take down the treehouse or face legal action....

3 years 11 months ago

Recreational marijuana use on California ballot

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama's drug czar says federal officials haven't ruled out taking legal action if California voters pass a ballot initiative to legalize recreational medical use. Director of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske is in Southern California on Wednesday for a visit to a...

4 years 1 month ago

ACLU sues over Boulder jail's mail policy

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado is suing over the Boulder County jail's policy of restricting inmates' outgoing mail to postcards. The ACLU claims in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Denver that the policy is unconstitutional because inmates are reluctant to freely express themselves and...

4 years 4 months ago

Toyota pays fine over pedal problem

Toyota has paid a record $16.4 million fine for a slow response to its accelerator pedal recall. A Transportation Department official says the Japanese automaker paid the fine on Tuesday. The company agreed to the fine on April 19 and had 30 days to pay it. The official was...

4 years 7 months ago

Labor Dep't approves new rules on farm workers

The Labor Department is reversing Bush administration rules that made it easier for farmers to hire temporary foreign workers to help pick their crops. The new regulations will increase wages and offer greater protections for thousands of foreign farm workers. The rules also require growers to make a greater...

4 years 9 months ago

Breckenridge prepares to decriminalize pot

Laws carrying out voter-approved decriminalization of marijuana in the mountain resort of Breckenridge are nearly complete. The town council has approved draft regulations making it legal for adults 21 and older to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana. The draft ordinance would also allow people to have paraphernalia and...

4 years 11 months ago

Pueblo marijuana dispensary delays opening

Pueblo leaders are trying to decide whether or not to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the city limits. Two business partners planned to open one in the Mesa Junction area last week, selling not only loose pot but marijuana brownies and lollipops. However, the city attorney requested them to delay...

4 years 11 months ago

New medical marijuana policy issued

The Obama administration will not seek to arrest medical marijuana users and suppliers as long as they closely conform to state laws. The Justice Department is set to issue new policy guidelines on medical marijuana Monday. Two department officials described the new policy to The Associated Press, saying federal prosecutors...

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