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ACLU of Colorado files lawsuit against Pueblo's ban on needle exchange programs

Posted at 8:12 PM, Jun 04, 2024

PUEBLO — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado has filed a lawsuit against the City of Pueblo, seeking to halt enforcement of the city's ban on needle exchange programs.

The lawsuit argues that the Pueblo ordinance is superseded by state law.

Push to overturn ordinance banning needle exchange programs in Pueblo

Mayor Heather Graham signed the ordinance into law after it was passed by Pueblo City Council last month.

Pueblo officials pass an ordinance to ban needle exchange programs in Pueblo

Supporters of the ban say it's necessary because there has been an increase in dirty needles in public spaces, such as in parks and on trails. Opponents say it will only make the drug problem worse and increase diseases, such as HIV and Hepatitis C.

A local swimmer is heading to Indianapolis for the Olympic swim trials

Madi Mintenko, an incoming senior at Pine Creek High School, has received an invitation to participate in the Olympic swim trials in Indianapolis.

Colorado Springs high schooler competes to get on Olympics swim team

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