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The Colorado Springs Police Department has released body camera footage and other information related to the officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death 19-year-old De'Von Bailey. The shooting sparked community rallies, a call for patience from Mayor John Suthers and a press conference with the family.

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DENVER (AP) — John Hickenlooper is expected to drop out of the Democratic presidential primary on Thursday.

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GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Researchers and farmers across the U.S. Southwest are experimenting with drones, specialized cameras and other technology to squeeze the most out of every drop of irrigation water from the vital but beleaguered Colorado River.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A coalition of 22 Democratic-led states has sued the Trump administration over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials say thousands of tarantulas are expected to start their annual migration through the state soon.

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Updated Aug. 8, 2019, 12:45 p.m. — A Colorado sheriff's is recovering at home after authorities say he was shot by a man who reported a burglary in his home. 

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A surveillance video shows a Colorado teen who was fatally shot by police last weekend running from two officers before falling and slumping to the ground. The Gazette reported Wednesday that the video also shows a third officer dropping an unknown item at the scene.

Police have said officers were chasing 19-year-old Devon Bailey, a robbery suspect, and shot him after police say he reached for a gun on Saturday.

The shooting of the black teen by white officers prompted street protests this week.

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DENVER (AP) — New research has found some Colorado teenagers who use marijuana are shifting away from smoking it in favor of edible products.

About 78% of the Colorado high school students who reported consuming marijuana in 2017 said smoking was their usual method, down from 87% two years earlier. The number of teens who usually consumed edible marijuana products climbed to about 10% from 2% in the same two-year span while the number of users dabbing increased to about 7.5% from 4%.

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DENVER (AP) — A campaign to undo a law that would pledge Colorado's presidential electoral votes to the national popular vote winner says it's collected more than enough signatures needed to put the law before voters next year.

The Coloradans Vote campaign said Wednesday it will turn in more than 227,000 signatures to the secretary of state. It needs more than 124,000 valid voter signatures to put the question on the ballot.

WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (AP) — A tornado has caused significant damage to a residential area in Colorado.

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DENVER (AP) — A federal court has revived a lawsuit challenging Colorado's limits on taxes and spending.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer says authorities have wasted no time in sending the convicted Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo to an ultra-high-security prison where he will serve a life sentence.

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Colorado officials are asking ranchers to report sick animals after a disease that primarily affects horses and cattle has been confirmed in the state. 

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DENVER (AP) — Colorado's governor says he anticipates that individuals' health insurance premiums on the Affordable Care Act market will be substantially lower next year.

Gov. Jared Polis released projections Tuesday showing that average individual premiums in 2020 will be reduced by more than 18 percent, thanks to a pending state reinsurance program.

Polis says some individuals on the market could see rates drop by 41 percent

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — U.S. military officials say a decorated Special Forces company sergeant major has died during combat operations in Afghanistan.

A spokesman for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command said in a statement Sunday that 40-year-old James G. "Ryan" Sartor was killed Saturday during combat operations in Faryab Province.

Sartor was from Teague, Texas, and was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group in Fort Carson, Colorado.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The long-simmering battle between New Mexico and Colorado over which state grows the best chile is heating up.

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham went on the offensive Wednesday after Colorado Gov. Jared Polis proclaimed on Twitter that hot peppers from Pueblo were the best and would be stocked across a four-state region by a well-known grocery store chain.

Polis went on to say stores in Lujan Grisham's state would be supplied with inferior New Mexico chile.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Officials are discussing whether to end the motorcycle race portion of the race to the summit of Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs following the death of a motorcyclist.

In an email obtained by The Gazette , race executive director Megan Leatham told city and U.S. Forest Service officials the day after the crash that she thought it was the end of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb's motorcycle program.

Organizers say 36-year-old Carlin Dunne highsided coming into the last turn.

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DENVER (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials have released thousands of cutthroat trout into the wild in an effort to preserve the fish.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials released an estimated 4,500 fingerlings that were transported to Cottonwood Creek near Westcliffe July 1.

Officials say the rare sub-species of fish are descendants of 158 cutthroat trout rescued from a wildfire that burned more than 25 square miles (65 square kilometers) in the Sangre de Cristo Range in southern Colorado.

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AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force Academy says a body found in the Colorado mountains has been confirmed to be a student at the academy's preparatory school.

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Army says a medical sergeant has died from non-combat injuries in Afghanistan.

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command issued a statement saying that Sgt. 1st Class Elliott J. Robbins died Sunday in Helmand Province. The 31-year-old was from Ogden, Utah, and was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson.

The news release provided no more information about the cause of death.

Robbins joined the Army in 2006 and deployed to Iraq the following year with the 101st Airborne Division.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has announced the identities of two soldiers killed in combat in Afghanistan.

Killed on Wednesday in Uruzgan province were 32-year-old Army Master Sgt. Michael B. Riley and 24-year-old Army Sgt. James G. Johnston.

Riley was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson, Colorado. He was from Heilbronn, Germany.

Johnston was assigned to 79th Ordnance Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group, at Fort Hood, Texas. He was from Trumansburg, New York.

A charter bus carrying 15 people ran off a highway after striking a bridge support Sunday in southern Colorado, killing two people and injuring several others, a state patrol official said.

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The Colorado Supreme Court says a ballot measure aimed at eliminating the state's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, or TABOR amendment, can move forward.

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Fort Carson officials say they are working to improve housing at the Colorado military installation after a report documented poor maintenance and squalid conditions.

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An Army facility in southern Colorado has temporarily stopped destroying obsolete chemical weapons because of liquid hazardous waste seeping from a storage tank.

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River rafting outfitters expect upcoming snowmelt to provide Colorado with their best season in decades.

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Gov. Jared Polis has signed into law a bill to protect citizens and news outlets from lawsuits that seek to curb their free speech rights.

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Psychotherapy that seeks to change minors' sexual orientation or gender identity is now illegal in Colorado.

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Gov. Jared Polis has signed legislation aimed at lowering prescription costs by importing drugs from Canada.

The Denver Post reports the bill signed Thursday will require federal approval before it can take effect. Polis says he has spoken with President Donald Trump, who has praised a similar plan in Florida.

The law tasks the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing with creating a plan for safely importing Canadian drugs and presenting a proposal to U.S. Health and Human Services by September 2020.

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A memorial service is planned for a student hailed as a hero for tackling one of two teenage gunmen who attacked his suburban Denver school.

A celebration of life will be held Wednesday at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch for 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo.

Castillo and two classmates have been credited with helping thwart the attack by charging at one of the shooters in a classroom.

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