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ACLU of Colorado sues prison company over death at Aurora ICE detention facility 13.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado is suing The GEO Group, which runs the immigration detention facility in Aurora, on allegations of negligence leading to the wrongful death of Kamyar Samimi in 2017.
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Arvada has stopped adding fluoride to drinking water until mid-summer 12.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
Arvada announced Monday that it will not be able to add supplemental fluoride to its municipal water supply until summer because of a leaky storage tank.
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Shipping Minnesota water to sate a thirsty world: Could it happen? 5.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Last week came the surprising news that a Dakota County company wants to pump water from below the ground and transport it by rail to the western United States. Environmental groups quickly opposed the idea. The Minnesota DNR said the plan won't likely meet state law. But could a plan like this ever become reality?
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Could Colorado end the use of private prisons by 2025? Lawmakers want to find out. 19.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado lawmakers for the first time are preparing to map out a possible divorce from the private prison industry, and a long-shuttered maximum-security prison could be part of the solution.
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Protest held at house of GEO Aurora Detention Center warden 20.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Abolish ICE Denver held a protest Thursday evening at the home of the warden of GEO Aurora Detention Center.
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ACLU report alleges medical neglect, maltreatment at Aurora ICE facility run by GEO Group 18.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A newly published ACLU report details alleged medical abuses and neglect at the Aurora immigration detention facility run by GEO Group. An ICE spokeswoman said "ICE is firmly committed to the health and welfare of all those in its custody."
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife, police working to capture bear spotted in Aurora 17.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers and Aurora police are looking for a bear that was seen wandering near that city's neighborhoods.
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Residents at Denver’s GEO Group halfway house could be transferred to other counties despite contract extension 10.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Residents at one of Denver's community corrections facilities could be transferred to other counties this month despite a six-month contract extension with the company that operates the halfway house.
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Critics of federal oil, gas leasing in Colorado focus on fate of fancy-dancing bird and public lands 1.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Public land and wildlife advocates are voicing concerns about the fate of wildlife in general, and the greater sage grouse in particular, as the Bureau of Land Management prepares to auction off oil and gas leases on 64,745 acres in Colorado Sept. 26.
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With growing opposition and slowing prison population growth, what is the future for private prison companies in Colorado? 25.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The messy process of ending Denver's connections to private corrections companies highlights how enmeshed Colorado's criminal justice system remains in the private prison industry.
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Bear Attacks Sleeping Teen in Utah, Bites His Face: 'These Are the Kinds of Things That Keep Me Awake at Night' 12.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The teen was camping at a site near the Colorado River in Utah, the state Division of Wildlife Resources said.
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Boulder police told to stop providing off-duty officers to firm with federal immigration contract 9.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
Boulder Police Department on Thursday officially ceased providing off-duty officers to BI Incorporated, a Gunbarrel-based business fulfilling multi-million dollar contracts with federal immigration authorities.
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Hundreds in prison limbo after Denver council breaks up with halfway house operators 7.8.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado and city corrections officials are scrambling after the Denver City Council refused to renew contracts for six halfway houses that are run by immigrant detention operators.
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Come fall, hunters and anglers will have more open spaces to explore; state officials OK increasing access to trust lands 19.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
Hunters and anglers will have access to 100,000 more acres of Colorado state trust lands starting this fall as part of a multi-year plan to eventually open a total of about 1 million acres to sportsmen and women. State wildlife commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to add 100,000 acres to 480,000 acres already open to hunting and fishing from September to February.
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Colorado immigrants rights groups say flag incident at Aurora detention center detracted from message 17.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
The removal of three flags and desecration of the American flag at the Aurora immigration detention facility last week detracted from the message the protesters were trying to send, immigration advocates said on Tuesday.
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Police investigate after U.S. flag removed during protest at Aurora ICE facility 14.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Police say they will be reviewing any available video to help them identity protesters who trespassed and pulled down the American flag in front of an immigration detention center in suburban Denver, tried to burn it and replaced it with a Mexican flag.
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Suncor oil refinery operators hit by Colorado health department for emitting toxic gas 1.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado health officials have taken a first step toward penalizing operators of the Suncor oil refinery for polluting metro air with hydrogen cyanide, a toxic gas.
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Colorado Democrats split on border spending; ICE stops reported in Denver area 29.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
A series of votes to pay for humanitarian aid along the southern U.S. border divided Colorado's Democratic representatives this week amid other developments on the immigration front.
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Colorado man catches record fish the size of a 7-year-old child 14.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
That's one big fish.
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Grant sought to finish Poudre River Trail in Larimer County, Timnath, Windsor and Fort Collins 14.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Poudre River Trail could be completed within the next three years, capping decades of work involving Larimer County, Fort Collins, Timnath and Windsor.
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