Now that the jury has issued a verdict in the Aurora theater trial, a former spokeswoman for the Colorado House Democrats went public with a complaint she filed against Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler for tweeting during the trial. GOP spokesman Owen Loftus told Lynn Bartles of The Denver Post that the complaint is just a ploy to score cheap political points.
President Obama issued a disaster declaration Thursday for 11 Colorado counties hit by more than a month of heavy rain this spring. Now the door is open for millions of federal dollars to start helping counties fix the damage. Via The Gazette.
Gov. John Hickenlooper met with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell Thursday to talk about curbing prescription drug abuse. Via The Aurora Sentinel.
Pueblo County Republicans are doing an audit of the party’s bank account after treasurer Jeff Fogg stepped down earlier this week. The Pueblo Chieftain reports that Chairman Victor Head said bank statements show the account was spent down to nearly zero, with Fogg having purchased personal items like plane tickets.
Denver’s child protection system will undergo intense scrutiny in coming months, since the recent death of a toddler prompted Mayor Michael Hancock to create an “impact team” to review everything related to child welfare in Colorado. Child welfare watchdogs have been calling for this kind of review for years. Via The Denver Post.
What’d you get?
Results from statewide science and social studies tests were made public Thursday, and they’re… OK. Todd Engdahl breaks it down at Chalkbeat.