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Notes from the 90th day of the 2014 legislative session.

Colorado Defense Attorneys Suspect Cover- Up in Toxicology Lab Investigation

DENVER-- Colorado’s legal-defense community is raising questions about “what appears to be a cover-up” of systemic problems at the state lab that tests evidence in criminal cases.

Colorado anti-drugged driving campaign announced

Friday, the Colorado Department of Transportation launched an anti-drugged driving campaign aimed at educating people about the dangers--and illegality--of driving while on drugs.

Senate kills high-driving bill, cites fuzzy science

The Colorado Senate killed a bill that would have established a legal limit in Colorado to the amount of THC drivers can have in their system. Lawmakers on the right and left who voted against the bill felt they were attempting to make policy without adequate information. House Bill 1261, sponsored in the Senate by Grand Junction Republican Steve King, died 20 nays to 15 ayes.

Stapleton DUI police report as quoted by Denver Post leaves questions...

Excerpts trickling out from police records describing a 1999 drunk driving accident in San Francisco seem to corroborate the account of Ginger Vasquez, a victim in the accident, who said Colorado Treasurer-elect Walker Stapleton was driving drunk and attempted to flee the scene of the accident. The police report conflicts with Stapleton's version of events, in which he has repeatedly denied fleeing the scene.

Cagey Stapleton dogged by lingering DUI questions

The incomplete records available from candidate for treasurer Walker Stapleton's 1999 DUI arrest have raised questions the week before Election Day that Stapleton has only partly addressed. As more details of the case emerge, Stapleton's fudging and partial responses play into assertions made by Democratic incumbent Cary Kennedy that voters are right to question her opponent's commitment to transparency in a race that will decide who will manage billions in tax payer cash in the coming four years.

Kennedy ad: Unfolding Stapleton DUI story suggests lack of candor

Colorado Treasurer Cary Kennedy has released an ad calling into question her GOP opponent Walker Stapleton's fitness for office based on his 1999 arrest...

As treasurer race tightens, more Stapleton DUI details emerge

At 2:30 in the morning on a deeply sloping downtown street in San Francisco in 1999, Walker Stapleton, now GOP candidate for state treasurer, drove his SUV through a red light, smashing into a cab and sending it into a 360 degree whirl. He injured a passenger in the taxi and apparently one other person and was charged with driving under the influence and attempted hit and run or fleeing the scene of an accident.

Stapleton’s DUI ‘doo-doo sandwich’ gets sloppier to swallow

Progressive activist coalition Campaign for a Strong Colorado has dug into GOP candidate for treasurer Walker Stapleton's 1999 San Francisco DUI arrest and found...

Rove on the Bush years: It’s everybody else’s fault

Washington memoirs are all about settling scores. Karl Rove’s “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight” takes that tradition to new and self-parodying heights. To read Rove’s recollections of George W. Bush’s White House is to believe that, for eight years, men of “courage and moral clarity” governed the United States and were beset by critics who refused to give them any credit. On page after page, Rove names the naysayers and picks apart their claims. He’s most at ease — his delight jumps right off of the page — when he’s able to recount times he shoved the criticisms back in their faces.

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