DENVER (AP) – Soon, U.S. adult citizens who live outside Colorado can become owners or investors in medical and recreational marijuana operations in-state. The Senate unanimously passed a bill that allows non-Coloradans to invest in the pot industry starting in 2017.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A judge is set to rule on the mental state of a man who acknowledged killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. Judge Gilbert Martinez is expected to announce today whether criminal proceedings should continue against 57-year-old Robert Dear. If the judge decides Dear isn’t mentally competent, the case would be put on hold while Dear undergoes treatment at a psychiatric hospital designed to restore his competency.

UNDATED (AP) – Alaska Airlines, JetBlue Airways maintain their grip on the top spots in JD Power survey of passengers on 9 big airlines. Study finds passengers are growing less annoyed by fees.

DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s requirement that most grocery stores sell only low-alcohol beer could be ending. A bill moving through the state Legislature would allow more grocery stores to sell beer stronger than 3.2 percent alcohol. But it’s far too soon to say whether state lawmakers, and not voters, will have the final say. Lawmakers were entering their final day of work Wednesday with swirling questions about how to undo the low-alcohol beer requirement without endangering thousands of liquor stores.