News, February 19th

DENVER (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the death sentence appeal of Nathan Dunlap, who killed four people at a Aurora Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in 1993. Dunlap is Colorado’s longest-serving death-row inmate, and could become the first inmate executed in the state since 1995. One of Dunlap’s attorneys, Phil Cherner, said it would be “unconscionable” for the state to carry out the death sentence against him “given what we know about the unfair and disproportionate use of capital punishment in Colorado.” He said Dunlap should spend the rest of his life in prison without parole.

DENVER (AP) – Crimes against pregnant woman would be punished with a new statute that Colorado Democrats are proposing. The debate over punishment for killing a pregnant woman’s child has sparked fervent discussion from both sides of the abortion debate. Lawmakers say they’re trying to avoid a fight over abortion, and focus on creating a new law to properly punish crimes against pregnant women.

DENVER (AP) – Marijuana users in Colorado should expect potency labels on the pot they buy. That’s if a task force set up to suggest marijuana regulations takes a vote today to require potency labels on commercial pot. The marijuana task force is also expected to vote against a residency requirement, making pot tourism possible.

DENVER (AP) – A wayward regional passenger bus has been moved after the driver made a wrong turn into Denver’s one-way, high-speed traffic lane. Police say motorists were lucky there was no accident when the bus drove head-on into rush-hour traffic on Interstate-25 on this morning before coming to an abrupt stop.