Breaking News: Monday, March 30, 2015

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Senate gives nod to 1st police oversight measure

By The AP

DENVER — The Colorado Senate has given unanimous approval to the first in a series of measures to increase oversight on law enforcement in reaction to state and national cases of suspected police misdeeds. The bill approved Monday would allow law enforcement agencies to look at officers’ job histories before hiring them to find out whether they have lied during an investigation or have been accused of using excessive force. Currently, officers can negotiate nondisclosure ...

Bill Robinson, patriarch of CMU’s theater department, dies Saturday

By Staff

Bill Robinson, widely considered the founder of the modern-day theater department at Colorado Mesa University, died over the weekend, according to a post on his Facebook page. A post there said Robinson died sometime Saturday, prompting remembrances of the man from former students and colleagues alike. Robinson was head of the Grand Junction school’s theater department from 1960 until 1988, watching the Grand Junction school grow from one building as Mesa Junior College to a ...

Woman who lost unborn baby in attack thanks supporters

By The AP

DENVER — An expectant mother who lost her unborn baby after it was cut from her belly by a stranger is thanking those who have been thinking about and praying for her. Michelle Wilkins posted a message late Sunday on the website where people have been donating money for her recovery, her first public comments since the March 18 attack in Longmont. She said people’s prayers and positive thoughts have “been deeply felt” and helped her healing. She said her daughter, ...

Fort Collins, ACLU working to settle panhandling lawsuit

By The AP

FORT COLLINS — Fort Collins and the American Civil Liberties Union are close to settling a lawsuit over the city’s panhandling law. The two sides had been scheduled to appear in federal court on Friday on the lawsuit but the hearing was canceled to allow the agreement to be finalized. The Coloradoan ( newspaper reports that the details of the deal are expected to be released on Monday. The Fort Collins City Council reversed some parts of the ...

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