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Past articles by David:

FBI launches investigation into alleged quid-pro-quo contract by Colorado judiciary

The FBI has launched its own investigation into the circumstances surrounding a $2.5 million Colorado Judicial Department contract given to a former employee who threatened a tell-all sexual discrimination lawsuit, The Denver Post has learned. → Read More

Glenwood Caverns workers didn’t properly check girl’s seatbelts before fatal plunge, report finds

A 6-year-old Colorado Springs girl plunged more than 100 feet to her death at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park over Labor Day weekend because the operators of the vertical drop thrill ride she was on did not properly check her seat belts, according to a state investigation into the fatality. → Read More

Amusement park riders have limited rights in Colorado if they’re injured or killed

It is unlikely Glenwood Caverns Amusement Park would be held liable for the death of a 6-year-old Colorado Springs girl if her parents signed a waiver on her behalf, legal experts say. → Read More

King Soopers store in Greenwood Village reopens day after scrawled threat found

A King Soopers store in Greenwood Village was open Monday after having closed a day earlier after police discovered a graffiti message scrawled on a picnic table at a nearby park. → Read More

Colorado Judicial Department ran internal ruse to keep lid on $2.5 million contract, sources say

Colorado Judicial Department officials were so intent on keeping the lid on a $2.5 million contract going to its former chief of staff in early 2019 that they ran an internal ruse about how a retiring judge was actually the targeted recipient, according to several people close to the events. → Read More

Former Colorado Chief Justice Coats under investigation

Inquiry is the third into allegations that $2.5 million contract was a quid-pro-quo deal → Read More

Contract to investigate Colorado judicial department still not awarded

More than a month after eight companies submitted bids to investigate Colorado’s judicial department — and five months after The Denver Post exposed the problems that led to the inquiry — officials are little closer to getting it all underway. → Read More

Defense rests in STEM School shooting trial, case to go to jury Monday

Accused STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter Devon Erickson – facing life in prison without parole if convicted of first-degree felony murder – told a judge Friday that he will not testify in his own defense. → Read More

STEM School shooter testifies that videos, police interviews were ruse to protect co-defendant

Through sobs and tears, convicted STEM School Highlands Ranch killer Alec McKinney testified Wednesday that videos he made of Devon Erickson before the school shooting, and the details McKinney later gave police, were all part of a plan for McKinney to take the blame. → Read More

STEM School shooter says plans were discussed weeks before attack on classmates

Accused STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter Devon Erickson first broached the topic of killing someone about a month before the attack, then talked about an organized mass shooting in the weeks before, according to his convicted co-defendant Alec McKinney. → Read More

Clemency doesn’t guarantee good behavior; several felons found their way back into prison

Of the nearly 500 people The Denver Post could identify who receive executive clemency from a Colorado governor between 1979 and 2020, the majority remained true to their promise that would lead a better life. About two dozen, however, found their way back into prison. → Read More

Colorado judicial department to pay $350,000 for inquiry into misconduct allegations and contract to quiet them

The Colorado Judicial Department will pay $350,000 for a comprehensive investigation into sweeping allegations of a hostile work environment and misconduct at the highest levels levied by its former chief of staff. → Read More

Metro district battle in Granby pits property owners against developers

Three property owners in the resort community that borders the former Silver Creek ski area in Granby, Colorado, are stuck in a legal battle over control of a metro district that puts the area’s future development into question. → Read More

Boulder shooting victim: Suzanne Fountain, financial counselor and theater buff, killed in mass shooting

The 59-year-old enrolled hundreds of people in Medicare and performed for hundreds on stage at eTown Hall. → Read More

Not all the misconduct allegations in a Colorado Judicial Department memo are as serious as implied

The details behind allegations of misdeeds by judges and other high-ranking officials within Colorado's Judicial Department show that not all of them are as serious as an internal memo implies. → Read More

Shoveling snow: How to clear heavy, wet snow safely

About 100 Americans on average die each year because of snow-removal exertion with another 11,500 injuries requiring a trip to the emergency room. Here are tips to safely shovel heavy snow. → Read More

Supreme Court Justice Richard Gabriel faced harassment accusation while a candidate for Colorado’s high court

A harassment accusation made eight years ago against Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard Gabriel by a newly hired law clerk was settled quickly and quietly, according to two people with knowledge of the agreement, essentially ensuring it wouldn’t sully his shot at the high court. → Read More

Colorado Supreme Court asks other branches of government to pick investigators

The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the other branches of state government to choose independent investigators to dig into allegations that a $2.5 million contract was the result of a threatened tell-all lawsuit. → Read More

Did Colorado state lawyers have obligation to report judicial misconduct in judicial department memo?

At least two high-ranking lawyers in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office were aware of the contents of a two-page memo that enumerated allegations of judicial and official misconduct, The Denver Post has learned, but it’s not clear if they ever reported the alleged conduct to authorities or their boss. → Read More

Looking to adopt a pet? The wait lists are growing as more people look for quarantine companions

The pandemic has created a boom in pet adoptions across Colorado, with some rescue groups seeing the number of animals being taken to forever homes reaching into the thousands. Most say the adoptions have doubled – and there’s still a glut of people waiting. → Read More