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Colorado Cold Case Gets Arrest a Decade Later

Earlier this year, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joel Hollendorfer in connection with the decade-old cold case murder of Kara Nichols.
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Colorado’s Lesser Known School Desegregation Case

In 1914, Maestas v. Shone successfully challenged discriminatory student placement practices in Alamosa, Colorado
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1978 San Francisco Cold Case Gets 2021 Arrest in Colorado

A Colorado man was arrested in December 2021 on suspicion of the 1978 cold case sexual assault and murder of Marissa Harvey.
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Colorado’s Injury Leave for State Employees

In 1999, the Colorado Court of Appeals affirmed a district court order that set aside a provision repeal from the Colorado Department of Personnel which would have replaced the procedure with one that allowed agencies to terminate employees who couldn’t return to work after six months of continuous leave.
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A Brief History of Colorado Dues Checkoffs for State Employees

The state Supreme Court in 2004 ruled state employees and labor organizations had standing to sue the governor over an executive order.

Determination of Parental Rights Termination

In 1974, the Colorado Supreme Court had to determine what standards need to be met to terminate parental rights.
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The Holes in the Hat

Stuart Garfield Mace was a Colorado photojournalist who captured the Ludlow Massacre in 1914 and the Denver street car riots in 1920.
Karl Cortlandt Schuyler

‘Intensely Human’: a Colorado Attorney and U.S. Senator’s Untimely Death

Colorado attorney and U.S. Sen. Karl Cortlandt Schuyler was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in New York City in 1933.
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The Deal With the New Deal in Colorado

The New Deal was designed to stabilize the economy during the Great Depression but what did it mean for Colorado?

What is the Master Settlement Agreement?

What’s in the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with tobacco companies and what does it mean for Colorado?