Gold Dome: The Return of the Cole Memo

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Despite lifting the Cole Memorandum guidance, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued new guidance for the DOJ that sounds a lot like it. Federal prosecutors won’t go after small-time marijuana cases, he said.

Gov. John Hickenlooper is ordering changes at the Department of Regulatory Agencies after it was revealed the agency was doing nothing to enforce cease and desist orders against people providing health care services without a license.

Federal workplace safety regulators visited Denver to look at the site of last week’s major construction fire. The subsequent investigation is expected to be lengthy.

Former Colorado Speaker of the House Terrance Carroll will be working with Denver Public Schools as a senior official overseeing the district’s legal, communications, and public affairs departments.

Republicans are changing their minds about marijuana — including Rep. Doug Lamborn, who now says the federal government should change the classification of marijuana in order to allow for research.

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s schedule indicates he could be making key connections to set himself up for a 2020 presidential run.

President Donald Trump suggested instituting the death penalty for drug dealers — an idea said to have come from Xi Jinping in China. Someone who kills one person can receive  a death penalty, but drug dealers can be responsible for the deaths of thousands, Trump said.

Wondering just how effective the legislature’s kill committees are this year?

Sen. Cory Gardner has some words of caution for President Donald Trump in advance of his meeting in North Korea.

A Mennonite criminal investigator who was jailed for refusing to testify in a death penalty trial now said she will take the stand in an effort to save the defendant’s life.

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