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Here is the latest Colorado news from The Associated Press

Associated Press Updated: November 21, 2014 at 6:31 pm

DENVER (AP) — A Mexican man who is living in a Denver church basement to avoid a deportation order says he is afraid to leave because he does not know if he is covered by President Obama's executive order. Arturo Hernandez says new federal policies announced yesterday will probably protect his wife and children but he is worried a deportation order against him will still be carried out.

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Hispanic activists are angry that Gov. John Hickenlooper thinks it's fruitless to pursue citizenship for immigrants who are in the country illegally. Hickenlooper told the Wall Street Journal that activists and Democrats should stop demanding a pathway to citizenship for those 11 million people and instead settle for five-year guest worker permits while securing the southern border.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Investigators say they have arrested a man in the killing of a Colorado woman who led a double life as a devoted mom and a paid escort before she disappeared in 2007. Police arrested 63-year-old Lester Ralph Jones on charges of murder, kidnapping and arson in the death of 34-year-old Paige Birgfeld of Grand Junction.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A second court-ordered psychiatrist to examine the Aurora movie theater gunman will be able to give his opinion about James Holmes' sanity at trial. The Denver Post reports a judge ruled today that the second sanity exam undercuts the first exam and should be permitted. Defense attorneys had tried to throw out Dr. William Reid's report saying it is unnecessary.

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