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Here is the latest Colorado news from The Associated Press

Associated Press Updated: September 22, 2014 at 1:45 pm

DENVER (AP) — Officials have tapped former Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson to oversee the Denver Sheriff Department's beleaguered internal affairs bureau. Today's announcement comes as the department tries to make sweeping changes after a series of excessive force and misconduct cases.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the Aurora theater shootings case say witnesses would be vulnerable to harassment and threats if cameras are allowed in court during the trial. At a hearing today, media attorneys said there was no evidence that courtroom cameras would make the scrutiny any more intense than it will be anyway because of interest in the case. The judge says he'll rule next week.

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — All schools are back open in Jefferson County after a teacher sick out closed two schools last week. So many teachers called in sick on Friday that classes had to be cancelled at Standley Lake High School and Conifer High School. Officials feared more teachers would remain home sick today. It wasn't immediately known how many did.

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The sheriffs of Pitkin and Garfield counties aren't happy about the security costs of vice president Joe Biden's short weekend visit to Aspen. The Aspen Daily News reports that Biden's 40-car motorcade caused temporary closures along its 70-mile route from the Eagle County airport to Aspen Friday and Saturday.

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