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Associated Press Updated: March 30, 2015 at 6:45 pm
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DENVER (AP) — The city of Fort Collins won't ticket people who peacefully panhandle under a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union. The deal announced today settles a federal lawsuit brought by the ACLU. The ACLU claimed the law was being unfairly enforced against homeless people holding signs and street musicians.

DENVER (AP) — Colorado House Democrats have advanced measures to ask voters to raise the minimum wage from $8.23 an hour to $12.50 by 2020. They don't have the two thirds support needed during a final vote later in the House to get the referred question to voters. The measure letting local governments set a minimum wage can pass the House, but will likely die in the GOP-led Senate.

DENVER (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes says in a new book that she prays for the victims daily and by name. In an interview with the Del Mar Times, Arlene Holmes says proceeds from the book will be donated to mental health services, not to her son's case.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Demaryius Thomas says he'll skip the Denver Broncos' offseason workouts until the sides agree on a long-term contract. Thomas says if a long-term deal isn't reached, he'd sign the Broncos' $12.8 million franchise tender by the July 15 deadline.

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