<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> local]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/local Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:07:43 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Troubled Colorado state mental hospital can’t keep up with inmate competency evaluations]]> http://gazette.com/troubled-colorado-state-mental-hospital-cant-keep-up-with-inmate-competency-evaluations/article/1605744?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/troubled-colorado-state-mental-hospital-cant-keep-up-with-inmate-competency-evaluations/article/1605744?custom_click=rss

The state mental hospital cannot keep up with an unexpected surge in court-ordered competency evaluations for accused criminals, the Colorado Department of Human Services said Thursday in asking for relief from a long-standing lawsuit.

The department filed to invoke “special circumstances” in a case lodged against the state by Disability Law Colorado. State officials informed the advocacy group in a letter Thursday that the mental hospital cannot hold up its end of the settlement agreement, which requires jail inmates to receive mental health evaluations or treatment within 28 days of receiving paperwork from a judge.

The action means inmates whose mental competency is in question could sit longer behind bars as



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<![CDATA[Team Red, White and Blue proud to carry flag, spirit at Garden of Gods run]]> http://gazette.com/team-red-white-and-blue-proud-to-carry-flag-spirit-at-garden-of-gods-run/article/1604948?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/team-red-white-and-blue-proud-to-carry-flag-spirit-at-garden-of-gods-run/article/1604948?custom_click=rss

Massive cheers erupted when John Reyes rounded the final turn of the 41st running of the Garden of the Gods 10 mile run Sunday.

Those cheers were not for first place, those honors went to Gebrekidan Abadi for men and Elvin Kibet for women, the cheers for Reyes were for what he was representing.

Reyes, who is an active Army member stationed at Fort Carson, was decked out in red, white and blue. His outfit went from the tiniest of details on his shoes - American flag print around the heels and on the bottoms - to his shirt.

While Reyes wore several unique red, white and blue articles, he was wearing a shirt that said "Team RWB" in the middle of the chest that about 20 to 25 other runners were sporting.

"It



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