Michael Karlik, Colorado Politics

Arapahoe County’s commissioners on Tuesday awarded more than $3.4 million in grants to nine cities, towns and special districts for a variety of park, recreation and beautification projects.

In an apparent “suicide by cop” scenario, prosecutors in Baca County deemed a sheriff’s employee was justified in fatally shooting a man who repeatedly begged officers to kill him in a three-hour standoff, ultimately aiming his weapon at the multi-jurisdictional group of responding authorities.

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