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Colorado Dem accused of providing alcohol to underage aide, comparing her to Monica Lewinsky: reports

A former state lawmaker in Colorado has been ticketed for providing alcohol to an underage campaign worker, according to reports.

Former state Rep. Rochelle Galindo, 29, a Democrat from Greeley, was elected last November but resigned May 12 amid an investigation into the allegation, which was not public at the time Galindo departed.

Galindo was also facing a recall effort, the Denver Post reported.

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In a statement accompanying her resignation, Galindo blamed “smear tactics” by political opponents, Denver’s FOX 31 reported.

“The allegations against me are false,” Galindo wrote, according to the station. “That said, they will make my fight against the pending recall effort untenable. I will not put my constituents through what will surely be a recall campaign based on political smear tactics and false allegations. Instead, I will resign my seat as the elected representative of House District 50, effective immediately.”

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Former Colorado state Rep. Rochelle Galindo. (Facebook)

The probe was launched after a 19-year-old worker from Galindo’s campaign alleged that she and the then-candidate had an inappropriate sexual relationship, according to the Post.

But the younger woman ultimately declined to pursue legal action and authorities found no evidence to bring charges, the report said.

The unnamed college intern feared possible retaliation for alerting authorities, a 21-page police report says, according to the Greeley Tribune.

The report says the young woman claimed that Galindo would jokingly compare her to Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern from a scandal involving former President Bill Clinton.

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The young woman told authorities that she and other interns would consume wine while making calls to potential campaign donors. In her case, the drinking would sometimes lead to sex with Galindo, the Tribune reported, citing the police report.

Another aide to Galindo was also accused of providing alcohol to underage interns, the newspaper reported.

A vacancy committee will select a replacement for Galindo on June 2, the report said.

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Fleet of Jeeps honored slain student in Colorado STEM shooting at his funeral

A fleet of Jeeps encircled a Colorado church on Wednesday to commemorate Kendrick Castillo, an 18-year-old senior at the STEM School Highlands Ranch who was fatally shot when he tried to apprehend a gunman in his class.

COLORADO STUDENT, 18, KILLED WHILE TRYING TO STOP SHOOTER, CLASSMATE SAYS

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More than 600 Jeeps lead a caravan to the memorial service for Kendrick Castillo, who was killed in the assault on the STEM Highlands Ranch School, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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More than 600 Jeeps lead a caravan Wednesday, May 15, 2019 to the memorial service for Kendrick Castillo, who was killed in the assault on the STEM Highlands Ranch School, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

An Instagram post by the Colorado Jeep Girls urged the community to join in the procession to celebrate Castillo’s love for jeeps.

“Please join us in whatever Jeep you drive. New, old and everything in between! Let’s show Kendrick’s family the love from our Jeep community to them,” the post said.

More than 600 jeeps showed up to honor the teen.

Castillo was fatally shot on May 7 as he lunged at the gunman who brandished a gun in class and told everyone not to move before he started to fire shots. Castillo was joined by three other students who jumped on the gunman and allowed the rest of the class to flee the room. He was killed just two days before his last day of high school.

“Kendrick Castillo died a legend. He died a trooper,” said Brendan Bialy, one of the students who also jumped the gunman in an effort to stop him. “I know he will be with me for the rest of my life.”

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Nine students were shot before two suspects were taken into custody, officials said. The pair had a “number of weapons,” which included two handguns, according to Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock.

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Tucker Carlson: Vultures treat the Colorado shooting like a political prop – our kids deserve so much more

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It wasn’t just gun control activists who came to Colorado on Wednesday to push an agenda after the tragedy at STEM School Highlands Ranch. The politicians, of course, were there. They were drawn to the scene as they always are.

Congressman Jason Crow and Sen. Michael Bennet, both Democrats, attended the prayer vigil. They were not there to offer prayers. They were there to belittle prayer, and instead hold a campaign rally.

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“You already have my thoughts and prayers,” Crow said. “But you deserve and should demand more because they only send thoughts and prayers. When you are a member of Congress or when you are in a position to take action and to affect change, it is empty, it is hollow. And you and your children deserve more.”

“Our kids already have enough to do,” said Sen. Bennet, D-Colo. and one of the many 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. “Their job is not to fix America’s broken gun laws.”

What vultures these people are. The students walked out of the vigil. For the politicians, devastated children and grieving families were just political props — props they could use to increase their own power at the expense of other people’s freedom. That is their reaction to every problem and every tragedy.

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This could have been stopped if you have given me more power. Of course, in reality, Washington has been getting more and more power for decades and has not been making our kids happier or healthier. Guns have been part of American life since day one. School shootings have only been routine within our lifetimes.

There are a lot of possible explanations for this. We don’t seem to be talking about any of them. The kids in Colorado were, though. They chanted, “Mental health.” And they are right. But it is not enough to say we need more mental healthcare. It is also worth asking why we need it.

Why do so many kids have so many more mental health problems? It’s not your imagination. It’s real. It is measurable. It is being measured, though not addressed.

Washington has been getting more and more power for decades and has not been making our kids happier or healthier. Guns have been part of American life since day one. School shootings have only been routine within our lifetimes.

In the past decade, teen depression has risen dramatically, as have teen suicides. They are connected, of course. Between 2008 and 2017, the percentage of adolescents with depression symptoms rose 52 percent. Among kids 15 to 24, suicides are up almost 50 percent. That’s a horrifying number. No one mentions it.

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Millions of American children are on drugs for ADHD, anxiety, other mental health problems. But why? What is driving this? Is it the breakdown in the family? Is it too much screen time? Is it something in the food?

We don’t really know. That is the actual tragedy. And as long as our leaders’ preferred response to this tragedy is opportunism, we never will know.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on May 9, 2019.

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Columbine sends message of support to Colorado STEM school

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Following the deadly shooting at a Colorado STEM school on Tuesday, nearby Columbine High School – where a killing spree took place two decades earlier – reportedly shared a message of unity.

The shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch left one person – identified as 18-year-old student Kendrick Castillo – dead and eight others injured. Two suspects were taken into custody, one adult and one juvenile, authorities said.

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The K-12 charter school is in a Denver suburb situated roughly seven miles away from Littleton, Colo., which is home to Columbine High School.

Following the violence this week, the high school offered up a supportive message, which was captured and shared on Twitter by CBS Denver journalist Dominic Garcia.

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“Our hearts are with you STEM,” a sign bearing the high school’s name and logo said.

The shooting at the STEM school came nearly three weeks after the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school massacre that killed 13 people.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Denver narrowly votes to decriminalize ‘magic mushrooms’

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Voters in Denver, Colorado decided on Tuesday to decriminalize psilocybin, or “magic mushrooms,” by a thin margin.

The initiative, led by Decriminalize Denver, passed by 1,979 votes when the voting tallies for Initiated Ordinate 301 were released on Wednesday.

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According to online results from the Denver Elections Division, 89,320 people voted in favor of decriminalizing, while 87,341 others voted against it. Election officials said on Twitter that the “results remain unofficial” until they are certified on May 16.

The measure makes the personal use and possession of psilocybin mushrooms by those 21 years of age or older Denver’s “lowest law-enforcement priority,” according to the measure’s language. It does not legalize psilocybin or permit its sale by Denver’s cannabis businesses.

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Psilocybin is a “hallucinogenic chemical obtained from certain types of fresh and dried mushrooms.” Federally illegal in the U.S. since 1968, psilocybin is categorized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) under “Schedule I,” along with drugs like heroin, marijuana and LSD.

Medical researchers have found the substance can be used to help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients. Those studies were small and closely supervised but the preliminary results gave researchers hope that psychedelic drugs could also be used to treat cancer, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Adult Colorado school shooting suspect appears in court

One of the suspects in the fatal Tuesday Colorado school shooting that left one person dead and eight others injured made his first court appearance on Wednesday.

Suspect Devon Erickson, 18, often shook his head when replying to the judge, according to The Associated Press. He responded “no” when asked if he had any questions.

Erickson and a second suspect – a juvenile – are accused of the attack at the STEM School Highlands Ranch.

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Charges in the case against Erickson are set to be filed on Friday afternoon local time, Rob McCallum, the public information officer for the Colorado Supreme Court, tweeted.

The Douglas County coroner identified the slain student as Kendrick Ray Castillo, the sheriff’s office announced. Castillo, 18, was killed when the suspects opened fire in a classroom at the K-12 charter school located south of Denver. The teen is reportedly credited with saving the lives of his classmates.

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Kendrick Castillo was killed during a shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on Tuesday in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (Rachel Short via AP)

While in a British literature class, Castillo, “lunged [at the suspect],” and was shot because of it, according to a fellow student at the school.

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Nui Giasolli told NBC News’ “Today” show on Wednesday that Castillo’s actions “[gave] all of us enough time to get underneath our desks, to get ourselves safe, and to run across the room to escape.”

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah, Bradford Betz and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Colorado student, 18, killed while trying to stop shooter, classmate says

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The student who was killed Tuesday during a shooting at his school in Colorado reportedly leaped at one of the suspects, saving the lives of his classmates.

Kendrick Castillo, an 18-year-old senior at the STEM School Highlands Ranch, was fatally shot when two suspects opened fire in a classroom at the K-12 charter school located south of Denver.

COLORADO SHOOTING LEAVES AT LEAST 1 DEAD, 8 INJURED; 2 IN CUSTODY, SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS

While in a British literature class, Castillo, according to a fellow student at the school, “lunged [at the suspect],” and was shot because of it.

Nui Giasolli told NBC News’ “Today” show on Wednesday that Castillo’s actions “[gave] all of us enough time to get underneath our desks, to get ourselves safe, and to run across the room to escape.”

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The student said the gunman showed up late to class and “the next thing I know, he is pulling a gun and is telling nobody to move.”

Castillo’s father, John, told KMGH-TV that his son is a hero and wants the world to remember that. “I want people to know about him,” he said.

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Another student, Brendan Bialy, also tried to subdue one of the shooters, according to officials. A member of the Marines’ Delayed Entry Program, he put his own safety at risk and showed “courage and commitment” in helping tackle a gunman.

Marine Capt. Michael Maggiti said Bialy’s “decisive actions resulted in the safety and protection of his teachers and fellow classmates.”

Authorities identified one of the shooting suspects as Devon Erickson, 18. The other suspect was said to be a juvenile and has not yet been identified.

Nine students in total were shot before the suspects were taken into custody, officials said. The two had a “number of weapons,” which included two handguns, according to Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock. He noted neither suspect was old enough to buy or own the guns.

Colorado allows people 18 and older to buy “long guns,” such as shotguns, rifles and semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15, from dealers with federal firearms licenses. Anyone trying to buy a firearm in the state must undergo background checks conducted by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

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Douglas County District Attorney George Brauchler noted on Wednesday that the shooting was the fifth within a 20-mile radius of the school in the past two decades. He cited Columbine, the 2012 theater shooting in the Denver suburb of Aurora, a 2013 shooting at Arapahoe High School and last year’s fatal shooting of a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy.

Castillo’s actions came one week after another student, 21-year-old Riley Howell, also heroically jumped at a gunman who opened fire on a classroom at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Howell was also killed in that shooting.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Trump briefed on Colorado shooting, White House says

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President Trump has been briefed on the school shooting that unfolded in a Denver suburb, resulting in one death and eight injuries, the White House said Tuesday.

Two suspects were taken into custody following the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch. Police identified one of the suspects as 18-year-old Devon Erickson. The other suspect, whose identity was not released, is a juvenile male. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said it does not believe there are additional suspects.

“Tragically, this community and those surrounding it know all too well these hateful and horrible acts of violence,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said.

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School buses arrive at a recreation center set up for students to get reunited with their parents after a shooting at a suburban Denver middle school. (Associated Press)

STEM School is only about 7 miles from Littleton, site of the infamous Columbine High School shooting in 1999, Denver’s FOX 31 reported.

“The White House has been in communication with state and local officials, and the president has been briefed and continues to monitor the ongoing situation. We offer our full support to local law enforcement and first responders and thank them for their heroism,” Deere added.

President Trump had not publicly commented on the shooting as of late Tuesday.

Other politicians threw in their support. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis tweeted: “The heart of all Colorado is with the victims & their families.”

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., offered up his prayers with “the students, parents and faculty members and I’m grateful to the first responders working to keep everyone safe.”

Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., who grew up in Highlands Ranch and has a 5-year-old niece who attends STEM School, wrote: “I am so grateful to her teachers & law enforcement for keeping her safe and am praying for the victims. This has to stop and #EnoughIsEnough.”

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He added: “While I am deeply grateful that my niece is safe, I’m heartbroken for the parents and students, and am beyond angry that gun violence has yet again struck our community. We must act now to enact real reform to our nation’s gun laws. Not next month. Not next year. NOW.”

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FOX 31 reported that STEM School will be closed for the rest of the week. Other public schools will remain open, but under increased security, the station said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Bobcat gets tangled up in soccer net: see the photos

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Wildlife officials in Colorado are advising residents to take down their soccer nets when not in use after a bobcat became stuck in one.

The southeast branch of Colorado Parks and Wildlife posted photos of the bobcat to Twitter on Monday.

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A bobcat who became stuck in a soccer net in a Colorado Springs neighborhood safely escaped, officials said. (Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

The cat appeared to be almost suspended in midair because of the soccer net, which officials said was in the backyard of a Golden Hills neighborhood of Colorado Springs.

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Officials are warning locals to remove their soccer nets when they’re not in use for this reason. (Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

“Here’s why we ask you to take down sports nets when not in use,” officials wrote.

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The animal was considered to be “lucky,” as it “escaped with its life.” Other animals, meanwhile, “injure themselves or die frantically trying to escape,” according to wildlife officials.

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Denver to vote this week on decriminalizing magic mushrooms

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Voters in Denver, Colorado will decide this week whether to become the first U.S. city to decriminalize the use of “magic mushrooms.”

The initiative, led by Decriminalize Denver, a movement focused on making the mushrooms legal, will appear on municipal election ballots on Tuesday. That comes after the group received almost double the number of signatures required in favor of the push earlier this year.

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The measure would make the personal use and possession of psilocybin mushrooms by those 21 years of age or older Denver’s “lowest law-enforcement priority,” according to the measure’s language. It would not legalize psilocybin or permit its sale by Denver’s cannabis businesses.

Psilocybin, often referred to as “magic mushrooms,” is a “hallucinogenic chemical obtained from certain types of fresh and dried mushrooms.” Federally illegal in the U.S. since 1968, psilocybin is categorized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) under “Schedule I,” along with drugs like heroin, marijuana and LSD.

The government states that Schedule I drugs have “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”

Medical researchers have found the substance can be used to help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients. Those studies were small and closely supervised but the preliminary results gave researchers hope that psychedelic drugs could be used to treat cancer, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and District Attorney Beth McCann have both publicly opposed the proposal.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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