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Denver DA opens criminal investigation into Deputy Police Chief Matt Murray

Denver’s district attorney on Friday opened a criminal investigation into the No. 2 officer in the police department, Deputy Chief Matt Murray, over his handling of an open-records request.

Murray already is the focus of a third-party probe into his handling of an internal-affairs investigation of a reported sexual assault by an officer and his response to an open-records request connected to that case.

More Colorado high schoolers going to postsecondary institutions, report says

Nearly 57 percent of Colorado’s high school class of 2015 enrolled in a postsecondary institution, which is up more than a half percentage point from last year.

About three-fourths of those 30,000 graduates chose to attend a Colorado college or university, according to the Colorado Department of Higher Education, which issued its report Friday.

Dancing but no dank: fed threat means toned-down Cannabis Cup

LAS VEGAS — A federal prosecutor has snuffed out plans by pot fans to celebrate Nevada’s new recreational marijuana law by lighting up on an Indian reservation near Las Vegas.

U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden took a hard line in a letter to organizers of a cannabis festival this weekend, saying federal law applies and pot smokers could be prosecuted.

Bogden wouldn’t comment Friday beyond referring to the Feb. 16 letter he sent to the Moapa Band of Paiutes.

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