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Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards and technical glitches than protecting consumer safety. By Michael R. Blood. SENT: 1,007 words, photos.


HOMELESS KILLED-DENVER— A parolee suspected of killing three homeless people has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder. The Denver District Attorney's Office says 38-year-old Maurice Butler was charged late Monday.

WILDFIRE LAWSUIT — More than a half dozen Colorado residents and businesses have filed a lawsuit against a train, accusing it of starting a wildfire that scorched about 85 square miles (220 square kilometers) of mostly federal land. The Durango Herald reports the lawsuit, filed Friday against the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, says the wildfire, sparked June 1 near Durango, was started by burning material emitted from a coal engine that travels from Durango to Silverton.

LAFAYETTE-FATAL FIRE-ID — Officials have released the name of a 73-year-old woman who died in a Colorado house fire last week. The Boulder County coroner's office tells the Daily Camera that Linda Radcliffe was found dead after a Sept. 5 fire at her residence in Lafayette, east of Boulder.

HOMICIDE-NEGLECTFUL CARE — The Denver medical examiner declared an 88-year-old woman's death a homicide because of inadequate medical care. The Denver Post reports the examiner says Mary Smith died May 22 at an area hospital after her primary caretaker did not follow her care plan, seek medical attention or provide adequate nutrition or medications as required.

THOMPSON DIVIDE DRILLING — A lawsuit challenging the cancellation of oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide area in western Colorado is over. U.S. District Judge Robert E. Blackburn dismissed the case last week following a settlement reached earlier this summer between the Bureau of Land Management and energy company SG Interests. The BLM agreed to pay the company $1.5 million for 18 oil and gas leases it cancelled in 2016 at the request of a coalition of governments, environmentalists, ranchers and others.



DENVER — Diamondbacks righty Zack Greinke faces a Rockies team Tuesday night he's beaten twice this season. The Rockies will throw righty Antonio Senzatela as they try to maintain their lead in the NL West. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos from 6:40 p.m.


Most professional motocross riders live in Southern California, where they can train in the warm weather, ride many of the same tracks and work with fitness gurus. Eli Tomac in southwest Colorado, has a unique training regimen, his own track and his own workout guru: His dad. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.


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