Cyclists’ Cameras Document Aggression

          Last week was National Bike to Work Week, but bike-friendly roads can still be tough to find. Cyclist Alan Crocker was upset with the driver of a blue pickup that buzzed past him on a recent Saturday morning in Rome, Georgia. Crocker responded by flipping off the driver, a move […]

May 22 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
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Zen Magnets Ignores Safety Rule

          A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction against Zen Magnets, of Denver, Colo., ordering the firm to stop selling recalled and dangerous high-powered magnets. The ruling was handed down by federal judge Christine M. Arguello in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado last Thursday. The U.S. […]

May 20 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Consumer Rights
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Felony DUI Law

          Finally Colorado has a felony DUI bill. Some form of the bill has been introduced each year since at least 2010, but this legislative session saw bipartisan support and the backing of Gov. John Hickenlooper, who made it one of his administration’s top priorities this session. Felony DUI (HB 1043) […]

May 14 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
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Seat-belt Enforcement Stepped Up

          CDOT announced that heightened seat-belt enforcement begins throughout Colorado today as state authorities begin their annual targeted efforts through the end of the month. “Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer travel, so with more people hitting the roadways, this is the perfect time to reinforce the importance of […]

May 11 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
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The Cost of Search and Rescue

A Michigan man failed to train adequately before a hike in New Hampshire in 2012 and ignored adverse weather reports. Now he must pay the $9,200 cost of his rescue from a remote area, the state’s top court ruled Thursday. Edward Bacon of Northville, Michigan, was on a five-day solo hike in September 2012 when […]

May 05 / 2015

App Aids Justice

With the incredible increase in reports of police brutality, a new smartphone app from the American Civil Liberties Union of California has been developed to help document abuse. The app allows users to record video of alleged civil rights abuses by police and automatically send the recording to the civil rights group. The free Mobile […]

April 29 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
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