Originally published on Thu August 14, 2014 3:23 pm
A car accident crushed Brandon Coats' upper spine when he was 16, leaving him unable to walk. His muscles still spasm, disrupting sleep and causing pain.
"If I'm out in public it's embarrassing," Coats says. "It's always uncomfortable. If I smoke marijuana, it almost completely alleviates it" — more, he says, than other prescriptions.
Coats smokes at night, and says he was never high when answering customer calls at Dish Network. "I was really good at my job," he says.
Originally published on Fri July 18, 2014 11:32 am
For the past month, county clerks in Colorado have been challenging a ban on same-sex marriage by issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
The Colorado Supreme Court is expected to rule on their actions any day now.
But few know that this is history repeating itself.
Back in 1975, when Clela Rorex was the newly elected county clerk in Boulder, she began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Governor John Hickenlooper announced the appointment of William Hood to the bench Friday afternoon. Hood is filling the place of retiring chief justice John Bender.