Ben Markus appears in the following:
Thursday, April 16, 2015
The district attorney prosecuting the Aurora shooting case is pursuing the death penalty. The defense was rejected when it offered to have the suspect plead guilty in return for life in prison.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Through heavy taxes, Colorado has collected tens of millions in the first year of marijuana legalization. But much of it must be refunded, thanks to a quirk in the state's constitution.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
In Colorado, James Holmes's legal team admits that he was the shooter that killed 12 people. But the question is whether Holmes was legally insane at the time of the 2012 massacre.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Thanks in part to the nearby oil and gas boom, Denver is seeing a flood of affluent professionals with a hunger for good food. In one month this summer, for example, 40 restaurants opened.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Legal pot sales are growing in Colorado, and the state has a marijuana DUI blood standard for drivers. But without a pot breathalyzer, it's hard to measure how high someone is.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Activists have sued to halt the state's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. The trial, which begins this week, leaves the law in limbo.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Hotels are finally having a good year. As the economy has slowly improved, more people are traveling. But more heads on pillows means higher prices — especially since new hotel construction has been on hold for years. Now developers are pushing hotel projects across the country.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Colorado's largest gold mine is expanding despite a 20 percent decline in gold prices this year. The precipitous fall in gold has forced many miners to shutter higher cost operations around the globe.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Oil and gas is booming in Colorado, and that is leading energy companies to rent more and more office space in Denver. These well-off companies want real estate with lots of amenities: prestigious addresses, high floors with views and easy access to public transportation. That's driving up prices and tightening up the market. It's true of cities like Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia and Calgary. But some fear ghosts of the past. Denver experienced a big boom and bust in the 1980s with energy companies retreating along with the price of oil.
Friday, July 19, 2013
One year ago Saturday, James Holmes allegedly opened fire on a crowded theater in Aurora, Colo. Within minutes, 12 people were dead and dozens more injured. The Holmes trial is many months away. How have the city and state responded to the killings over the past year?
Monday, May 06, 2013
As Colorado lawmakers debate rules regulating recreational marijuana use, one big question looms: how to charge taxes that will fund oversight of retail pot businesses. The tax requires a statewide vote. If it fails, some worry that underfunded enforcement will invite the feds to shut recreational pot down entirely.