Ben Markus appears in the following:
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Colorado has among the highest per capital rates of police shootings, and an unrecognized connection between them and meth use. You can find the full investigation
at Colorado Public Radio.
Monday, June 24, 2019
Marijuana has been legal in Colorado since 2012. But recently, large busts of illegal grow houses show that the black market for pot is far from gone. In fact, it's growing.
Monday, August 06, 2018
During the Great Recession, investors bought up a lot of homes and are now renting them out. In cities like Denver, even as home prices soar, investors are still not putting those properties back on the market.
Monday, January 29, 2018
After U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told prosecutors they are free to go after marijuana businesses, investors started getting worried. And that's having a ripple effect on the industry.
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Eight states and Washington, D.C. allow for recreational cannabis, but none have solved the problem of workforce drug testing. Zero tolerance polices are being reconsidered in light of legalized pot.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Recreational pot is legal in Colorado, but using it in public is against the law. Pot clubs are slated to open this summer, but the governor says he'll veto the bill if it allows indoor smoking.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Voters can amend their state's constitution: Think legalization of pot. But some Coloradans say citizen initiatives are out of control, and a well-funded push is underway to raise the bar.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Five states are set to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana. Police are worried about how to monitor who is driving while high. Drivers are worried about how to know if they're too high to drive.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
In Colorado, a diverse swing state, both parties are aggressively seeking the votes of suburban women in Jefferson County. For decades, the suburbs west of Denver have picked the next president.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The state legalized marijuana at the start of 2014 for anyone 21 or older. An increasing rate of Latino and black youths were arrested for violating that age limit, even as the white arrest rate fell.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
The biggest group of voters politicians will have to woo this November are the ones who often don't get a say in which candidates make it to the general election ballot.
Turned off by the partisan wars in Washington, 39 percent of voters now identify themselves as independent rather than ...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Voters under the age of 35 have become a decisive force in Colorado but many of them choose not to affiliate with a political party. We examine why.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Robert Dear, the man accused in the mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood office at Colorado Springs, blurted he was guilty Wednesday in court, one of several outbursts during his arraignment.
Monday, November 30, 2015
The suspect in the shooting at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs was in court Monday. Robert L. Dear faces multiple counts after the deadly attack that left three people dead and nine wounded.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
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Friday, September 18, 2015
Pot is legal in Colorado, but the capitol city has outlawed pot bars like those in Amsterdam, leaving tourists who flock to Denver to get high with no legal place to do so. But that may change soon.
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Friday, August 07, 2015
This week jurors heard victim impact statements from family members of the 12 people James Holmes killed in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater. They start death penalty deliberations today.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
The parents of convicted shooter James Holmes took the stand in the sentencing phase of the trial. They told the Colorado jury that their son is mentally ill and should not receive the death penalty.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The sentencing phase of the Aurora Theater Shooting trial begins Wednesday. James Holmes, who was found guilty of murder last week, faces either the death penalty or life in prison without parole.