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Colorado has filed a lawsuit against an e-cigarette manufacturer saying the company marketed products to children and downplayed health risks.

The lawsuit filed in Denver District Court Tuesday says Juul Labs Inc. violated the Colorado Consumer Protection Act, The Colorado Sun reported Tuesday.

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Hospitalizations in Colorado for COVID-19 have begun to increase for the first time in months, while the state's rate of positive coronavirus test results has jumped since the first week of June, officials said.

Transmission of COVID-19 is increasing and the rise in new cases is not simply due to more testing, The Denver Post reports.

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More than a dozen rural Colorado hospitals and primary care facilities applied for federal loans designed to keep staff employed during the coronavirus pandemic, federal data show. The loan approvals came as rural hospitals across the country struggle with dwindling income, higher costs and staff retention, a plight exacerbated by the pandemic, according to the Colorado Hospital Association.

The local investigation related to the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after police stopped him on the street in suburban Denver, will focus on first-responder training and policies as the state attorney general's probe looks at whether criminal charges are warranted, Aurora city councilors and staff said Monday.

A race track in Colorado violated court-ordered social distancing requirements during an event attended by fans on the Fourth of July, a county health department said Sunday.

Bandimere Speedway did not limit and manage the crowd size, implement social distancing requirements or adhere to state rules during the event, the Jefferson County Health Department said Sunday in a news release. The agency said it would pursue legal action for the violations that come as Coloardo tries to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Three officers were fired Friday over photos showing police reenact a chokehold used on Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died last year after police stopped him on the street in a Denver suburb.

One of those fired is Jason Rosenblatt, a white Aurora officer who helped stop McClain in August for wearing a ski mask and "being suspicious." Police put McClain in a chokehold, paramedics injected him with a sedative and McClain suffered cardiac arrest before later being taken off life support.

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Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper won the Democratic nomination Tuesday to face Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in November, overcoming a series of stumbles and beating back a challenge from his left.

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The coronavirus pandemic overshadowed a long list of other problems that suddenly seemed less urgent in the wake of a deadly virus and its economic destruction.

Included at the top of that list: the opioid epidemic. That crisis is still raging in Colorado and predicted to get even worse thanks to the stress, isolation and financial devastation of the coronavirus.

Thousands of demonstrators gathered outside an Aurora police building Saturday to call for justice in the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man put into a chokehold by police last year.

McClain's death last August has prompted a handful of small protests over the last 10 months, but his case has garnered renewed attention amid a global outcry sparked when George Floyd died under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer May 25.

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Colorado's governor and Denver's mayor say President Donald Trump's threat to send the military into places where some people have committed acts of violence and vandalism at protests could cause more unrest.