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Kurtis Lee

Kurtis Lee is a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, who frequently reports on the nation's debate over guns, the evolution of marijuana legalization and how Trump administration policies are affecting states. He's filed reports from the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., chronicled Donald Trump's rise to the presidency and explored issues surrounding voter ID laws. Prior to joining The Times in August 2014, Lee worked for three years at the Denver Post where he covered state and national politics. He’s also reported from the scenes of destructive wildfires and mass shootings and was a member of the Post staff that won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the Aurora theater shooting. He’s a Colorado native and a graduate of Temple University.
Officer convicted in killing of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards — a rare outcome in police shootings

Roy Oliver, the former Dallas-area police officer who shot into a car and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards in April 2017, has been found guilty of murder. His trial played out against a background of acquittals of white officers who have killed unarmed black men and boys.

Mormon Church ramps up opposition to medical marijuana effort in Utah, speaking out publicly

The Mormon Church has played a quiet role in the fight against an effort to legalize medical marijuana in Utah, releasing measured statements and helping to bankroll lawsuits.But on Thursday, leaders of the powerful Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came out from behind the scenes.“We a...

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