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Transportation bill dies as Colorado Democrats, GOP disagree on tax increase

DENVER – The Legislature primed itself to fall short of its goals Tuesday when it killed the most comprehensive transportation funding package put forward this session. House Bill 1242 would have...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Four Corners school district offers $80,000 teaching salaries

MONTEZUMA CREEK, Utah – A school district in southeastern Utah is in the middle of a test program to see if offering salaries of up to $80,000 can persuade teachers to stay at an elementary school...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Earthquake rattles Utah south of Bluff

A minor earthquake measuring 3.8 magnitude occurred Friday night south of Bluff, Utah, on the Navajo Reservation, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake occurred at 10:01 p.m. A...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Lawmakers call for clemency for inmate released 90 years early

DENVER – Colorado’s House unanimously called on the governor last week to grant clemency to a robbery-kidnapping convict who is back in prison after being mistakenly released decades early and...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Colorado House backs clemency for inmate released 90 years early

DENVER – Colorado’s House unanimously called on the governor Friday to grant clemency to a robbery-kidnapping convict who is back in prison after being mistakenly released decades early and...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Colorado wildfire season outlook average to below average

DENVER – Colorado can expect an average to slightly below-average wildfire season this year, despite dry conditions and early outbreaks on the eastern plains, officials said Friday. “But the fires...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Environmentalists sue Colorado, feds over predator plan

Conservationists sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services this week over a controversial Colorado predator-control program aimed at reducing mountain lions and bears. WildEarth...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Teen sexting crime back before Colorado Legislature

DENVER – Teen sexting is giving Colorado lawmakers an uncomfortable dilemma – when is a naughty photo between teens a modern form of flirting, and when is it child pornography? The Democratic House...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Colorado lawmakers take up 2 transportation funding bills

DENVER – The Colorado House and Senate have passed similar draft versions of a $26.8 billion budget that, by law, must be balanced. To strike that balance, budget-writers, among other things,...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Democratic US Rep. Perlmutter will run for Colorado governor

DENVER — Six-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter is entering Colorado’s race for governor in 2018, saying he can do more for Colorado at home than he can in Washington. Perlmutter formally...

DATE: April 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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State budget clears second reading after extended debate

DENVER – Ten hours of debate Thursday and 93 proposed amendments to the state’s $28.6 billion budget was not enough for the state House of Representatives. They came back early Friday with the...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Colorado budget debate turns nasty as GOP uses delay tactic

DENVER – They say no battle plan survives contact with the enemy, no matter how meticulously it is thought out. The same can be said of Colorado’s $28.3 billion budget, which continued to transform...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News