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Senators defend per diem increase

DENVER – Colorado senators from both parties were on the defense Tuesday, as they gave tentative approval to a measure that includes more money for rural lawmakers.A bill that won tentative...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Civilians may be used for gathering evidence

DENVER – The Denver Police Department is considering using civilians instead of sworn officers to gather evidence at crime scenes as part of a major restructuring that includes the reassignment of...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Agents ensure Colo. pot shops shut down

DENVER – Federal agents were dispatched to ensure that 23 Colorado medical marijuana dispensaries complied with a Monday deadline to close because they are located too close to schools, the U.S....

DATE: Feb. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State tries to decide how high is too high to operate a vehicle

DENVER – Driving while high is illegal in Colorado, but state lawmakers are again entering a hazy debate over how to measure whether medical marijuana patients are impaired behind the wheel.A bill...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah bill would allow counties to seize fed land

SALT LAKE CITY – Constitutional concerns failed to derail a bill in the Utah House on Monday that would give counties the power to seize federal lands for development.Many Republican lawmakers...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ariz. GOP to vote in one of quietest primaries

PHOENIX – Arizona Republicans go to the polls this week in what could be one of the least-watched races in the presidential primary.With the state long considered an easy win for former...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Udall wants feedback on creating wilderness areas

DENVER – U.S. Sen. Mark Udall said Sunday he wants the public to help him craft legislation that would create wilderness and national monument designations for two popular recreation areas in...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rifle family shoots for role on guns show

The Daily SentinelRIFLE – Eleven-year-old Miriam Wilks has no doubts about what she wants to do when she grows up.“I want to take over my dad’s store and hopefully do everything he does now,” she...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Seniors seek tax relief as state considers budget

DENVER – Bonnie Prante, a 78-year-old Denver retiree, paid her monthly bills recently and had $42 left in her checking account for groceries. She and other senior homeowners are watching closely as...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Abortion notification sparks fury

DENVER – Hospitals with religious objections to procedures such as abortions would have to tell patients in a special notice Colorado’s Senate approved Friday.The measure was approved over vigorous...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver police to save $5M with plan

DENVER – Denver’s police chief plans a restructuring of the department that will save about $5 million a year and put more officers on the streets.Chief Robert White says the changes will begin...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hickenlooper favors pay increase

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday he favors a scheduled $33 daily pay hike for rural lawmakers because it’s “the right thing to do,” even though it’s unpopular. Hickenlooper said that...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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