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Plan for marijuana banking OK’d in Denver

Colorado lawmakers on Wednesday approved the world’s first marijuana industry financial system – a network of uninsured cooperatives designed to give pot businesses a way to access basic banking...

DATE: May 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Synthetic-marijuana crackdown leads to 9 indictments in Denver

CENTENNIAL – Nine people indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver were arrested in a handful of states as part of a national crackdown on synthetic marijuana, state and federal authorities...

DATE: May 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah’s Days of ’47 Parade turns down gay-rights group

SALT LAKE CITY – Organizers of Utah’s biggest parade have turned down a float proposal from a Mormon faith-related gay-rights group, citing too much potential for controversy. Days of ’47 Parade...

DATE: May 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hash-oil explosions rise with legalized marijuana

DENVER – The opening months of Colorado’s first-in-the-nation recreational marijuana industry have seen a rise in fiery explosions and injuries as pot users try to make the drug’s intoxicating oil...

DATE: May 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

VA employees were told to falsify records at clinic

DENVER – Employees at a veterans medical clinic in Fort Collins were instructed to falsify records to make it appear patients were getting appointments close to the day requested, government...

DATE: May 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Session comes to close today

DENVER – With the hours winding down, Colorado lawmakers had a number of big-ticket items to consider before today, the scheduled end of the session. Items taken up included marijuana legislation...

DATE: May 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

What do you think of these pot bills?

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers neared agreement Monday on a series of marijuana spending and regulation plans, all modest proposals compared with last year’s splashy set of pot bills to regulate the...

DATE: May 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

After crash, woman alone for days

DENVER – Kristin Hopkins wrote pleas for help on a red-and-white umbrella that she managed to push through a broken window of her crashed car and open, hoping to attract the attention of drivers on...

DATE: May 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Money from pot sales may have a new home

DENVER – A divisive plan to create the world’s first financial system for marijuana has come back to life in the Colorado Legislature. Lawmakers have revived a bill sponsors called the state’s best...

DATE: May 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque police kill man in standoff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Albuquerque police said a man died Saturday after an officer fired shots at him during a long SWAT standoff. The shooting comes with police facing pending U.S. Justice...

DATE: May 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Health insurers given extended deadline for their deficient plans

DENVER – The Colorado Division of Insurance said it would give insurers until the end of 2015 to continue offering health coverage that is skimpier than current federal law allows. They said they...

DATE: May 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Have the number of feral horses become a problem?

SALT LAKE CITY – State wildlife officials are supporting Utah ranchers and county leaders who are threatening to break federal law and round up wild horses this summer if federal officials don’t do...

DATE: May 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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