When did you smoke your first cigarette?

DENVER – Colorado would raise the tobacco age to 21 under a bill that won approval in a House committee Thursday. The bipartisan bill could make Colorado the first with a statewide 21-to-smoke law....

DATE: Feb. 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. gay-marriage ban challenged by couples

DENVER – Nine same-sex Colorado couples are suing to overturn the state’s constitutional rejection of gay marriage, saying it reduces them to second-class citizenship. According to the lawsuit...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pot-tax revenue beyond state’s wildest dreams

DENVER – Colorado’s legal marijuana market is far exceeding tax expectations, according to a budget proposal released Wednesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper that gives the first official estimate of...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Give your child medical marijuana?

COLORADO SPRINGS – The doctors were out of ideas to help 5-year-old Charlotte Figi. Suffering from a rare genetic disorder, she had as many as 300 grand mal seizures a week, used a wheelchair, went...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Looks like you’ll be out of bars at 2

DENVER – Lawmakers rejected a proposal to allow Colorado cities and towns to extend bar hours after the legislator sponsoring the bill Monday asked them to vote no. “I think that it’s time to go...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Have you found best way to delice kids?

SALT LAKE CITY – When it comes to head lice, there’s an inescapable ick factor. So when parents are notified of an outbreak at their child’s school or they see them on their child’s head, most rush...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Public safety head named Albuquerque police chief

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Public Safety Secretary Gorden Eden was named Friday to lead the troubled Albuquerque Police Department as it works to emerge from a federal probe into allegations of...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Worry not about last call

DENVER – Bars could stay open past 2 a.m. under a bill moving forward in the Colorado House. Lawmakers advanced the bill Friday with an unrecorded voice vote, setting up a final vote next week to...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Warm enough for you out there?

PHOENIX – With much of the Northeast gripped by snow and ice storms, the Southwest is riding a heat wave that is setting record high temperatures and sent people to beaches and golf courses in...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Those in pot industry relieved as regulators allow banking

DENVER – The marijuana industry breathed a sigh of relief Friday after federal banking regulators issued long-awaited permission for them to access basic banking services. But Colorado’s pot...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pot farmers sidestep higher tax rates

DENVER – Marijuana growers in Colorado avoided being singled out for higher tax rates in an agriculture tax measure that advanced Thursday. The bill codifies tax practices for greenhouses and...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

A tax on junk food? Navajo Nation says not yet

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation president has vetoed a proposal to impose an additional tax on chips, cookies and sweetened beverages on the country’s largest reservation, but the legislation...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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