Pot taxes could save Colo. treatment program

DENVER – Some state lawmakers want marijuana taxes to save a drug and alcohol treatment program threatened by Colorado budget cuts.A House committee voted Friday to use $1 million of sales taxes...

DATE: April 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bipartisan health-exchange unravels

DENVER – Bipartisan agreement on health care? It didn’t last long in Colorado.A proposal to set up a state health-insurance exchange, a market in which individuals and small businesses could pool...

DATE: March 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Republicans reject civil-union bill

DENVER – Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee rejected a bill to grant civil unions to same-sex couples after hearing seven hours of testimony in an overflowing committee room.A GOP-led...

DATE: March 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Arizona law bans abortions based on ethnicity or gender

PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed what is likely the first legislation in the nation to ban abortions over ethnicity.The law makes it a Class 3 felony to knowingly perform or provide...

DATE: March 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gadhafi’s son gets tour of Air Force Academy

DENVER – Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s youngest son visited the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs last month during a U.S. tour but couldn’t have learned anything to benefit the Libyan...

DATE: March 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

BLM to establish wild horse sanctuaries

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking proposals for establishing “eco-sanctuaries” for wild horses amid controversy over its handling of these icons of the range.The BLM...

DATE: March 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hickenlooper signs concussions law

DENVER – The nation’s most sweeping measure addressing youth concussions in sports was signed into law Tuesday in Colorado, where the guidelines for protecting child athletes will require coaches...

DATE: March 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Eagle feathers only for Native Americans

SALT LAKE CITY – Restricting use of eagle parts and feathers to members of federally recognized Native American tribes for religious purposes does not violate the religious freedoms of non-Indians...

DATE: March 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Brewers helped change alcohol-testing rule

DENVER – Hours after John Hickenlooper was sworn in as Colorado’s governor Jan. 11, the former microbrewer was already being lobbied by his friends in the craft-beer industry, who wanted him to...

DATE: March 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Military backs altitude sickness study at CU

DENVER – The University of Colorado medical school is trying to develop a simple test to identify soldiers who might be vulnerable to the debilitating headaches, nausea and fatigue of altitude...

DATE: March 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Concussions training due to become law in Colo.

DENVER – Jake Bryant never saw the devastating hits that forced him to leave hockey at 16 after repeated concussions. Alexandra “Z” Karlis was speeding down the ice about to make a pass during a...

DATE: March 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pueblo weighs nuclear plant

PUEBLO – At a time when Japan’s nuclear crisis has nations worldwide questioning reactor safety, southern Colorado’s Pueblo County is taking up a fledgling proposal to build a nuclear power plant –...

DATE: March 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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