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

High winds, snow heading out of state

DENVER – Strong bands of snow that closed major highways, knocked out power to thousands of customers and raised avalanche danger across Colorado headed out of the state Thursday.The storm was...

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

Rifle parents’ loss a reminder flu can be deadly

GRAND JUNCTION – When 17-year-old Austin Booth left Rifle High School basketball practice early a year ago because of illness, it was a rarity for the multi-sport athlete who almost never missed...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona sheriff says he’s gay

FLORENCE, Ariz. – A sheriff seeking the GOP nomination for an Arizona congressional seat was forced to confirm he is gay Saturday and resigned from presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s Arizona...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. pot activists try, try again

DENVER – Marijuana activists in Colorado turned in thousands more signatures Friday in an effort to once again put a legalization initiative on the ballot.The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Some lawmakers are digging the use of gold

DENVER – Worried that the U.S. dollar may not be good as gold, some Colorado lawmakers are pushing a bill to legalize gold and silver coins as usable currency.The bill would not lead to people...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Two fugitive brothers enter pleas

Two of three fugitive siblings who were the targets of a nationwide manhunt after shots were fired at a police officer in Florida and a bank was robbed in Georgia pleaded guilty Thursday to reduced...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado lawmakers reject cooperative banking for pot shops

DENVER – Medical marijuana is legal in 17 states, but the industry has a decidedly black-market aspect – it’s mostly cash-only.Colorado lawmakers considered a bill setting up a special...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Forest Service seeks tankers

DENVER – The U.S. Forest Service released its long-awaited strategy Friday for replacing its wildfire-fighting fleet of aging heavy air tankers with ones that are newer, faster and more...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ethics panel drops probe over traffic stop

DENVER – A legislative ethics committee unanimously dismissed a complaint Friday against a Republican state lawmaker, saying there is no evidence she used her position to influence Denver police...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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