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EPA rejects $1.2B in claims from Gold King Mine spill

No private businesses or individuals will be reimbursed for claims of damages from the Gold King Mine spill, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday. In total, 73 claims totaling $1.2...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Transportation, education top Governor Hickenlooper’s list

DENVER – The need to properly fund Colorado’s transportation infrastructure and the long-standing quest for a reformed Hospital Provider Fee took center stage Thursday in Gov. John Hickenlooper’s...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State GOP leaders want to repeal health exchange law, arm teachers

DENVER – Colorado Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Cañon City, opened the legislative session by rolling out an agenda highlighted by bills that seek to repeal the Colorado Health Care Exchange...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hickenlooper’s legacy discussed on eve of legislative session

DENVER – Wednesday marks the midpoint of John Hickenlooper’s final term as governor, as well as the beginning of the 2017 legislative session. And discussions of what legacy Hickenlooper will...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Public interest groups call on Gardner to uphold Coloradans’ values

DENVER – Several public interest organizations held a conference call Monday to voice concerns over the incoming presidential Cabinet, and they asked Sen. Cory Gardner to honor Coloradans’ values...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Democrats concerned over projected state revenue drop

DENVER – As the 71st Colorado General Assembly prepares to convene this week, some Democrats expressed concern over how much can be accomplished because of an expected $500 million gap between Gov....

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Report: Gold King Mine spill dropped 540 tons of metals into waterways

DENVER – The 2015 Gold King Mine spill deposited nearly 540 tons of metals over a 9-hour period into Cement Creek, which feeds into the Animas River, the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado Department of Higher Education requests budget increase

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Higher Education is seeking a budget increase of $20.5 million for the 2017-18 fiscal year because of increased health insurance costs and a need to moderate...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Out-of-state tuition hike overdue for Fort Lewis College, president says

DENVER – Fort Lewis College is overdue for an out-of-state tuition increase, which it has put off because the state picks up the tuition tab for Native American students who come to the school from...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Community colleges plead case for increased state funding

DENVER – Representatives for the Colorado Community College System and several Denver District colleges and technical schools pleaded for additional funding from the Joint Budget Committee on...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Republicans adjust to leadership turnover in state Legislature

DENVER – The upcoming state legislative session will feature a whole new cast of lead characters for the Republican Party after its leadership was overhauled in the wake of the November elections....

DATE: Jan. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Colorado legislators prepare for upcoming session

DENVER – Southwest Colorado’s state legislators are gearing up for the 2017 session that will begin Jan. 11 – although there could be some shifting of jobs. That’s because of a Senate vacancy that...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News