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Colorado Senate passes U.S. citizenship bill for peace officers

DENVER – A measure that will require United States citizenship for Colorado peace officers was debated in the state Senate before being passed by the GOP on 18-17 party-line vote Friday. This bill...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Coloradans take Utah’s lesson on public lands to heart

DENVER – Members of the outdoor recreation community sent a message this week to state governments about endangering the public lands that the industry relies on. That message: Shape up or we will...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bill in Colorado Legislature aims to protect drilling sites from vandals

DENVER – A measure that would augment penalties on vandals of oil- and gas-production equipment cleared a Senate committee 6-5 with Republicans in support. The bill comes as a response to increased...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado Senate debates Second Amendment bill

DENVER – The Republican-controlled state Senate on Thursday hosted another debate about expanding Second Amendment rights. Previous debates focused on magazine capacity and training of school...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado Senate Democrats attempt to repeal death penalty

DENVER – Senate Democrats were looking to have Colorado join 19 other states that have eliminated the death penalty, but the measure died on a 3-2 party-line vote late Wednesday night. Senate Bill...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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GOP kills attempt to enter Colorado into interstate popular-vote agreement

DENVER – Colorado Senate Democrats attempted to join 10 other states and Washington, D.C. in an agreement to cast electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote on Wednesday but the...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bill supporting rural economic advancement dies in committee

DENVER – A bill that would have assisted rural communities wade through the muck of what government assistance was available to them, and how to apply for it, was killed in committee on Tuesday....

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bill to protect microbreweries receives bipartisan support

DENVER – Microbreweries across Colorado have some friends at the Capitol who showed them some love on Valentine’s Day. Senate Bill 134 would separate the retail and wholesale portions of...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bill to ease rural broadband rules dies in Senate panel

DENVER – A bill proposing an answer for how to expand broadband access throughout rural Colorado died in the state Legislature Monday. Senate Bill 42 would have removed restrictions on local...

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

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Colorado Legislature eyes citizenship requirement for police officers

DENVER – The state Senate adopted a bill upon second reading Monday that would require peace officers to be U.S. citizens. Senate Bill 120 would revoke the peace officer certification of...

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

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Competing solutions to preventing mass shootings seen at Colorado Capitol

DENVER – On July 20, 2012, Alex Sullivan and a group of co-workers and friends gathered at a movie theater in Aurora for a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.” They were celebrating Alex’s...

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

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Legislative roundup: Abortion bill hearings wrap up after midnight

DENVER – A marathon hearing by the Colorado House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee on abortion bills concluded in the opening minutes of Friday morning. And after hours of impassioned...

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