Colorado state government

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State lawmakers say marijuana is not responsible for opioid crisis

DENVER – When a White House spokesman this week said the Department of Justice likely would step up enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states where recreational pot is legal, Coloradans took...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Legislative Roundup: Oil and gas tampering bill raises questions at Colorado Capitol

DENVER – First Amendment and private property rights smashed head-to-head Thursday in the Colorado Senate during a debate over increased penalties on tampering with oil and gas equipment. Senate...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Measure allowing marijuana clubs in Colorado awaits vote

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers’ quest to navigate the realities of legalized marijuana opened a new chapter Tuesday at the Capitol. Senate Bill 63, which would allow clubs where recreational marijuana...

DATE: Feb. 21, 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

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Legislative Roundup: Second Amendment bills heard in committee

DENVER – A host of bills aiming to expand Second Amendment rights were heard Wednesday by the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs committee. Included were House bills 1036, which would...

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

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Parents may gain time for a child’s academic activities

DENVER – Colorado’s working parents may have an increased opportunity to attend academic activities for their children in the K-12 system. House Bill 1001 would reintroduce a portion of the...

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

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Colorado lawmakers ask Congress to fix wildfire funding issue

DENVER – The cost of fire suppression nationwide has nine times exceeded $1.5 billion since 2000, including reaching a high of $2.1 billion in 2015. Colorado state legislators expect the costly...

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

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Colorado House Democrats pass resolution supporting reproductive rights

DENVER – Democrats in the Colorado House of Representatives drew fire from Republicans when they passed a resolution supporting women’s access to reproductive health care. House Minority Leader...

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

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Democrats rally in support of state, national health insurance programs

DENVER – Congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and a move to also get rid of the Colorado health insurance exchange on Tuesday brought a concerned crowd to the state Capitol,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Legislative roundup: Ballot selfie, PTSD bills move forward

DENVER – Four bills were slated for a third and final reading before being sent from the Colorado Senate to the House of Representatives on Monday, and 27 bills were slated for second readings...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Colorado students get a glimpse life under the Capitol dome during 4-H Day

DENVER – A group of 4-H students from Archuleta, La Plata and Montezuma counties visited the state Capitol Monday after attending a leadership conference in Denver. The 13 middle and high school...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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GOP wants to repeal Colorado health exchange

DENVER – Colorado Senate Republicans want to repeal the ailing Colorado health exchange and move Coloradans to the federal exchange that was created with the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Jim...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News