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Steamboat Springs Democrat will challenge Scott Tipton for House seat

DENVER – A Steamboat Springs Democrat has thrown her hat into the ring for the 2018 congressional race against U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colorado. State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush announced Thursday...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado bill makes birth control more accessible for women

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Monday that makes contraceptive medicine more accessible for women. House Bill 1186, sponsored by Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, requires insurance...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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71st General Assembly: Legislative session touted as most production in years

The recently adjourned 71st session of the Colorado General Assembly moved the state forward on a variety of fronts, to a degree not seen in previous years, thanks to a willingness to compromise by...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Last minute bill approval spares hospitals from $264M cut

DENVER – In the closing moments of the Legislative session, lawmakers avoided taking $264 million in federal funds away from Colorado’s hospitals, and designates funding for transportation. Senate...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Second go at ‘sanctuary city’ legislation dies in committee

DENVER – A second attempt to crackdown on “sanctuary city” policies was stuck down Wednesday by Democrats in the state Legislature. Senate Bill 281, which would hold government employees...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Last-minute fix for Colorado roads clears Senate committee

DENVER – A last-minute attempt to place a Legislature-initiated transportation funding solution on the November ballot cleared its first hurdle Tuesday, but faces an uphill battle to survive in the...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Questions mount around bill to raise fees for hunting, fishing

DENVER – A measure that would increase the cost of hunting, fishing and exploring Colorado’s state parks has cleared the state House of Representatives, but questions about its implications mount...

DATE: April 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Measure to replace Columbus Day holiday advances

DENVER – Lawmakers fielded another attempt to remove Columbus Day as a state holiday Wednesday at the state Legislature. House Bill 1327, which would eliminate Columbus Day as a state holiday and...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Democrats kill attempt to provide tax credits for private education

DENVER – A backdoor attempt to institute an education voucher-like program in Colorado was struck down Monday by Democrats in the state Legislature. Senate Bill 35, which would have provided tax...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bill to protect Coloradans rights passes committee

DENVER – While Civic Center Park in downtown Denver was going up in smoke Thursday in celebration of 4/20, the state Legislature was getting ready to hit on a measure to protect Coloradans’...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Election transparency measure passes Colorado House

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers on Friday pushed forward a measure to increase transparency in presidential elections. House Bill 1328, which would require candidates for president and vice president...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lawmakers reach a compromise on construction defects bill

DENVER – Efforts to loosen the construction defects litigation stranglehold on affordable housing in Colorado took a big step forward when a compromise was struck late Tuesday night between...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News