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Gov. John Hickenlooper’s legacy of water

Gov. John Hickenlooper leaves office Jan. 8, 2019, after eight years in the position. He may be best remembered for guiding the state through its growing pains over the legalization of recreational...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 23 hours 37 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. House OKs farm bill but says no to hardline immigration measure

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted narrowly to approve a bill that extends farm programs overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but rejected a hard-line...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado lawmakers react to Trump dumping border policy

Colorado lawmakers are weighing in on President Donald Trump’s decision to end a policy of dividing families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Poll: Colorado’s unaffiliated voters favor Democrats, strongly dislike Trump

Unaffiliated voters in Colorado plan to vote in the Democratic primary in sharply higher numbers than in the Republican primary, a poll released Tuesday shows. What’s more, the unaffiliated voters...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pot use by Colorado teens is decreasing, federal report says

A new report on teen behavior from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some good news for those concerned about marijuana use among teens. But its statistics on teen use of...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado revenue forecast: Severance taxes on the rebound

Colorado economists reported Wednesday that the state’s severance tax revenues from oil and gas operations – in the doldrums for the past several years because of low oil prices – are rebounding....

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sen. Cory Gardner addresses 416 Fire on U.S. Senate floor

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner talked about Southwest Colorado’s 416 Fire on the chamber floor Tuesday morning, proud of the way the government and fire crews are working together. The 34,000-acre fire has...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Gov. John Hickenlooper calls separating immigrant families ‘immoral and un-American’

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper called out on Monday the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexican border as part of a “zero-tolerance” policy enacted in...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gov. John Hickenlooper: ‘Durango open for business’

Gov. John Hickenlooper stressed to reporters Wednesday morning that “Durango is open for business.” The town is not threatened by the 416 Fire that has burned just more than 27,000 acres about 10...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Money matters in the Colorado governor’s race

In the void of policy differences and clear, consistent polling on gubernatorial primary candidates, money is the next best measure. Spending in the race has soared past $25 million, fueled by two...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hickenlooper vetoes child-autopsy bill opposed by news outlets

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday afternoon announced he had vetoed three bills passed in the 2018 legislative session that ended last month, including one that would have placed autopsy...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Grand Junction shines as D.C. eyes new home for BLM

Last month, after French President Emmanuel Macron addressed a joint meeting of Congress, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado quickly caught up to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on the House floor....

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World