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Colorado Democrats Not Yet Conceding The State House

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The red wave that swept America in last week's election didn't exactly miss Colorado, but it was very selective. It will probably be felt most acut...

Colorado GOP Moves To The Right With Senate Leadership Selections

Senate GOP leadership takes two steps to the Right | Jessica Fender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Senate Republicans took a few steps to the ideological right in their leadership elections Thursday and celebrated an election that left the GOP with ...

Colorado Republicans Take State House; Dems Keep Senate

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Senate Republicans went to bed thinking they had won control of both chambers in the legislature, but woke up this morning to find Democrats still in ...

Colorado Immigration Unlikely To Mimic Arizona's, Says Republican Randy Baumgardner

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Charles Ashby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Republicans intend to introduce several illegal-immigration measures when the Legislature starts work this month, and at least one GOP member is hopef...

State Cracks Down On Weak Beer In Restaurants, Bars

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division has issued new regulations that seek to crack down on the sale of low-strength beer in restaurants and liquor...

Colorado Republicans Ignore Democrats' Budget Question

The Pueblo Chieftain | PATRICK MALONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Colorado Civil-Unions Bill Will Be Considered In Legislative Session

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A state lawmaker plans to introduce a bill next year that would make Colorado the fourth state to recognize civil unions. Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denv...

Colorado Concealed Weapons Permit Database Wrought With Flaws, Say Auditors

KMGH Denver | Deb Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- State auditors said that the database of people permitted to have concealed weapons in Colorado is unreliable....

Kathleen Curry Hopes Foe Changes To Legislature's Sex-Harassment Policy

Face the State | Jared Jacang Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Rep. Kathleen Curry is calling on her fellow members in the Colorado Legislature to overhaul a little-known procedural rule that shields statehouse se...

Xcel Changes Insufficient To Meet Clean-Air Goal, Colo. Health Agency Says

The Denver Post | Mark Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A plan by Xcel Energy to shut down coal-fired power plants can't meet Front Range clean-air goals and a 2017 deadline, state health officials said Mon...

Colorado Immigration Issues Take Center Stage This Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Immigration issues are set to take center stage in Colorado this week, as state and local governments weigh in on several controversial national issue...

Colorado Repubicans To Introduce Arizona-Style Immigration Legislation

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado State Senator-elect Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, told The Colorado Independent Monday that he will introduce legislation early in the ne...

Colorado Amazon Tax Could Be Affected By North Carolina Decision

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Lists that identify the books, music and movies individual customers bought from online retailer Inc. are protected f...

Colorado GOP Meeting With AZ Lawmakers To Discuss Bringing Immigration Law To Colorado

KMGH Denver | Deb Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Republican lawmakers said they want to introduce legislation similar to Arizona's strict immigration law and they're getting pointers from le...

GOP's Quest for an Honest Man -- Or Even One Without a Shady Past

Ellen Dumm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ellen Dumm

This year's crop of GOP legislative candidates looks like the Colorado's Most Wanted. In their eagerness to do battle over the legislature, the Colorado GOP leadership confused toughness with thuggery.

Preserving a Victory on Payday Lending Reform

Chris Romer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Chris Romer

When the Governor signed our bill in June, we thought predatory lenders would be reasonably regulated and military and working families could escape cycles of debt. But then came a July ruling.

Colorado Pension Plan On Its Way To recovery After Landmark Legislation: Auditors

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado's pension fund is back on track toward solvency after state lawmakers became the first in the nation to cut retiree benefits t...

Pinnacol Employees Lavished With Hundreds Of Thousands

KMGH Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Pinnacol Assurance, the state political subdivision that provides worker's compensation insurance, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on...

Chris Romer and the $1 Billion Retirement Question

Christopher Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Christopher Scott

If DPS's retirement system goes under, we, the Colorado taxpayers, will get to foot the bill for fixing it -- that you can count on.

Colorado Senate Bill 191 To Become Law As Officials Turn Attention To Funding

EdNewsColorado | Todd Engdahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Senate voted 27-8 Wednesday afternoon to re-pass Senate Bill 10-191, the educator effectiveness bill, after accepting House amendments. A few h...

Colorado Medical Marijuana Bill, HB 1284, Will Go To Committee After House Rejects Senate's Changes

Westword | Michael Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Earlier today, it seemed like HB 1284, the bill to regulate the medical marijuana industry, had cleared its highest hurdles. But more obstacles lie...

Republican State Senator: Use Military Against Medical Marijuana Patients

Robert J. Corry, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert J. Corry, Jr.

During Colorado's legislative debates on medical marijuana, opponents have leveled some extreme "Reefer Madness"-type arguments against the rights of ...

The Biggest Losers Of The Week In Colorado News (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It'll be a tough weekend for some in Colorado who found themselves on the wrong end of the news this week. Below, check out the Huff Post's list of C...

Problem Solving 101

Brandon Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brandon Shaffer

I consider myself to be a problem solver. As a kid, I loved participating in "Odyssey of the Mind." Building mousetrap powered cars and solving puzz...

New Medical Marijuana Laws Could Be Ironed Out Today; READ THE LATEST VERSION

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A push to regulate the state's medical marijuana dispensaries appears to be nearing the finish line. The Colorado Senate passed the pr...