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Colorado House Passes Marijuana DUI Bill

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.28.2013 | Denver

Can someone be too stoned to drive? A bill that would set a legal limit for the amount of THC allowed in a motorist's bloodstream has cleared its firs...

Colorado Death Penalty Unconstitutional, Says Attorneys, Scholars

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 02.27.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. Colorado’s death penalty is not only massively expensive, critics say it is also unconstitutional...

Colorado Governor: Universal Background Checks Are Highest Priority

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.25.2013 | Denver

On Sunday's edition of CBS's "Face The Nation," Gov. John Hickenlooper said that on gun control policy, universal background checks for all gun purcha...

Colo. Moves To Decriminalize Adultery

Posted 02.22.2013 | Denver

A bill that would repeal an antiquated Colorado adultery law that makes it a crime to cheat on a spouse as well as making it criminal for a motel owne...

Colo. Open Records Reform Draws Ire Of Accountability Activists

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 02.19.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. It is a bill good-government activists were supposed to get behind enthusiastically. Freshman Rep....

Democratic Lawmaker Issues Apology Over Rape Remark

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.19.2013 | Denver

Rep. Joe Salazar (D-Thornton) issued an apology Monday for a comment he made during Friday's heated debate over gun legislation in Colorado. While ...

Colorado Passes Four Strict Gun-Control Measures

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2013 | Denver

DENVER, Feb 18 (Reuters) - The Democratic-controlled Colorado House of Representatives on Monday formally approved a package of strict gun-control m...

As Salazar Retires From Interior, Friends And Foes Reflect

The Colorado Independent | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.17.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. Like any good — or bad — Secretary of the Interior, Colorado’s Ken Salazar will leave Washing...

Hickenlooper Supports Gun Control Measures In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.15.2013 | Denver

After having not made a statement about the many gun control bills Colorado lawmakers are considering, Gov. John Hickenlooper made his stance on the g...

Colorado Passes Another Bold Gun Bill - This Time Aimed At Colleges

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.14.2013 | Denver

After already passing two new controversial gun bills in House committee Tuesday, on Wednesday Colorado Democrats passed another bold gun bill that wo...

Dems Pass Bold New Gun Measures In House Committee

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.13.2013 | Denver

After a full day Tuesday of listening to testimony from gun control advocates and opponents, Colorado Democrats passed two bold new bills aimed at cur...

Universal Background Checks Bill Passes House Committee

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.13.2013 | Denver

After hours of emotional testimony from opponents and supporters of gun control referencing mass shootings in Aurora and Newtown as well as the Columb...

Matt Ferner

Ex-White House Drug Advisor: 'Trickery' Led To Colorado Legalizing Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.08.2013 | Denver

During a recent HuffPost Live segment debating whether or not Colorado is ready for Amendment 64 -- which legalized marijuana for recreational use in ...

CO Death Penalty: Spending Millions To Execute (Almost) No One

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 02.07.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. With a bill to repeal the death penalty likely to be introduced in the 2013 Colorado Legislature, t...

GOP Rep. Supports Abortion Pill In Cases Of Rape, Incest

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 02.07.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Rep. Amy Stephens — a Colorado Springs Republican who once worked for evangelical powerhouse organi...

Gun Owners, Manufacturers Would Face Civil Liability Under New Bill

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2013 | Denver

* Measures would move Colorado to forefront of gun debate * But state would be at odds with 2005 federal law By Keith Co...

Anti-Abortion Ideology Trumped Science In Weld County

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 02.05.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. When Weld County commissioners decided to stop providing emergency contraception to county patients, ...

Creationism, Climate Change Denial Staying Out Of Colo. Schools

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.05.2013 | Denver

A Republican bill that would have paved the way for creationism to be taught in Colorado schools as well as encouraged teachers to deny the science of...

Year-Round Daylight Savings Time Bill In Colorado Dies

Posted 02.05.2013 | Denver

Coloradans will continue to have to set their clocks forward for the near future as Sen. Greg Brophy's (R-Wray) bill that would allow for permanent, y...

GOP Creationism Bill Faces Rough Road Ahead In Colorado

Posted 01.30.2013 | Denver

A Republican bill that would have paved the way for creationism to be taught in Colorado schools was called "D.O.A." by Claire Levy, chair of the Hous...

Supportive Of Gessler's Personal Criminal Defense Fund?

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 03.15.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers' office this week made what's sure to be a controversial deci...

Matt Ferner

Hickenlooper In State Of The State: 'Let's Pass Civil Unions!

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.11.2013 | Denver

During his State of the State address, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper made it abundantly clear how he feels about the fate of a civil unions bill tha...

Matt Ferner

Hick: 'Why Can't We Have Universal Background Checks For All Gun Sales?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.11.2013 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper addressed one of the most talked-about and controversial issues facing the state of Colorado and the nation during his State of...

What's On The Docket For The Legislature This Year?

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 01.09.2013 | Denver

It'll be a busy year for Colorado lawmakers, who are expected to revive the debate on civil unions, gun control, ASSET and other headline-grabbing bil...

Gessler To Be Investigated By Ethics Commission

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 01.08.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission yesterday unanimously voted to investigate Secretary of St...