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Stories with organization: Colorado state government
  • GOP gubernatorial candidates pledge gun law repeal 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 8:18 pm
  • DENVER - Three Republicans sparring for the right to challenge Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper in the November election were united on several issues in a debate Thursday, including their opposition to new gun restrictions.

  • Doctor to run as independent for Colorado Senate 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 6:37 pm
  • DENVER - A neurosurgeon says he wants to run as an independent in Colorado's U.S. Senate race.

  • Firefighting plane proposal clears Colorado hurdle 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 6:10 pm
  • DENVER - A $21 million plan for Colorado to buy an aerial firefighting fleet designed to spot and attack wildfires faster has won initial approval in the Senate.

  • 5 Things to Know about Colorado pot revenue 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 5:37 pm
  • DENVER - Some Colorado lawmakers want to use $3.5 million in recreational pot tax revenue to seek a matching Medicaid grant from the federal government, which considers pot illegal. Here are five things to know about the state's marijuana income:

  • Colorado lawmakers plan to boost marijuana profits 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 4:28 pm
  • DENVER - The federal government has reluctantly agreed to let Colorado be the first state to collect taxes from the legal sale of recreational marijuana, but it also has made clear it doesn't agree with the move and may try to stop it, if isn't tightly controlled.

  • Colorado lawmaker pushes for school arrest stats 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:31 pm
  • DENVER - A Colorado state senator says she'll be pushing law enforcement agencies to report statistics showing what happens when trouble at school leads to arrests, but police see the new requirement as just one more unfunded burden.

  • Bill prohibiting jail for fines heads to governor 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:10 pm
  • DENVER - A proposal to stop jailing poor people for being unable to pay municipal court fines is expected to be signed into law in Colorado.

  • Hemp expansion sails through Colorado Senate 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:34 pm
  • DENVER - A Colorado bill to expand industrial hemp production has cleared the state Senate and now heads to the House.

  • Lawmakers trying to restrict solitary confinement 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:37 pm
  • DENVER - A year after a Colorado inmate held in solitary confinement allegedly gunned down the state prisons chief upon being released, lawmakers are moving to restrict use of the punishment for the mentally ill.

  • Plan would direct pot taxes toward drug education 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 8:10 pm
  • DENVER - Colorado would save most of its marijuana tax money while spending about $23 million on school nurses and drug treatment and outreach under a plan approved Tuesday be legislative budget writers.

  • Divisive vaccine proposal abandoned in Colorado 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:28 pm
  • DENVER - An attempt to improve vaccination rates in Colorado failed Tuesday in the state Senate.

  • Current, former governors honor Vanderhoof 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:32 am
  • GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - The Colorado Legislature, two former governors and the current governor joined together Monday to honor a colleague, former Colorado Gov. John Vanderhoof.

  • Colorado Editorial Roundup 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:04 am
  • A sampling of recent editorials from Colorado newspapers:

  • Hickenlooper signs bill increasing budget reserves 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:19 pm
  • DENVER - Colorado's rainy day fund will grow again with a bill signed into law by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.

  • Restrictions on pot edibles clear Colorado House 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 1:29 pm
  • DENVER - Bills setting restrictions on marijuana edibles in Colorado have cleared the state House unanimously.

  • Higher drilling fines approved by Colorado House 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 1:01 pm
  • DENVER - A bill to increase fines on the oil and gas industry is on its way to the Colorado Senate after the state House gave it final approval Monday.

  • Colorado pot law frustrates Nebraska law officers 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:16 pm
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - Some Nebraska law enforcement officers are increasingly frustrated that their agencies have to bear the cost of jailing and prosecuting people for drug violations tied to Colorado's legalized marijuana.

  • 2 charged in Montrose County motorcycle death 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:23 am
  • MONTROSE, Colorado - Two men face charges in the death of a motorcyclist who ran into a rope and chain the men had allegedly stretched across a southwestern Colorado highway to retrieve an elk carcass, authorities said Friday.

  • Revenge pornography penalties considered in Colorado 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:01 pm
  • DENVER - Using intimate photos or videos of significant others to humiliate them would be a crime under a bill being considered by lawmakers in Colorado, which is joining a growing number of states tackling the issue referred to as revenge porn.

  • Injuries in Larimer County school bus accident 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:40 pm
  • FORT COLLINS, Colorado - A car rear-ended a school bus carrying nine children near Fort Collins early Friday, slightly injuring three children and the bus driver and critically injuring the lone person in the car, authorities said.

  • Colorado advances edible marijuana restrictions 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:50 pm
  • DENVER - A Colorado proposal to widen a ban on certain types of edible marijuana advanced Thursday in the state House amid concerns that it could be too broad.

  • Traffic camera ban clears Senate hurdle 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:34 pm
  • DENVER - A statewide ban on red-light and speeding cameras has won initial approval in the Colorado Senate after a lively debate over whether the cameras improve safety, or just provide money for local governments.

  • Colorado private eye bill clears Senate 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:02 pm
  • DENVER - Another attempt in Colorado to require private investigators to get state licenses

  • Memorial for Colorado transportation workers 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:35 am
  • DENVER - The Colorado Department of Transportation is remembering employees who have died in the line of duty.

  • Colorado Democrats abandon divisive abortion bill 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:45 pm
  • DENVER - Colorado Democrats abandoned their own divisive abortion proposal Wednesday, axing the bill after one lawmaker expressed indecision and it became clear they might not have the votes to pass it in a chamber where every vote matters.