B.J. Nikkel

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Colorado Civil Unions Bill Gets OK By Another Panel

A bill to allow civil unions for gay couples in Colorado must survive two more votes in the Republican-led House before it gets to the governor’s desk, but it appears closer than in any other year to becoming law.


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Changes To School Discipline Pass 1st House Vote

Colorado lawmakers are closer to erasing strict zero-tolerance policies for school discipline adopted after the Columbine High School shootings.


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Prosecutors’ Deciding To Charge Children As Adults Comes Under Fire

A state lawmaker has introduced a controversial bill that takes a charging decision out of the hands of prosecutors.


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Rep. Nikkel Won’t Seek Re-Election

Republican state Rep. B.J. Nikkel of Loveland says she won’t seek re-election this fall.


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School Discipline Changes Possible For Colorado

A Colorado panel is discussing changes to post-Columbine school disciplinary policies to give education officials more discretion over expulsions and police referrals.


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Colorado Panel Reviewing School Discipline Policies

Legislators are analyzing how Colorado schools punish students in order to determine whether changes are needed to policies.


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State Lawmakers To Review Juvenile Justice Systems

State lawmakers are planning to review the state’s school and law enforcement disciplinary procedures for juveniles.


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Redistricting Deadline Looms For State Lawmakers

Colorado lawmakers are plowing ahead with plans to debate congressional redistricting, despite a lack of agreement on how they will handle it.


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