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Colorado Angles To Expand Hemp Industry

Colorado is just starting its experiment with industrial hemp production. But interest in the new crop is so strong that the state is moving to expand the number and size of farms that can grow marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin.

04/18/2014

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Bill Changing Prison Earned Time In Colorado Fails

Democrats have rejected a proposal to give Colorado prisons the power to revoke inmates’ earned time, saying the measure raised safety concerns and discouraged good behavior.

03/13/2014

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GOP Effort To Repeal Ammo Magazine Limits Fails

Democrats stopped another Republican bill that tried to repeal limits on the size of ammunition magazines.

02/12/2014

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Bill To Bolster Colorado Media Shield Law Fails

Colorado lawmakers rejected a proposal to increase legal protections for reporters and their sources in Colorado after a New York reporter was pressured to divulge sources in the theater shooting case.

01/27/2014

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Vote On Colorado Media Shield Law Delayed

A bill to increase legal protections for reporters and their sources in Colorado is up for an initial vote.

01/15/2014

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Colorado Bill Would Bolster Reporter’s Shield Law

Journalists in Colorado may get legal help protecting their sources with legislation inspired by the case of a New York reporter who was pressured to divulge who gave her information about the 2012 theater shootings.

01/11/2014

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2 GOP State Senators Sworn In After Colorado Recalls

Two Republicans were sworn in Thursday to replace the Colorado Senate Democrats they defeated in historic recalls over new gun restrictions.

10/04/2013

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Morse, Giron Lose Recalls Over Gun Laws Support

Two Democratic state lawmakers who backed tighter gun laws in the aftermath of mass shootings have been kicked out of office in a recall election promoted by both grassroots activists and the National Rifle Association.

09/10/2013

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Campaigns Push To Turn Out Voters In Recall Election

Two Democratic lawmakers who voted for new Colorado firearms restrictions faced the first legislative recalls in state history Tuesday, elections that tested popular support for gun limits in a state with a strong tradition embracing Second Amendment rights.

09/10/2013

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After Gun Laws, Colorado Lawmakers Face Recall Test

In a state darkened by the shadow of nightmarish mass shootings, two Colorado lawmakers who voted in favor of new firearms restrictions are fighting to keep their jobs.

09/09/2013

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