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An employee with the Colorado Department of Health and Education conducts tests on blood samples. (credit: CBS)

Blood Alcohol Tests Halted At Lab Amid Concerns

Blood testing for drugs and alcohol will be suspended at a Colorado laboratory lab after defense attorneys raised concerns about the objectivity of the process and the possibility of appeals to thousands of drunk-driving convictions.

06/28/2013

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Colorado Chief Medical Officer Resigns

Colorado’s chief medical officer is resigning, less than a week after the release of a state report raising questions about a laboratory under his supervision.

06/13/2013

The news conference from the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar on Monday (credit: Rick Sallinger)

Lawyers: State Lab Woes Could Lead To Thousands Of Appeals

Defense lawyers say potentially thousands of criminal convictions could be appealed because of problems at a state laboratory that tests drunk-driving suspects’ blood.

06/10/2013

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Review Prompts Changes At Colorado Toxicology Lab

The Colorado health department announced changes at its toxicology lab after a personnel investigation found that refrigerators holding drivers’ blood-alcohol samples were unlocked.

06/08/2013

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Colorado Democrats Seeing Partial Victories On Oil, Gas

Democrats who came to Denver hoping for a new era of oil and gas oversight this year are having to settle for partial victories taking on the state’s most powerful industry.

04/16/2013

Marijuana brownies (credit: CBS)

Pot Task Force Tackles Protection For Children

The Amendment 64 Task Force is making recommendations to the state about how to implement recreational marijuana.

02/26/2013

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Rules To Limit Effects Of Drilling Get Initial OK

Colorado regulators gave initial approval Wednesday to rules meant to limit the effects of oil and gas drilling on homes, including a rule increasing the distance that rigs must be from occupied buildings.

01/09/2013

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Colorado To Study Oil And Gas Emissions

Colorado officials are launching a study of emissions tied to oil and gas development following a hearing by regulators that questions the science needed for making rules.

01/09/2013

An image of the meeting on Monday (credit: CBS)

Recreational Pot Regulation Work Begins In Colorado

A 24-member task force appointed to set up marijuana rules meets Monday for the first time.

12/17/2012

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715 Whooping Cough Cases So Far This Year In Colorado

The Colorado health department says at least 715 cases of whooping cough have been reported in the state so far this year.

08/20/2012

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