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Universal Health Care Advocates Heading To Colorado VotersSupporters of universal health care loaded boxes of resident petitions off an ambulance and onto a stretcher Friday, launching their campaign to make Colorado the first state to opt out of the federal health law and replace it with taxpayer-funded coverage for all.
Opponents: Measure To Upgrade National Western Complex Is 'Massive Bite Of The Apple'Ballots have already been mailed to Denver voters for the upcoming election. If approved, one of the measures would provide the money to upgrade the National Western Complex.
Survey: Colorado One Of The Fastest Growing Medicaid Populations In U.S.More people than ever have health insurance in Colorado as a new survey found the uninsured rate in the state has dropped by more than half since the new federal health care law took effect.
Gun Showdown Creating Gut Check Moment For Colorado GOPA proposal to double the current ammunition magazine limit in Colorado is creating a gut check moment for gun rights advocates.
Deadly Brawl Is Latest Test Of Self-Defense LawsA Colorado prosecutor said he's frustrated that the state's "Make My Day" law prevents him from charging a man who killed an acquaintance during a drunken brawl that spilled into his home, becoming the latest test to self-defense gun laws nationwide.
Colorado Mulls Major Schools Funding ChangeColorado voters were deciding on a major change to how public schools are funded Tuesday. A ballot measure asked voters to hike income taxes by about $1 billion a year in exchange for a raft of education upgrades.
A Lot Of Out-Of-State Money Supporting Amendment 66In just one week Coloradans will vote on one of the largest tax increases in state history. Amendment 66 would raise income taxes by a billion dollars, and eyes and money from out of state are trying to influence the decision.
Stimulus Funds Paid For Trees For Wealthy HomeownersStimulus funds aimed at jump starting the economy paid for about 4,000 trees in Denver, with many ending up at million dollar homes in Denver’s priciest neighborhoods where residents can afford to buy their own.
Hickenlooper Warns Against Disrupting Recall ElectionGov. John Hickenlooper issued a last-minute warning Monday against any attempts to disrupt Colorado's first legislative recall election.
Recall Election Voting Puts Spotlight On Voter Fraud ConcernsEarly voting is underway in the recall election of Colorado Senate President John Morse and accusations of voter fraud and intimidation are in the spotlight.
Colorado Sheriffs Suing Over Gun Control MeasuresMost of Colorado's elected sheriffs are trying to strike new gun restrictions with a federal lawsuit against the state that argues the laws violate the right to bear arms.
Colorado Sheriffs Suing Over Gun Control MeasuresA group of Colorado sheriffs unhappy with recent gun control laws are planning to file a lawsuit to block them.
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