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Wife Of Aurora Rep. Buckner Taking His Seat After His Death

The wife of former Aurora Rep. John Buckner has taken the oath of office to serve the rest of his term after his death in May.

07/15/2015

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State Rep. Buckner Dies From Respiratory Illness

Democratic Aurora state Rep. John Buckner, who worked as an educator for decades, has died after battling a respiratory illness. He was 67.

05/29/2015

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Bill Expanding Parental Rights Jumps Hurdle At Colorado Capitol

Democratic state lawmakers want to expand the reasons parents can get to leave work and attend events at their children’s school.

03/03/2015

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School-Funding Changes Clear First Colorado Hurdle

Two education bills that are among the biggest-ticket items Colorado lawmakers will consider all year cleared their first hurdle Wednesday.

03/19/2014

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Colorado Tries To Revive Education Overhaul

Colorado lawmakers started work Monday on what may be the Legislature’s trickiest job of the year: Crafting an education overhaul without $1 billion a year in new taxes.

03/03/2014

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Colorado Lawmakers Debate Death Penalty Repeal

Abolishing the death penalty in Colorado will get an initial vote in the state House on Tuesday, as debate on the issue begins in the Legislature.

03/19/2013

Robert Ray (left) is convicted of issuing the orders that led to the killings of witnesses Javad Marshall Fields and his fiance Vivian Wolfe. Sir Mario Owens (center) is on death row for carrying out those killings. And Nathan Dunlap (right) is convicted of killing four at a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant in 1993. He's been in reviews and appeals for more than 15 years. (credit: CBS)

Personal Stories Grip Lawmakers On Death Penalty

A proposal to abolish Colorado’s death penalty will be one of the most emotional issues this legislative session – in part because lawmakers’ own stories are closely connected to the debate.

03/17/2013

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