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Lawmakers Weigh Stronger Punishment For Repeat DUI Offenders

Repeat DUI offenders in Colorado will face tougher penalties under a bill lawmakers are considering this year.

02/05/2015

Gov. John Hickenlooper addresses Pentagon leaders at Fort Carson on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Pentagon Leaders Discuss Possible Cuts At Fort Carson Army Post

Top Pentagon leaders hosted a meeting to discuss a proposal that would reduce forces at Fort Carson Army Post by nearly two-thirds.

02/04/2015

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Task Force Likely Won’t Suggest Bigger Buffer Zone For Wells

Proposals to increase the required distance between houses and oil and gas wells probably won’t be among the recommendations a state task force presents to Gov. John Hickenlooper after backers said Tuesday they didn’t have the votes.

02/03/2015

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Group Of Fired Up Mothers Gather At Capitol To Protest Repealing Of Gun Control Laws

Colorado state lawmakers have returned to the issue of gun control again with seven weapons bills being introduced at the Capitol on Monday.

02/02/2015

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State Drilling Panel Reviews Proposals As Deadline Nears

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s task force on oil and gas is discussing proposals to force energy companies to disclose all the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing.

02/02/2015

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Partisan Divide Evident Over Colorado Birth Control Program

Colorado Democrats and Republicans are headed toward a clash over state funding for teenage access to long-acting reversible contraception such as intrauterine devices.

01/29/2015

Mike Kane of Evergreen rides in the Upper Bear Creek area. (credit: Tom Meyers)

New Bike Trail Funding Plan Fails In Colorado Legislature

Colorado needs more recreational bike trails — just not a change to how they’re paid for, lawmakers from both parties agreed Thursday as they voted down a bill to direct more Colorado Lottery money to bike trails along state highways.

01/29/2015

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Study: Hickenlooper Backers Top 2014 Campaign Donors

Two groups that supported the re-election of Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper were the biggest spenders in last year’s state-level elections, according to a new analysis of campaign finance data by the Center for Public Integrity.

01/28/2015

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Latest Fatal DUI Crash Could Convince Lawmakers To Get Harsher This Year

A crash on Sunday night that claimed the lives of a father and his two sons in Weld County is bringing more attention to efforts at the state Capitol to make repeat drunk driving a felony.

01/27/2015

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Interior Still Plans To Decide On Protection For Sage Grouse

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has reiterated the federal government will decide whether the greater sage grouse should get protected status despite legislation attempting to block such a listing.

01/27/2015

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