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Marijuana Industry Makes Political Donations

The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.

09/29/2014

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Colorado Residents Welcome Disaster Relief Legislation

Record flooding last fall washed away Sal Coppolecchia’s home in Lyons, forcing him to cut back on expenses as he figures out how to rebuild.

05/19/2014

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Marijuana, Fires Dominate Final Legislative Day

Banking for marijuana businesses and property tax forgiveness for disaster victims headlined the final day of the Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, though the last hours were lacking the drama of many past sessions.

05/07/2014

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Bill To Help Colorado Disaster Victims Gets Held Up

Hope is washing away for Colorado homeowners who lost homes to recent floods and wildfires.

05/06/2014

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Marijuana Changes Advance In Colorado Legislature

Colorado lawmakers neared agreement Monday on a series of marijuana spending and regulation plans, all modest proposals compared with last year’s splashy set of pot bills to regulate the state’s new industry.

05/05/2014

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Colorado Lawmakers Shy Away From Pot Bank

A Colorado plan to set up the world’s first financial system for marijuana survived less than 24 hours before state lawmakers changed course Thursday night and shelved the idea.

05/01/2014

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Colorado Lawmakers Want Pot Industry Bank Option

A Colorado plan to set up the world’s first financial system for marijuana has cleared its first hurdle in the state Legislature, despite deep reservations from supporters that the plan will work.

05/01/2014

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Colorado Lawmaker Fighting Against Wage Thefts

A state lawmaker is trying to crack down on bosses who don’t pay their employees what they’re owed.

04/29/2014

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Government Surveillance Hot Topic In Colorado

Colorado lawmakers are pushing several bills this year that seek to limit government surveillance — proposals that have gained momentum in the wake of revelations about federal collection of phone and email records.

04/25/2014

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Police PTSD Would Qualify For Workplace Injury In Proposed Bill

Some lawmakers are hoping to help police officer suffering from post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.

04/23/2014

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