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The Indian Gulch Fire in 2011 (credit: CBS)

Colorado Lawmakers Won’t Pursue Building Code For Fires

Colorado lawmakers looking ahead to the next fire season after a historic year are shying away from statewide building requirements.

11/13/2013

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Cancer Group Doesn’t Think Tanning Bed Bill Goes Far Enough

A leading cancer advocacy group is calling for Colorado lawmakers to defeat a bill that would regulate indoor tanning beds. The group argues the measure doesn’t do enough to protect teens.

05/01/2013

Medical Marijuana (credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)

Medical Pot Regulation In Trouble In Colorado

Colorado’s medical marijuana regulations are badly enforced and in need of dramatic overhaul, state auditors concluded in a blistering 89-page report released Tuesday.

03/26/2013

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Erie Company In The Middle Of Colorado’s Gun Control Debate

Unnoticed amid dozens of tract homes in the Denver suburbs, a nondescript industrial building is suddenly in the middle of the gun control debate in Colorado.

03/02/2013

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Firefighters Will Try Again On Colorado Union Bill

A proposal to allow collective bargaining for Colorado firefighters without local government approval is coming back to the Legislature.

01/07/2013

Secretary of State Scott Gessler (credit: CBS)

Lawmakers Open Door for Gessler Expenses Audit

Colorado lawmakers opened the door Thursday to an investigation of Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s use of public funds to attend the Republican National Convention in Florida and a GOP election law training event.

12/13/2012

Colorado Division of Wildlife (credit: CBS)

Colorado Division of Wildlife’s $32M Error Blamed On Sloppy Accounting

Sloppy accounting and staff turnover caused a $32.4 million miscalculation at Colorado’s Division of Wildlife, according to a state audit presented to lawmakers Monday.

06/04/2012

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Colorado Telecom Overhaul In Doubt This Year

Republicans and Democrats joined forces this spring to try to undo a massive payout to telephone companies that goes back to the days when most people had landlines and few provider options.

05/02/2012