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Gov. John Hickenlooper signing the bill on Monday (credit: CBS)

Colorado Finally Has A Felony DUI Law After Many Failed Attempts

It’s a measure that’s been defeated year after year in the Colorado state Legislature, but not this time. On Monday Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill making four DUIs in a lifetime a felony.

06/01/2015

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Bill To Compile Racial Profiling Data Getting Support At State Capitol

A bill at the state Capitol designed to identify and compile racial profiling data is getting a lot of support.

04/09/2015

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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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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The Politics Of Commencement Speeches

Can the debate over speakers at commencement ceremonies trigger a greater respect for free speech beyond the college campus?

05/20/2014

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Students Can Be Awarded Trophies For Academic Success

Most schools have trophy cases filled with trophies that celebrate athletic victories, basketball, football, baseball, etc. Now you’ll soon find state championship trophies for academics.

05/09/2014

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State Lawmakers Address School Safety With New Urgency

Protecting kids in Colorado classrooms is taking on a new urgency among state lawmakers at the state Capitol.

01/15/2014

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Colorado Rejects Major Schools Funding Change

Colorado voters soundly rejected a $1 billion income tax hike for school funding on Tuesday.

11/05/2013

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State Legislators Not Receiving Photo Radar Tickets

A CBS4 Investigation has found that 100 Colorado state senators and representatives are apparently not getting photo radar tickets in Denver, and never have, due to a loophole in the system.

07/11/2013

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School Finance Bill Aims To Revise Years Of Inequitable School Funding

A mammoth bill to overhaul Colorado’s complicated school-finance formula won initial approval in the state Senate Monday, despite worries the changes won’t mean a thing if voters don’t approve more than $1 billion in new taxes this fall.

04/02/2013

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