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Big Game Outfitter Charged With Wildlife Plot

Federal authorities have accused a Colorado man and a guide from Oregon of illegally capturing and maiming mountain lions and bobcats as part of a scheme to make hunting the cats easier for their clients.

01/08/2014

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Colorado Readies For ‘Green Wednesday’ Pot Sales

At least 24 marijuana shops in eight Colorado towns are scrambling to get ready for the opening of the nation’s first legal pot industry.

12/31/2013

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Cement Maker Fined, To Cut Emissions At Colorado Plant

A cement manufacturer in Lyons has agreed to pay a $1 million fine and to install controls to decrease its emissions of the pollutant nitrogen oxide, the U.S. Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday.

04/19/2013

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New Bill Would Ease State-Federal Pot Conflict

A bill introduced in Congress would fix the conflict between the federal government’s marijuana prohibition and state laws that allow medical or recreational use.

04/12/2013

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Future Of Colorado, Washington Pot Farming Still Uncertain

Irrigation canals line Washington’s Yakima Valley east of the Cascade Range, transforming a desert landscape into one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world – including crops for some of America’s biggest vices.

01/19/2013

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Colorado, Washington Await Federal Response To Pot Measure

The marijuana measure passed by Colorado voters this week is in direct violation of federal law and Colorado’s governor expects to hear what the federal government plans to do about it Friday afternoon.

11/09/2012

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U.S. Justice Department Could Sue If Amendment 64 Passes

If it passes, Amendment 64 could have the U.S Justice Department suing the state of Colorado.

10/20/2012

Federal Court Hears Appeal On Canyonlands Park

The federal government said Wednesday it has control over highway access in national monuments even if no official notice was given, in a case that could affect highway rights of way on federal public land across the country.

09/19/2012

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Banking For Pot Shops Rejected In Colorado

Medical Marijuana is legal in 17 states, but the industry has a decidedly black-market aspect – it’s mostly cash-only.

02/14/2012

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Coloradans React To The ‘Stop Online Piracy Act’ Controversy

The popular Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia will go dark for a day on Wednesday. It’s joining other websites to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act — a bill that’s been getting a lot of attention on Twitter and blogs.

01/17/2012

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