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45 min ago | Colorado Springs Independent

A century ago this week, Southern Colorado was at war

Drive south from the city on Interstate 25, passing Pueblo, then Walsenburg, and then, after another 23 miles, you might spot a small roadside sign for "Ludlow Monument."

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Related Topix: Colorado, Walsenburg, CO, Pueblo, CO, Trinidad, CO

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Tax day brings death of tax-preparer disclosure upgrade bill

A lot of Americans are filing their taxes today, but the Colorado Senate on Tuesday killed a bill that would have ramped up public-disclosure requirements for professionals who prepare those tax submissions.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

TMCnet

Colorado House of Representatives Battling AARP Over VoIP Bills

The popularity of softswitches and VoIP-based phones in the business world is starting to bleed over into the residential world.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, VoIP, Colorado

Denver Post

Mike Coffman adjusts abortion stance in cases of rape and incest

As the issue of abortion rights becomes a factor this election season, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman has shifted his views on a woman's right to choose and on a controversial personhood initiative.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US Politics, US News, Representative Mike Coffman, Republican, US House of Representatives, Colorado

The Daily Caller

Ethics complaints against Colorado governor dismissed

A Colorado ethics commission dismissed a complaint against Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who was accused by a conservative group of improperly allowing the Democratic Governors Association to pay for some of the costs associated with his appearance at an event in Aspen last year.

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Related Topix: Colorado, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, US News, Conservative Political News

CBS Local

Stretch Of U.S. 40 Closed Due To Large Sinkhole In Road

Both directions of U.S. 40 from Soda Creek to El Rancho had to be closed on Tuesday due to a sinkhole in the road.

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Related Topix: Colorado

Dogster For The Love of Dog Blog

A Woman Dying of Cancer Seeks a New Home for Her Best Friend, Sherlock the Pit Bull

It's hard to know how to write stories that start with cancer. Just putting the word on the screen seems to bring everything to an end.

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Related Topix: Colorado

Windsor Now

Colorado bill aimed at addressing - buy and dry' signed, but in watered-down form

A bill aimed at helping address one of Colorado's most pressing agriculture and water issues was signed into law this past week by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Agriculture, Science, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Weld County, CO, Brighton, CO

Colorado Political News

A Few Words Of Sympathy For Mark Waller

The Denver Post's Kurtis Lee circles back with Rep. Mark Waller , whose campaign for the GOP Attorney General nomination took a big hit at Saturday's state assembly: Chief Deputy Attorney General Cynthia Coffman nearly walked away with the GOP nomination for AG over the weekend, amassing 69 percent of the support from state delegates.

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Related Topix: Representative Mike Coffman, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Colorado

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Attorney General Holder 'cautiously optimistic' about Wash,, Colo. pot markets

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told the Huffington Post that he is 'cautiously optimistic' about how the legal marijuana market is being developed here and how things are going in Colorado, where sales began on Jan. 1. "I think what people have to understand is that when we have those eight priorities that we have set out, it essentially means ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Drugs, Marijuana, Colorado

KGWN

Radioactive equipment missing in Northern Colorado

A portable gauge that uses radioactivity to test moisture density at construction sites has been reported missing in Jefferson County.

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Denver Post

Colorado oil drilling boom intensifies as voter initiatives multiply

Workers replace dirt displaced by flooding near a well head in Erie last fall. A state House committee on Tuesday moved forward a bill authorizing the analysis of potential health impacts of Front Range oil and gas development.

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Related Topix: Colorado, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, Erie, CO

Mon Apr 14, 2014

CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

Family with epileptic baby travels to Colo. for marijuana treatment

Jaqie Warrior has a severe and deadly form of epilepsy. She can have up to 100 seizures in a single day which sometimes cause her to stop breathing.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Colorado

The Daily Caller

Colorado Democrats deeply divided over energy issues

Democrats in Colorado are deeply split over energy issues, particularly how to regulate the drilling practice known as hydraulic fracturing.

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Related Topix: Colorado, US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall

Denver Post

Oil and gas companies playing, but pay to Colorado counties is uneven

The Colorado shale oil boom is adding billions of dollars to oil company balance sheets and millions to the coffers in counties where drilling takes place - but it hasn't amounted to much for the rest of the state.

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Related Topix: Colorado, La Plata County, CO

CBS Local

Colorado Senate Approves Solitary Confinement Curb

A proposal aimed at reducing the use of solitary confinement for prisoners with serious mental illness has won unanimous approval in the state Senate.

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ThinkProgress

Denver School District Actively Seeks Out Undocumented Immigrants To Be Teachers

Activist at the April 5th rally in front of the White House, holds a sign that reads, "We want education, not rejection."

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Related Topix: Education Etc., US News, Illegal Immigration, Colorado, University of Colorado Denver, Liberal Political News

CBS Local

How Will Kopp's New Momentum Affect the Race of Governor?

Former State Senator Mike Kopp shocked Colorado's political world this last weekend by claiming the top line of the GOP Gubernatorial Primary ballot.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Bob Beauprez, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Colorado, Tom Tancredo

KHQ-TV Spokane

Millions Of Piglets Die After Catching Mysterious Virus: Pork Prices May Go Up

Pork prices may be on the rise in the next few months because of a new virus that has migrated to the U.S, killing piglets in 15 states at an alarming rate in facilities where it has been reported.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Colorado, Agriculture, Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Illinois

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Greeley Tribune

Highways in northern Colorado becoming hazardous; Greeley on accident alert

A single yellow flower braves the blowing spring snow Sunday in the University Square parking lot in Greeley.

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Related Topix: Greeley, CO, Colorado, Blizzard, Weather

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