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59 min ago | The Washington Post

More immigrants applied for drivera s licenses in Colorado than the state expected

Demand for driver's licenses in Colorado is higher than expected under a new law that offers state-issued IDs to residents regardless of immigration status. In August, the first month the law went into effect, 100 percent of the slots to apply were filled, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Sports

3 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Wichita school safety official also facing child sex charges in Colorado

A Wichita school safety official and former police sergeant who is charged with multiple child sex crimes in Sedgwick County also is facing child sex charges in Colorado. Alex Robinson has been charged in El Paso County, Colo., with two counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, said Lee Richards, spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office in Colorado Springs.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Colorado, Sedgwick County, KS, Criminal Defense Law, Law

3 hrs ago | The Gazette

Colorado police officer charged with stalking - 3 min ago

A Fort Collins police officer was arrested and fired after investigators say he used agency resources to stalk a woman. The Coloradoan reports 29-year-old Jarett Branson was fired Tuesday after he was charged with stalking, criminal trespass and official misconduct.

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7 hrs ago | Colorado State Publications Library

Colorado Local Food Products

Colorado's many agricultural products have made our state a great place for eating local. The Colorado Department of Agriculture, with its Colorado Proud program, has highlighted Colorado's culinary contributions for years.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Life, Food, Dining, Agriculture, Science, Local Food

Tue Sep 16, 2014

TheDenverChannel

Tough questions: Who is monitoring Denver DHS?

Responding to an ongoing CALL7 Investigation about a series of child safety errors, Colorado Department of Human Services officials on Tuesday acknowledged the department does not require counties to report such failures. Officials also confirmed a CDHS child protection team has been sent in to evaluate and review cases and other child safety issues the CALL7 investigators uncovered at the Denver Department of Human Services.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

CBS Local

Remainder Of Mount Evans Highway To Close For Season Next Monday

The Colorado Department of Transportation already closed the 5-mile segment from Summit Lake to the top of Mount Evans the day after Labor Day per their agreement with the U.S. Forest Service. The top of Mount Evans is 14,264 feet.

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The Washington Post

How the battle for women voters is playing out in Colorado -- in two dueling ads

A pair of dueling ads in the Colorado Senate race aimed primarily at women voters provides an illustrative snapshot of the strategies Republicans and Democrats are deploying there to compete for a crucial part of the electorate. Democrats want to cast Rep. Cory Gardner as an extremist on abortion and contraception.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, Senator Michael Bennet, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Colorado

WATE-TV Knoxville

Official: Suspect identified in police ambush

15, 2015, at the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks at Stonington for the late Corporal Bryan Dickson of Dunmore. The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings are suing four online retailers they say sold ammunition, tear gas and equipment used in the attack.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Celebrities, Donald Trump, Games, Blackjack, Transgender, Connecticut, Connecticut Government

Daily Camera

Colorado doctors warn that sepsis can be a hidden killer in hospitals

Pamela Popp, a sepsis survivor, listens for a "heart rate" on a practice dummy during a medical training demonstration in a mobile lab in Centennial on Monday. Looking on is Tara Crockett of Medical Simulation Corp. Sepsis is a leading cause of death in the United States, yet fewer than half of Americans surveyed have heard of it.

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CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

Hearing to be held on proposed changes to statea s medical marijuana program

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is having a public hearing Tuesday morning to talk about proposed rules for the state's medical marijuana program that could impact dozens of families. The proposed rules would stop medical marijuana caregivers from serving more than 10 patients at a time.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Colorado

Washington Examiner

Democrats' ad advantage: Effectiveness

Congress,Obamacare,American Crossroads,Colorado,Iowa,2014 Elections,David M. Drucker,Campaigns,PennAve,Koch brothers,Advertising,Outsourcing,Cory Gardner,Bruce Braley,Joni Ernst,PoliticsToday Outside liberal groups are running more effective ads in key Senate races by sticking to the script, while conservative groups focus too much on their own agendas, Republican strategists say. While many conservative groups focus on their traditional messages, left-leaning super PACs and nonprofits are working together and tailoring their ads to the themes Democrats are campaigning on, allowing them to reinforce the candidates' messages - and the party's overall arguments about the election.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mark Udall, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Colorado, Iowa

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Colorado Political News

Ethics Watch Calls Out Coffman's Frequent Franking

A press release today from Colorado Ethics Watch announces that group's request for an investigation by the U.S. Office of Congressional Ethics of GOP Rep. Mike Coffman , citing what they consider excessively heavy-and excessively political-use of the so-called "franking privilege," or free mailings to constituents that aren't supposed to be related to electioneering. Today, Colorado Ethics Watch asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to determine whether Rep. Mike Coffman abused the Congressional franking privilege, using tax dollars to support his re-election campaign.

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

KUAD-FM Windsor

Year-Long Detour for Mulberry Bridge Replacement in Fort Collins

The Mulberry bridge in Fort Collins is being replaced. There however will be a year-long detour in the process.

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KFVS12

Police: Rifle used to ambush Pennsylvania troopers

14, 2014, in Blooming Grove Township, Pa. Authorities are increasingly concerned about a hoax in which video game players lash out at online opponents by making fake 911 calls that send SWAT teams to their homes.

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Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Habitat for Humanity Seeks to Help Flood Recovery Families

The State of Colorado has awarded the organization with $4,000,000 in Disaster Recovery funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to construct 35 new homes in partnership with flood survivors over the next 12 months.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Fire Dog Lake

Washington Post Makes Massive Factual Mistake in Editorial Against Marijuana Legalization

Despite overwhelming support for marijuana legalization among the residents of Washington D.C. the Washington Post's editorial board has come out against Initiative 71, a legalization measure on the ballot this November. What is particularly disappointing about their piece is they got the basic facts wrong, which completely undermines their main argument.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Colorado, Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Immigration isn't gaining any midterm traction

Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., spends most of his days campaigning furiously across his suburban Denver district, which Democrats and Republicans view as one of the most competitive House races in the country. But on Saturday nights, from 7 to 9 p.m., the retired Marine and former Colorado secretary of state first elected to Congress in 2008 takes a break from campaigning to learn Spanish.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Representative Mike Coffman, Republican, US House of Representatives, Colorado, Scott Brown, US Senate, Barack Obama

Denver Post

Colorado foster care youth less likely to graduate than homeless kids

Latisha Alvarado Barrington, a psychology major at the University of Colorado Denver, prepares to leave the Auraria Campus on Wednesday. Barrington faced a lot of hurdles growing up in the foster care system.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Family, Kids, Auraria (Denver, CO), Denver, CO

Denver Post

Colorado ballot measures drive turnout, and help or hurt candidates

Voters visited one of Denver's Voter Service Centers at the Blair-Caldwell Library on Nov. 5, 2012. Ever since Colorado decided its first ballot issue in 1912 - shooting down prohibition as a state law - voters have decided many of the state's most controversial issues, some of which are called wedge issues because of how adamantly people take sides.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Marijuana, US News

Sat Sep 13, 2014

CBS Local

Company 'Has Plan' To Retrieve Incorrect Licenses Issued To Illegal Immigrants

The vice president of a company that sent regular Colorado driver's licenses to illegal immigrants says they has a plan to fix it. More than 500 people received the incorrect licenses after they applied for Colorado's new non-citizen licenses.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Colorado, US Governors, John Hickenlooper

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