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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | Business Journal

Survey: Coloradans oppose efforts to tax sales by out-of-state Internet retailers

Coloradans overwhelmingly oppose a proposal to let states collect sales tax from out-of-state Internet retailers, a new poll shows - a result that flies in the face of two years worth of legislative efforts here to push the state toward benefiting financially from sales that online giants like Amazon.com make to local residents.

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2 hrs ago | The Gazette

PPCC hires a new dean and a new vice president

Lisa Donaladson has accepted the job of vice president of instructional services, and Jacquelyn Gaiters-Jordan is the dean of the division of math and English.

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3 hrs ago | Switched

HUFFPOLLSTER: New Polls Show Colorado Senate Race Tied, Hagan Up In North Carolina

SEPTEMBER 06: U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Mark Udall, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Udall, Colorado, 2012 Presidential Election

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Colorado business group asks Polis to withdraw his oil and gas ballot proposals

Vital for Colorado, a business group that counts more than 2,700 members on its rolls, has asked U.S. Rep. Jared Polis to withdraw his support of two ballot proposals aimed at the state's oil and gas industry.

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9 hrs ago | CBS Local

State-Wide Campaign Launched To Encourage Drivers To Buckle Up

The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol launched a state-wide campaign encouraging drivers to buckle up.

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13 hrs ago | Lamar Daily News

OJC offers Early Childhood Education scholarships

The Otero Junior College Foundation received $9,000 through the Race To The Top Early Childhood Education Scholarship Challenge that must be used to fund scholarships for students studying Early Childhood Education during the 2014-2015 year.

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18 hrs ago | National Review Online

Jillian Kay Melchior: Welfare Cash for Weed in Colorado

Such apparent abuses have caught the eye of Colorado's executive and legislative powers alike, and the state has launched an effort to curb them.

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19 hrs ago | KKCO-TV Grand Junction

"Click It or Ticket" launches in CO

Lindsey Pallares joined the KKCO News Team in March of 2014, and couldn't be more excited to make the beautiful Western Slope her new home! The Colorado Department of Transportation and law enforcement agencies across the state are teaming up to make sure you're buckling up before hitting the road.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Businesses impacted by Highway 24 closures

Businesses along Highway 24 have felt the impact of the weather-related road closures.

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TheDenverChannel

Group has raised almost $2,000 for meals

One in six Coloradans experience hunger and many are children. But an eight year old is working to change that.

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The Wall Street Journal

Oil and Gas Cash Abandons Udall in Colorado

After initially supporting incumbent Sen. Mark Udall , through the first quarter of this year, oil and natural gas companies have since overwhelmingly supported his challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner , over Mr. Udall.

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

News Max

Colorado Poll: Pot Use Should Stay at Home, Private Clubs

Some Colorado voters admit they've tried marijuana since it became legal in their state on Jan. 1, but most voters agree that marijuana use should be confined to homes and members-only clubs, a new Quinnipiac University poll reveals.

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The Raw Story

Three more cases of the plague in Colorado linked to prairie dogs

One man was hospitalized with pneumonic plague on July 11 after coming in contact with his infected dog, which died from the illness.

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Denver Post

Former legislative aide tapped to run for Colorado House seat

A vacancy committee tapped Kim Ransom, a former legislative aide, to run as the Republican nominee for a Douglas County seat in the Colorado House.

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Daily Camera

Coloradans say pot use should be restricted to home, member clubs, poll shows

A majority of Colorado voters polled by Quinnipiac University said marijuana use should be confined to homes and members-only clubs, and abortion should be legal.

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Business Journal

Marijuana use OK, but keep it private, says Colorado survey

Marijuana use under Colorado's recreational pot law should be kept to private residences and members-only clubs, according to a poll of the state's voters released Monday by Quinnipiac University .

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The Washington Post

More Colorado voters report trying pot since it became legal

Partygoers dance and smoke pot at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver on April 19. Nearly eight months into Colorado's first-of-its-kind experiment, a small but slowly growing share of voters report having tried marijuana since its sale for recreational use began Jan. 1. The vast majority - 83 percent - still say they have not tried the ... (more)

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Grist Magazine

Fracking fight headed for the ballot in Colorado

Colorado voters will likely get a chance to weigh in on fracking in November - and that puts Democrats on the ballot in a tight spot.

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

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Denver Post

Highway Trust Fund running on empty; Colorado roads and jobs at risk

The federal Highway Trust Fund, which helps pay for transit projects nationwide, is expected to run out of money in August - a scenario that would undercut road builders in states such as Colorado and lead to nationwide job losses and construction delays.

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TIME.com

2016 Conservatives Take the Common Core Test

Anita Stapleton, an opponent of Common Core educational standards, protests outside the Colorado Department of Education on February 12, 2014 If you're searching for signs that a Republican politician is serious about a 2016 presidential run, watch what he or she says about Common Core.

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Related Topix: Colorado, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, Bobby Jindal, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Senator Rand Paul, Iowa

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