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49 min ago | Great Bend Tribune

Couple opens coffee shop staffed by the homeless

When Seth and Kelly Kelley went to a heated neighborhood meeting, they were surprised by the negative reaction some had to plans for a new low-income housing project for the homeless.

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Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

1 hr ago | TheDenverChannel

Public meeting tonight on C-470 tolling

A proposal to introduce tolling along C-470 from Interstate 25 to Wadsworth will be the focus of a town hall meeting Tuesday night in Highlands Ranch.

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6 hrs ago | Journal-Advocate

RE-1 Valley staff head back to school

STERLING - While RE-1 Valley students are likely getting in some last minute fun before they return to school Wednesday, staff headed back to class Monday for the district's annual Back-to-School inservice, held at Sterling High School After a brief meet-and-greet to catch up with fellow staff members, the inservice got underway with a welcome by ... (more)

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10 hrs ago | Colorado Political News

33 Consecutive Months Of Job Growth In Colorado

As the Denver Post's Howard Pankratz reports , what may be the worst possible news for GOP political campaign messaging is great news for the rest of us: Colorado logged its 33rd consecutive month of job growth in July and unemployment dipped to 5.3 percent, the ninth-lowest rate in the country.

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13 hrs ago | ABC News

Rove-Backed Crossroads Adds Colo. to Fall TV Plan

The Republican establishment's favorite political machine is adding Colorado to the list of states where it will be advertising this fall.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Colorado, Life, Holidays, Labor Day

13 hrs ago | LongmontFYI

Viral disease spreads rapidly in Colorado, forcing ranch quarantines

Shiners Dun Juan is decked neck to tail in mesh to protect the champion reining horse from black flies buzzing around his stable.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Niwot, CO, Longmont, CO, Entomology, Science

17 hrs ago | CBS Local

CBS4 Promotional Spots Feature Colorado Connections

Justin McHeffey boasts some serious skiing skills. Alan Gionet excels at the ice hockey rink.

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21 hrs ago | Colorado Political News

Democrats To Bob Beauprez: Ditch Rick Perry's Endorsement

Perry, as you may have heard, was indicted last week on felony charges relating to alleged abuse of power.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Bob Beauprez, US News, Rick Perry, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Representative Mike Coffman, Colorado, Texas Government, Texas

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Commerce City Sentinel

State regulators say legal pot production lagging behind hopes

Eric Benevento examines marijuana buds in the curing room at Medicine Man, a marijuana dispensary and retailer, in Denver on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Colorado

CBS Local

Twin Tunnels Blasting Nearing An End

There are plenty of changes to look forward to when heading up Interstate 70 after Colorado Department of Transportation blasted for months in 2013 to create a third lane for eastbound I-70 through the tunnels.

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ABC News

Teen Hiker Rescued From Crevice in Colorado

A hiker is recovering after falling and spending about three hours in a crevice near a popular hiking trail in northern Colorado.

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My Mother Lode

Teen hiker rescued from crevice in Colorado

Crews pulled the 16-year-old girl out of the crevice at Horsetooth Rock on Monday and took her to a waiting helicopter.

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Denver Post

Colorado unemployment drops to 5.3 percent in July

Colorado's unemployment rate dipped to 5.3 percent in July, the lowest rate of unemployment since October 2008 when it was also 5.3 percent.

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Reason Magazine

This Is Your Brain on Drugs. Maybe.

Last week the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment unveiled a new ad campaign aimed at scaring teenagers away from marijuana by warning them that it might damage their brains.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Colorado, Family, Teenagers, Duke University, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Don't Mess With Taxes

Pot tourism's potential tax payoff for states with legal weed

The Colorado Legislative Council's September 2013 fiscal impact statement estimated that the legal sale of recreational marijuana would bring in around $70 million in the first year .

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Colorado, Oregon Government, Oregon

Denver Post

New law could give state employees edge in fighting discrimination

Terry Sullivan had been lying in a hospital bed for a week when the Colorado Department of Transportation hand-delivered a letter to his home.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Parkinson's Disease, Health

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Business Journal

More signs point to pot boosting Colorado tourism

There are many signs that legalized marijuana is increasing tourist visits to and interest in Colorado, despite a reluctance by local officials to say so.

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Denver Post

Mother of autistic student sues Cheyenne Mountain school district

The mother of a 6-year-old autistic child has filed a federal lawsuit against Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 after a charter school sponsored by the district denied the child re-enrollment.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

CBS Local

Final Blast To Widen Twin Tunnels Set For Monday

Transportation officials say the final blast needed to widen the westbound bore of the Twin Tunnels on Interstate 70 in Idaho Springs is scheduled for Monday morning.

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CBS Local

Battle Over Flood Aid Roils Colorado Senate Race

One year after record-setting floods devastated Colorado, the disaster has taken center stage in the state's contentious U.S. Senate race.

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

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