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1 hr ago | Denver Westword

Initiative 135 wins the gamble and makes the ballot as Amendment 68

On Monday, July 28, what had been initiative 135 officially became Amendment 68, after the Colorado Secretary of State Office's announced that it had reviewed the more than 136,000 petition signatures the campaign had submitted, and deemed enough valid to put the measure on the November 4 ballot.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Journal-Advocate

Analysis: Colorado gun law based on flawed estimate

A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Guns, US News

US News & World Report

Everyone Wins When Birth Control Is Free, Even Conservatives

About the only reasonable thing in Justice Samuel Alito's otherwise asinine majority opinion on Hobby Lobby was this: the suggestion that maybe the government should find ways to ensure women have cost-free access to birth control.

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Related Topix: Samuel Alito, US Politics, US News, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Colorado, Abortion, Women's Health, Health, Opinion

CBS Local

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen Makes First Public Appearance Since Crash

Since arriving back in her home state of Colorado to start rehab at Craig Hospital, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen has been captivating the community as she adjusts to life in a wheelchair.

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Denver Post

Fort Collins man summits K2 in a climb for Alzheimer's

Fort Collins adventurer Alan Arnette made it to the summit of the world's second highest mountain, K2, on his 58th birthday Saturday, after a grueling and dangerous climb to draw attention to Alzheimer's disease.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Denver Post

Northern Colorado officials eye the risk of oil train derailments

"On these things, it's never if - it's when," said Carl Harvey, police chief and operations manager for the town of LaSalle, which has a rail switchyard in the middle of town.

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SNL Financial

Anti-fracking initiatives are political minefield for Colo. Democrats

There are number of states where hydraulic fracturing has become a hot-button topic, but few are as polarized as Colorado.

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

CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

Construction to close Interstate 25 at U.S. 6 Sunday night

Southbound Interstate 25 will be closed Sunday night between Alameda Avenue and U.S. 6 while workers remove structures as part of the I-25 Gap Lane Project, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced.

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TheDenverChannel

Southern Colorado under flash flood watch Sunday

Flash Flood Watch issued July 27 at 4:06AM MDT expiring July 27 at 9:00PM MDT in effect for: Crowley, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Otero, Pueblo, Teller Flash Flood Watch issued July 27 at 4:06AM MDT expiring July 28 at 12:00AM MDT in effect for: Alamosa, Baca, Chaffee, Costilla, Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, Pueblo, Saguache Flash ... (more)

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Colorado

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Forces mobilize in Colorado to help unaccompanied immigrant children

This June 18 file photo shows children detainees sleeping in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville,Texas.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Immigration Reform, Family, Kids, Arapahoe County, CO

Sat Jul 26, 2014

NewsLI.com

Regulations Fail To Meet Expectations; Analysis Provides Evidence...

A year into the addition of legislation increasing background checks for the sale of firearms, data compiled by The Associated Press has shown that the legislation didn't accomplish all that much.

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The Washington Post

At the borders of Colorado, a dividing line over marijuana

The legal marijuana market in Colorado has created a bonanza for "green entrepreneurs" and tax collectors in the state.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Marijuana, Nebraska Government, Nebraska, Prison, Illinois, US Politics, US News

Switched

Coffman Still Mad at Being Square Peg in Round Hole of Aurora

If you follow the race to be the congressman from Aurora, Rep. Mike Coffman vs. Andrew Romanoff, you know that everything we're seeing, from Coffman's flip flopping on long-held positions to Romanoff's decision to run at all, goes back to 2010, when the district's new boundaries turned the seat from deep red to purple.

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

North Denver News

Lane closures will strangle I-25 North tonight

The Colorado Department of Transportation began the I-25 North Express Lanes project along a 6-mile stretch of I-25 from US 36 and 120th Avenue in October 2013.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Denver Post

Booming Colorado should see moderate job growth for rest of 2014

A booming Colorado economy should result in moderate employment expansion and sustained economic growth in the last half of 2014, according to a report by the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business , released Friday by Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler.

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Journal-Advocate

Seven Colorado quarantines in effect for vesicular stomatitis outbreak

The Colorado Department of Agriculture's State Veterinarian's Office has placed seven locations under quarantine after horses tested positive for vesicular stomatitis .

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Christian Science Monitor

Can your town ban fracking? Depends on the state

A pump jack extracts oil in a field near Calgary, Alberta. Fracking is sometimes used to prime wells before they produce oil and gas, but activists worry the process poses environmental harms.

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

The Hill

Colorado fracking measures reach signature thresholds

Colorado environmentalists said they have gathered enough signatures to get initiatives on the November ballot that would restrict hydraulic fracturing.

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

ThinkProgress

Judge Sides With Oil Industry To Overturn Colorado Town's Ban On Fracking

A Colorado town's voter-approved ban on fracking in residential areas was shot down on Thursday, after a judge sided with an industry lawsuit claiming only the state government has that kind of authority over oil and gas operations.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Longmont, CO, US News, Liberal Political News

The Boulder County Business Report

CU study links frack-waste wells, quakes

GREELEY A 10,800-foot-deep well into which NGL Water Solutions DJ LLC injected oil and natural-gas wastewater is linked to more than 200 earthquakes, a University of Colorado Boulder scientist said.

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