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42 min ago | Business Journal

Colorado Proud luncheon showcases the state of food

The Colorado Proud program was started in 1999 by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to promote Colorado food and agricultural products that are grown, raised or processed in the state.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Agriculture, Science, Denver, CO, US Governors, John Hickenlooper

4 hrs ago | Denver Post

Hop the Vote: Colorado legislators square off at GABF

Hop the Vote is a competition between Colorado lawmakers to take place at this year's Great American Beer Festival that takes place Oct. 2-4 at the Colorado Convention Center.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Beer, Drink

9 hrs ago | Business Journal

Colorado labor department expects Denver to see upward revision in Q1 jobs

The number of nonfarm payroll jobs in the Denver metro area in the first quarter should be revised up by nearly 6,000 jobs, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment .

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11 hrs ago | Denver Post

Colorado Republicans launch new, well-funded opposition site

Ryan Call, at podium, gives a speech to fellow republicans during the 2011 State Central Committee Meeting at the Douglas County High School auditorium.

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Related Topix: Colorado, The Blueprint, Hip-Hop

12 hrs ago | Illinoisreview

Pot Business Owners Donate Money to Politicians

It's probably unusual for political contributors to thank a candidate for taking their money, but that's what Mike Elliott, executive director for the Marijuana Industry Group, did at a pot-industry fundraiser for Rep. Ed Perlmutter last month.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ed Perlmutter, Diana DeGette, Mark Udall, US Senate, Senator Mark Udall, Colorado

16 hrs ago | The Hill

Colorado Republican strikes Democratic tone in first ad

Endangered Republican Rep. Mike Coffman strikes a decidedly Democratic tone in his first ad, touting his independence from his own party on women-friendly policy and moves that have won him praise from a group that supports abortion rights.

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

20 hrs ago | Denver Westword

Marijuana: Some Coloradans Have No Trouble Smoking Pot in Front of U.S. Census Workers

Have you ever used pot or hash? According to the U.S. Census Bureau's Statistical Abstract of the United States, 41 percent of people twelve years and older responded in 2008 that they have -- at least once in their life.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Colorado

Tue Aug 26, 2014

TheDenverChannel

Colorado's electorate is evenly split between the parties and the...

Colorado's electorate is evenly split between Republicans and Democrats and the majority love to live here, according to a new scorecard.

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Denver Post

Editorial: Dialogue still lacking on Colorado death penalty

Gov. John Hickenlooper holds a press conference at the Capitol on May 21, 2013, to discuss his granting convicted killer Nathan Dunlap a "temporary reprieve" from an execution.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Colorado, Opinion

Brush News-Tribune

Colorado needs 574 more child-welfare caseworkers, study finds

Executive director of the Department of Human Services Reggie Bicha introduces the second phase of the state's child welfare plan called "Keeping Kids Safe and Families Healthy 2.0" at the Colorado Capitol building, Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Family, Kids

Lowell Sun

Colorado's simple policy that led to a stunning drop in teen births

Arlin Rueda, 20, watches over her 3-year-old son, Aaron, as he plays in a park near their home while holding her newborn daughter, Isabel Delgado, in Denver.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Human Sexuality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Funeral for Marine who wanted to surprise brother

Family and friends are gathering to remember the Colorado Marine killed in a crash on his way home to surprise his little brother.

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The Washington Post

Colorado candidate walks back e-mail claim of congressman a beheading Christiansa

A Republican nominee for a Colorado statehouse seat responded to criticism on Monday over his claim that U.S. Rep. Jared Polis would " Gordon Klingenschmitt, a longtime conservative figure in the state, said in the video embedded below that the statement e-mailed to supporters was just "hyperbole" and that "some Democrats do not have a sense of ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, Colorado, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Entertainment

Daily Kos

Colorado officials didn't report inmate death for over a year

Christopher Lopez was housed in the San Carlos Correctional Facility. His family says he suffered from bipolar schizoaffective disorder.

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Related Topix: Prison, Colorado, San Carlos Correctional Facility, State Prisons, Riot, US News, Liberal Political News

Denver Post

Canadian steel could doom repairs made to historic Morrison bridge

The town of Morrison said in a letter to U.S. Rep. Jared Polis' office that recent repairs to a bridge might have to be torn out because the work contains steel from Canada.

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

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Funeral for Marine who wanted to surprise brother

Family and friends are gathering to remember the Colorado Marine killed in a crash on his way home to surprise his little brother.

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The Washington Post

a Personhooda backers try new tack in Colorado

Heather Surovik's story is heartbreaking. In 2012, the young mother was leaving her final prenatal appointment when a drunk driver slammed into her car.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Colorado, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Commerce City Sentinel

Signs of improvement in reading and math, while writing TCAP scores lag behind

While School District 27J's TCAP scores showed improvement in reading and math, there was an overall decline in writing scores, with five out of eight grade levels showing lower levels of proficient or advanced scores.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Colorado

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Colorado Political News

Beauprez Says Secession About "Celebrating Diversity"

Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Beauprez was featured in a sit-down interview with Fox 31's Eli Stokols that aired Sunday morning on Stokols' #COPolitics public affairs show.

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

Greenwich Citizen

Colorado theater attack lawyers argue fingerprints

Defense attorney Tamara Brady, arrives at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennail, Colo., for a hearing on whether testimony on fingerprint comparison should be allowed at the trial in the 2012 Colorado movie theatre shooting case, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime

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