Legislature faces tough 2nd half

DENVER — State legislators are about halfway done with their yearly session. Unfortunately for them, they’re done with the easy half.Lawmakers have had a hard time adapting to the new reality that...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Amnesty bill seeks money for schools

DENVER — Two Denver Democrats say they can raise money for schools by offering amnesty to people who are behind on their taxes.Senate Bill 184, which Sen. Pat Steadman introduced Wednesday, would...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Water experts want strategy

WESTMINSTER — More than 300 of state’s top water experts gathered Thursday for a first-ever attempt to design a statewide strategy to supply cities while keeping farms in business for the next...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Food full of pot remains legal

DENVER – Pot brownies will remain legal to buy at medical marijuana dispensaries after a state lawmaker backed down from her attempt to ban them Tuesday.Rep. Cindy Acree, R-Aurora, had introduced...

DATE: March 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

House allows concealed weapons without license

DENVER – The House voted Wednesday to allow people to carry concealed weapons without a permit.House Bill 1205 would make a permit optional, but it would not change the criteria on who is allowed...

DATE: March 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Obama takes govs’ pulse

WASHINGTON — In a concession over his divisive health care overhaul, President Barack Obama offered Monday to let unhappy states design alternative plans as long as they fulfill the goals of his...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

BLM halts horse roundup

RENO, Nev. — A day after announcing it would scale back costly roundups of wild horses across the West, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management abruptly halted a controversial gather of mustangs in...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Park will honor vets

A new veterans’ park under construction in Fort Collins honors servicemen from northern Colorado.The Northern Colorado Veterans Plaza broke ground Monday. Officials say the park will be complete in...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Senator wants school funds on state ballot

DENVER — Saying Colorado schoolchildren “can no longer wait,” a state senator filed a ballot initiative Monday to temporarily increase sales and income taxes for schools.The initiative by Sen....

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World