Edible pot bill loses steam

DENVER — A proposed ban on edible medical marijuana products has shrunk into a bill that merely suggests rules for packaging of pot brownies.Rep. Cindy Acree, R-Aurora, originally sought a ban on...

DATE: March 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Redistricting bill hits back burner Four Corners politicians lose ground on effort to redraw political districts

PUEBLO — A congressional redistricting bill by Four Corners Republicans is on “the backest of back burners” and will not be heard until April, if at all, a Republican leader said Saturday.Rep. J....

DATE: March 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

House passes concussion bill

DENVER — Youth athletes with suspected concussions would need medical approval to return to their sport under a bill the House passed Monday.The Senate has already passed Senate Bill 40. If it...

DATE: March 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Legislature hits midpoint

DENVER — With half the annual legislative session over, state leaders’ evaluations of their own success depend on where they sit.The session’s going fine, said Gov. John Hickenlooper.It’s more of...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Kids can face tough start

DENVER — The Great Recession has shown no mercy to Colorado children, and Montezuma County youngsters are at even greater risk than the average child in the state.Compared to the rest of the state,...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Sides barter for Wolf Creek

A proposed land exchange between the Village at Wolf Creek and the U.S. Forest Service cleared its first crucial hurdle Tuesday when the forest service announced it will study whether the plan is a...

DATE: March 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Gov pours beer brouhaha

DENVER — The latest drama in Colorado’s beer wars could be called “The Governor Who Kicked a Hornet’s Nest.”State legislators dressed down Gov. John Hickenlooper and his deputies Tuesday for...

DATE: March 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Parties draw battle lines

DENVER — Four Corners Republicans inserted themselves into the heart of the debate over how to draw Congressional districts Friday. Ignacio Rep. J. Paul Brown introduced House Bill 1276 on Friday....

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

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

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