Ryan Maye Handy

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Opioid plan moves forward; Montezuma can apply for aid

DENVER – The House committee on public health on Friday greenlighted a lifesaving treatment program that offers medication to break opioid addiction and ease withdrawal. The drug program would...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers advance plan to track greenhouse gases

DENVER – Lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill Thursday that orders the state to expand its tracking and possibly regulations of greenhouse gas emissions through 2050, an effort to buck the...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Legislative committee kills Fort Lewis College’s $25M request for gym expansion

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers have denied Fort Lewis College more than $25 million to construct a much-needed expansion of Whalen Gymnasium, which has already cost the college millions as part of a...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What will oil and gas reform mean for Colorado?

DENVER – A sweeping reform of oil and gas development working its way through the Capitol offers one of two futures for Colorado: a harmonious balance of anti- and pro-energy counties, or economic...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s happening this week in the Legislature

DENVER – Colorado’s legislative session is more than halfway done, but lawmakers have yet to give final approval to some of the most controversial legislation, including a “red flag” gun bill and...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Republicans begin second day of protest

DENVER – Republicans brought the Colorado Senate to a standstill for the second day on Tuesday, as they continued to protest controversial legislation they say has been rushed through committees...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Republicans halt state Senate proceedings in protest

DENVER – Republicans shut down the Colorado Senate floor Monday morning as they read a 2,000-page bill in an effort to halt controversial legislation they say has been rushed through committees and...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State lawmakers consider tougher financial oversight on hard-rock mining

Colorado senators gave initial approval to a bill last week that would make Colorado the first western hard-rock mining state to ban the practice of self-bonding, a controversial financial surety...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senators give initial approval to overhaul of oil and gas regulations

DENVER – Colorado senators gave initial approval early Wednesday to a sweeping overhaul of the state’s oil and gas regulations after hours of protest from rural Coloradans and oil and gas workers....

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Debate begins on sweeping changes to oil and gas regulations

DENVER – Colorado senators expected to give initial approval late Tuesday to a sweeping rewrite of the state’s oil and gas regulations that would give local governments greater control over energy...

DATE: March 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers introduce bill to repeal death penalty

DENVER – A group of Colorado lawmakers is seeking to repeal the death penalty, claiming that the sentence is inhumane and does little to deter crime. But the effort to repeal the death penalty has...

DATE: March 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado House passes ‘red flag’ bill

DENVER – Colorado’s controversial “red flag” gun bill, which would give law enforcement the right to seize firearms from gun owners who they believe pose a threat, passed the House on Monday...

DATE: March 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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