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Colorado budget proposal comes with cuts

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper’s budget writers on Monday unveiled a tough proposal for the next fiscal year, underscoring difficult cuts, despite rosier economic times. Facing a constitutional...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

State’s open carry law becomes focus after shootings in Colorado Springs

An emergency call moments before Saturday’s shooting rampage in Colorado Springs has sparked debate on how police should respond to armed people in public given Colorado’s open carry law. Naomi...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy’s parent settles billing complaint

Mercy Regional Medical Center was recently implicated in a False Claims Act allegation for violating Medicare billing requirements, a Department of Justice investigation revealed Friday. Catholic...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Delegates pursue mine cleanup

WASHINGTON – Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation are continuing to pursue separate good Samaritan mine-restoration legislation, even as a new bill focusing on the same issue was recently...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Day of the Dead

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet welcomes final crowdfunding rules

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet welcomed the recent news that the Securities and Exchange Commission had approved final rules for crowdfunding. The long-awaited announcement came more than...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA working through Gold King Mine spill reimbursements

La Plata County and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe may have as many as 180 additional days to reach an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency on reimbursement for costs associated with...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Whole Foods drops products made in prison

Colorado prison officials expressed disappointment Thursday at a decision by Whole Foods to discontinue buying products manufactured by its prisoners as part of a work program. Colorado...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

State gets panel on mascots

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday signed an executive order creating a commission to study migrating away from Native American mascots. The order comes after legislation failed this year...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Pot Tax, Part 3

DENVER – Colorado voters this November will be asked yet again to vote on a marijuana tax question, this time focused on retaining revenue. Proposition BB asks voters to allow the state to keep...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conference looks at growing economy

Professionals from all across the state are pouring into Durango this week to learn about developing a vibrant local economy. Nonprofit Downtown Colorado Inc. is hosting its annual conference in...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fund shortfall could sink insurance co-op

DENVER – A dire funding announcement last week could leave thousands of consumers using Colorado’s federally-backed health insurance nonprofit cooperative scrambling. The Centers for Medicare and...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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