Author : Tessa Cheek

#Coleg Notebook: Powdered alcohol blues, concealed carry craziness, cont’d

Lawmakers not all pals when it comes to Palcohol It was the debate that launched 1,000 tweets. Should the House agree to a “ban” on powdered […]...

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March 5, 2015 #coleg notebook, Just In

Protecting student data in the age of the voracious, everywhere internet

I learned to type in 1996 on a computer game called “Typing with Timon and Pumbaa.” You squashed grubs by hitting the right keys at […]...

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March 4, 2015 Education, Politics

#Coleg Notebook: Wins under the Gold Dome for IUDs and renewable energy

Colorado’s much-lauded 40 percent reduction in teen pregnancy rates has lawmakers has for now shifted the debate over lady parts at the Capitol, in what […]...

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March 3, 2015 Uncategorized

#Coleg Notebook: The right to bear buds and dehydrated booze

An infringement of constitutional rights; stricter legal controls that criminals will break anyway; a registry that could make specific citizens vulnerable to a hostile government — […]...

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February 28, 2015 #coleg notebook, Just In

#Coleg Notebook: Back to the war on red-light cameras

When should the cops get to take your money? After a red-light camera catches your car mid-intersection? While they’re investigating your dad’s business? Lawmakers heard lengthy […]...

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February 27, 2015 #coleg notebook, Just In

House U-turns on immigrant driver’s license funding

DENVER — The House rejected a program-funding standoff on Wednesday that threatened to bring hallmark D.C.-style dysfunction to the state Capitol this legislative session. By […]...

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February 26, 2015 Uncategorized

#Coleg Notebook: Powdered alcohol is the new pot

Powdered alcohol paying for the sins of pot  Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee gave hesitant bipartisan support to HB 1031, a bill that once proposed to […]...

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February 24, 2015 #coleg notebook, Just In

Colorado lawmakers work together to update lagging autism policy

DENVER — Here’s how it sometimes works at the Capitol: No politics, no one working angles. Instead, there were constituents experiencing a problem that needed […]...

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February 23, 2015 Uncategorized

#Coleg notebook: Can we move and eat while we drink, now, please?

Roaming while sipping, sipping while roaming If you have been to the Source in Denver, you will have noted the awkward chalk line scrawled around […]...

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February 20, 2015 #coleg notebook, Just In

#Coleg Notebook: Of fees and firearms

Debating the constitutionality of constitutional carry  Republicans in the statehouse have been proposing “constitutional carry” legislation for years. In essence, the policy would allow anyone over […]...

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February 18, 2015 #coleg notebook, Just In


March Event: Talking Colorado women in politics at the Mercury Cafe

Colorado is a great state for raising women to elected office, but they only rise so far. It’s a problem we have yet to address.

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Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season

Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry.

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