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Tag Archives: B.J Nikkel

Coloradans, at a lull in the battle over fracking, eye news from New York

Will the Cuomo fracking ban translate into greater currency for the Hickenlooper fracking task force?...

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December 19, 2014 The Mix

Broomfield joins Front Range movement to ban urban fracking

BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Residents here have joined Coloradans in our other Front Range towns and voted to either suspend or ban natural gas hydraulic fracturing within city limits....

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November 15, 2013 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats
At gay-rights event, GOP Rep. Nikkel speaks on battling bigotry to advance civil unions

At gay-rights event, GOP Rep. Nikkel speaks on battling bigotry to advance civil unions

Colorado state Representative B.J. Nikkel, R-Loveland, this weekend said the experience of bigotry and intimidation she experienced last spring during the debate over a same-sex civil unions bill has strengthened her position in support of the bill. She said that,...

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August 29, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado civil unions battle reanimated old-school Christian right

Colorado civil unions battle reanimated old-school Christian right

DENVER-- Opposition to a gay-rights civil union bill defeated here last month was directed in large part by Colorado Springs-based evangelical empire Focus on the Family and the Colorado Catholic Conference. The Christian-right campaign, however, also reenergized a leading anti-gay...

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June 13, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Bigfooting, boozing, tweeting: A progressive Colorado legislative scorecard

Bigfooting, boozing, tweeting: A progressive Colorado legislative scorecard

DENVER — Colorado's 2012 Legislature may not have achieved greatness. It may not have risen above partisan divide to solve complex problems and unify a state. It may not have addressed the state's economic malaise or found a way to...

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May 24, 2012 Center Well, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado civil unions supporters demand full House vote

Colorado civil unions supporters demand full House vote

DENVER-- "Let them vote! Let them vote!" chanted the crowd gathered on the west steps of the capitol here this morning, urging Republican House leaders to bring a controversial civil unions bill to the floor for consideration. ...

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May 8, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics, Top Stories
Nikkel: Legislature right place to weigh civil unions

Nikkel: Legislature right place to weigh civil unions

Conservative Rep. B.J. Nikkel, R-Loveland, voted to advance a state civil unions bill that would recognize same-sex partnerships last week in large part because she had come to believe the legislature, not the ballot box, was the best place to...

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May 8, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics, Top Stories
Nikkel casts key vote to advance Colorado civil unions bill

Nikkel casts key vote to advance Colorado civil unions bill

DENVER-- The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday evening to advance a state civil unions bill that would grant legal recognition to same-sex couples. The bill died in the same Republican-controlled committee last year but on Thursday won the deciding vote...

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May 4, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories

As legislative session ticks rapidly down, Colorado redistricting bills move forward

DENVER-- It's closing time. The swing-state Colorado legislature has one day left in the regular session this year for Republicans and Democrats to come together and deliver a congressional redistricting plan to the governor. The Republican-controlled House managed to pass...

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May 10, 2011 Center Well, Politics

Slate wiped clean on redistricting, but competitiveness remains a sticking point

Tuesday, the Colorado General Assembly's Joint Select Committee on Redistricting agreed that partisan emotions ran too high at Friday's sharing of maps, but there appeared to be little common ground on at least one major Democratic starting point--competitiveness. Republicans...

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April 20, 2011 Center Well, Politics

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The Home Front: Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet unveils public-option health insurance bill

“Americans living in rural counties would get a public option for health insurance under a bill introduced by two U.S. senators,” reports The Grand Junction […]

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