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Riesberg named commissioner of insurance

Riesberg named commissioner of insurance

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that Rep. Jim Riesberg, D-Greeley, will be the state’s new Commissioner of Insurance. Riesberg will resign his House seat on June 30 and start work on July 1....

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June 27, 2011 Marijuana, Politics, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Payday loan fee increase moves out of committee

Expressing concerns that loan sharks may become the new lenders for the poor, and saying they fear the loss of further jobs in a down economy, legislators Tuesday passed a bill to allow deferred deposit loan corporations to retain up-front...

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March 30, 2011 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Ferrandino’s payday loan bill narrowly passes in the House

Ferrandino’s payday loan bill narrowly passes in the House

DENVER-- A payday loan regulation bill that has been the subject of intense backroom battles for weeks made its way through the Colorado House today on a 32 to 30 vote. Opponents called the bill a "job killer." Supporters...

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April 19, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Ferrandino wins key battle in payday loan war

Ferrandino wins key battle in payday loan war

DENVER-- Denver Democrat Mark Ferrandino's effort to rein in the payday loan industry came under heavy fire on the House floor Thursday by Democrats and Republicans who say they fear the regulations the bill would impose would destroy the payday...

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April 15, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado payday loan regulation battle moves backstage

Colorado payday loan regulation battle moves backstage

DENVER-- The war to regulate payday loans in Colorado continues behind the scenes at the capitol here. Lobbyists and lawmakers are working hard to shore up votes for and against legislation introduced by Denver Democrats Rep. Mark Ferrandino and...

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March 24, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Colo. wins stimulus money to map Internet terrain and lay the tubes

Colo. wins stimulus money to map Internet terrain and lay the tubes

The Governor’s Office of Information Technology has won federal Recovery Act cash to up the speed limit on the information superhighway in the overdue dial-up […]...

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December 2, 2009 Blog, Education, Politics
Forward-thinking pro-business tax-break laws go into effect tomorrow

Forward-thinking pro-business tax-break laws go into effect tomorrow

Two laws go into effect tomorrow that provide tax breaks to businesses in order to promote job growth and future-looking clean-energy businesses. Tax cuts in […]...

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August 4, 2009 Blog, Politics
Seasons In The Scam: ‘Artist’ Banked On One-Hit Wonder

Seasons In The Scam: ‘Artist’ Banked On One-Hit Wonder

He had joy, he had fun – and then he got carted off to the pokey after pretending he was Terry Jacks, the one-hit wonder […]...

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February 12, 2008 Marijuana, Uncategorized
Doo-Wop Colorado: Pol On ‘Truth In Music’ Quest

Doo-Wop Colorado: Pol On ‘Truth In Music’ Quest

Tomorrow, “Bowzer,” the deep-voiced leader of the band Sha Na Na — you know, the greaser who does the arm thing — will be at […]...

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February 10, 2008 Marijuana, Uncategorized

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Desert drought dust ups avalanche danger in Colorado backcountry

We all know what a blanket of fresh snow is supposed to look like, but for the last 10 years, the snows falling in parts of the Colorado Rockies have been far from virgin white and fluffy.

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THE BLOGS

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On politics, personhood and late-terms

Why does Mark Udall’s position on late-term abortions draw so much less attention than Cory Gardner’s waffling support on Personhood?

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EVENTS

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Democracy Now! Denver Double Whammy

On Democracy Now! tomorrow, The Independent’s Susan Greene on the historic $4.65 million jury verdict against the city of Denver for the 2010 city-jail excessive force killing of Marvin Booker, and columnist Mike Littwin on Colorado’s dead-heat races for governor and U.S. Senate.

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