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Governor signs omnibus rural Colorado bill

Gov. John Hickenlooper this morning signed into law a bill that is expected to help save up to a dozen rural hospitals and provide much-needed […]...

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May 30, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Governor considers special session on roads, broadband

Two of the biggest state issues that weren’t settled in the 2017 legislative session may get one more shot this year. Gov. John Hickenlooper said […]...

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May 11, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Bill to save rural hospitals on its way to the governor

With the 11-hour passage today—the final day of the state’s 2017 General Assembly—of a sweeping and hard-fought-for bill to spare rural hospitals from decimating budget […]...

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May 10, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Bill to save rural hospitals survives Republican headwinds, up for final vote

The sweeping omnibus bill to save rural hospitals, provide a one-time funding boost to rural schools and a tax break for small business is just […]...

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May 9, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Lawmakers reach high-stakes deal to save rural hospitals

Two House lawmakers and two Senate leaders have reached bipartisan agreement on a high-stakes and hard-fought state finance deal that fell apart as many times […]...

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May 4, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Homeowners forced to sell their mineral rights may get longer review period

The first step toward creating a level playing field for mineral rights owners won a preliminary okay from the House Tuesday, but faces an uncertain […]...

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April 25, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Oil and gas rigs can still operate within 1,000 feet of a school after Senate panel’s vote

Oil and gas production wells and other facilities still have the ability to operate within 1,000 feet of a school, rather than the school’s property […]...

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April 12, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

GOP Senate prez under fire for state transportation tax plan

Reaction from conservative lawmakers and their allies to a transportation bill introduced Wednesday afternoon has been swift and from some, brutal. The plan would seek voter approval to […]...

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March 9, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado House to AG Coffman: no extra money for you this year

UPDATE Friday, Feb. 17: the House did not vote this morning on a request to reconsider the Department of Law supplemental budget request and the […]...

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February 16, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Fake pee may be flushed by state lawmakers

Marijuana sales in Colorado topped $1 billion last year. That may have triggered an upswing in the sale of another product: synthetic urine, which helps […]...

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January 7, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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An evening with Clarence Moses-EL

ATTENTION news junkies, civil libertarians, and anyone familiar with the twisted case against Clarence Moses-EL, who spent 28 years behind bars on a wrongful conviction: […]

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The Gray Box: The inhumanity of solitary confinement

This story, written by Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene, is among the work for which she is being honored this week by the ACLU of […]

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