Statetap: Packing at the Post Office

A licensed gun owner in Avon doesn’t want to have to disarm every time he goes to the post office. In fact, it’s such an inconvenience that he, along with the National Association for Gun Rights, sued the U.S. Postal Service over the issue last year. A federal judge ruled that the USPS could ban guns inside post office lobbies, but not in their parking lots. Neither side was happy with that ruling and now the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals is taking a fresh look at the case. A three-judge panel heard arguments Wednesday. Via the Pueblo Chieftain.

statetap The unemployment rate in Colorado Springs is the lowest it has been in nearly six years, according to data released on Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But don’t pop any champagne bottles yet: the dropping unemployment rate is a result of area residents fleeing a job market plagued by sluggish payroll growth. Via the Gazette.

A tale of two cities: Is Denver the green haven for yuppies or the oil and gas mecca of the West? Can it be both? Jonathan Thompson at High Country News walks us through the debate.

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