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Majority of states could soon have medical marijuana

A few months ago, Congressman Jared Polis told the Colorado Independent that he thought it would take a majority of states legalizing medical marijuana or otherwise liberalizing their laws before Congress would be likely to do anything at the federal...

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July 18, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics

Bill to allow legalization of marijuana introduced this morning

Legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives this morning to end the federal war on marijuana. The bill would enable each state to deal with marijuana as it sees fit....

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June 23, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Polis set to introduce bill to allow states to legalize marijuana

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis plans to be a co-sponsor on legislation Thursday to allow states to legalize marijuana without federal interference....

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June 22, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Three pro-marijuana bills introduced in Congress today

Colorado Rep. Jared Polis and two other members of Congress today introduced bills to improve Americans' access to medical marijuana....

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May 25, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics

Polis cheers ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ repeal, lauds leadership

Openly gay Colorado Congressman Jared Polis took to the floor of the House Wednesday to commend U.S. leaders for putting an end to the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Clinton-era policy banning gay members of the military from serving openly. ...

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December 22, 2010 Center Well, Politics
Progressive groups unveil deficit-reduction plan

Progressive groups unveil deficit-reduction plan

Our Fiscal Security, a partnership of progressive policy organizations Demos, the Economic Policy Institute and the Century Foundation, unveiled a deficit reduction plan Monday, devoting […]...

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November 29, 2010 Blog, Health, Politics
Recovery-busting unemployment and foreclosure crises roil on

Recovery-busting unemployment and foreclosure crises roil on

The Washington Independent’s Annie Lowery today drills into the deep end of the linked unemployment and foreclosure crises, contrasting a story of impending family homelessness […]...

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June 24, 2010 Blog, Politics
Band of Dems blasts Geithner plan

Band of Dems blasts Geithner plan

WASHINGTON-- Appearing before a House panel on Thursday, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner made his best pitch for legislation granting the White House broad new powers to seize Wall Street firms when their collapse might torpedo others in the industry. It...

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October 30, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Polis to co-sponsor bill overturning federal ban on same-sex marriage

Polis to co-sponsor bill overturning federal ban on same-sex marriage

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis has signed on as a lead co-sponsor of legislation that will be introduced next week to repeal the Defense of […]...

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September 11, 2009 Blog, Civil Rights, Politics
Spox: Polis got an RBI but didn’t boycott gay benefits signing ceremony

Spox: Polis got an RBI but didn’t boycott gay benefits signing ceremony

While U.S. Rep. Jared Polis was less than thrilled with the memorandum President Barack Obama signed Wednesday extending some benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees, the openly gay Boulder Democrat emphatically did not boycott the Oval Office signing...

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June 18, 2009 Blog, Civil Rights, Politics

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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The Home Front: Man who ‘accidentally fired his gun during a youth baseball game in Steamboat’ is a Wyoming officer

“The man who accidentally fired his gun during a youth baseball game in Steamboat Springs on June 15 is a Wyoming police officer,” reports Steamboat […]

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