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Statetap: Military academy scandals piling up

A leaked report of recruitment practices at West Point Academy in New York includes accounts of party bus rides for underage recruits featuring booze and babes.

Local control bill in the can, politicians scramble on fracking

  THE deal was up. The deal was down. The deal sat for weeks as lawmakers, lobbyists, environmental watchdogs and oil and gas executives postponed...

Oil-and-gas group failed to file finance reports in Loveland fracking election

“If the group accepted donations and made direct appeals to voters to support or oppose the initiative, then they fall under the requirements of the city charter and should have filed reports with the city."

Denver power brokers sure to be eyeing Loveland fracking vote

The vote in Colorado tomorrow that will have the most immediate effect on state politics is likely not the four-way Republican primary race for governor, but the the vote in Loveland on a proposed moratorium on fracking.

The fracking local control compromise that never was

Local control measures to give communities more power over who fracks where are more likely to hit ballots this fall then ever now that a last-minute compromise effort at the state capitol has fallen apart.

Loveland anti-fracking group still waiting for special election to halt drilling

They organized, collected signatures, won a ruling from a judge, but Protect Our Loveland will likely have to wait and weather more appeals before their petition for a two-year halt on fracking can be put to a vote.

Wiretap: Paul Krugman was not watching TV this weekend

Things happened over the weekend other than the Broncos game and the Grammys. Not that anyone -- except apparently New York Times economist Paul Kruger -- is interested in anything else.

Hickenlooper on frack bans: Understandable anxiety, but there are other solutions

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper says he understands citizen concerns about neighborhood gas drilling but maintains that passing local laws restricting the activity is the wrong way to address the problem.

State Joins Suit against Longmont Fracking Ban

The state of Colorado has joined a lawsuit filed by oil-and-gas companies against the city of Longmont that seeks to lift a ban on fracking passed by citizen initiative there last November.