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Lawmakers rebuke party leaders, reject charter school funding compromise in Senate

Lawmaker differences over charter schools and unhappiness with K-12 funding came to a boil late Thursday when senators finally took up the state’s annual school funding bill after a number of false starts.

State board unanimously adopts uranium mining reforms

Colorado’s Mined Land Reclamation Board (MLRB) Thursday established new rules to protect Colorado’s groundwater during in-situ uranium mining, drawing quick and effusive praise from...

Buescher: GOP criticism on MOVE Act military voting ignores reality

Secretary of State Bernie Buescher Monday night told the Colorado Independent he was way ahead of his Republican critics on what needed to happen in Colorado to comply with a new federal law dictating the speed of mailing overseas ballots to members of the military, but lawmakers dragged their feet because of election-year politics.

State lawmakers seek to bolster consumer protections against collection agencies

DENVER-- The House passed legislation Monday meant to tighten guidelines on debt collection agency practices, offering Colorado debtors an added measure of protection from unscrupulous and illegal collection tactics at a time when more Americans are defaulting on credit card debt than ever before.

White wants state of Colorado to go into the weed business

State Sen. Al White, R-Hayden, Friday promised to end the high times in the high country, serving up a big dose of GOP buzz...

Colo. School of Mines professor says he was threatened with firing...

Dr. Geoffrey Thyne is no Ward Churchill. He’s a geologist and an academic with three decades of field work and experience as a research scientist in the oil and gas industry, including the last 13 years at Colorado School of Mines in Golden.

Recent Wildfires Underscore Urgency of Dealing with Pine Beetle Epidemic

Even as winter weather rolled back into Colorado Thursday and squelched three wildfires that Tuesday scorched thousands of acres, killed three firefighters and destroyed...

Live! On the Road with Gov. Ritter

Governor Bill Ritter signed three legislative bills in Frisco this morning before a crowd of nearly 100. According to Rep. Dan Gibbs, who introduced...

The Continuing Saga of Oil and Gas

The new Western soap opera still involves the traditional players: those in white hats; the villains; the law; the victims; and shoot-outs. We're describing...

Oil Shale/Oil and Gas Update

Colorado Confidential takes a look at oil and gas drilling hearings and legislation and the 25th anniversary of "Black Sunday," the day Exxon pulled...