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Littwin: James Holmes real trial begins: To kill or not to...

Now that James Holmes has been found guilty of the terror that he brought to the Aurora theater that night three years ago, the...

Colorado activists buoyed by Nebraska lawmakers’ vote to abolish death-penalty

Colorado anti-death penalty activists are rejoicing that Nebraska lawmakers voted to repeal that state's death penalty and replace it with life without parole. Even though...

Littwin: The death penalty’s dying breaths, even in Nebraska

Someday when they write the history of the death penalty in the United States, it will include the fact that on the day Boston...

Keefe on pot-state neighbors

Colorado gets sued.

Littwin: The Great Pot Shot

Now we know what they do on a slow day (in other words, every day but 'Husker game day) in Nebraska. They take their...

Nebraska, Oklahoma sue Colorado for violating federal law with legalized pot

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers says the legal action seems more aimed at forcing the hand of federal authorities than it is at challenging the will of Colorado voters.

State Department confirms Colorado not being thrown ‘under XL Pipeline bus’

U.S. State Department officials on Wednesday clarified that the Obama administration is only looking at alternative routes for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline within Nebraska, somewhat easing the fears of Colorado water watchdogs worried about a “Western Alternative” that might reroute the project through the state.

Too little water for nuclear power in Colorado; too much of...

The biggest reason cited by the Pueblo County commissioners recently when they rejected a rezoning request to accommodate a proposed nuclear power plant was their collective concern about a lack of water to cool the plant. Colorado's only nuclear plant, Fort St. Vrain, was gas-cooled because of concerns about water, ultimately closing it down in 1989. But a lack of water is the last thing worrying nuclear regulatory officials in Nebraska these days.

Affirmative-action ban uncertain in Colorado, challenged in Nebraska

The Colorado Civil Rights Initiative is still treading water, with the result too close to call. County clerks in Boulder and Adams Counties are still counting ballots which could tip Amendment 46 one way or another. Though anti-affirmative action initiative is trailing very slightly in the polls, opponents are reluctant to call a victory just yet.

Colorado coaches speak out against Amendment 46

Three Division One basketball coaches in Colorado publicly opposed Amendment 46 on Wednesday, saying that the so-called Colorado Civil Rights Initiative will diminish diversity at their institutions. University of Colorado coach Jeff Bzdelik, Colorado State University coach Tim Miles and University of Northern Colorado coach Tad Boyle decried the measure, which will banish public affirmative action programs across the state.