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Climate is changing for the better, Colorado state senator says He...

Climate change has led to “massive improvements” and “the planet is a thing that heals itself,” state Sen. Ray Scott argued Thursday morning. Scott, a...

Colorado Energy Office revamp clears first hurdle

Senate Republicans have renewed efforts to promote Colorado’s energy sector by making changes to the Colorado Energy Office, and this time, they are finding...

Media: Are Colorado politicians violating your social media free speech rights?

A Virginia federal judge's recent ruling that a school board member violated her constituents' First Amendment free speech rights when she banned them from commenting on her official Facebook...

State energy policy up for major changes under last-minute bill

A couple of questions someone could ask Gov. John Hickenlooper this week: how much do you love your energy office and do you want...

Senate Republicans to take on energy in next session

With a new pro-fossil fuels administration headed to Washington, Republicans in the state Senate are seizing the opportunity to shore up Colorado's sluggish mining...

Election study group hears mostly “no” on presidential primary

Photo: Voters participate in a caucus in Denver on March 1.  If the first in a series of forums on Colorado’s caucus and primary system...

Do-over $20M Denver Schools bill passes out of House as clock...

“We have to watch what happens here. You see how it affects us,” she said. “So far, I have not heard a good reason for anyone to vote no on this... We have to show them that community members are watching them.”

Senate Republicans bury windfall $20M per year for Denver public schools

Denver public schools Wednesday afternoon lost $20 million a year that would have funneled directly into classrooms. The windfall would have come without lawmakers passing...

State touts new voluntary website aimed at public disclosure of fracking...

Colorado oil and gas regulators are touting a new website, set to debut in mid-April, that will allow operators to voluntarily register chemicals used in the controversial but commonly used process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), under revised oil and gas drilling regulations that went into effect in 2009, already requires operators to disclose fracturing chemicals if requested by state regulators or by health professionals.

Ten legislators abandon controversial Republican Study Committee

Former Colorado Springs Senator Dave Schultheis is no longer holding forth on bills on the Senate floor in Denver, but he has continued to exert influence this year as the powerful force behind the conservative Republican Study Committee of Colorado. Now that influence may be waning. This week, a third of the RSCC flock quit the committee, rejecting the would-be radical-right revival.