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Lamar constituents hear about TABOR and hemp at Crowder, Lewis town hall

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Sen. Larry Crowder and Kimmi Lewis were all aboard on hemp last session and had no qualms about selling out the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, because the price was right. The Lamar Ledger this weekend provided a thorough accounting of a town hall meeting with the two southern Colorado Republicans last Thursday night at Lamar […]

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#Retweet: The best tweets of the week in Colorado politics

“If you’re tired of yelling at the television, get involved in your school district or your town or your county.” 👍🏼 Rep. Rankin #copolitics https://t.co/R1YodFtPvx — Mark Cavanaugh (@MarkCavanaugh3) August 18, 2017 Ran into State Senator @SteveFenberg and far more importantly his new dog Eleanor! #copolitics #coleg pic.twitter.com/UOeJpUgIfg — Jared Polis (@jaredpolis) August 17, 2017 […]

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Insights: Rick Perry’s energy grid study holds shocks for Colorado

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Colorado has a lot to win and more to lose in a long-delayed analysis of the nation’s power grid. The likely conclusion of the 60-day study called for by Energy Secretary Rick Perry in April is that a steady supply of electricity depends on a reliable market for coal. A draft copy leaked last month […]

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Guaranteed jail time for Colorado drunk drivers has Pueblo sheriff worried

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A new sentencing that ensures the most habitual drunk drivers in Colorado get jail time and treatment might be good for public safety, but at least one Colorado sheriff said it’s an unfair financial burden dumped on him by the state. A fourth drunk-driving charge now ensures spends at least 90 days to 180 in […]

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Colorado’s Rep. Diana DeGette among the clients of arrested IT contractor

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A former IT contractor for about two dozen U.S. House Democrats, including Denver’s Diana DeGette, was indicted on bank fraud charges by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Thursday. Imran Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, lied about property they owned to obtain home equity lines of credit from the Congressional Federal […]

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VDARE, exiled from Colorado resort, isn’t listed as a hate group in the state

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Violence in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12 led leaders in Colorado Springs to take a closer look at VDARE, an organization with ties to the rally’s organizer that had planned a three-day gathering at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. As a result, the gathering was cancelled last weel week. The tenacious Southern Poverty Law Center in Alabama, […]

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Smithsonian water exhibit visits Greeley, where politics flowed into utility

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The news that H2O Today: Our Global Water Story, a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition, is taking up an eight-month residency at the Greeley History Museum next month got only a brief mention in the local paper this week. Water, however, is a huge story for the state’s history, and it happens to run especially deep through […]

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