Marianne GoodlandSeptember 11, 20155min320
The demise last week of a Denver ballot measure to allow smoking marijuana in public settings wasn’t exactly the worse news the industry could ask for. It turns out that some industry insiders were less than enthusiastic about what they saw as potential unintended consequences of the proposed measure. Mason Tvert, who spearheaded the municipal […]

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Marianne GoodlandSeptember 11, 20157min294
Imagine a place — a community, a county, a state – where every child walks into the classroom on the first day of kindergarten ready to learn. It doesn’t matter if the child comes from a low-income family, a family led by a single parent, or it’s a child with developmental or other needs that […]

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Marianne GoodlandSeptember 4, 20153min258
The problems of climate change won’t be solved overnight, according to an official from the Obama administration who met with members of the Colorado business community in Denver on Tuesday. It will take education and action by the entire country, not just the White House, to deal with the impacts of climate change, said Manson […]

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Marianne GoodlandSeptember 3, 20155min209
L. Paul Bremer III has some specific ideas about the foreign policy leadership he wants to see from the next occupant of the White House. But he told a gathering of Arapahoe County Republicans on Friday that most of the current crop of GOP presidential candidates “are not qualified” to lead the world. Bremer, the […]

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Marianne GoodlandSeptember 3, 20155min562
George Brauchler is considering a run for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. But the district attorney hasn’t made any progress on that decision over the last seven months, he told The Colorado Statesman Friday evening. Brauchler, serving his first term as prosecutor for the18th Judicial District, was commenting on a Denver Post article, […]

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Marianne GoodlandAugust 28, 20156min314
VAIL — With Colorado’s population expected to double in the next 35 years, the state water plan calls for conservation, coupled with an as-yet undefined cultural change. It might look something like Denver’s Stapleton neighborhood, or perhaps the Highlands area of west Denver, with smaller single-family homes on smaller lots, or more higher-density development, such […]

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Marianne GoodlandAugust 28, 20157min261
Five members of Colorado’s congressional delegation on Wednesday sparred over the budget, transportation, environmental regulation and the over-budget Veterans Administration hospital under construction in Aurora. They began by stating how well they get along, but by the end of their appearance at a forum, that wasn’t so clear. The setting was Colorado Association of Commerce […]

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Marianne GoodlandAugust 28, 20155min206
The wild ride by the stock market this week has people watching their 401(k)s in horror. But those with long-term strategies, including the state treasury and the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association, are less worried about the market’s seesaws and declines, at least for now. In the five trading sessions beginning last Thursday, the Dow […]

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Marianne GoodlandAugust 14, 20155min265
Grand County is “ground zero” for trans-mountain diversions, and the idea that another may be in the offing raises concerns for those who live and work near the Colorado River. Trans-mountain diversions (TMD) are tunnels and ditches that run through the Continental Divide and carry water from Western Slope rivers to the eastern part of […]

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Marianne GoodlandAugust 14, 20156min241
Carleton discusses EPA updates to emissions, ozone standards By Marianne Goodland The Colorado Statesman Even while dealing with the wastewater spill on the Animas River, the EPA is preparing for the rollout of updated standards on carbon emissions and ground-level ozone. It’s an issue that brought Ron Carleton, EPA’s counselor to the administrator for agricultural […]

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