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Tolling on an existing I-25 lane is one way to stretch Colorado’s transportation dollars

Tolling
A new report from the Boulder-based Southwest Energy Efficiency Project asserts tolling could help drive traffic remedies on Interstate 25 through Denver. The idea would be to take an existing lane and put on price on it. People who want to pay could use it, similar to the high-occupancy toll lane on U.S. 36 between […]

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Seaplanes blocked by Colorado legislature will land at Kenney Reservoir for BBQ Saturday

Seaplanes in Colorado

Next Saturday seaplanes will splash in and lift out of Kenney Reservoir in Rio Blanco County, because the 616-acre body of water is owned by a special district. The legislature is keeping the iconic wilderness aircraft out of state waters over fears of invasive aquatic species they might transport. Bills to allow them or at […]

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YESTERYEAR: Webb wins Denver auditor, has ‘no ambitions for mayor’

Filmmaker Michael Moore stood on the west steps of Colorado’s state Capitol building during the promotion for his film, "Sicko" in June 2007. He told the crowd that if a Democrat won the White House in 2008, he hoped that real health care reform would be on the agenda in the new president’s first term. (Statesman archives)
Thirty Years Ago This Week in The Colorado Statesman: A former state legislator from Denver and cabinet member for Gov. Richard Lamm reigned supreme in a key race in the city and county of Denver. Wellington Webb defeated his opponent, Bill Schroeder, in the Denver auditor’s race. 

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Colorado Senate president ponders road ahead on transportation, Holbert says think local

Transportation

Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert had legislative researchers look this up: When was the last time the General Assembly voted on any specific road project? The answer: 1899, a wagon road from Leadville to Pueblo using convicts. The public perception these days, however, is that Capitol Dome is the end of the road when it […]

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Colorado mental hospital can’t keep up with court-ordered evaluations; lawmakers concerned

Colorado mental hospital

The state mental hospital can’t keep up with judges increasingly assigning people there for mental competency evaluations, the Colorado Department of Human Services said Thursday. That means some people might spend more time than necessary locked up. Under a 2012 court settlement with the advocacy organization Disability Law Colorado, those sent to the Colorado Mental […]

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Senate Republicans to lead Colorado Springs rally for charter schools Thursday

Charter School funding

Republicans in the Colorado legislature are expected to turn out strong Thursday for a lunchtime rally for charter schools in Colorado Springs. A Celebration of Charter School Families begins at 12:30 p.m. at Colorado Springs Early Colleges at 4405 N. Chestnut St. The rally is sponsored by the conservative school choice organization Ready CO and the […]

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‘Out Front’ LGBTQ lawmakers are showing their pride during PrideFest weekend

Out Front LGBTQ Caucus

For PrideFest this weekend in Denver, it’s worth an #ICYMI to revisit Out Front magazine’s showcase of the six members of the Colorado legislature’s cohesive LGBTQ Caucus. Speaking of which, Sunday at 11:30 a.m. on the west steps of the state Capitol, the LGBTQ Caucus and One Colorado will put on the Pride Rally for […]

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