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David O. WilliamsDavid O. WilliamsSeptember 6, 201712min565
Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan spent more than a decade working for the Colorado Department of Public Health before entering politics, but the job change hasn’t meant much of subject change as she continues to focus intensely on runaway healthcare and insurance costs in the mountain-resort communities she represents. “People on the individual market have […]

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David O. WilliamsDecember 11, 201510min377
Supreme Court hears fracking-ban cases, local-control rulemaking pushed to 2016 The highly contentious debate over whether Colorado cities and towns can control oil and gas drilling within their boundaries will rage on deep into 2016, regardless of how the Colorado Supreme Court rules on two city fracking-ban cases it heard oral arguments on Wednesday. And […]

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David O. WilliamsDecember 4, 20155min681
Decision leaves door open for governor to intervene in opposition to attorney general The Colorado Supreme Court on Thursday denied a petition by Gov. John Hickenlooper questioning the legality of Attorney General Cynthia Coffman joining a multi-state lawsuit to block the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. In denying Hickenlooper’s petition by a 5-2 margin, the Supreme […]

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David O. WilliamsNovember 30, 20155min403
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn over the weekend declined to comment on the growing political firestorm over Friday’s shooting that killed three and wounded nine at a Planned Parenthood clinic in his hometown. Lamborn, a Colorado Springs Republican who has represented the 5th Congressional District since 2007, on Friday called for prayers for the family and […]

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David O. WilliamsNovember 20, 20158min419
A group drafting ballot measures aimed at giving Colorado residents more control over oil and gas drilling in neighborhoods told The Colorado Statesman on Wednesday that the lack of action by state regulators has given “greater impetus” to their cause. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission this week was unable to reach consensus on […]

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David O. WilliamsNovember 13, 201512min434
But re-mining concept worries conservation groups Mention the practice of re-mining to anyone familiar with Colorado mining history, and the specter of the 1990’s Summitville disaster — dwarfing last summer’s Gold King Mine spill into the Animas River — is likely to loom large. Taxpayers have doled out more than $150 million to try to […]

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David O. WilliamsNovember 7, 20156min358
Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet stood behind his vote earlier this year in favor of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline after the Obama administration rejected it on Friday after seven years of study and contentious debate. “For years, the Keystone XL pipeline has been overhyped on both sides of the debate,” Bennet said in […]

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David O. WilliamsNovember 7, 20154min351
The senior Republican member of Colorado’s congressional delegation, Doug Lamborn, told The Colorado Statesman on Friday that the highway funding bill passed by the House on Thursday and lauded as a victory for new House Speaker Paul Ryan is a bad deal for the country. “Although there were many good things in the bill, the […]

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