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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandMarch 13, 201817min1291

It was founded nearly 70 years ago, before the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, and has its roots in an early state anti-discrimination law that dates back to 1895. But now the state’s Civil Rights Commission is teetering on the brink of elimination — or potentially facing major changes to its mandate and authority — thanks in large part to the Lakewood baker who refused, on religious grounds, to provide a cake for a same-sex couple.


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Jessica MachettaDecember 8, 20173min1035
“It’s just the right thing to do,” said Sen. Matt Jones, D-Louisville, who’s drafting a bill to give local government control over oil and gas exploration and production. “Local governments plan, zone and deny requests all the time,” Jones said. “It should be the same for oil and gas and fracking, especially following the tragic explosion […]

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Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsNovember 28, 20173min1089
After announcing a comprehensive plan for K-12 education in Colorado, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis hit the road last week to talk with teachers and thank them for all the sacrifices they make on behalf of kids in Colorado. Polis’ “Giving Thanks to Teachers” tour took him to Denver, Johnstown, Windsor, and Greeley. Polis, a Democrat, […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchSeptember 5, 20179min341
It takes trust to let someone carry a beer from one business to another, to drink on the sidewalks or on a closed street. Trust and an entertainment district. The Colorado Springs City Council is considering laws that would let businesses apply to create entertainment districts in which customers could wander, drink in hand, beyond […]

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John TomasicJohn TomasicApril 19, 201715min407

In Colorado, the rule is that oil and gas wells can be sited 1,000 feet from a school building. A bill that aimed to update that rule to measure the setback instead from the school property line drew crowds to the Capitol this month to testify in support of it and major drilling industry figures to argue against it. In the end, there were no surprises concerning its fate. Oil and gas drilling has long been a top partisan issue at the Legislature.



Joey BunchJoey BunchFebruary 6, 20174min813
Thanks, Obama. Wait, are we still saying that? You could be in Greeley if you noticed the town’s famous stink hasn’t living up to its reputation. You could thank Trump, or you could just thank your lucky stars. Tyler Silvy of the Greeley Tribune reported over the weekend that the bad smell the cow town […]

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