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Marianne GoodlandOctober 20, 20177min27
Heightened border security between the United States and Mexico wouldn’t just impact the flow of human traffic across the two nation’s borders; it also could affect the flow of perishable fruits and vegetables from Mexico into the United States and Canada, especially with the winter months coming. That’s among concerns expressed by agricultural officials from […]

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Marianne GoodlandOctober 18, 201711min252
The first fundraising numbers from school board candidates are in, and there are some lopsided races, at least in terms of the money, in two hotly-watched school board races. JEFFERSON COUNTY In Jeffco, school board candidate fundraising appears to be a tale of the haves and have nots.  Two of the three incumbents on the school […]

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Marianne GoodlandOctober 17, 20176min163
The first volley of big money that will be spent on school board races in Colorado this year comes from opposing sides, but most of the money is being spent in two separate counties, Denver and Douglas. The first big sum reported comes from a group of Wall Street financiers who promote charter schools. So […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchOctober 14, 20177min385
The Trump administration’s move to scuttle the national Clean Power Plan will have little effect on climate-change efforts or coal jobs in Colorado. Nonetheless, both sides in the Colorado debate brought the heat last week after Scott Pruitt, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said “the war on coal is over.” It’s been […]

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Marianne GoodlandOctober 13, 20176min396
In the battle for two of the hottest school board races in Colorado, dollars are starting to flow in, just a little more than three weeks before Election Day. In Douglas County, an independent expenditure committee for the Colorado Republican Party has put in more than $20,000 into two advertising buys supporting the conservative education […]

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Marianne GoodlandOctober 13, 20176min231
Colorado state Sen. Don Coram on Friday announced a crowdfunding campaign that will draw ordinary investors into the hemp market — the first of its kind in Colorado. The company, Paradox Pride, completed its first harvest of 10 acres of hemp just a few hours before the press conference. The plants will be processed into […]

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Marianne GoodlandOctober 12, 20178min301
The increasingly polarized political dialogue in the United States is due, at least in part, to Russian manipulation of social issues, according to two national security experts who visited Denver Thursday. The panel on cybersecurity took place during a luncheon hosted by the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, the state’s chamber of commerce. It […]

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Marianne GoodlandOctober 12, 20179min176
The announcement this week from Scott Pruitt of the Environmental Protection Agency that he would rescind the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan is, not surprisingly, welcome news to Colorado’s coal industry, as well as to the communities the industry supports. But whether the end of the Clean Power Plan will actually change anything in Colorado […]

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Marianne GoodlandOctober 6, 20174min431
In a defeat that doesn’t happen that often, Matt Arnold and his Campaign Integrity Watchdog drew a losing verdict  from the Colorado Court of Appeals, when the court ruled in favor of the state Republican party on a campaign finance issue. The appeals court ruled unanimously to overturn an administrative law judge’s decision in favor of […]

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Marianne GoodlandOctober 5, 201711min213
A dispute between mine owner in Ouray hoping to restart a silver mine and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is now being reviewed by a legislative water committee. Ouray Silver Mines wants to reopen a mine that produces silver, gold, lead and copper and would bring 152 jobs to Ouray County, […]

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