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Chris BianchiChris BianchiJune 22, 201721min2286

The quick answer: yes. The real answer: it's complicated. Helped by an influx of transplants drawn to Colorado's liberal marijuana laws, high-tech economy and overall high quality of life, the state, by most metrics, is in a considerable economic boom. That same associated population growth, by the way, likely means ...


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Scott TiptonScott TiptonJune 20, 20173min274

For too long, the U.S. has operated with no comprehensive plan for meeting the inevitable increased demand for energy created by both traditional and renewable resources. As the energy economy continues to evolve, we must develop a true all-of-the-above energy strategy that will ensure both U.S. energy security and affordable power for American families well into the future.


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Adam McCoyAdam McCoyMay 26, 20174min481

A House bill that would allow employers to compensate workers with paid time off instead of wages for overtime is fielding conflicting opinions from Colorado lawmakers and labor leaders. On a party line vote earlier this month, the House passed the legislation, H.R. 1180, that would alter language in the Fair Labor Standards Act, allowing employees to opt for time off at a rate of time-and-a-half for every hour of overtime — the rate current law requires companies to pay workers for any work over 40 hours a week — instead of pay.


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Luke PopovichLuke PopovichMay 26, 20175min580

Energy Secretary Rick Perry hit a raw nerve in Washington recently when he announced his department will undertake a study of the possible impact that federal regulations have had on U.S. electric grid reliability. Essentially, the Department of Energy will look at “critical issues central to protecting the long-term reliability of the electric grid.” The review will consider whether “regulatory burdens” and “mandates and tax and subsidy policies” for renewable energy are forcing coal units into retirement.


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Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayMay 25, 20178min533

The nation-state is a relatively new idea — scholars generally trace it back to the 17th century. It has its flaws but has anyone come up with a better approach to world order? A nation-state enjoys sovereignty over its territory. Territories are separated by borders. Securing those borders may require barriers and controlled points of entry.


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Adam McCoyAdam McCoyMay 23, 201712min336

Following a ballistic missile test that was possibly Pyongyang’s “most advanced yet,” U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner joined two prominent senators in penning a letter to the United Nations Security Council urging for more sanctions to be placed on North Korea. The epic that is North Korea’s quest for a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and reaching the