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BYU/Denver Rugby

Rugby: BYU vs. Denver

By William Woody

Members of Brigham Young University, blue stripes, and Denver Barbarians squared off Saturday in a cold, wet rugby match at Canyon View Park in Grand Junction.  ...

Proposals loosen up liquor business

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Grand Junction liquor store owner Brandi Fisher—Pollock isn’t at all happy with two bills that could take sales away from her and others in the liquor business. Under two measures working their way through the ...

Footing the bill for bills

By Emily Shockley

With a $1.5 billion fault line preparing to level any attempts to add costs to the 2010-11 state budget, passing a bill with a large fiscal note could prove a difficult task this spring. But that won’t stop bills from appearing with ...

Water-transfer mitigation bill dies in House

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill to require water buyers to mitigate large transfers of water from one river basin to another died on the House floor Friday. But that was because Denver Water lobbied hard against the bill and managed to turn some ...

Rep. Salazar touts benefits of PAYGO measure

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House passage of pay-as-you-go legislation will help the nation grapple with its debts, U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., said. The so-called PAYGO measure passed the House on Thursday with a 233-187 vote. It is aimed at curbing budget ...

Bill converts marijuana to nonprofit enterprise

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The number of medical marijuana dispensaries that cropped up in recent months would be pared to a few nonprofit centers under a bill to be introduced today in the Colorado Legislature. The measure, the second to come before ...

Senate bill aims to tighten medical marijuana laws

By Charles Ashby

Patients must have a true relationship with the doctor approving the use of medical marijuana under a bill that won approval in the Colorado Senate on Monday. Senate Bill 109, which heads to the House, is designed to create a bona fide ...

Elimination of select tax exemptions clears state House

By Charles Ashby

The state would collect more than $118 million a year in additional revenue by eliminating various tax exemptions if eight measures that cleared the Colorado House on Monday become law. The measures either suspend or permanently eliminate tax ...

Ritter to cut $50M more to balance ‘09-‘10 budget

By Charles Ashby

The same day Gov. Bill Ritter announced more cuts in state services, a legislative panel considered a flurry of bills that would eliminate or suspend several tax exemptions. Ritter said Wednesday another projected decrease in tax revenue and ...

State political figures react to Obama speech along party lines

By Charles Ashby

A strong State of the Union address is what President Barack Obama needed to refocus his administration and his party’s faltering image, but only time will tell if leaders from both sides of the aisle were listening, some observers ...

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