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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 ...

Pot bill would require doctor, patient to have continual relationship

By Charles Ashby

A bill to ensure physicians actually have a doctor-patient relationship with patients before authorizing the use of medical marijuana cleared a Senate committee Wednesday. More than 100 people packed a Senate committee room to tell lawmakers ...

Public workers may soon face benefits change

By Charles Ashby

Teachers and government workers would have to pay more into their retirement accounts under a bill that won approval Tuesday in a Senate committee. The measure, jointly sponsored by Senate President Brandon Shaffer, D-Longmont, and Senate ...

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Miner portraits

By William Woody

Striking portraits of Oxbow miners, captured by William Woody’s lens.  ...

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Senate candidate Norton sounds budget-cutting theme

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Nothing is off the table when it comes to cutting federal spending, former Colorado Lt. Gov. Jane Norton said during a campaign stop Saturday in Grand Junction. Speaking to about 130 people at Two Rivers Winery on the Redlands, Norton said ...

Party upsets in store in fall for Colorado?

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Last week’s election of a Republican in the Democrat-dominated state of Massachusetts could be mirrored in Colorado this fall if the Democratic party isn’t careful, people from both major parties say. But how ...

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