Politics

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Fracking 
heavy on
 fall ballot
 agendas

By Charles Ashby

Proponents of giving local governments the ability to limit or ban hydraulic fracturing in Colorado aren’t the only ones trying to get measures onto this year’s ballot. There’s a related effort to get other proposals onto ...


Senate District 5 candidates plan vigorous campaign

By Charles Ashby

It’s going to take a lot more than buying a lot of media advertising time to get their messages to voters in the race for the expansive Senate District 5, the two candidates in that race say. It’s going to take a lot of leg work ...


New Colorado laws take effect

By Charles Ashby

Agritourism, revenge porn and eliminating statutes of limitations on certain sex crimes were only some of the new laws that went into effect this month. Of the 419 news laws approved by the Colorado Legislature and signed by Gov. John ...


Sex-crime sentence law goes into effect

By Charles Ashby

It took some doing, but the state now has its own version of Jessica’s Law. Though there was much debate in the Colorado Legislature earlier this year over concerns that the measure, HB1260, wasn’t strict enough, in the end the ...


Online travel agencies skirt lodging taxes

By Charles Ashby

Online travel companies are not required to collect state and local taxes and pay them to the jurisdictions that assess them, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. In a case involving Denver’s lodging tax and several online ...


County Clerk’s Office 
certifies the winners 
of Republican primaries

By Charles Ashby

The June 24 primary results are now official. The Mesa County Clerk’s Office officially certified the results of all of those races on Thursday whether they were contested or not. That means that state Sen. Steve King officially is the ...


Beauprez taps running mate

By Charles Ashby

Bob Beauprez, the Republican nominee for governor, named a Douglas County Commissioner to be his running mate on Tuesday. Jill Repella, who was elected commissioner in 2008, is a fifth-generation Coloradan who earned her undergraduate degree ...


Western Slope issues focus of roundtable

By Charles Ashby

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Water, jobs, federal lands and oil and gas development. There was no Western Slope issue that members of Club 20 didn’t bring up Monday at an economic roundtable with Gov. John Hickenlooper and several members ...


State Supreme Court OKs ballot measures for drilling rules

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday signed off on three proposed ballot measures that would allow local governments to approve setback rules for oil and gas drilling that are as much as five times greater than state law. Regardless, though, ...


Cheers, caution over gay marriage

By Charles Ashby

Last week’s ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down Utah’s ban on gay marriages doesn’t impact Colorado’s law on the subject, at least not yet. But it’s coming, proponents of gay marriage ...


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