Politics

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City may have one-stop shop for veterans

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Though they may not get the funds to do it this year, the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs hopes to convert an empty building at the old Grand Junction National Guard Armory into a one-stop shop for ...


Legislators eye more workforce development measures

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Call it workforce development 2.0. In an effort to build off of bipartisan successes on that subject from last year’s session, a group of legislators from both sides of the aisle gathered Wednesday to unveil their ...


Death With Dignity bill killed

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Death With Dignity bill to allow terminally ill Coloradans to end their own lives died on the House floor Wednesday without much dignity. The sponsors of the bill, Reps. Lois Court, D-Denver, and Joann Ginal, D-Fort ...


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School threat bill approved by House

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado House approved a bill Tuesday that would allow mental health professionals to report possible threats to schools from their patients, hoping to help prevent future school shootings. Supporters of the measure say ...


Kids may be ‘sliding down rain barrels’ if water measure continues its advance

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado would become the last state in the West to allow its residents to collect rainwater in barrels from their rooftops under a bill that won approval in a House committee on Monday. Similar to a measure that failed last ...


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Exec backs off closing home for GJ disabled

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — At the same time the head of the Colorado Department of Human Services was telling families of residents at the Grand Junction Regional Center on Friday he isn’t recommending closing that facility, members of his staff ...


Bill toughens law on sexual assault

By Charles Ashby

Colorado’s 10-year statute of limitations on felony sexual assault cases would be doubled under a bill that won approval in the Colorado House on Friday. The measure, HB1260, is one of many similar measures being discussed in ...


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Home for disabled under cloud

By Charles Ashby

It might be another year before the Colorado Department of Human Services can say what will happen with the Grand Junction Regional Center, the department’s executive director said Friday. Reggie Bicha, who was in town to tour the aging ...


House panel unanimously supports strangulation bill

By Charles Ashby

Strangulation is a major weapon in assault and domestic violence incidents, but Colorado’s law dealing with it doesn’t go much beyond elder abuse. That would change under a bill that won unanimous approval in the House Judiciary ...


New ballot measure proposes $12 an hour minimum wage

By Charles Ashby

A group that wants to raise the state’s minimum wage filed a proposed ballot measure with the state Thursday to do just that. The group, which called itself Colorado Families for a Fair Wage, filed two proposed citizen’s ...


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