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More than 100 bills introduced during first week of Legislature

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Bills on school testing, equal pay for women and concealed carry are only a few of the more than 100 measures that were introduced in the opening week of the 2016 session of the Colorado Legislature. While some of the measures ...

John Hickenlooper

Guv: State strong, budget has holes

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The state of the state is strong, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday at his sixth State of the State address before a joint session of the Colorado Legislature. Unemployment is down and new companies are coming to all parts ...

Mesa County gets a spark from state

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Mesa County soon could be attracting new businesses — and the jobs that go with them — now that it has become the first region in the state to be approved under Colorado’s new Rural Jump-Start program. The ...


Speaker throws down gauntlet

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Historically, opening day speeches at the start of any legislative session are filled with a lot of talk about being bipartisan and reaching across the political divide that separates Democrats and Republicans in the 100-member ...


Guv talks Broncs, budget

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Never mind the state’s budget woes, affordable housing or hydraulic fracturing, the most immediate thing for Coloradans to worry about right now is one important question: Peyton Manning or Brock Osweiler? That, at least, ...


Legislators ready their bills for 2016 session

By Charles Ashby

Hunting in fluorescent pink clothing, bringing more broadband to rural Colorado and removing unnecessary regulatory requirements from businesses and government entities are only a few of the issues that lawmakers will take up when the Colorado ...


There were never such devoted sisters

By Amy Hamilton

Carla’s the prettiest. Cora’s the oldest. Rita prefers to work in the kitchen. Martina talks the most and was the “most spoiled.” “She had two of everything,” CeCe insisted. Martina started to protest, but ...


King looks forward 
to forging progress 
at Denver Water

By Charles Ashby

After nearly six years on the job, Mike King is leaving the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. The Montrose native who has headed the department since Gov. John Hickenlooper came into office in 2010 announced Thursday that he was ...

County leaps for business

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County took the first step Monday toward taking advantage of a state plan to attract businesses to rural Colorado. The Mesa County Commission unanimously approved participation in a newly created program called Rural Jump-Start, which ...

Senators, governor urge highest security for Syrian refugees

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Syrian refugees ought to go through stringent security checks before being allowed into Colorado and the United States in general Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado’s senators said Monday. They ought not be allowed into the United ...

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