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GOP attorney general primary to pit Coffman, Waller

By Charles Ashby

BOULDER — It came as no surprise Saturday when Colorado Attorney General John Suthers decided finally to take sides on his successor. Suthers, who at 10 years is the second-longest serving attorney general in the state’s history, ...


Cox to share GOP ballot with Tipton in primary

By Charles Ashby

BROOMFIELD — Grand Junction resident David Cox surprised many here Friday when he earned enough delegates at the 3rd Congressional District GOP Assembly to make the primary ballot in June. That showing will force a Republican primary ...

Fines set to rise for drilling violations

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Fines appear set to increase for oil and gas companies that violate Colorado law or rules established by the state agency that oversees the industry. Under HB1356, which cleared the House Transportation & Energy Committee ...

Bill addressing
 adjunct prof pay 
proves too costly

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Adjunct teachers in the state’s community colleges aren’t being paid what they should be, a state lawmaker said Thursday. But because his bill to address the issue would have cost the state millions of dollars, the ...

Bill restores some lost funding for education

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Lawmakers increased the funding they’re giving to the state’s 178 school districts to make up for money cut during the recent recession, but it still wasn’t enough for other legislators. So before the Colorado ...


Tancredo makes ballot in governor’s race

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo has collected enough signatures to appear on the GOP primary ballot in June. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office ruled Wednesday that the former congressman from the ...

Casinos counter ballot proposals by horse track

By Charles Ashby

The state’s only horse racing track isn’t the only group proposing ballot measures for voters to consider this fall. Last month, the owners of Arapahoe Park horse racing track in Aurora filed six proposed ballot measures calling ...


Fire fleet 
is closer 
to reality

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Legislature is close to coming up with a substantial amount of money to fund Sen. Steve King’s proposed aerial firefighting fleet. Lawmakers in the Colorado Senate are considering various ways to find about $21 million to ...


State targets Cameo parcel for gun range

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Department of Natural Resources hopes by the end of this year to go ahead with purchasing the old Cameo power plant site to open a new outdoor shooting range there. That is to be made possible thanks to a bill in the Colorado ...

Fracking-study measure advances

By Charles Ashby

A bill to study the health and “quality of life” impacts oil and gas development has on Colorado residents cleared a House committee on Tuesday. Although the measure is limited to studying how development, including the use of ...

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