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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 ...


County leaders rebuff pay hike

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County’s elected officials won’t be giving themselves a pay raise anytime soon, but those in Garfield and Delta counties will. Under a law enacted by the Colorado Legislature during this year’s session, all county ...

Governor, attorney general in court battle

By Charles Ashby

Attorneys for Gov. John Hickenlooper filed a petition with the Colorado Supreme Court on Wednesday to ask it to determine if the governor, and not the state’s attorney general, has the ultimate authority to decide when the state can sue ...

Planned Parenthood rejects invite by GOP to testify about fetal tissue

By Charles Ashby

Planned Parenthood of Colorado told a group of conservative state legislators last week to take a hike over its planned hearing on fetal tissue trafficking. The group, called the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, announced plans to hold ...


Republican forum to discuss ‘storm’ of EPA regulations

By Charles Ashby

Colorado Senate Republicans will hold the second of a series of statewide forums on the potential impacts new rules from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency might have on the state. Legislative Republicans said the EPA has numerous ...


Tipton open on speaker choice

By Gary Harmon

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., has no immediate favorite for speaker of the House, though he knows of one representative who won’t get his vote. There are now 24 House Republicans who have made known their interest in replacing ...

Gardner pushes broadband bill in Senate

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner joined with two other senators last week in introducing a bill into the U.S. Senate designed to help bring Internet broadband to more hard-to-reach areas of the nation. The proposed bill, called the Streamlining and ...


Lawmakers struggle with the politics of state’s budget

By Charles Ashby

Health care advocates like it. So do crusaders of more funding for transportation and education. Some Colorado lawmakers believe they can fix the state’s most immediate budget issues to meet those needs by making what, on the surface, ...

Guv on 4-nation tour to pitch Colorado

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper will lead a group of business and academic leaders on an economic development mission to Japan, China, Turkey and Israel later this month. While the group, 52 people in all, doesn’t include anyone from the Western ...

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