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Denver youngster behind peach push

By Charles Ashby

DENVER— Nick Babiak is getting a real lesson in how a bill becomes a law. Nick is the Denver fourth-grader who is the real force behind a seemingly innocuous measure to make the Palisade peach the state’s official fruit. Even ...


Libertarian joins race for District 54, says he’s an ‘unlikely candidate’

By Charles Ashby

A fourth candidate has jumped into the race to replace Rep. Jared Wright in House District 54. Samuel Kyle Davis, a production assistant at KREX-TV Channel 5, announced his candidacy late Sunday as the Libertarian Party candidate for the ...

This week in the Legislature, April 14, 2014

By Staff

The House and Senate are expected to cast their final votes on the $23 billion state budget for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. ■ Today: The House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee will consider SB153, which ...

Assembly backs Senate hopeful Gardner

By Charles Ashby

BOULDER — U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner had little difficulty winning top line in his bid for the U.S. Senate, but that wasn’t his biggest accomplishment at the Colorado Republican Party Assembly on Saturday. As the only clear winner at ...

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 ...

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