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Anti-fracking group files complaint with state

By Charles Ashby

The group that has submitted petitions to get two oil and gas drilling measures onto the ballot is crying foul, or at least calling a preventative one. The group, Yes for Health and Safety Over Fracking, is upset with a tweet as well as ...


Constitutional protection measure makes ballot

By Charles Ashby

A proposal to make it harder to change the state Constitution will be on the fall ballot, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office announced Tuesday. The measure would require that any future ballot initiative that seeks to add a ...


Ballot measure to ask for $12 minimum wage

By Charles Ashby

A proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage will be on the fall ballot, but it doesn’t come without some controversy. In a news release announcing the measure’s sufficiency Thursday, the Secretary of State’s Office ...


Initiatives would include independents in primaries

By Charles Ashby

Two proposals that would amplify the importance of the state’s primary elections could make the ballot this fall. One measure would require presidential primaries every four years, while the other would allow unaffiliated voters to cast ...


Proposal would increase taxes on tobacco goods

By Charles Ashby

The backers of a plan to increase Colorado’s tobacco taxes to fund some health care programs submitted more than 165,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office on Monday to get the measure onto the November ballot. The ...


Drilling, fracking measures energize passionate opposition

By Charles Ashby

Coloradans may get to vote on two ballot measures this fall aimed at oil and gas drilling and the practice of hydraulic fracturing as part of those activities. One measure, known as initiative 75, would give local governments the authority to ...


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Amendment 69 a budget-killer, new study says

By Charles Ashby

A proposed November ballot measure calling for a universal health care system in Colorado would cost taxpayers far more than the money it would raise, according to a new study released Monday. In a financial study on Amendment 69, the ...


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Commission hopefuls at odds over pot vote

By Charles Ashby

On gun rights and economic development, four candidates for two seats on the Mesa County Board of Commissioners agreed that the first needs to be protected, and the second developed. But on one issue, they were polar opposites: whether ...


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Ag issues crop up in Gardner’s tour

By Charles Ashby

He may work inside the Beltway in Washington, D.C., but U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner doesn’t want to lose touch with his agricultural base. And what better way to do that than to use his time off from Congress during its summer recess to tour ...


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New Castle’s former mayor dies at age 63

By Dennis Webb

New Castle residents are mourning the death of longtime former mayor and current town council member Frank Breslin at the age of 63. Town administrator Tom Baker said in a news release that Breslin was found dead in his home Monday evening, ...


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