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Change coming to roads measure

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Expected changes were made to a bill Wednesday to raise sales taxes to pay for road projects, and more are likely. The sponsors of the measure, House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, and Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat ...

Legislature OKs larger payments for people wrongly sent to prison

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A year after former Grand Valley resident Robert Dewey was exonerated in a murder case that kept him imprisoned for 18 years, the Colorado Legislature in 2013 passed a law to compensate people who were convicted of crimes they ...

Records bill advances in Senate

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Senate made a few more tweaks Tuesday to a bill designed to help bring more accountability to government agencies. The measure, SB40, would require state and local governments to provide public documents in ...

GOP kills measure to change TABOR

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Instead of increasing taxes — as another proposal working its way through the Colorado Legislature would do to pay for transportation projects — a solitary Republican tried to persuade his fellow GOP senators Monday ...

Bill would bar camps in state for internees

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Democrats in the Colorado Legislature want to make sure that the state plays no part in any effort to intern or otherwise target residents based on their religious affiliation or ethnicity. While the measure clearly is aimed at ...

Drilling setback rule may change

By Dennis Webb

A newly introduced bill in the state Legislature would change Colorado’s 1,000-foot minimum setback requirement between schools and oil and gas facilities so that it applies to a school’s property boundary rather than the building ...

Bills aim for transparency in campaign funding

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — House Democrats want to do something about the influence of money in elections. Led by House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, three freshmen Democrats introduced four bills Wednesday designed either to limit money in certain ...


Panel votes to ease PERA income limits

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Despite opposition from the state’s largest public employees retirement plan, a House committee Wednesday approved a bill designed to help rural parts of the state recruit more teachers. Under current law, restrictions on ...

City limits brightness of signs

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction has determined businesses can display signs regardless of their content, in keeping with citizens’ First Amendment rights to free speech. The city regulates signs based on size, location, the number of signs, height and ...


County allows Collbran ranch to run events facility

By Mike Wiggins

A Collbran property owner who has been illegally hosting weddings and other commercial events for years received the go-ahead Tuesday to begin holding those kinds of activities legitimately, despite concerns from neighbors and Mesa County ...

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