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4 hrs ago | Denver Post

Colorado weather: Hail, heavy rain pound parts of plains

A National Weather Service spotter reported dime-sized hail in diameter and visibility of 50 yards south of Roggin.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Denver Post

Judge tosses out Lafayette's voter-approved fracking ban

A Boulder District Court judge today issued a ruling tossing out the charter amendment passed by Lafayette voters last November banning fracking in that city.

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Denver Post

Colorado jobs growth revised up, but pain in the payroll may loom

Colorado gained about 4,000 more jobs during the first quarter than previously thought.

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Examiner.com

Denver police have been involved in body-camera study since June

Anticipating the major topic to be discussed in a press conference scheduled for later today by Denver Police Chief Robert White, the Denver Post reports that some local police have been outfitted with body cameras.

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Denver Post

Colorado Republicans launch new, well-funded opposition site

Ryan Call, at podium, gives a speech to fellow republicans during the 2011 State Central Committee Meeting at the Douglas County High School auditorium.

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Related Topix: Colorado Government, The Blueprint, Hip-Hop

Denver Post

Hop the Vote: Colorado legislators square off at GABF

Hop the Vote is a competition between Colorado lawmakers to take place at this year's Great American Beer Festival that takes place Oct. 2-4 at the Colorado Convention Center.

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Related Topix: Colorado Government, Beer, Drink

Lowell Sun

Colorado's simple policy that led to a stunning drop in teen births

Arlin Rueda, 20, watches over her 3-year-old son, Aaron, as he plays in a park near their home while holding her newborn daughter, Isabel Delgado, in Denver.

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Related Topix: Colorado Government, Human Sexuality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

TheDenverChannel

Former Colorado prison will not become pot farm

Flash Flood Watch issued August 26 at 5:47AM MDT expiring August 27 at 6:00AM MDT in effect for: Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, Lincoln, Washington Flash Flood Watch issued August 26 at 3:52AM MDT expiring August 29 at 6:00AM MDT in effect for: Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Yuma Flash Flood Watch issued August 25 at 10:27PM MDT expiring August 27 at ... (more)

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Ouray, CO

Denver Post

Taste of Colorado festival hits downtown Denver on Labor Day weekend

Taste of Colorado has everything from face painting and food, brass and blues to Cajun-Zydeco and country.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Denver, CO

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Funeral for Marine who wanted to surprise brother

Family and friends are gathering to remember the Colorado Marine killed in a crash on his way home to surprise his little brother.

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Related Topix: Colorado Government

Denver Post

Editorial: Dialogue still lacking on Colorado death penalty

Gov. John Hickenlooper holds a press conference at the Capitol on May 21, 2013, to discuss his granting convicted killer Nathan Dunlap a "temporary reprieve" from an execution.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Colorado Government, Opinion

TheDenverChannel

Colorado's electorate is evenly split between the parties and the...

Colorado's electorate is evenly split between Republicans and Democrats and the majority love to live here, according to a new scorecard.

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Related Topix: Colorado Government

The Washington Post

Colorado candidate walks back e-mail claim of congressman a beheading Christiansa

A Republican nominee for a Colorado statehouse seat responded to criticism on Monday over his claim that U.S. Rep. Jared Polis would " Gordon Klingenschmitt, a longtime conservative figure in the state, said in the video embedded below that the statement e-mailed to supporters was just "hyperbole" and that "some Democrats do not have a sense of ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, Colorado Government, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Entertainment

Daily Kos

Colorado officials didn't report inmate death for over a year

Christopher Lopez was housed in the San Carlos Correctional Facility. His family says he suffered from bipolar schizoaffective disorder.

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Related Topix: Prison, Colorado Government, San Carlos Correctional Facility, State Prisons, Riot, US News, Liberal Political News

Denver Westword

Best College Reviews' Fifteen Top College Towns, Colorado's Finishers

Best College Reviews has come up with its list of the fifty best college towns in America, and two from Colorado made the top fifteen -- something matched only by a couple of other states, Iowa and Pennsylvania.

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Related Topix: Radford University, Colorado State University

The Washington Post

a Personhooda backers try new tack in Colorado

Heather Surovik's story is heartbreaking. In 2012, the young mother was leaving her final prenatal appointment when a drunk driver slammed into her car.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Colorado Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Commerce City Sentinel

A decade on the rise, Colorado's suicide rate consistently tops national average

The suicide of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams this month released a flood of brokenhearted tributes from his many fans, friends and admirers.

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Related Topix: Suicide, Depression, Health, Grand Junction, CO

Business Journal

Who wants to be on Colorado's new oil and gas task force?

U.S. Rep Jared Polis and Gov. John Hickenlooper at the Aug. 4 announcement that a blue-ribbon task force will study the issue of local control of oil and gas drilling.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, La Plata County, CO

Greenwich Citizen

Colorado theater attack lawyers argue fingerprints

Defense attorney Tamara Brady, arrives at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennail, Colo., for a hearing on whether testimony on fingerprint comparison should be allowed at the trial in the 2012 Colorado movie theatre shooting case, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

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Related Topix: Colorado Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Colorado needs 574 more child-welfare caseworkers, study finds

Executive director of the Department of Human Services Reggie Bicha introduces the second phase of the state's child welfare plan called "Keeping Kids Safe and Families Healthy 2.0" at the Colorado Capitol building, Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

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