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  • Doctor to run as independent for Colorado Senate

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER — A neurosurgeon says he wants to run as an independent in Colorado's U.S. Senate race. Steve Shogan announced his candidacy Thursday. He needs to gather 1,000 signatures to be placed on the November ballot to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. Republican Rep. Cory...

  • GOP governor hopefuls pledge repeal of gun laws

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER — The Republican gubernatorial hopefuls say they would undo many of the policies enacted by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, including new gun restrictions and possibly in-state tuition for immigrants in the country illegally. The candidates also said they would execute...

  • Colorado lawmakers plan to boost marijuana profits

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER — The federal government has reluctantly agreed to let Colorado be the first state to collect taxes from the legal sale of recreational marijuana, but it also has made clear it doesn't agree with the move and may try to stop it, if isn't tightly controlled. Instead of...

  • 5 Things to Know about Colorado marijuana revenue

    KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER — Some Colorado lawmakers want to use $3.5 million in recreational pot tax revenue to seek a matching Medicaid grant from the federal government, which considers pot illegal. Here are five things to know about the state's marijuana income: — HOW IT'S GOING: Recreational...

  • Udall, Gardner about even in Colorado Senate race

    By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DENVER — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is about even with his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, according to a poll released Thursday that confirms Colorado's Senate race is one of the nation's most competitive. The Quinnipiac University poll shows Udall has the...

  • GOP governor hopefuls debate in Denver

    Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    DENVER — Former U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez is making his first live pitch to Republican voters Thursday at a Republican gubernatorial debate. Three of the four candidates challenging Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper will participate in the KUSA debate — Beauprez, Secretary of State...

  • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says....

  • Hickenlooper has comfortable lead over challengers

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    DENVER — A new poll suggests that Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has a comfortable lead over his potential Republican challengers, backed by support from women and unaffiliated voters. The poll from Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-ih-pee-ak) University released Wednesday said that 52 percent...

  • Colorado lawmaker pushes for school arrest stats

    Associated Press
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    DENVER — A Colorado state senator says she'll be pushing law enforcement agencies to report statistics showing what happens when trouble at school leads to the arrests of young people, but police see the new requirement as just one more unfunded burden. The Smart School Discipline...

  • Bill prohibiting jail for fines heads to governor

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    DENVER — A proposal to stop jailing poor people for being unable to pay municipal court fines is expected to be signed into law in Colorado. A spokesman for Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday the governor is expected to agree to the measure, which got final approval from the...

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