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Expansion of Colorado's largest coal mine clears a hurdle
Expansion of Colorado's largest coal mine clears a hurdle

By: - 0 7 hr ago

DENVER — Colorado's flagging coal industry got a glimmer of hope when the federal government removed one obstacle to expanding the state's largest...

For now, Trump bears signs of a dealmaker, not a policymaker
For now, Trump bears signs of a dealmaker, not a policymaker

By: - 0 12 hr ago

WASHINGTON — He phones. He kibitzes. He cajoles. He threatens. He rewards. It's a freewheeling style that President-elect Donald Trump used to stop...

Colorado Springs jury quickly convicts 4 sit-lie ordinance protesters
Colorado Springs jury quickly convicts 4 sit-lie ordinance protesters

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 15 hr ago

A jury found four protesters guilty Friday of violating Colorado Springs' controversial law banning sitting or lying on public walkways. The verdict...

Colorado roads short on money — by the billions
Colorado roads short on money — by the billions

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Yesterday

DENVER - The Colorado Department of Transportation has identified $9 billion in unfunded priorities, including widening I-25 between Monument and...

Trump to nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead Pentagon
Trump to nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead Pentagon

By: - 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to be his defense secretary, making the announcement...

A glance of every Trump transition appointment made so far
A glance of every Trump transition appointment made so far

By: - 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

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White House announces support for women in military draft
White House announces support for women in military draft

By: - 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is announcing its support for requiring women to register for the military draft. The administration has been...

Colorado GOP chair Steve House considers another gubernatorial run
Colorado GOP chair Steve House considers another gubernatorial run

By: - 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

Colorado Republican Party Chairman Steve House is unsure whether he will run for re-election next year, as he continues to mull a run for governor in...

Governor orders flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Colorado state trooper
Governor orders flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Colorado state trooper

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

Flags will fly half-staff on Friday in memory of a Colorado State Patrol trooper who hit and killed by a truck on Interstate 25 near Castle Rock....

Colorado county to phase out GMO crops on public land
Colorado county to phase out GMO crops on public land

By: - 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

BOULDER — Boulder County officials have decided to phase out the growing of genetically modified crops on public land. The Times-Call reports that...

Secretary of State: Amendment 71 makes Colorado 'less of a guinea pig'
Secretary of State: Amendment 71 makes Colorado 'less of a guinea pig'

By: Matt Steiner - 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams and a pair of political consultants on Wednesday rattled off a list of impacts that the "Raise the Bar"...

State Senate Republicans form select committee to talk
State Senate Republicans form select committee to talk "facts" on energy policy

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Colorado Senate Republicans are forming a select legislative committee to discuss energy and environmental issues in-depth with the goal of educating...

After November loss, Morgan Carroll seeks to lead Colorado Democrats
After November loss, Morgan Carroll seeks to lead Colorado Democrats

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Democratic lawmaker and playmaker Morgan Carroll wants to succeed Colorado state party Chair Rick Palacio when he steps down in the spring. Carroll,...

Trooper's death emphasizes need for I-25 widening, El Paso County commissioner tells Gov. Hickenlooper
Trooper's death emphasizes need for I-25 widening, El Paso County commissioner tells Gov. Hickenlooper

By: Matt Steiner - 0 Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Addressing a group of county leaders from around Colorado on Tuesday, Gov. John Hickenlooper got at least one person in the room riled up - over the...

Treasury pick Mnuchin says tax cuts to double U.S. growth
Treasury pick Mnuchin says tax cuts to double U.S. growth

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Treasury Secretary-nominee Steven Mnuchin outlined an economic agenda aimed at almost doubling the growth rate of the current expansion, saying he will...

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