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Ban on "pray away the gay" conversion therapy passes first test

DENVER — Legislation that would prevent Colorado youths from undergoing gay conversion therapy — programs run mostly by religious organizations to steer gay and lesbian teens back toward a heterosexual orientation — passed its first test at the Capitol Tuesday. 160 more words

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Oil and gas task force offers few solutions to local control issue

DENVER — After half a year of meetings, all the state’s oil and gas task force could agree on to address the question of local control was the low-hanging fruit. 730 more words

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Fracking task force nears possible compromise

DENVER — If a debate between one of the state’s leading environmentalists and a powerful oil and gas industry consultant is any indicator, don’t expect a major breakthrough compromise that will solve the state’s ongoing local control impasse. 136 more words

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Perlmutter's red light camera ban a revealing signal?

DENVER — Seemingly out of the blue, Democratic Congressman Ed Perlmutter introduced legislation in Congress Thursday that would ban states and cities from using red-light cameras to catch drivers who disobey traffic laws. 326 more words

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Parent's Bill of Rights proposal advances on party-line vote

DENVER — Propelled by emotional testimony from a group of parents who oppose vaccines as well as some school-based testing and non-academic surveys, legislation seeking to establish a ‘Parent’s Bill of Rights’ passed its first test at the Capitol Thursday. 443 more words

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Sheriff Justin Smith knows his job

February 5, 2015

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By Bob Cox

Some opinions, comments and links relating to what is happening in this great nation and, in particular, in Western Colorado. 610 more words

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