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Raiding the severance tax in Colorado

March 29, 2015

By Bob Cox

Some opinions, comments and links relating to what is happening in this great nation and, in particular, in Western Colorado. 603 more words

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Klingenschmitt won't apologize for calling baby's death an 'act of God'

DENVER — Facing rising outrage from Democrats and his fellow Republicans, State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt refused to apologize Thursday for his comments on his evangelical YouTube program attributing the death of an unborn child, cut out of a pregnant woman’s stomach, to an act of God. 527 more words

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Compromise yields partial funding for undocumented licenses program

DENVER — A bipartisan compromise Wednesday brings to an end a long-running battle over funding for a Colorado DMV program issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. 285 more words

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Unlikely alliance of far left and right roils testing reform debate

DENVER — In a session defined thus far by partisan gridlock, Colorado lawmakers and Gov. John Hickenlooper have expressed optimism about bipartisan cooperation on legislation to reform the standardized testing regimen for K-12 students. 1,168 more words

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GOP Chairman Ryan Call facing revolt led by AG Cynthia Coffman

DENVER — One might presume that the job of GOP Chairman Ryan Call, seeking a third term, would be safe just months after the party’s first big statewide win in more than a decade. 1,670 more words

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Simplify background checks

March 9, 2015

By Bob Cox

Some opinions, comments and links relating to what is happening in this great nation and, in particular, in Western Colorado. 895 more words

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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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