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'Breakthrough' Reached On Short Term Health Care Fix

By Shaun Boyd

DENVER (CBS4) – Two key senators say they’ve reached a breakthrough deal on a short term health care fix.

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democratic Sen. 340 more words


Colorado Bans Solitary Confinement For Longer Than 15 Days

DENVER (AP) — Inmates in state prisons can’t be held in solitary confinement for more than 15 days, the Colorado Department of Corrections announced on Thursday in the latest effort to overhaul a practice criticized as “torture” by the agency’s chief. 551 more words


Colorado Governor Leads Trade Mission To India This Week

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is leading a trade mission to India this week.

Hickenlooper’s office says he’s in the country with a delegation of 12 Colorado business and academic leaders. 38 more words


Pot Tax Shortfall Impacts Mountain Communities

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A mistake in Colorado’s new pot tax law is costing several organizations millions of dollars, including those in the mountain communities that were counting on that money. 191 more words


Feds Remove Protections For 10 Million Acres Of Sage Grouse Habitat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department said Thursday it is withdrawing protections for 10 million acres of federal lands used by the threatened sage grouse to open it up for energy development. 634 more words


Western Governors Agree To Build Charging Station Network

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Western governors say electric vehicles will be able to travel easier across 5,000 miles of highway under a new agreement promising to build a network of charging stations in seven states. 126 more words


Colorado Special Session Ends With No Fix For Pot-Tax Error

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers ended a special session of the Legislature Tuesday without a fix to an intricate spending law that stripped some quasi-governmental agencies of the ability to collect sales taxes on recreational marijuana. 495 more words