More Colorado Articles

  • Democracy, the Supreme Court and affirmative action

    The question of racial preferences in university admissions has bedeviled the nation for decades. In 2003, the Supreme Court finally issued a verdict that gave something to either side of the debate.

  • Fracking debate may decide Colorado elections in 2014

    “You know, slavery had a lot of economic benefits, but it had an ethical problem.” That was anti-fracking activist Weston Wilson on Monday pushing a ban on hydraulic fracturing in Colorado by asserting that oil and gas development is equivalent to slavery.

  • Colorado slows medical marijuana crackdown

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado appears to be giving up on its effort to crack down on medical marijuana growers who are using a legal loophole to grow high numbers of pot plants without the kind of oversight faced by commercial growers. The Colorado Department of Health and Environment said in a...

  • John Hickenlooper signs bill increasing budget reserves

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's rainy day fund will grow again with a bill signed into law by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper. The legislation increases the state's general fund reserves from 5 percent to 6.5 percent to $576.4 million. During the recession, the reserves dipped to about 2 percent....

  • Colorado Springs bar owner fined $21,000 over karaoke at event for troops

    In 2012, the boys were just back in Colorado Springs, Colo., from Afghanistan and celebrating at the Carey-On Saloon with a night of karaoke.

  • Colorado Springs bar owner fined over karaoke

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado Springs bar owner has been fined $21,000 for violating copyright infringement by using songs of artists, including Toby Keith, on her karaoke machine. Carey-On Saloon owner LaShawn Carey says she was entertaining soldiers just back from Afghanistan...

  • Colorado nears decision on spending pot taxes

    Colorado budget-writers are nearing a decision on how new marijuana taxes should be spent.

  • National energy boom blurs political battle lines

    DENVER (AP) — The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country. Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups — and one key issue is the proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline. Some deeply conservative areas are allying...

  • Colorado economic indicators seen as positive

    DENVER (AP) — Unemployment was down and wages and personal income up in Colorado in the first three months of 2014, according to a report released Thursday by Colorado's secretary of state. The head of the research division at the University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business, which...

  • Colorado abortion bill would block new safety rules for clinics

    Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila sounded the alarm this week about a new bill in Colorado's state legislature. The measure, known as SB 175, is designed to prevent any future restrictions on abortion whatsoever - apparently including basic measures to protect the health and safety of patients....

  • Colorado budget finalized, sent to governor

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers on Tuesday approved a $23 billion budget, sending to the governor a spending plan for next year that pours more money into public education and funds an aerial firefighting fleet. The House approved the budget on a 38-26 vote with only one Republican voting...

  • Not all of the Pulitzers were won by the media Goliaths

    NFL players have Most Valuable Player awards. Major League Baseball players strive for Cy Youngs and Gold Gloves. For journalists, it's the Pulitzer. Every year, when Pulitzers are announced, most of them are awarded to big corporate media outlets with huge staffs and budgets devoted...

  • Colorado marijuana sales up slightly in 2nd month

    DENVER (AP) — Sales of recreational marijuana rose slightly in Colorado in the second month of retail sales, according to state tax estimates released Tuesday. But the modest growth left state lawmakers cautious on spending the pot tax money just yet. An estimate from the Colorado Department...

  • Colorado companies get help from innovators

    DENVER (AP) — A nonprofit organization that supplies office space and help developing finance and business plans is helping new companies thrive in Colorado. Officials in Loveland, Fort Collins and Golden, along four local banks and Colorado State University, are backing the company incubator...

  • Poll: Nationwide marijuana legalization inevitable

    Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday. The Pew Research Center survey on the nation's shifting attitudes about drug policy also showed increased support for moving away from...



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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