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  • Colorado BLM backs Thompson Divide lease decision

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is upholding its decision to extend the leases for 25 oil and gas wells in the Thompson Divide while it studies the environmental impacts of drilling there. The state BLM office announced the decision Monday, backing a ruling...

  • Rove-backed Crossroads adds Colo. to fall TV plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican establishment's favorite political machine is adding Colorado to the states where it will be advertising this fall, booking more than $6 million in television time and taking its post-Labor Day media budget to more than $26 million. The Karl Rove-backed...

  • Colorado high court won't hear pension lawsuit

    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court has decided not to hear a lawsuit from state Treasurer Walker Stapleton seeking information about employee benefits in the state's pension system. The court issued its decision Monday. Stapleton had appealed to the state's highest court after two lower...

  • Hickenlooper aide gives assurance on drilling deal

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper does not want local governments in western Colorado to lose future revenue from energy development because of a proposal to settle lawsuits over drilling on the Roan Plateau, an official said. State planning and budgeting director Henry...

  • So far, Colorado's teens are actually using marijuana less

    If the trend holds, it would undermine a key argument of anti-legalization forces in other states, who often stress the potential for increased marijuana use by teens.

  • On drilling, Colorado towns get split legal news

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado cities trying to set local rules for oil and gas drilling got mixed legal messages Thursday. In Longmont, city officials learned that state regulators, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, would drop a lawsuit challenging the city's local drilling...

  • Twenty-one states will get millions to repair roads damaged by storms

    The Transportation Department on Thursday announced almost $334 million in emergency funds to help 21 states repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected emergencies.

  • Hickenlooper: Legislation on fracking crucial

    DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday that legislation should result next year from a commission he has created to study hydraulic fracturing in Colorado. Hickenlooper called for a commission to study fracking as a compromise to prevent four competing ballot proposals from being...

  • Here's the winner of Colorado's dead fracking ballot initiatives

    A deal in Colorado to avoid a fracking ballot initiative should greatly help an incumbent Senate Democrat in his re-election bid.

  • Colorado groups to shelve fracking ballot measures

    Coloradans for Safe and Clean Energy, a group backed by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., that had been pushing initiatives to restrict the drilling method, said Tuesday it would withdraw them because industry-aligned and pro-fracking group Protect Colorado pulled their twin proposals.

  • Colorado Democrats avoid fracking fight

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democrats avoided a politically costly fight over oil and gas drilling after a quid pro quo deal pitched by the state's fracking-friendly governor prompted groups to drop their dueling ballot proposals. The cease-fire compromise from Gov. John Hickenlooper was announced...

  • Colorado governor strikes key deal over fracking

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Democratic governor forged a deal to stop dueling proposals on oil and gas drilling Monday, avoiding a messy ballot fight that had his party concerned about political consequences in November. Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis joined Gov. John Hickenlooper at the state...

  • Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Rep. Jared Polis propose shelving fracking ballot measures

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Rep. Jared Polis called on campaigners to holster ballot initiatives regarding hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in exchange for establishing an independent commission to write regulations for the drilling practice.

  • Colorado panel considers new look for edible pot

    GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Marijuana can go in more than brownies and cookies. And the dizzying variety of foods that can be infused with the drug is complicating matters for Colorado regulators who want to make sure pot-infused edibles and drinks won't be confused with regular foods. A first meeting...

  • 20 congressmen who vote against energy jobs in their districts

    Members of Congress who represent large oil and gas communities are not necessarily all friendly to the cause. The Western Energy Alliance has compiled a list of congressmen who have voted against industry priorities to show which ones represent significant numbers of oil and gas workers and...



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on...

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    The Islamic State’s official media arm, Furqan Media, has just released a video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley. The terrorist organization claims that the...

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