Thursday, July 27, 2017

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'It's disgusting:' Colorado transgender veterans denounce Trump's tweets - Wed, 26 Jul 2017
When Longmont resident Penellope Logue woke up to find the president of the United States tweeting policy about banning transgender people from serving in the military, she wondered how many lives his tweets would cost.

Anadarko Petroleum will restart 3,000 Colorado wells before year-end - Wed, 26 Jul 2017

Anadarko Petroleum plans to restore 3,000 vertical wells that it shut down in April following a fatal home blast in Firestone.

Cory Gardner votes to open debate on Senate GOP push to repeal Obamacare in down-to-the-wire tally - Tue, 25 Jul 2017

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner gave his first hint on where he stands on his chamber's initiative to undo the Affordable Care Act, voting yes Tuesday on a procedural vote that passed after going down to the wire.

Senate health care bill would mean $9 billion less for Colorado in Medicaid funding, new report finds - Mon, 24 Jul 2017
A measure backed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that could come up for a vote Tuesday would reduce what Colorado receives from the federal government in Medicaid funding by $9 billion over the measure's first decade, relative to current law.

A Senate Obamacare repeal could throw Colorado's individual insurance market 'into a death spiral' - Fri, 21 Jul 2017

If the Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act next week, Colorado health insurers could respond by largely leaving the state.

Newt Gingrich, in Denver speech, says state and local leaders should embrace 'Trumpism' - Fri, 21 Jul 2017

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich said state and local leaders should embrace "Trumpism" in a Denver speech Friday, while also urging congressional Republicans to ensure legislative progress or risk losing power to Democrats come the 2018 elections.

In the money race for Colorado governor, Cary Kennedy snags an early win. Will it be enough? - Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Democrat Cary Kennedy hit the fundraising circuit this spring better than anyone else running for governor, but her roughly $340,000 haul between April 1 and June 30 is far from enough to give the former state treasurer any sort of advantage.

Ken Buck says he might run for Colorado attorney general if Cynthia Coffman runs for governor - Fri, 14 Jul 2017

Political dominoes are falling across Colorado, and the latest could have Republican U.S. Rep. Ken Buck run for state attorney general in 2018 if Cynthia Coffman, the current officeholder, decides to join the crowded race for governor.

Colorado health insurers seek 27 percent premium increase in individual market - Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Insurers offering health plans in Colorado's individual market - where about 7 or 8 percent of the state buys health insurance - are asking permission to charge 27 percent more for premiums in 2018.

Nevada regulators try to tackle pot distribution bottleneck - Thu, 13 Jul 2017
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Responding to overwhelming demand at Nevada's new recreational marijuana stores, state regulators approved Nevada's first two pot distribution licenses and were considering emergency regulations Thursday aimed at licensing more.

More than 3,000 Colorado voters have canceled their registrations since Trump election integrity commission request - Thu, 13 Jul 2017
The withdrawals began in earnest earlier this month, after a presidential advisory commission on election integrity requested publicly available voter information from all 50 states.

Montana man challenges state standard for DUI marijuana - Wed, 12 Jul 2017
BILLINGS, Mont. — A Billings man charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence of marijuana is challenging the state standard at which a person is considered to be under the influence.

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