Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Colorado unemployment rate unchanged at 2.9 percent in February - Fri, 24 Mar 2017
Colorado's unemployment rate stayed at dot-com boom lows in February as the state added a modest number of jobs, according to a report Friday from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

Colorado appeals court says state must protect health and environment before allowing oil and gas drilling - Fri, 24 Mar 2017
The Colorado Court of Appeals sided with a group of teenagers Thursday, reversing a lower court and elevating protection of public health and the environment to "a condition that must be

Hickenlooper suggests Democrats would be justified in delaying Neil Gorsuch nomination - Tue, 21 Mar 2017
The politics are distorted right now," Hickenlooper said.

Former chairman of Colorado Republican party suspected of voter fraud, forgery - Tue, 21 Mar 2017
Former Colorado Republican party chairman Steve Curtis, 57, has been charged in Weld County with voter fraud and forgery, prosecutors say.

Missing climber found in Longs Peak area of Rocky Mountain National Park identified - Mon, 20 Mar 2017
The body of the missing 39-year-old Thornton man found Sunday in the Longs Peak area of Rocky Mountain National Park has been identified as Pawel Abramczyk, according to a news release.

Colorado Medicaid claims botched in transition to new payment system, state failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars - Fri, 17 Mar 2017
Agencies that care for Coloradans with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been left in dire straits as the state switched to a new computer system that failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in claims.

Colorado's voter turnout in 2016 election remains among top 5 nationally - Thu, 16 Mar 2017
Colorado continued its strong, top-five showing in voter turnout by ranking fourth in the 2016 presidential election at 72.1 percent, according to a report by Nonprofit VOTE and the U.S. Elections Project.

Colorado ranks sixth in the nation in new health care ranking - Thu, 16 Mar 2017
Colorado's health care system ranks sixth-best in the country, according to a new scorecard report by The Commonwealth Fund in which researchers argue that states that fully embraced the Affordable Care Act saw the biggest improvements to their health systems.

Colorado could lose out on $14 billion in federal Medicaid funding under GOP health plan, report finds - Thu, 16 Mar 2017
Colorado would lose out on $14 billion in federal funding for Medicaid by 2030 and 600,000 fewer people would be covered under the system if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act and replaces it with the Republican-backed plan known as the American Health Care Act, according to a new report Thursday from the nonpartisan Colorado Health Institute.

2 bills advance in Colorado to curb growing pot at home - Tue, 14 Mar 2017
DENVER — The nation's most generous grow-your-own marijuana laws came closer Monday to being curbed in Colorado, where the state House advanced a pair of bills aimed at cracking down on people who grow weed outside the commercial, taxed system.

Colorado's solar power capacity jumped 70 percent in 2016 - Thu, 9 Mar 2017
Colorado's solar power capacity shot up an impressive 70 percent in 2016, but the state still lost its top 10 ranking after U.S. solar capacity nearly doubled, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report out Thursday.

Colorado lawmakers reach agreement for tax hike, $3.5 billion bond in transportation deal - Thu, 9 Mar 2017

Colorado lawmakers are poised to introduce legislation as early as Wednesday to raise the sales tax to pump as much as $3.5 billion into improving the state’s roads and traffic congestion.

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