Sunday, November 19, 2017

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Regional News Headlines

Three workers suffer severe burns in oil well fire in Weld County - Thu, 16 Nov 2017
An oil well fire in northeastern Weld County on Thursday injured three workers, two of whom had to be airlifted to a hospital, the Weld County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

Colorado will begin Netflix tax decision process in early 2018 - Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Colorado Department of Revenue early next year will take up the issue taxing digital goods, including the Netflix video streaming service, something that Loveland city leaders have wanted.

Federal watchdog finds Colorado VA facilities used 'unofficial wait lists' for mental health care - Thu, 16 Nov 2017
VA officials in Colorado violated agency rules by using unofficial waitlists to track the status of patients who needed referrals for mental healthcare, according to a new report by internal watchdogs at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Colorado business leaders call on Congress to protect DACA immigrants - Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Colorado business leaders on Wednesday added their voices to a national chorus calling on Congress to act to protect young immigrants brought to the U.S. by the parents from deportation before the end of 2017.

Second Colorado lawmaker now faces sexual harassment complaint - Wed, 15 Nov 2017

Paul Rosenthal, a three-term Democratic state lawmaker from Denver, is the subject of a sexual harassment complaint filed this week about an incident from 2012. Rosenthal told the Post that he is “shocked” by the allegations and denied doing anything inappropriate.

Colorado digs deep for data to support Amazon bid, and one number comes up short - Wed, 15 Nov 2017
State and local economic development officials asked developers to provide in-depth details on their locations and scrambled to see how many graduates the region could provide Amazon.

Colorado track will test super-speedy transit that could be offered at toll-road price - Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The world's next evolution in hyper-speed commuting will start west of the Denver International Airport and ultimately could cost local drivers the same price they pay to travel Colorado's toll roads.

Denver not a top-five choice for Amazon HQ2, despite breweries, Wall Street Journal says - Tue, 14 Nov 2017
While Amazon has been mulling 238 proposals it received from metropolitan areas across North America in response to its open call for sites for a second headquarters, the Mile High City has been slipping in the eyes of outside observers.

Steve Lebsock says he's being blackmailed to resign, denies sexual harassment allegations - Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Shaking and tearful, state Rep. Steve Lebsock went on camera Tuesday to deny he sexually harassed three women who came forward in The Denver Post and claim he was being blackmailed to resign by an unknown person.

Top Colorado Democrat faces call for resignation, independent probe amid Lebsock sexual harassment scandal - Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Colorado's top Democratic lawmaker is under fire for how she handled a sexual harassment complaint against Rep. Steve Lebsock amid a call for an independent investigation.

Republicans hit big issues - oil and gas and marijuana - in a Colorado gubernatorial debate in Fort Lupton - Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Questions over oil and gas development, education policy, water rights, legal marijuana and mental health in Colorado dominated what was overall a friendly debate Monday night between seven Republican candidates running for governor.

Wind industry apprehensive as provision in House tax bill puts future projects on shaky ground - Mon, 13 Nov 2017
The U.S. Senate's recently released tax bill preserves key wind construction tax credits that are at risk in the House's version, which threw the industry into a tailspin when it was released at the start of November as analysts forecast a deep cut in new wind power.

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