State

9:05am

Fri December 13, 2013
CO Lawmakers

Following A Turbulent Year, Colorado Lawmakers Unsure What 2014 Holds

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 6:40 am

The Colorado Senate chamber, seen in a budget debate in 2011. Members are hoping to put the past in the past and work together, but post-recall shake-ups and an election year could make that difficult.
Colorado State GOP Flickr - Creative Commons

When Colorado lawmakers return in January, the makeup of the state Senate will be different. Coming off a tumultuous off session with two first-ever recalls and a resignation can do that. The state’s Democrats now have a new Senate President and only a one-seat hold on the majority.

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9:25am

Thu December 12, 2013
Oil and Gas

Future of Coal Uncertain as Tennessee Valley Authority Cuts Production

Originally published on Wed December 11, 2013 10:56 pm

One of the North Fork Valley's three mining operations

6:33am

Thu December 12, 2013
Gun Laws

Private Gun Sales See Effect From New Background Check Law

Bill Bradford Flickr - Creative Commons

Democratic state lawmakers say a new law requiring universal background checks for gun purchases is working well. Data from the Department of Public Safety shows 2 percent of private gun sales were blocked because of the law.

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3:35pm

Mon December 9, 2013
Oil and Gas

Colorado Oil And Gas Lawsuits Draw Critical Response

Originally published on Mon December 9, 2013 3:31 pm

A drilling site near homes outside of Mead, Colo. in Aug. 2012.
Jim Hill KUNC

Colorado’s energy industry trade group is now involved on three fronts with lawsuits over voter approved fracking bans or moratoriums. The latest move involved the announcement of suits against Lafayette and Fort Collins.  

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10:21pm

Sun November 24, 2013
State

More Native Youth Have PTSD Than Recent Combat Vets

Indian Law and Order Commission
Indian Law and Order Commission

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is often associated with veterans, and hundreds of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan combat vets have been diagnosed. But another group of people in the US with an even higher rate of PTSD… and they have never been to a foreign war zone. That’s according to out November 2013 by a presidential commission.

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