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1 year 5 months ago

Long lines greet some Colorado voters

DENVER (AP) - Voters in some Colorado counties are facing long lines and problems meeting voting requirements. Elena Nunez of the watchdog group Colorado Common Cause said some voters on Tuesday were being asked for photo identification papers, which is not required under Colorado law. Voters can still use utility...

1 year 10 months ago

Marijuana activists try again on PTSD petition

DENVER (AP) - Marijuana advocates in Colorado are trying again to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions for which doctors can recommend medical marijuana under Colorado law. A group of about 40 activists delivered petitions to the state board of health Tuesday afternoon. They say PTSD affects...

3 years 8 months ago

Booster seat training offered

Safety experts will give instruction this weekend on the proper use of auto booster seats. The law changed in Colorado on August 1, requiring all children under the age of 8 to be in a car seat or booster seat while riding in a vehicle. In addition to expanding...

3 years 9 months ago

Tougher DUI law now in effect

A new law is now in effect in Colorado which increases penalties for repeat DUI offenders. It requires a minimum of 10 days in jail for a second DUI offense and 60 days in jail for a third and subsequent DUI offenses. Repeat DUI offenders also face a longer probation...

3 years 10 months ago

Colorado town bans medical marijuana shops

The Boulder County town of Superior is the first in Colorado to ban medical marijuana shops after a state law last week allowed such actions. Superior town council members voted 6-0 Monday to ban dispensaries. Other towns, including Vail, are moving quickly toward banning marijuana dispensaries. Gov. Bill...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado lawmakers reject vote on dispensaries

Colorado lawmakers have rejected a proposal to ask voters to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The Senate Judiciary Committee killed the proposal from Republican Sen. Scott Renfroe of Greeley on Monday. His referendum sought to only allow actual individuals - not shops - to provide medical marijuana to patients. Prosecutors and...

3 years 11 months ago

Local concerns about Arizona immigration law

Some people believe Arizona's new immigration law will have ripple affects here in Colorado and across the nation. Some of the big concerns, will illegal immigrants move to other states? And will the Federal Government pass tougher immigration laws? Arizona's crack down on illegal immigration reveals a nation deeply divided....

4 years 1 month ago

Marijuana grower charged following raid

A man faces federal charges after agents raided his home last week. Prosecutors Tuesday charged Chris Bartkowicz with one count of possession with intent to manufacture, dispense, or distribute. A conviction carries up to 40 years in prison. Federal prosecutors say Bartkowicz came under suspicion when Drug Enforcement...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado lawmakers approve energy bill

A bill that will increase Colorado's Renewable Energy Standard has passed its first test. The measure approved Friday by the House Transportation & Energy Committee would require large utility companies to generate nearly one-third of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020. The bill is one of the top...

4 years 2 months ago

Senate passes medical marijuana bill

The Senate has passed a bill preventing recreational pot users from skirting the law to obtain medical marijuana is headed. The Senate voted 34-1 on Monday to back the measure, Senate Bill 109, and send it to the House. It would bar doctors from writing recommendations inside dispensaries...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado lawmakers to vote on tax breaks

Colorado lawmakers are scheduled to take up Gov. Bill Ritter's proposal to eliminate about a dozen tax breaks to balance the state budget. House Republican Minority Leader Mike May, R-Parker, calls the proposals a taxpayer-funded bailout of the Democrats' overspending in the previous year. Ritter says Colorado can...

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