COLORADO SPRINGS - Energy companies may soon be drilling for oil and natural gas near Colorado Springs neighborhoods. City Council held a work session Tuesday hear from members of the state oil and gas commission about new environmental restrictions on drilling.
Oil companies have expressed interest in drilling wells... more »
DENVER (AP) - Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated inhalers advertised as a better alternative to smoking because the nicotine is delivered through vapor, not smoke.
Colorado is the latest state considering new limits for e-cigarettes.
While tobacco can't be sold to anyone under 18 in Colorado, there's no legal... more »
WASHINGTON - A new health regulation issued this month offers Medicare recipients voluntary end-of-life planning, which Democrats dropped from the monumental health care overhaul last year.
The provision allows Medicare to pay for voluntary counseling to help beneficiaries deal with the complex and painful decisions families face when a... more »
With just about two weeks to go in the legislative session, lawmakers are still trying to figure out how to handle the growth in medical marijuana dispensaries. A proposal to license dispensaries and require shops to grow most of the marijuana is set to get its first hearing in the... more »
An independent group that advises the government on health matters is urging the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the amount of salt in food, and the FDA says the idea is under consideration. Americans eat about 1½ teaspoons of salt daily, more than double what they need for good... more »
In the past week, two places carrying medical marijuana in Colorado Springs have become robbery targets.
The latest happened Monday afternoon when police say two men threatened employees with a knife, then maced them. The robbers locked the employees in a back room and took marijuana and cash. Police... more »
New medical marijuana dispensaries in Fort Collins will be required to operate in areas more than 1,000 feet from schools.
The Fort Collins City Council approved the new rule Tuesday night under a new ordinance governing dispensaries. The ordinance also creates a licensing process that includes criminal background checks.... more »
The makers of children's products are hearing a stern warning from one of the nation's top safety officials. The head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission says the makers of toys, cribs and other children's products need to put safety first. If not, she says, they'll face possible fines, lawsuits... more »
Within a month, the California Energy Commission could vote on whether to impose the nation's first energy-efficiency requirements for flat-screen TVs - a mandatory standard that would likely be copied by other states.
California utilities and environmental groups are lobbying for the regulators to ban the most power-hungry televisions... more »