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1 year 9 months ago

City Council weighs recreational pot vote

COLORADO SPRINGS - Medical marijuana stores have been selling cannabis in Colorado Springs for about four years. Like other businesses in town, they pay taxes and licensing fees. This summer, City Council will decide whether to expand the local industry to include recreational marijuana businesses. Advocates like Bob Wiley...

2 years 2 months ago

City fracking ban unlikely

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...

4 years 3 months ago

"Death panels" return

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...

5 years 1 week ago

Fort Collins passes new medical marijuana rules

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....

5 years 1 month ago

Safety commission warns crib makers

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...

5 years 5 months ago

California could force change in flat-screen TVs

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...

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