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CO Voters Approve Fracking Moratoriums, Send Clear Message to Gov Hickenlooper

CO Voters Approve Fracking Moratoriums, Send Clear Message to Gov Hickenlooper
Voters in Boulder, Lafayette and Fort Collins, Colorado, called for moratoriums on fracking by impressive margins. Governor John Hickenlooper, who has consistently sided with oil and gas interests over citizens, has threatened to sue any city that banned the destructive gas retrieval process.
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Moms of ‘Gas Patch Kids’ Press CO Gov Hickenlooper on Air Quality Regulations

Moms of ‘Gas Patch Kids’ Press CO Gov Hickenlooper on Air Quality Regulations
At the state capitol in Denver Wednesday, a handful of mothers from towns sited in the Northern Front Range drilling fields delivered petition signed by 8,000 mothers to Governor Hickenlooper's office asking him to push for tighter air-quality regulations than the draft versions released to the public last week. The women, mostly members of the group Colorado Moms Know Best, arrived arms full of stuffed dolls, Cabbage Patch Kids, which they rechristened Gas Patch Kids.
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Do-Sin-Dos: Bigoted CO Pastor Claims Girl Scout Cookies Promote Lesbianism

Do-Sin-Dos: Bigoted CO Pastor Claims Girl Scout Cookies Promote Lesbianism
CO "shock pastor" Kevin Swanson claimed on his radio show and a subsequent TV interview that Girl Scout cookies are tied inextricably with lesbianism and 'individualism'. It remains unclear whether he is completely delusional, or just totally insane.
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Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Endorse Greg Brophy for Governor

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Endorse Greg Brophy for Governor
The "no compromise" gun rights organization Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, which dominated the opposition at the Colorado state capitol last spring to the slate of gun safety bills passed by the General Assembly, today announced their endorsement of Sen. Greg Brophy in the 2014 GOP gubernatorial primary.
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GOP Win in CO Recall Elections Heralds Left-Wing Backlash

GOP Win in CO Recall Elections Heralds Left-Wing Backlash
Denver media should pay more attention to the real possibility that yesterday's recall-election victories by Colorado Republicans will, ironically, lead directly to the indefinite demise of the state GOP, rather than ushering in the Republican resurgence that talk-radio hosts are hyping.
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Joint Custody: Marijuana Cigarettes Handed Out in Denver to Protest Potential Sales Tax on Pot

Joint Custody: Marijuana Cigarettes Handed Out in Denver to Protest Potential Sales Tax on Pot
Hundreds of people lined up in Denver for a free marijuana cigarette Monday as part of a protest against a ballot proposal that would impose high taxes on the drug, which is now legal in Colorado for recreational use. The measure on the November ballot asks Colorado voters to approve a 15 percent excise tax plus a 10 percent statewide sales tax on all retail marijuana purchases.
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Denver Representative Wants to Limit Rights of Immigrants, Deny Citizenship to Children

Denver Representative Wants to Limit Rights of Immigrants, Deny Citizenship to Children
During an interview with The Denver Post Colorado Representative Mike Coffman affirmed his opposition to the longstanding U.S. law granting citizenship to people born on American soil, even if their parents are not citizens, more commonly referred to the policy of birthright citizenship.
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Extremist Ken Buck Looks to be Next CO Senator

Extremist Ken Buck Looks to be Next CO Senator
Weld County Republican D.A. Ken Buck announced Wednesday he is running to represent Colorado in the U.S. Senate, looking to unseat first-term Democrat Mark Udall. The news made a splash, fired up conservative supporters hungry for a substantial Republican candidate to enter the race, but generated groans and sharp criticism from Democrats who were relieved to see him recede from the statewide political stage three years ago.
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Scientists Find Alarming Gas Leaks in CO Wells

Scientists Find Alarming Gas Leaks in CO Wells
Authors of a new study published recently in Geophysical Research Letters found that the natural-gas industry is failing to prevent significant amounts of its product from escaping into the air. The leaks lose millions of dollars in potential profits and raise new questions about the true environmental benefits that come from relying increasingly on gas as an energy source.
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Traditional Marriage vs. Traditional Spelling...FIGHT!

Traditional Marriage vs. Traditional Spelling...FIGHT!
Hate gay marriage? Don't know how to spell? We've got a graphic design job for you...
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Steve Cooper
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