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CO Residents Battle Power Company Xcel Over Expansion of Rooftop Solar

CO Residents Battle Power Company Xcel Over Expansion of Rooftop Solar
Environmentalists and solar power energy supporters gathered at Colorado's Public Utilities Commission to voice their support for net metering, a way for independent, home-based solar power to be siphoned onto the grid. Xcel, the state's main energy supplier, claims that net metering doesn't make it enough money.
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No More Abortion Clinic Safe Zones? Supreme Court to Decide Fate of 'Bubble Laws'

No More Abortion Clinic Safe Zones? Supreme Court to Decide Fate of 'Bubble Laws'
In 2000, the Supreme Court ruled that buffer, bubble, zones around abortion clinics were perfectly constitutional. Since then, the court has become more conservative, and states have pushed ever more restrictive abortion laws. When buffer zones are revisited by the court this year – will it change its mind?
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New Mexico Affirms Equality of Marriage, Colorado Holds It's Breath

 New Mexico Affirms Equality of Marriage, Colorado Holds It's Breath
Gay rights supporters in Colorado are applauding the New Mexico Supreme Court ruling that affirmed the right of same-sex couples to marry in the state, celebrating the unanimous decision as yet another in a cascade of similar developments coast to coast that underscore the progress the movement for equal rights in the U.S. has made in the last decade.
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CO Lawmakers Urged to Curb Dangerous Beef-Industry Antibiotics Use

CO Lawmakers Urged to Curb Dangerous Beef-Industry Antibiotics Use
They aren’t happy, and they don’t make for good eating because they’re more susceptible to illness. Yet a lot of cows are stressed in America. They’re shuttled around and crowded onto the massive feedlots where so many of them live out their short lives, breathing, eating and drinking in the same crowded space where they leave their waste.
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Front Range CO Towns Push Back Against Neighborhood Frack Attacks

Front Range CO Towns Push Back Against Neighborhood Frack Attacks
Residents in towns sited in a line that stretches just north of Denver to just south of Wyoming, through a 250-square-mile gas field covered with wells like a picnic blanket overrun by ants, voted Tuesday to impose moratoriums and an outright ban on hydraulic fracturing within city limits.
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After 30 Years in Extreme Prison Isolation, CO Man Gets His Case Heard in Appeals Court

After 30 Years in Extreme Prison Isolation, CO Man Gets His Case Heard in Appeals Court
By law, you get 15 minutes to argue in the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. The rules are the rules. Yet that rule comes across as painfully ironic in the case of a man who has spent a million times that limit — 15,778,470 minutes and counting – in prison isolation. Tommy Silverstein, 61, has lived in solitary confinement nearly half his life, and longer than any other prisoner held by the federal government.
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