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Local Grass Roots: CO Gov Brings in $985k to Campaign, 90% from State Residents

Local Grass Roots: CO Gov Brings in $985k to Campaign, 90% from State Residents
Sitting Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is breaking all sorts of fundraising records in his reelection efforts against Republican Bob Beauprez. "More than two-thirds of those who contributed were grassroots donors who gave less than $150," the Denver Post reports.
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CO Gov Candidates Give Away AK-47s to Raise Funds, Defeat 'Most Extreme Gov' Ever

CO Gov Candidates Give Away AK-47s to Raise Funds, Defeat 'Most Extreme Gov' Ever
A GOP candidate for Colorado's governorship has called his would-be opponent, John Hickenlooper, "the most extreme governor in our state's history." Never mind that former Gov. Clarence Morely was handpicked by the KKK, eventually convicted of fraud and then sent to federal prison during the 1920s. Good thing most of the candidates are giving away AK-47s with each donation.
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Buying Time: Pro-Fracking Group Books Nearly $300K in TV Ads Before CO's November Election

Buying Time: Pro-Fracking Group Books Nearly $300K in TV Ads Before CO's November Election
A pro-fracking issue group has reserved 323 TV ad spots at a cost of more than $299,000 for the nine weeks leading up to the November election – and that’s at just one Denver station. At least two ballot initiatives are being proposed that would allow communities to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. No pro-fracking initiatives have been formally organized, but the group didn’t rule out the possibility.
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Several CO Cities Have Banned Fracking (and Been Sued for It)

Several CO Cities Have Banned Fracking (and Been Sued for It)
Cities and municipalities across Colorado are voting for and instituting bans on the process known as 'fracking,' or hydraulic fracturing to access shale oil deposits. And the oil and gas industry is not happy. Along with right-wing Governor John Hickenlooper, the companies are suing, claiming that only the state can call for a ban (which, of course, it wouldn't).
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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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CO Gov Hickenlooper Appoints New State Supreme Court Judge

CO Gov Hickenlooper Appoints New State Supreme Court Judge
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced at the end of last week the appointment of William Hood to the state's high court. According to reports, Hood will replace retiring Chief Justice Michael Bender, while Justice Nancy E. Rice will take Bender's place as Chief Justice.
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CO and WA Governors Ask Feds to Allow Marijuana Shops Access to Banks

CO and WA Governors Ask Feds to Allow Marijuana Shops Access to Banks
The Governors of Colorado and Washington requested permission from top banking authorities to allow marijuana stores - legal in their states - to have access to full banking services.
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CO Department of Corrections Ordered to Disclose Execution Plans

CO Department of Corrections Ordered to Disclose Execution Plans
The Colorado State Department of Corrections has been ordered to reveal details about how it carries out executions. This follows a state-wide conversation begun by Governor John Hickenlooper regarding the necessity and efficacy of state-sponsored lethal sentences.
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CO Governor Doesn't Fine Company Responsible for Toxic Waste Spill

CO Governor Doesn't Fine Company Responsible for Toxic Waste Spill
On Wednesday, Gov. Hickenlooper’s department of public health and environment (CDPHE) announced that they won’t levy fines against Williams Cos. for spilling 10,000 barrels of natural gas and toxic waste into Parachute Creek and the surrounding area in western Colorado.
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