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Colowyo Calls Timeout as Eco Lawsuit Threatens Coal Mine

Colowyo Calls Timeout as Eco Lawsuit Threatens Coal Mine
The Colowyo mine outside Meeker may be closed after a successful lawsuit from the environmental group WildEarth Guardians forced the federal government to reissue permits for the mine because the Office of Surface Mining initially failed to take into account the environmental impact of the operations and public comment on the project.
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Lawmakers Try to Stop Bleeding Money on CO’s Multimillion-Dollar Empty Prison

Lawmakers Try to Stop Bleeding Money on CO’s Multimillion-Dollar Empty Prison
The 948 one-person cells of Colorado State Penitentiary II have been empty for nearly three years. The abandoned facility costs taxpayers $20 million per year. Now, lawmakers say they’re working on a plan to put the facility back to use.
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House Dems Defend Obama Immigration Orders in Court Brief

House Dems Defend Obama Immigration Orders in Court Brief
Colorado’s three Democratic members of Congress joined 178 of their colleagues in signing onto a 50-page brief in a court case that has temporarily halted President Obama’s executive actions on immigration announced last November, which halted deportations of immigrants without documentation who were brought here as children or who are parents of U.S. citizen-family members.
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Ferguson City Manager Resigns

Good riddance to the city manager of Ferguson who was cited in the DOJ’s report on Ferguson…
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Secretary of State John Kerry’s Remarks on Departure of State Department Chief of Staff David Wade

Secretary of State John Kerry’s Remarks on Departure of State Department Chief of Staff David Wade
Secretary of State John Kerry’s longtime, trusted aide, David Wade has stepped down from his position as Chief of Staff. David Wade has been aide to John Kerry in a variety of capacities since he joined Kerry’s Senate staff in 1997 as a speechwriter.
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Colorado's Millennial Problem: Disaffection, Disillusionment, Issues in Upcoming Elections

Colorado's Millennial Problem: Disaffection, Disillusionment, Issues in Upcoming Elections
Students may have rallied against a Colorado school boards proposed changes to the AP curricula, but it doesn't mean youth anger will spill over into the ballot box.
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CO Gov Deftly Ducks and Parries In Dead-Heat Election's Final Debate

CO Gov Deftly Ducks and Parries In Dead-Heat Election's Final Debate
Former Congressman Bob Beauprez seemed determined to move the needle in the dead-heat governor's race by taking wide swings at incumbent Democratic John Hickenlooper.
But Hickenlooper delivered his most confident performance yet.
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"A Nation of Such Panic": From Ebola to ISIS, Right's Pundits Fomenting Reckless Fear

"A Nation of Such Panic": From Ebola to ISIS, Right's Pundits Fomenting Reckless Fear
"When did we become a nation of such panic?" With cries of ISIS and Ebola at our doorstep, the politics of fear has taken an insane rightward turn.
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Personhood of Interest: CO Senate Hopeful Gardner Against 'Personhood' At State Level, Not Federal

Personhood of Interest: CO Senate Hopeful Gardner Against 'Personhood' At State Level, Not Federal
Questions remain as Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner withdraws support for anti-abortion "personhood" at the state level yet remains a co-sponsor of a similar bill at the federal level.
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Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money!

Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money!
The embarrassing release of sensitive documents from the Republican Governors Association chronicles the ridiculous amounts of money they've been receiving from corporate benefactors since Citizens United allowed unlimited rivers of money to flow into American politics.
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