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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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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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The Socially Conservative State of…California?

The Socially Conservative State of…California?
The stereotype is that Californians are very socially liberal. California is, after all, home to San Francisco and Berkeley — the natural environment of the godless hippie and homosexual. Hollywood is also located in California, and Hollywood's not exactly a bastion of social conservatism. It may surprise some then to note that in the past four years, Californians have voted against gay marriage, marijuana and the abolition of the death penalty.
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Bill Moyers' Open Letter to 'The People Who Hate Government So Much They've Shut It Down'

Bill Moyers' Open Letter to 'The People Who Hate Government So Much They've Shut It Down'
The ol' reliable Bill Moyers of PBS, on his namesake show 'Moyers & Company,' tore into the ineptitude and petty politics that have ground the government to a non-essential standstill. While he doesn't mince word about the flawed nature of the Affordable Care Act, his break down of the democratic breakdown is in-depth and succinct and available in video form after the jump.
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Sad Truth: Gun Massacres Like Navy Yard Shooting No Longer Shocking

Sad Truth: Gun Massacres Like Navy Yard Shooting No Longer Shocking
It is too soon to know why it happened or exactly how it happened. But we know this: A man walked into the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. Monday morning and killed at least 12 people and was himself killed.
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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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CO's Recall Elections a Referendum on National Gun Control

CO's Recall Elections a Referendum on National Gun Control
If there were any further evidence needed that Colorado’s state-lawmaker recall elections scheduled for September 10 were from the start a proxy national battle over gun policy, that evidence came yesterday, when campaign finance reports in the races came due. The reports included major donations from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, California entrepreneur Eli Broad and the National Rifle Association.
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Court Ruling Favors Less Turnout, Republicans in CO Recall Election

Court Ruling Favors Less Turnout, Republicans in CO Recall Election
A Colorado judge ruled that voters in the upcoming recall elections cannot use mail-in ballots, and must vote in person. The ruling is a blow to Democrats, who wrote the more inclusive mail-in legislation when deciding how the election would be run earlier this year.
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Life Begins at Gunception: CO Recall Election Moves from Second Amendment to Personhood Debate

Life Begins at Gunception: CO Recall Election Moves from Second Amendment to Personhood Debate
Campaign mailers underlining the anti-abortion views of Republican state senate candidates Bernie Herpin and George Rivera reportedly landed in southern Front Range voter mailboxes over the last two days, stoking flames in the already hot recall elections organized in response to gun-control legislation passed in the spring.
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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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