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  • Colorado Knife Law Reform is on Governor’s Desk

    03/24/2017 6:20:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    ammoland ^ | 19 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Colorado is working hard to reform its antiquated knife bans.  In the late 1950's and early 1960's, a wave of bans on knives swept the nation. The were propelled by emotional tirades of a New York Congressman, and fueled by allegations of widespread use by gangs, in spite of a lack of data. There was no wave of knife violence. But the fake media of the day was able to sweep bans on “gravity” and “switchblade” knives through legislatures across the country.  A federal ban in the interstate shipping of automatic knives was enacted into law in 1958, and...
  • (Illegal Alien) Man, 19, arrested in El Paso County teen murders

    03/21/2017 4:28:55 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 30 replies
    ABCNEWS13 ^ | Mar 20 2017 | Holly Morrison
    EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - A 19-year-old has been arrested for his connection to the murders of Derek Benjamin Greer, 15, and Natalie Partida, 16. Gustavo Marquez has been booked on two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of kidnapping. Marquez is also facing one count of child abuse resulting in death because Greer was only 15 years old. The arrest is a step forward in the case that began when the teens' bodies were found on the shoulder of Old Pueblo Road about 3/4 of a mile south of Hanover Road on March 12....
  • Colorado Aims to Expand a Main Artery, but Beleaguered Neighbors Balk

    03/12/2017 7:14:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 19, 2017 | Julie Turkewitz
    DENVER — Each morning Yadira Sanchez and her three children awaken to the roar of traffic and the plumes of exhaust that spill from the highway that cuts through their neighborhood. Now, Ms. Sanchez and her family are confronting a plan to triple the width of this state’s main east-west artery, sending tens of thousands more cars by their door. Denver was the fastest-growing large city in America in 2015, with a population of nearly 700,000, and the scene of a tech and marijuana boom that has drawn 1,000 new households a month. But as in other cities, its highways...
  • Colo. Megachurch Sees 'Phenomenal' Growth in Its Hispanic Congregation [70% undocumented]

    03/10/2017 3:22:41 PM PST · by iowamark · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 3/10/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    A Colorado megachurch's Hispanic congregation is seeing immense growth, so much so that they will be adding another Sunday service for them to meet. New Life Church of Colorado Springs' Nueva Vida congregation will begin to offer an additional worship service starting this coming Sunday. Brady Boyd, senior pastor of New Life Church, told The Christian Post that having to add a second service was "really phenomenal" and testified to the "obviously great leadership" for the Spanish-speaking congregation. "Tons of new people flooding into the church right now," noted Boyd, who explained that in addition to Latinos, "English-speaking people are...
  • Senators can save us from job-crushing energy rule

    03/09/2017 5:03:36 PM PST · by 198ml · 9 replies
    Colorado Gazette ^ | 3/9/17 | Regina Thomson
    Last month, the House passed legislation that would repeal new controls on natural gas production installed in the waning days of the Obama administration. It's now up to the Senate to pass a companion bill and help make the repeal official. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner ought to lead the way; left unaltered, these controls will crush local energy firms and destroy local jobs. Excessive regulations keep gas production on federal lands artificially low. Firms have to navigate lengthy, hugely expensive approval channels to get the green light. As a result, while gas production on private and state territories...
  • Malloy and civil rights leaders: Travel ban is Muslim ban

    03/08/2017 9:51:56 AM PST · by Puppage · 22 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 3/8/2017 | Puppage
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Just like President Donald Trump‘s first travel ban, the second one signed this week is drawing criticism from democrats, civil rights groups, and Muslims. All three spoke out at the Capitol in Hartford this morning. This new executive order bans travel from 6 Muslim countries instead of 7. Iraq came off the list. It is supposed to be worded in a way that is less likely to get held up by the courts, but that does not make it any better in the eyes of critics. Governor Dannel Malloy just held a press conference with the...
  • Sessions Beats War Drum on Pot Legalization, Concerning State Attorneys General

    02/28/2017 10:37:25 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 106 replies
    ttorney General Jeff Sessions has twice in two days publicly bashed marijuana legalization, abandoning his confirmation-process reticence to discuss the topic and reclaiming his colorful opposition. On Tuesday, Sessions told a Washington ballroom packed with state attorneys general – many of them in charge of defending laws that conflict with federal prohibition – that pot legalization should be resisted, though he did not describe any specific plans to challenge state-regulated markets. Attorneys general of three states with laws allowing for recreational sales told U.S. News after the remarks that Sessions needs to clarify his intentions.
  • VA’s New Chief Of Staff Instructed Employees To Stonewall Congressmen Looking Into Secret Wait Lists

    02/27/2017 6:44:21 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 02/27/2017 | Jonah Bennett
    The new interim chief of staff for the Department of Veterans Affairs reportedly ordered employees in 2014 not to disclose information about secret wait lists to members of Congress. The VA released a statement Friday listing Vivieca Wright-Simpson as the interim chief of staff effective Sunday. ... Wright-Simpson was instrumental in blocking an investigation initiated by two Pennsylvanian congressmen, who wanted to know more about veterans waiting years for health care appointments at the Pittsburgh VA. According to a 2014 report by CNN, GOP Rep. Tim Murphy and Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle felt like the VA was running interference to...
  • Sanctuary City Sets Illegal Immigrant Criminal Free — US Citizen Pays the Ultimate Price…

    02/23/2017 9:20:21 AM PST · by Hadean · 45 replies
    Denver Post Independent Journal Review ^ | February 22, 2017 | Jason Howerton
    Roughly six months ago, Ever Valles was arrested by Denver police on charges of illegal possession of a weapon and vehicle theft. The suspect was reportedly flagged by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as an “immigration enforcement priority," given his known gang affiliation. A detainer request was put on Valles, asking the city of Denver, a so-called “sanctuary city” to notify them before he was released, so they could take him into custody. However, Denver released Valles December 20, and ICE claims they were not properly notified. Almost two months later, tragedy struck. On February 17, Valles was charged with first-degree...
  • Suspect in Denver murder was wanted for deportation [Denver Sheriff's Dept lies about notifying ICE]

    02/20/2017 10:09:09 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 20, 2017 | Fox 31 Denver
    ICE had a detainer on him, but claims Denver Sheriff's Dept didn't notify them. Denver claims they did, but their "proof" is a 2-page PDF of a FAX showing they released him on 12/20/16 11:30pm, yet the FAX is dated 12/20/16 11:35PM! Liars. You released him close to midnight and faxed ICE 5 minutes later. And notice this is the 3rd Denver Light Rail incident in the past month or so. One was a Muslim convert (had jihadi lit at home) murdering an employee who was giving directions to 2 women. Other was video of a TDS black woman screaming...
  • ICE: 949,382 illegals with 'removal orders' still free, raids get just .07%

    02/20/2017 7:24:49 AM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/20/17 | Paul Bedard
    Despite media reports of a massive crackdown by President Trump on illegal immigrants, just a tiny percentage of the nearly 1 million on the government's deportation list have been arrested, according to statistics provided to Congress. The 680 seized in recent sweeps by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement agents represent just .07 percent of the 950,062 with deportation orders as of May 21, 2016. ... There are an estimated 3 million illegal immigrants with criminal records in addition to their illegal status and the administration has said it will make them a priority for removal. The numbers in the ICE...
  • Suspect in RTD station murder known by ICE months before deadly shooting ( Denver )

    02/19/2017 7:30:05 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Denver 7 ^ | Feb 18, 2017 | Oscar Contreras
    DENVER – One of the teenagers formally charged in connection with a deadly shooting at a Denver light rail station earlier this month was under the watch of U.S. Enforcement and Immigration officials, Denver7 has learned. Ever Valles, 19, a citizen of Mexico, was put on an ICE detainer following an arrest for vehicle theft back in October of 2016, according to an ICE official who spoke with Denver7 Friday evening. ICE will use a detainer to identify people in jail or prison who could be deported. The sole purpose is so law enforcement will notify ICE that a suspect...
  • Evacuation ongoing amid active threat at Leadville's Colorado Mountain College

    02/13/2017 9:45:57 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 44 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | February 13, 2017
    LEADVILLE, Colo. — Warnings went out to students of the small Colorado Mountain College campus in Leadville on Monday warning of an active threat.
  • 4 teens will stand trial in rape of 13-year-old girl, El Paso County judge rules ( Colorado )

    02/11/2017 12:33:07 PM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    Gazette ^ | February 10, 2017 | Lance Benzel
    Four teenagers charged in the alleged gang rape of a 13-year-old girl will face trial, an El Paso County judge ruled Thursday at the conclusion of a multiday hearing. Fourth Judicial District Judge Michael McHenry found that evidence was strong enough to try Jacolby Williams, 20, Clarence Williams, 18, Tommy Williams, 19, and Tyron Williams, 18, on suspicion of sex assault on a child. Two other co-defendants weren't present at the hearings. A 16-year-old boy accused of participating in the sexual assault has been cited in a juvenile petition and will be prosecuted in separate proceedings, and James Williams, 19,...
  • Are you concerned that Neil Gorsuch belongs to a far-left church?

    02/10/2017 8:11:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 328 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/10/2017 | Ed Straker
    President Obama was criticized by Republicans for attending a church led by Jeremiah Wright, who repeatedly criticized the United States for being, in his own opinion, an evil terrorist nation.  People wondered, how could Obama sit through sermons like that, year after year?  Didn't that mean that at the very least, Obama didn't have any serious problems with what Wright was saying? Well, we saw after eight years of Obama that that was probably true – that Obama saw America in a bad light.  That's why he kept trying to "fundamentally transform" it. But what about Supreme Court nominee...
  • Missing Shadow unmanned aircraft found in Colorado

    02/10/2017 4:35:46 AM PST · by SandRat · 54 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tanja M. Linton, Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office
    FORT HUACHUCA - The Shadow RQ-7Bv2 unmanned aircraft which lost connectivity with the ground station here Jan. 31 was found today by a hiker in the mountains west of Evergreen, Colorado. No one was injured, but the aircraft has sustained damage. Soldiers from Fort Carson, Colorado, along with Clear Creek County and Jefferson County, Colorado, Sheriff Departments are currently assisting with security and recovery efforts. Search efforts were aided by the National Radar Forensics Team at 1st Air Force's Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, which specializes in tracking lost and/or downed aircraft. The team...
  • EXCLUSIVE: A rector who marched against Trump, gay blessings, gun control... (Gorsuch Church)

    02/08/2017 6:51:25 PM PST · by FR_addict · 134 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | Feb 6, 2017 | Ruth Styles
    Meet Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's ultra-liberal church St. John's Episcopal Church is led by a pastor who proudly attended the anti-Trump Women's March in Denver the day after the President's inauguration Rev. Susan Springer has said she is pro-gay marriage and offers blessings to same-sex couples Another member of the clergy is outspoken about the need for gun control The church's Rev. Ted Howard also signed a letter slamming the 'disrespectful rhetoric' directed at Islam as Trump floated a ban on Muslim immigrants Church authorities also appear to be strongly in favor of environmental initiatives and added solar panels...
  • Colorado Senate GOP push anti-union 'right to work' bill [YES!!!]

    02/07/2017 12:24:03 PM PST · by 198ml · 30 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 2/7/16 | Peter Marcus
    Senate Republicans on Monday advanced a measure that would add Colorado to the list of so-called "right to work" states, prohibiting mandatory union membership. Despite opposition from throngs of union members and leaders, as well as many in the business world, Republicans on the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee pushed the bill along on a party-line vote. Senate Bill 55, sponsored by Sen. Tim Neville of Littleton, would prohibit an employer from requiring someone to join an organized labor group or pay dues as a condition of employment. It also would create civil and criminal penalties for violations.
  • Lamborn Introduces Bills to Defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    02/06/2017 10:50:33 AM PST · by Drango · 47 replies
    House.Gov ^ | Jan 31 2017
    Congressman Lamborn released the following statement following his introduction of two bills, H.R. 726 and H.R. 727, to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and National Public Radio (NPR): “Republicans and the new Administration need to demonstrate that we take our fiscal responsibility seriously. American taxpayers do not want their hard-earned dollars funding superfluous government programs just because that is the way things have always been done. That’s why I have reintroduced two pieces of legislation to permanently defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio. CPB received $445 million during Fiscal Year 2016, and this money...
  • PBS - your tax dollars at work

    02/05/2017 3:55:31 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 12 replies
    Rocky Mountain PBS ^ | 2/5/2017 | N/A
    Screen-capture of "Videos" page at Rocky Mtn PBS Photo on top titled "Rural Rebellion" of Trump doing a Thumbs-Up, with half his thumb obscured by the title, making it look almost like a closed-fist gesture. Photo at bottom of Trump, Pence, etc marching (Inauguration parade?) And in between is a 3rd photo of some "other marchers". Photo placement & themes are purely coincidental, d'ya think?
  • Self-Described ‘Radical Muslim’ on Terror List Accused of Executing Christian Pastor ( Colorado)

    02/04/2017 5:18:58 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    politistick ^ | February 2, 2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    A self-described “radical Muslim” man, Joshua Cummings, 37, who was on the FBI’s terror watch list, is accused of murdering in cold blood a Christian pastor of over 30 years, Pastor Scott Von Lanken, who was working as a contract security officer for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) in the Denver, CO, area to make ends meet when he was brutally executed by being shot in the back of the head. Police told Fox 31 Denver that jihadist materials were found inside a backpack at the time of Cummings’ arrest after security camera footage helped track him down. ... Scott...
  • Man accused of killing Colorado transit officer reportedly self-described 'radical Muslim'

    02/02/2017 6:11:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2 Jan 2017
    Homicide Man accused of killing Colorado transit officer reportedly self-described 'radical Muslim' Published February 02, 2017 FoxNews.com A makeshift memorial put up by Denver Police is affixed to a pole early Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, near the scene where a contract transit security officer was shot and killed late Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Denver. Investigators in Colorado said Wednesday the murder of a transit officer was a targeted attack. Sources told Fox 31 Denver that Joshua Cummings, who is accused of killing Scott Van Lanken in front of two women, describes himself as a “radical Muslim.” Law enforcement sources also...
  • Smucker's planning $340M manufacturing facility in Longmont (Colorado)

    01/31/2017 6:24:42 PM PST · by CodeToad · 43 replies
    Boudlder Daily Camera ^ | 31 Janaury 2017 | Shay Castle
    Jam and jelly maker Smucker's is planning a $340 million manufacturing operation in Longmont that could bring as many as 500 jobs to the area.
  • Colorado Republican Wants To Let Crime Victims Sue Politicians For Sanctuary City Policies

    01/31/2017 10:44:56 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    A Colorado state representative announced a bill Monday that would allow victims of certain crimes committed by illegal immigrants to sue state and local politicians who defy federal immigration authorities seeking to enforce the law, multiple news outlets are reporting. Republican state Rep. Dave Williams, who is Hispanic, said he wants to strip the “immunity” from Democratic politicians who “place Coloradans in danger because of the sanctuary city policies that they created and continue to implement,” the Denver Post reported. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/31/colorado-republican-wants-to-let-crime-victims-sue-politicians-for-sanctuary-city-policies/#ixzz4XMmCCxod
  • Crackdown On Immigrants Could Hurt Denver Restaurants

    01/28/2017 12:31:27 PM PST · by mdittmar · 106 replies
    CBS4 ^ | January 28, 2017 | Rick Sallinger
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver restaurants are facing an employment crisis with the crackdown on immigrants from south of the border. It has estimated that at least 20 percent of those who work behind the scenes in restaurants are illegal immigrants.
  • GOP should draft Peyton Manning for Senate in 2018

    01/27/2017 11:38:27 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/27/17 | PHILIP WEGMANN
    When President Obama praised Peyton Manning for the way he "conducted himself on and off the field," he might have accidentally endorsed the next Republican senator from Indiana. With the first pick in the 1998 draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected Manning for quarterback. And with their ballots in the coming 2018 midterm, the Indiana electorate would certainly choose him for Senate. Looking to beat vulnerable Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly, Republicans could do a lot worse than adding the Super Bowl Champion to their roster. The GOP front office would have to move quickly though. A lifelong Republican, Manning spoke at...
  • 3 arrested as tempers flare during CU protest of Milo Yiannopoulos (Two for misdemeanor assault)

    01/26/2017 7:24:35 PM PST · by SSS Two · 24 replies
    KDVR-TV (Denver, Co.) ^ | JANUARY 25, 2017 | MICHAEL KONOPASEK
    BOULDER, Colo. -- Three people were arrested during a heated protest over controversial far-right Breitbart editor and public speaker Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of Colorado on Wednesday night. Campus spokesman Ryan Huff said one person was arrested before the event for failing to comply with officers' orders. Two people were arrested after the event for misdemeanor assault. The protest included hundreds of students who gathered outside CU's mathematics building before Yiannopoulos' speech. The British-born writer, who is gay, is known for saying racist and sexist things during his speeches. He has previously been in trouble for inciting violence --...
  • Senior Secret Service agent suggests she wouldn't take 'a bullet' for Trump

    01/24/2017 10:37:58 AM PST · by abb · 240 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 24, 2017 | Susan Crabtree
    A senior U.S. Secret Service agent posted Facebook condemnations of President Trump during the past seven months, including one in which she said she wouldn't want to "take a bullet" for him. She explained herself saying she viewed his presidential candidacy as a "disaster" for the country, and especially for women and minorities. Kerry O'Grady, the special agent in charge of the Secret Service's Denver district, oversees coordination with Washington-based advance teams for all presidential candidate and presidential trips to the area, including all upcoming or future trips by the president, vice president or Trump administration officials. Despite her senior...
  • Trump Admin to hold EPA accountable for massive toxic river spill

    01/24/2017 8:35:00 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 58 replies
    The Free Range Report ^ | 01/22/2016 | Chris White
    Republicans and Democrats have criticized the agency’s decision to ignore victims associated with the Gold King Mine spill, which released 3 million gallons of dangerous metals like lead, cadmium and arsenic into the Animas River. Citizens of the Rocky Mountain state are relying on the incoming Trump administration to require that the EPA pay damages in the wake of a massive agency-caused toxic water spill in Colorado. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye, a tribe whose water supply was affected by spill, said he’s hoping Congress and the Trump administration will force the EPA to take responsibility. “There is no reason...
  • (Exclusive Interview with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper at Davos - possible Dem. 2020)

    01/23/2017 8:24:26 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jan. 23, 2017 | Brett LoGiurato
    As some of the world's most influential people wrestled with the implications of President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum this past week, a new face in US politics grabbed their attention. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper served as a representative of the Democratic Party's future here, just as outgoing Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry represented the past. If this gathering is any indication, Hickenlooper may be on the verge of building buzz as a 2020 hopeful. Several attendees pointed to him as someone who could rescue the party after its disastrous 2016 losses. One...
  • Colorado City to Pay $325,000 For Unlawful Search and Seizure

    01/15/2017 5:49:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    An attempt to locate a bank robbery suspect is costing the city of Aurora $325,000. The city agreed to settle a lawsuit brought forth by people who were detained at an intersection while police tried to find a man who robbed a nearby bank. Some motorists were approached at gunpoint by police following the robbery, handcuffed and made to wait two hours before the scene was cleared. Stacks of money stolen from the bank contained a GPS tracking device that led police to the intersection. When police arrived in the area, they weren't able to use GPS to specifically pinpoint...
  • EPA says it can't pay economic damages from mine spill

    01/13/2017 3:23:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 109 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 5:51 PM EST | Dan Elliott
    The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday it will not repay claims totaling more than $1.2 billion for economic damages from a mine waste spill the agency accidentally triggered in Colorado, saying the law prohibits it. The EPA said the claims could be refiled in federal court, or Congress could authorize payments. But attorneys for the EPA and the Justice Department concluded the EPA is barred from paying the claims because of sovereign immunity, which prohibits most lawsuits against the government. …
  • I-70 CLOSED AVALANCHE!!!!

    01/10/2017 7:40:33 AM PST · by WellyP · 38 replies
    COTRIP ^ | 10 Jan. 2017 | WellyP
    I-70 is CLOSED both directions on Vail Pass due to an avalanche across the Interstate.
  • Deplorables Ball in Denver

    01/09/2017 3:08:23 PM PST · by x1stcav · 20 replies
    CALLING ALL DEPLORABLES!!!!! Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:00pm The Proof NiteClub. Please join 710KNUS as we celebrate on the Eve of the Trump Inauguration.
  • Feds Ask Colorado's Obamacare Exchange to Return $9.7M

    01/07/2017 6:09:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 6, 2017 | 12:13 PM EST | Eric Scheiner
    The federal government is recommending the state of Colorado repay $9.7 million in grant funds it says were not properly managed in the creation of its Obamacare health insurance exchange. […] The government concludes the Colorado marketplace did not adequately document costs that it charged to the establishment grants ($4.4 million); charged grants for unallowable contract costs ($4.5 million); improperly transferred costs from one establishment grant to another ($312,000); and improperly awarded bonuses, overpayments, unallowable promotional giveaway items, excessive and unreasonable tips, vendor rebates that were not credited to the establishment grants, and unallowable social activities ($463,000). …
  • EPA: 540 tons of metals entered river in Colo. mine spill

    01/06/2017 4:41:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2017 7:33 PM EST | Matthew Daly
    Nearly 540 tons of metals — mostly iron and aluminum — contaminated the Animas River over nine hours during a massive wastewater spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine, the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday in a new report on the 2015 blowout that turned rivers in three states a sickly yellow. The total amount of metals entering the river system was comparable to levels during one or two days of high spring runoff, although the concentration of metals was significantly higher at the spill’s peak, the report said. […] New Mexico Environment Secretary Butch Tongate accused the EPA of...
  • Why School Districts Are Operating as Landlords ( Colorado and )

    01/06/2017 6:28:38 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1-6-2017 | Ann Schimke
    Rising housing costs in Colorado are making it hard for teachers to stay in the area, so officials are moving in to help. As Colorado’s housing costs skyrocket, a growing number of school districts, local leaders, and lawmakers are taking steps to make housing more affordable for teachers and staff. For years, resort communities like Aspen, Colorado, and a rural district in the state’s Eastern Plains have leased housing to employees at below-market rates. More recently, subsidized housing for educators has cropped up in pricey urban areas such as San Francisco, Boston, and Baltimore. But lately, Colorado districts big and...
  • Federal report finds Colorado Obamacare exchange potentially misused millions

    01/04/2017 9:05:52 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
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  • I-70 Expansion Subject Of Civil Rights Act Complaint

    12/30/2016 4:36:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | December 7, 2016 | Lauren DiSpirito
    DENVER (CBS4)– Federal authorities told the Colorado Department of Transportation and opponents of the planned Interstate 70 expansion this week that it would open an investigation into claims the project violates the Civil Rights Act.The pending investigation comes in response to a federal complaint filed with the U.S Department of Transportation by Earthjustice, an environmental law firm, and neighborhood groups impacted by the project, including the Cross Community Coalition, Colorado Latino Forum and Elyria-Swansea Neighborhood Association. Filed last month, the complaint alleges CDOT’s plan will result in “disparate and severe environmental and economic impacts” on the predominantly Latino communities.Candi CdeBaca,...
  • Cops: John Conor Kennedy (Bobby's grandson) arrested after Aspen bar fight

    12/30/2016 12:11:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 90 replies
    Aspen Times ^ | December 29, 2016 | Jason Auslander
    A 22-year-old member of the Kennedy family arrested after a bar fight early Thursday was defending a gay friend who was being bullied, his father said. "Conor has always reacted against bullying," said Robert Kennedy Jr. "I'm happy he stood up for his friend." John Conor Kennedy - who goes by Conor - had asked a group of four men to apologize to his friend for calling him a common homophobic slur an hour before the fight erupted at about 1:40 a.m. outside the Bootsy Bellows nightclub, Robert Kennedy said. [Snip] Conor Kennedy’s gay friend, Robert Kennedy said, terming the...
  • Rocky Mountain Crime Spree

    12/26/2016 2:18:35 PM PST · by x1stcav · 9 replies
    US News Hub ^ | 12/23/2016 | Danielle Kreutter
    2 arrested after firing shots at officers in Teller County. The suspects are now facing felony charges of attempted murder.
  • Interior Dept Hired A Registered Sex Offender Who Kept Getting Arrested And Didn’t Tell Anyone

    12/23/2016 10:33:33 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Dec. 23, 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    The Department of the Interior (DOI) hired a registered sex offender who hid the fact he was arrested three more times and convicted of two domestic violence felonies while working for the government, according to an investigation. “Our investigation confirmed that the employee is a convicted felon, is a registered sex offender and is currently on probation with the State of Colorado,” DOI’s inspector general (IG) wrote in a short summary of an investigation into a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employee. BLM hired the male employee, who is not named, in 2011, and he had not been on probation...
  • Mom’s morning-after shocker: She forgot where she left car — with kid inside

    12/20/2016 6:46:35 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | December 20, 2016 | Jesse Paul
    As the temperature hovered just above zero Saturday morning, police officers watched a gas station’s surveillance video recordings in hopes of finding a 2-year-old boy left overnight by his mother in a snow-covered parking lot.
  • CSU [Colorado State] hires counselor to deal with ‘racial battle fatigue' [ed]

    12/20/2016 10:41:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 20, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    Colorado State University’s administration has agreed to provide counseling for students who may be struggling with “racial battle fatigue.” The school announced in a Monday press release that it would comply with a set of year-old recommendations, or demands, that called for “increased funding resources for mental health issues specifically dealing with racial oppression and racial battle fatigue.”
  • Obama rushes out 11th-hour regulations targeting coal mining

    12/19/2016 6:52:07 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    At virtually the last possible moment, the Obama administration on Monday rolled out new regulations making it even more difficult and more costly to mine coal in the U.S., a final shot against the already beleaguered coal industry as the president leaves office. The Interior Department’s Stream Protection Rule will go into effect 30 after its official release and publication in the federal register, meaning it likely will be implemented Jan. 19 — one day before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Mr. Trump has vowed to undo much of his predecessor’s environmental regulations, including rules that target coal mining. The...
  • Monica Petersen testimony to the Colorado Senate Committee on Human Trafficking and a Proposed Bill

    12/18/2016 12:00:52 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 13 replies
    http://www.leg.state.co.us/Clics/Clics2015A/commsumm.nsf/b4a3962433b52fa787256e5f00670a71/c7210a3a7ccb122c87257ddb006f5a66/$FILE/15SenJud0128AttachE.pdf
  • Colorado Judge To Electors: You Will Vote For The Winner Of The Statewide Result Or Face Charges

    12/15/2016 2:57:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    First, we had a fistful of electors file 527 papers in Colorado in order to raise money for legal fees, namely to bankroll lawsuits against state election laws that bind the electoral college vote to the statewide winner. A federal judge nominated by former President Bill Clinton rejected the lawsuit filed by two Colorado electors, saying that the whole exercise sounded like a political stunt—and that releasing these public officials would disrupt a peaceful transition of power. These electors now have to vote for the statewide winner. This group of wannabe rogue electors called themselves Hamilton Electors. Yesterday another...
  • Marijuana Goes Mainstream: Newport Cigarettes to Introduce 'Marijuana Cigarettes'

    12/15/2016 5:44:24 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 70 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-15-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    When social conservatives told libertarians (of which I am one!) and liberals about their fears that legalization of marijuana would cause a domino effect, they were blasted for supposedly using a 'slippery slope' argument. 'Stop nagging,' we told those conservatives, 'it won't be that bad! It's just that people who use marijuana right now won't be punished for it. Won't that be a considerable improvement?' Well, perhaps not so much: Newport Cigarettes, one of the world’s most popular cigarette brands, announced today that they will join the marijuana legalization trend and start producing marijuana cigarettes. Reynolds American Inc. Chief Marketing...
  • Colorado 'Hamilton Electors' File Appeal In 10th Circuit In Continued Attempt To Not Elect Trump

    12/13/2016 6:10:27 PM PST · by drewh · 54 replies
    Denver Channel 7 ^ | 11:16 AM, Dec 13, 2016 | Blair Miller
    DENVER – The two Colorado electors who saw their attempts to get a state law that requires them to vote for the winner of the state’s popular vote for president dashed by a federal judge Monday filed an appeal Tuesday in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Monday, U.S. District Court of Colorado Judge Wiley Daniel denied Polly Baca and Robert Nemanich’s motion for a temporary restraining order that would have blocked the state law that now requires they vote for Hillary Clinton, since she won Colorado’s popular vote. Nemanich is an elector from Colorado Springs and Baca is...
  • Judge says electors must vote for statewide winner [Colorado]

    12/13/2016 10:19:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2016 9:00 AM EST
    A federal judge dealt a severe setback Monday to a longshot plan to deny Donald Trump the presidency through the Electoral College, refusing to suspend a Colorado law requiring the state’s nine electors to vote for the presidential candidate who won the state in November. U.S. District Judge Wiley Daniel denied a request by two Colorado electors who contended that the law binding their vote to Colorado vote winner Hillary Clinton violated their First Amendment rights and the intents of the Constitution’s framers. The electors had sought the right to vote for someone other than Clinton in order to unite...