Position: Herald Staff Writer

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Lawmakers give initial OK to raise hunting and fishing prices

DENVER - The cost of hunting and fishing in Colorado may increase by as much as 50 percent in coming years. House Bill 1321, which would raise the cap across the board for hunting and fishing...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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Resolution seeks to honor fallen Blue Angel pilot

DENVER - Freshman representative Barbara McLachlan sat before the House Transportation and Energy Committee Thursday morning to present her first resolution: a measure to honor Blue Angel pilot...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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Right to repair bill dies in Colorado House committee

DENVER – The third in a series of bills aimed at resolving Colorado’s construction defects litigation issues was killed Wednesday night in a House committee on a 6-3 party line vote. House Bill...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Lawmakers say pot isn't responsible for opioid crisis

DENVER – When a White House spokesman this week said the Department of Justice likely would step up enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states where recreational pot is legal, Coloradans took...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Coloradans take Utah’s lesson on public lands to heart

DENVER – Members of the outdoor recreation community sent a message this week to state governments about endangering the public lands that the industry relies on. That message: Shape up or we will...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado Senate panel kills bill seeking to aid rural economies

DENVER – A bill that would have assisted rural communities in wading through the muck of what government assistance was available to them, and how to apply for it, was killed in committee on...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Colorado House considers extending last call for alcohol

DENVER – College students on Monday had two different bills in the Colorado General Assembly to pay particular attention to.House Bill 1123, which extend hours when alcoholic beverages could be...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bill to ease rural broadband rules dies in Senate panel

DENVER – A bill proposing an answer for how to expand broadband access throughout rural Colorado died in the state Legislature Monday. Senate Bill 42 would have removed restrictions on local...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado Legislature eyes citizenship requirement for police officers

DENVER – The state Senate adopted a bill upon second reading Monday that would require peace officers to be U.S. citizens. Senate Bill 120 would revoke the peace officer certification of...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado abortion bill hearings wrap up after midnight

DENVER – A marathon hearing by the Colorado House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee on abortion bills concluded in the opening minutes of Friday morning. And after hours of impassioned...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Campus free speech bill moves forward in state Senate

DENVER – Designated free speech zones on Colorado public college campuses are one step closer to being a thing of the past after Senate Bill 62 was passed Friday by the state Senate. SB 62 would...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Legislative roundup: GOP kills response to Trump’s immigration order

DENVER – A resolution targeting President Donald Trump’s immigration ban was killed in the Colorado Senate’s State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee Tuesday on a 3-2 party-line vote that saw...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news