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7,800-acre Winter Valley Fire in western Moffat County more than 50-percent contained 25.9.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Wind-driven fire exploded to 5,200 acres in a few hours Thursday. Cool weather and rain helped get it under control.
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Want to Be a Fed Governor? Better Pretend to Be From Somewhere Else 22.9.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Congressman “Alfalfa Bill” in 1913 tried to make sure Wall Street wouldn’t dominate the Federal Reserve Board, which is why nominee Randal Quarles of Utah insists he’s from Colorado.
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Washington Just Sued a Giant Private Prison Company for Paying Immigrant Workers $1 Per Day 21.9.2017 Mother Jones
Thousands of immigrant detainees were paid $1 per day or, in some cases, with extra food as compensation for keeping one of the country’s largest for-profit immigration detention centers running, according to a lawsuit filed today by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. The lawsuit targets the GEO Group, one of the country’s two most profitable private prison companies, […]
ICE transfers immigrants held in detention around the country to keep beds filled. Then it releases them, with no help getting home. 17.9.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Thousands of ICE detainees get transferred around the country every year to keep detention beds filled, and many then get released far from home, family or legal support in unfamiliar communities like Aurora.
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Administration Backs Baker Who Refused Service to Gay Couple 8.9.2017 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The Justice Department filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of a Colorado bakery owner who said making a wedding cake for a gay couple violated his religious principles.The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case.
29 States Just Banned Laws About Seeds 22.8.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Food and Environment Reporting Network. With little notice, more than two dozen state legislatures have passed “seed-preemption laws” designed to block counties and cities from adopting their own rules on the use of seeds, including bans on GMOs. Opponents say that there’s nothing more fundamental than a seed, and that […]
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Rick George Built Suncor Into Canada's Biggest Oil Company by Injecting Hope 11.8.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
With Rick George at the helm, Suncor’s value soared to around $50 billion when he retired in 2012 from less than $1 billion two decades before. The company also became Canada’s largest oil producer, partly by taking over Petro-Canada. Mr. George died Aug. 1 at age 67.
Legalizing Pot Is a Bad Way to Promote Racial Equality 9.8.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
In Colorado, arrests of black youths for marijuana possession rose 58% after the drug was legalized.
As Panhandling Laws Are Overturned, Cities Change Policies 8.8.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Restrictions on panhandling are toppling in cities across the U.S. following a Supreme Court ruling that expanded free-speech rights. The development has frustrated some city officials who say the regulations are needed to protect public safety.
Larimer County approves $3.7M water-sharing agreement with Broomfield 2.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Larimer County commissioners voted Tuesday to sell and lease some of the water rights of a county-owned farm to the city and county of Broomfield for $3.7 million.
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Return of the native Colorado River cutthroat trout 30.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
When all is said and done, the upper reaches of Hermosa Creek, north of Durango, will have the largest continuous stretch of native Colorado River cutthroat trout in the state.
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Trump says Apple CEO has promised to build 3 plants in U.S. 26.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
President Trump, in a 45-minute interview with The Wall Street Journal, said CEO Tim Cook promised him Apple would build "three big plants, beautiful plants."
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National Renewable Energy Laboratory optimistic in face of Trump’s budget cuts 16.7.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has 40 years of history behind it, but walking through its sprawling Front Range campus one can't help but think 40 years into the future.
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Jeffco officials dig in their heels against proposed prairie dog relocation at Rocky Flats 13.7.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Jefferson County staff, in a letter released Thursday, is recommending to the commissioners not to approve a plan to relocate 200 prairie dogs from Longmont to Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
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Jefferson County finds rabies in its first bat (and 17th skunk) this year 29.6.2017 Denver Post: Local
Jefferson County's health department said the first rabid bat in the county this year has been discovered, joining 17 skunks so far this year found to be similarly infected.
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Basalt pays former city manager $250K settlement 28.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
An acrimonious chapter in Basalt's history ended with barely a peep Tuesday when the Town Council voted 5-0 to accept a $250,000 settlement with former manager Mike Scanlon.
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After tick scare, Niwot woman warns of rare dog paralysis condition 28.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Voni Faus was on a roller coaster of emotions.
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Larimer County plans to revamp policy after ranger shoots, kills bear at Estes Park campground 28.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources plans to revamp its policies for dealing with bears that fail to respond to hazing after a ranger shot and killed a mother bear earlier this month at an Estes Park campground.
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Uzbekistan terror suspect held in Colorado says right to speedy trial violated so he should be released 23.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
An Uzbekistan terror suspect whose case became a national political football over controversial warrantless wiretaps and national security issues is angry that he's spent 5 1/2 years waiting for his trial and now seeks immediate release on constitutional grounds.
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Ex-detainees: Detention center's practices border on slavery 23.6.2017 AP Business
DENVER (AP) -- Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same - $1 a day....
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