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Paddleboarder drowns during high winds, waves at Harvey Gap State Park on Western Slope - Witnesses saw four people paddleboarding without life jackets at Grass Valley Reservoir on
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Gov. Jared Polis has signed three more Colorado housing reform bills into law. Here’s what they will do. - Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed two marquee land-use reform bills into law Monday, clearing the way for the building of more accessory-dwelling units and denser development in cities and suburbs across the Front
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Gov. Polis, Dems on verge of “a real step forward” on housing as land-use bills sail toward finish - The Colorado legislature is poised to pass a suite of marquee land-use reform measures that promise to reshape housing development along the Front
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Colorado Senate kills bill barring rent-setting algorithms as Democrats spar over company’s role in amendment - A bill aimed at barring landlords from using algorithms to set rents died in the Colorado Senate on
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Colorado legislature updates: Gov. Polis signs bill allowing trans students to use preferred names in schools - The pace is picking up at the Colorado Capitol as the legislature rushes to finish this year's session, with votes on tap for a major land-use bill Tuesday as well as possible news about property and income tax
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Colorado legislator targets same-sex marriage ban for removal from state constitution - A defunct provision of the Colorado Constitution that limits marriage to between a man and a woman may finally be stripped from the state's guiding document under a proposed amendment introduced in the state
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Flurry of Colorado gun bills advance in legislature, with one now headed to Gov. Polis’ desk - Fresh off a historic vote to advance a ban on many high-powered, semi-automatic guns, the Colorado House approved three more gun-related bills over the weekend, while the Senate approved two gun measures Monday
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Colorado lawmakers defeat supervised-drug use sites bill for third time in a year - Colorado lawmakers have again rejected a bill that would have allowed supervised drug-use sites to open in willing cities -- the third time in a year legislators have killed the
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Gov. Jared Polis signs bill eliminating most occupancy limits in housing — here’s what is still allowed - Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law Monday that officially eliminates most restrictions on how many unrelated roommates can live together in Colorado. Still moving through the legislature are bills allowing accessory dwelling units and setting density
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Lawmakers target hold used by police on Elijah McClain and others who died in Colorado - Colorado lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday that would target law enforcement's use of a common hold called prone restraint for stronger regulation, though they scaled back initial plans for broader
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How to see the April solar eclipse in Colorado - Colorado is outside the path of the total eclipse, but residents here can view a partial eclipse. Here's everything you need to
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Budget week part 2, tax credits, prone-restraint bills in the Colorado legislature this week - Colorado legislators will work through Budget Madness Part 2 this week, as the state's spending plan for next year is set to pass the House on Monday before crossing over and restarting the process in the
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Colorado legislators set aside $7.2 million to fund longer psychiatric hospital stays - Low-income Coloradans with mental illnesses are poised to receive longer hospital stays after state legislators set aside money to expand a decades-old Medicaid
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Inside a new plan to bring public transportation to Red Rocks - A Denver City Council member and a Jefferson County commissioner have joined social justice leaders in pressing for public transportation that ensures easier, safer access to and from the venue near Morrison as well as less air
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Colorado poised to ban cities’ limits on how many people can live together - Colorado lawmakers are poised to ban occupancy limits in cities and towns across the state, clearing the way for more roommates to live together as part of Democrats' push to reform local zoning regulations and address the state's housing
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U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse wins prominent post in House Democratic leadership - Colorado’s U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse was elected Wednesday by his colleagues to serve as the assistant Democratic leader in the
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Colorado lawmakers begin marathon debate on bill to ban sale of assault weapons - Colorado legislators are set for a marathon committee hearing Tuesday about whether to ban the sale and transfer of a range of semi-automatic firearms here, a bill that's likely to pass its first vote and has drawn hundreds of supporters and opponents who've
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Assault weapons ban, single-stair development, air-quality bills in the Colorado legislature this week - After a week disrupted by the snowpocalypse, the Capitol is back on track this week, and it's kicking off the latter half of March with what will almost certainly be the longest committee hearing of the
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History in the making - Story and photos Chloe Anderson Sometimes it’s easy to pin down the exact moment a woman changes the world.  Rock climbing changed forever when Lynn Hill became the first person to free climb The Nose on El Capitan. Rolling Stone named Aretha Franklin
Construction defects, development near transit and other housing measures considered by Colorado legislature this week - Every week is housing week in the Colorado legislature, with so many bills -- addressing so many facets of the crisis -- winding through the Capitol. This week is no
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Israel anti-boycott law stands as Colorado House committee defeats repeal - Colorado's public pension program must continue divesting from companies that economically boycott Israel after a state House committee rejected a bill that would have repealed the
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Bills on gun reform, legislative pay and opioids on tap this week in the Capitol - It's a mostly slow morning in the Capitol as surpass the one-month mark. But the schedule is lively: The cobwebs of the first weeks have fully been washed away, and lawmakers are starting to get into the meat of the legislative
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Boulder Police chief leaving for new position - Maris Herold has served as Boulder’s police chief since
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Colorado lawmakers unveil priority bills on employment, housing and other issues as leaders call for civility - From the moment the Colorado General Assembly's leaders gaveled their chambers into session Wednesday, they acknowledged the undercurrent of acrimony that's seeped ever more deeply into state
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What’s driving Colorado’s obsession with the new retro black license plates? - Colorado's retro black license plate is seemingly everywhere, catching on at a pace that surprised state officials and left records in its dust. Why? "Probably because it's cool," one driver
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Meet the most famous Minimalist in Japan – Fumio Sasaki - In describing his experiences snd life style Sasaki notes he was inspired by Boulderite Andrew
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Colorado Republican sues to block tax credit increase, citing House speaker’s refusal to read bill aloud - A Colorado Republican lawmaker is asking a state judge to block a new tax credit increase from taking effect because, he alleges, the state House's speaker violated constitutional procedure during last month's special session on property taxes and other
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6 new Colorado laws that go into effect on Jan. 1 - Two dozen new Colorado laws -- concerning issues including how tractors are repaired, how evictions are handled and how elections are run -- go into effect on New Year's Day, shortly before state legislators return to the Capitol and begin the lawmaking
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Majority of Colorado voters think housing market will worsen as affordability concerns endure, poll finds - A majority of Colorado voters say home ownership is only going to become less attainable, voicing broad concerns about the cost of living and the state's broader affordability, according to results from a bipartisan poll released
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When Hunter S. Thompson Ran for Sheriff of Aspen, Colorado - In 1970, Thompson ran for sheriff of Pitkin County, part of a group running for local offices on the ‘Freak Power’ party
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Judge allows Colorado gun-reform law to stay in place while lawsuit continues - A federal judge on Monday rejected a gun-rights group's attempt to block Colorado's new three-day waiting period for purchases while a broader lawsuit challenging the rule winds its way through the court
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Reports to Colorado’s Safe2Tell rebound to pre-pandemic levels as children seek help for mental health, bullying - Colorado students are seeking help from Safe2Tell -- the state’s system for making anonymous reports about safety concerns -- at levels not seen since before the pandemic, according to a new report released
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Hundreds march through Denver in support of Palestine - Several hundred people marched through Denver on Sunday in a show of solidarity for Palestinians and in condemnation of Israel's escalating military campaign in
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Owners of large SUVs and trucks in Colorado could pay more to fund pedestrian safety measures - Drivers in Colorado's most populated counties would pay more to register larger cars and trucks under a plan advanced by state legislators earlier this month, as policymakers look to blunt a recent surge in pedestrian and cyclist
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Video of Mayor, police, city council and others greeting Boulderite who was brutally attacked by homeless man - Generally, when people get harmed in Boulder, Boulder is there with support, an underrated quality of living in this great
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First-of-its-kind hiking permit may be required in Colorado’s gorgeous Blue Lakes - The USFS also wants to ban camping above treeline and eliminate dispersed camping near the Blue Lakes
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Polis issues order seeking to replace key — and controversial — criminal justice commission - Gov. Jared Polis moved Monday to replace a now-defunct commission that helped guide criminal justice policy in the state for the past 16 years, drawing praise from law enforcement and concerns from reform advocates who worry it will slow
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Gov. Jared Polis orders plan to keep Colorado’s national parks open in a federal shutdown - Colorado Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order Thursday directing state officials to prepare a plan to keep the state's four national parks open through a potential government shutdown, days before their potential
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Gov. Jared Polis turns to apprenticeship programs to help boost lagging state employee ranks - The number of apprenticeship programs in Colorado state government is set to increase by 50% to boost the state's workforce and expand employment
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Police find stolen box truck owned by Colorado Pet Pantry - The Colorado Pet Pantry that delivers 1.2 million pounds of donated pet food a year to needy dogs and cats around the state soon may be back to full speed after Parker Police on Wednesday found a much-needed stolen delivery
A statewide housing fight plays out in one growing Colorado city - An ongoing argument about how to solve the city's housing crisis has pitted city leaders against a group of organized homeowners, splitting the environmental community and crossing partisan
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Boebert, other Republican officials targeted by letters with white powder: WSJ - U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert was among a group of mostly Republican officials who were sent suspicious letters laced with an "apparently harmless white powder," the Wall Street Journal reported
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9 victims, 1 suspect injured in mass shooting following Denver Nuggets NBA Finals victory - At least 10 people -- including a suspect -- were injured in an overnight shooting in downtown Denver as street celebrations following the Nuggets' NBA basketball championship victory turned potentially
Here are the 10 bills Gov. Jared Polis vetoed this year - Gov. Jared Polis vetoed 10 bills this year, more than year of his governorship. They covered a wide range of policy topics, from gambling to driver's
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Gov. Jared Polis vetoed more legislation this year than ever before. Legislators fear a new normal - Gov. Jared Polis vetoed 10 bills this year, the most of his five-year tenure and most by a Colorado governor since Bill Ritter wore his veto pen to a nub in
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Denver weather: Afternoon thunderstorms will raise risk of flooding, mudslides - Partly cloudy skies allowed sunshine Tuesday morning around metro Denver, warming saturated soils, and rain in the afternoon and evening will boost moisture, according to the National Weather
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Keeler: Nuggets fans “need to stop” with LeBron James, Lakers conspiracy theories, Reggie Miller, Kenny Smith say - Lisa Salters might be sleeping on Nikola Jokic. But nobody’s sleeping on LeBron James in May and
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Man dead after car crash in Thornton - A man is dead after a car crash in north metro