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Colorado Ballot Measure Proposes Redistricting Overhaul
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Colorado Ballot Measure Proposes Redistricting Overhaul

DENVER (AP) – A prominent group of Democrats and Republicans wants to see Colorado change the way it draws the lines for congressional and legislative seats.The coalition introduced a ballot measure on Tuesday. They...

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Hickenlooper Believes Relocating Syrian Refugees, Maintaining Safety Can Be Achieved
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Hickenlooper Believes Relocating Syrian Refugees, Maintaining Safety Can Be Achieved

By Shaun Boyd DENVER (CBS4)– Gov. John Hickenlooper says Colorado can maintain safety while allowing Syrian refugees to come to the state.“Our first priority remains the safety of our residents. We will work with...

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List Growing Of Governors Hoping To Halt Syrian Refugees Settling In Their States
Monday, November 16, 2015

List Growing Of Governors Hoping To Halt Syrian Refugees Settling In Their States

DENVER (CBS4/AP) — Several U.S. governors are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states in the aftermath of the coordinated attacks in Paris, though an immigration expert says they have...

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College Funding Could Take Big Hit In Proposed Budget Cuts
Friday, November 13, 2015

College Funding Could Take Big Hit In Proposed Budget Cuts

By Shaun Boyd DENVER (CBS4)– Gov. John Hickenlooper is proposing cutting $20 million in state funding for higher education to help close a big budget shortfall.The state provides $648 million to the 10 public...

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Former Aurora City Councilman Joins GOP Senate Race To Challenge Bennet
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Former Aurora City Councilman Joins GOP Senate Race To Challenge Bennet

DENVER (AP) – Republican Ryan Frazier is running for his party’s nomination in Colorado to challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet next year.The former Aurora city councilman said that he planned to announce his...

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Colorado Could Become The First State To Opt Out Of Affordable Care Act
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Colorado Could Become The First State To Opt Out Of Affordable Care Act

DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado voters will get to decide if they want universal health care.Amendment 69, called ColoradoCare, will be on the state ballot in 2016. If approved, Colorado would become the first state to opt...

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Planned Parenthood, CSU & Health Department No Shows For Fetal Tissue Trafficking Hearing
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Planned Parenthood, CSU & Health Department No Shows For Fetal Tissue Trafficking Hearing

DENVER (CBS4) – After months of controversy about the sale of fetal tissue, Republican lawmakers want to know if Planned Parenthood centers in Colorado were involved.The Republican Study Committee of Colorado met at...

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Universal Health Care To Appear On Colorado ballot In 2016
Monday, November 09, 2015

Universal Health Care To Appear On Colorado ballot In 2016

DENVER (AP) – Supporters of universal health care have gathered enough signatures to put their plan on Colorado ballots next year.Secretary of State Wayne Williams said Monday that proponents submitted 158,831...

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Gardner Calls Obama’s Keystone XL Decision A ‘Misguided Choice’
Friday, November 06, 2015

Gardner Calls Obama’s Keystone XL Decision A ‘Misguided Choice’

DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Garner says President Barack Obama’s rejection of the proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline Friday puts “the demands of radical political groups over American...

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Colorado Facing Cuts Amid $373 Million Budget Shortfall
Thursday, November 05, 2015

Colorado Facing Cuts Amid $373 Million Budget Shortfall

DENVER (AP) – Colorado is facing a $373 million budget shortfall next year, despite a healthy state economy that has an unemployment rate of 4 percent. Years of uncoordinated fiscal policies, spending restrictions...

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Democrats Propose Mining Fees To Help Pay For Cleanups
Thursday, November 05, 2015

Democrats Propose Mining Fees To Help Pay For Cleanups

DENVER (AP) – Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Thursday proposed new fees for mines on federal land to help pay for cleaning up sites such as Colorado’s inactive Gold King Mine, where 3 million gallons of wastewater...

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With Conservative Jeffco School Board Members Gone, What Happens Now?
Thursday, November 05, 2015

With Conservative Jeffco School Board Members Gone, What Happens Now?

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) – Voters recalled three Jefferson County School Board members Tuesday night. Ken Witt, Julie Williams and John Newkirk are out. All board members were conservative.Ken Witt, Julie Williams...

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Colorado Election Turnout Tops 40 Percent
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Colorado Election Turnout Tops 40 Percent

DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado’s voter turnout topped 40 percent two hours before polls closed.The secretary of state’s office says that more than 1 million people had voted by 3:30 p.m.Polls closed at 7...

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Election Day Puts New Voting System To The Test
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Election Day Puts New Voting System To The Test

DENVER (CBS4)– Voters across Colorado will experience the new voting system that is designed to be easier to cast ballots.Secretary of State Wayne Williams discussed the new system on CBS4 News at Noon on Election...

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Hickenlooper Suggests Cuts To Deal With Budget Shortfall
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Hickenlooper Suggests Cuts To Deal With Budget Shortfall

DENVER (AP) – Public colleges in Colorado face funding cuts and the state needs to dip into to its rainy day fund for schools to close a $373 million shortfall in next year’s budget, Gov. John Hickenlooper said in...

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Sen. Cory Gardner Endorses Rubio For President
Monday, November 02, 2015

Sen. Cory Gardner Endorses Rubio For President

DENVER (CBS4) – Five days after a debate in Colorado that he had a strong showing in, Marco Rubio has gotten the endorsement of the state’s only Republican senator.“Today I am proud to announce my endorsement of...

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Drivers May Be Subject To ‘Code 15’ When Driving The I-70 Mountain Corridor
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Drivers May Be Subject To ‘Code 15’ When Driving The I-70 Mountain Corridor

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– This winter, drivers may be subject to a little-known law that requires them to meet certain criteria when driving Interstate 70 through the mountain corridor– Code 15.Last week’s...

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GOP Presidential Candidate Ben Carson Campaigns In Colorado
Friday, October 30, 2015

GOP Presidential Candidate Ben Carson Campaigns In Colorado

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– Republican Presidential Candidate Ben Carson stayed an extra day in Colorado to continue his campaign after the GOP Debate in Boulder.On Thursday, Carson spoke at Colorado Christian...

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House GOP Revives Bill Protecting Firms That Clean Up Mines
Thursday, October 29, 2015

House GOP Revives Bill Protecting Firms That Clean Up Mines

DENVER (AP) – Congressional Republicans revived “Good Samaritan” legislation Thursday designed to encourage companies and nonprofits to help clean up thousands of abandoned mines across the nation by protecting...

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Frequently Asked Questions About The Republican Presidential Debate In Colorado
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions About The Republican Presidential Debate In Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate, titled CNBC’s Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate, takes place at 6 p.m. It is the third debate so far...

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