Colorado

Poll: Colorado Senate race a dead heat

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is locked in a statistical tie with Rep. Cory Gardner (R) in a new poll of the Colorado Senate race
The Quinnipiac University survey gives Udall 45 percent support to Gardner’s…

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Colorado Republicans push to ban food stamps at pot shops

Colorado Republicans plan to propose a bill next week that will prohibit welfare recipients from using their benefits in pot shops.
The “Preserving Welfare for Needs Not Weed Act,” is expected to be introduced on…

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Rep. Cory Gardner to challenge Colo. Sen. Mark Udall

DENVER — Republican Rep. Cory Gardner formally kicked off his Senate campaign on Saturday by tying his challenge to Democratic Sen. Mark Udall to the GOP’s efforts to reverse its decade-long slide in this key…

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Colorado Health-Exchange Director Indicted for Fraud, Theft

The director of Colorado’s health exchange has been placed on administrative leave after the state discovered she had been indicted for stealing from a non-profit, the Denver Post reports:
[Christa Ann] McClure, 51, pleaded not…

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Tea Party Favorite in 2nd Bid for Senate in Colo.

Ken Buck is watching what he says.
The Republican prosecutor became a symbol for his party’s political overreach in 2010, when he beat the establishment pick in a U.S. Senate primary, only to lose to…

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Colo. Sen. Udall under fire for attempting to alter health care cancellation stats

DENVER — Sen. Mark Udall is coming under criticism for pressuring state regulators to downsize figures showing that nearly 250,000…

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Crowds grow like weeds for first legal sales of marijuana in Colorado

DENVER — Colorado lit up the nation’s first legal adult marijuana market shortly after dawn Wednesday, and Brandon Harris was not about to miss it.
Mr. Harris and his friend Tyler Williams, both 24, drove…

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High Prices for Getting High Expected as Colorado Opens Legal Pot Shops

On Jan. 1, the first legal recreational marijuana outlets will open in Colorado. And with the rise of the new legal marijuana industry comes the question of what newly legal recreational weed should cost.
As…

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Fracking foes pump out votes in Colorado and Ohio where wells are dry

DENVER — The four local anti-fracking initiatives approved last week by voters in Colorado and Ohio should have roughly the same impact as outlawing surfing in Denver or cliff-diving in Cleveland.
That’s because there’s virtually…

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Colorado: Pot tax, secession top Tuesday ballot measures

Washington (CNN) — Voters headed to the polls in six states on Tuesday will consider 31 ballot measures, including questions about marijuana taxes and requiring labels for genetically modified food. The question of secession also…

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Colorado voters will be asked to make secession official

GREELEY, Colo. — Colorado has been described as a classic purple state, but in many ways it’s more like two states, one red and one blue, fighting to occupy — and dominate — the same…

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Free marijuana: New campaign donation in Colorado

In an American electoral first, a Colorado organization fighting new taxes on legal marijuana has filed a campaign finance disclosure…

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Colorado Democrats lose recall elections over gun-control votes

DENVER — Colorado voters stunned the nation Tuesday night by ousting two heavily funded Democratic state legislators in a recall election that was cast as a national referendum on gun control.
Senate President John Morse…

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