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Colorado Judges Tossing Out One Fracking Ban After Another

MCKITTRICK, CA - MARCH 23:  Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near McKittrick, California.(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

For the third time in a month, a Colorado judge has thrown out a city's ban on hydraulic fracking, ruling that it conflicts with state laws.

Bob Beauprez Would Send Colorado National Guard To Defend The Border

1:01 PM 08/28/2014

Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez told a talk radio host that if elected, he would send Colorado's National Guard to defend the Texas border with Mexico if asked by Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Bud Light Wants To Turn This Mountain Town Into A Beer Drinker’s Paradise For A Weekend

11:59 PM 08/26/2014

Residents of Crested Butte, Colo., are responding in mixed ways to Anheuser-Busch's plan to paint the town blue and remake it as a fantasy Bud Light theme town in two weeks.

Denver Sheriff’s ‘Training Video’ Ignores Responsibility For Inmate’s Death

8:05 PM 08/26/2014

The Denver Sheriff's Department immediately pulled a training video for jail guards after a local television station revealed the tape ignored the department's own responsibility for the death of an inmate eight years ago.

GOP Candidate Apologizes For Comparing Jared Polis To ISIS

5:59 PM 08/26/2014

A Republican candidate for Colorado’s state house released a sarcastic video Tuesday in which he purported to apologize for suggesting Democratic Rep. Jared Polis would behead American Christians.

Hickenlooper Hints At Clemency For Death Row Inmate If He Loses Re-election

6:38 PM 08/25/2014

An interview that never aired is reverberating through the Colorado governor's race.

Boulder Schools Opt Out Of Controversial Rat Cage Anti-Pot Campaign

12:52 PM 08/25/2014

One of Colorado’s largest school districts is just saying no to an unusual statewide campaign to keep kids from smoking marijuana.

Inmate Released 90 Years Early Is Back In Prison, But Fighting To Get Back Out

8:04 PM 08/22/2014

A Denver man who was accidentally released from prison six years ago with 90 years left on his sentence has been thrown back in jail, but he’s appealing his renewed incarceration.

CU-Boulder Called ‘Culturally Chauvinist’ For Naming Dorms In English

7:54 PM 08/22/2014

The University of Colorado-Boulder is renaming two dormitories after Native American chiefs, but it has angered some for choosing the English translations of their names rather than the original but hard-to-pronounce indigenous versions.

Another 2,000 Insurance Policies Cancelled In Colorado

5:41 PM 08/21/2014

More than 2,000 more Coloradans had their health insurance plans cancelled as a result of the Affordable Care Act, according to a letter from the state regulatory agency to state Senate Republicans.

GMO Labeling Initiative Makes The Colorado Ballot

3:11 PM 08/21/2014

A proposal to require labeling of genetically modified food will appear on the Colorado ballot in November, after supporters turned in nearly twice the amount of signatures required to bring the issue to a vote.

Marijuana Industry Raises Money For Hickenlooper Campaign

8:17 PM 08/20/2014

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper opposed marijuana legalization, but the newly legal industry is raising money for his reelection.

Billionaire Environmentalist Hits Cory Gardner With First Attack Ad

12:44 PM 08/20/2014

California billionaire Tom Steyer’s political action committee rolled out its first attack ad against Republican Rep. Cory Gardner in Colorado’s Senate race.

Voters To Decide Open-Carry Law In Colorado Town

4:09 PM 08/19/2014

Residents of the small town of Castle Rock, Colo., are deciding Tuesday whether to allow the open carry of firearms in public buildings like libraries and in public parks, despite a last minute attempt to halt the special election.

Father Of Police Brutality Victim: Hickenlooper Has ‘Ignored Us’

2:10 PM 08/19/2014

The father of a police brutality victim in Denver slammed Gov. John Hickenlooper on the governor's Facebook page, hoping that the events unfolding in Ferguson, Mo., will reignite interest in his son's case.

Hickenlooper: ‘Being The Alpha Dog … Just Doesn’t Fit Me’

4:43 PM 08/18/2014

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper admitted what many people suspected when he told a Denver Fox 31 reporter that he no longer supports the death penalty, a reversal of his position during the 2010 campaign.

Prison-To-Pot-Farm Plan Met With Skepticism In Rural Colorado

4:03 PM 08/18/2014

A no-brainer plan to convert an abandoned women's prison into Colorado's first industrial-scale "marijuana factory" has one major hurdle -- the rural town where it’s located has imposed a moratorium on all pot businesses.

Nation’s Toughest House Race Hinges On Immigration

2:02 PM 08/15/2014

Colorado Republican Rep. Mike Coffman and challenger Andrew Romanoff, the former Democratic speaker of the state House, staked out clear positions on immigration in a 90-minute debate. It's the hottest issue in the race.

Activists Renew Call For Boycott Over iPad-Toting Turtles

8:24 PM 08/14/2014

The Aspen Art Museum’s unusual installation featuring live turtles with iPads glued to their shells has drawn the ire of a New York precious-metals tycoon and Turtle Conservancy board member, who is calling for a boycott of the museum. (RELATED: Activists Are Furious Over These Turtles Carrying iPads)