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February 16, 2011

Round-Up: Grass fire contained; Progress on US 50; and more

Crews have contained a grass fire that was threatening buildings near Ellicott in El Paso County…Crews are beginning to remove rock from US 50 west of Cotopaxi, and aim to have the highway reopen by the weekend…Army officials say President Barack Obama’s budget proposal includes $477 million for destroying obsolete chemical weapons stored in Colorado and Kentucky….and, Katie’s Law, a crime fighting tool that has raised privacy concerns has been fully implemented in Colorado.

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January 14, 2011

State of the Judiciary

The new chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court updated lawmakers on the state of judiciary today. Justice Michael Bender says budget cuts have hurt morale in local courts, but his address largely focused on non-budgetary challenges and accomplishments. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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December 21, 2010

Round-Up: Population is up, Assessed value is down, and more

Colorado’s population has grown by almost 17 percent in the last 10 years…Assessed property values in Colorado are expected to fall for the first time since the late 1980s…The Gazette reports Colorado Springs has tied for the worst winter job outlook in the country, according to a list from Forbes…and, the US Senate has confirmed the appointment of Denver attorney William Martinez to the US District Court in Colorado.

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October 13, 2010

Colorado’s AG Race

Colorado’s Attorney General John Suthers joined a lawsuit last spring against the Obama Administration’s Health Care Plan, saying the federal government can not force people to buy health insurance. That move prompted Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett to launch a bid for Suthers’job. He’s facing an uphill battle. Suthers’ long career in public office means he’s has great name recognition, and he’s raised more than twice as much money as Garnett. Now, Garnett is attacking Suthers in a new TV ad. From KCFR in Denver, Eric Whitney has more on the race for attorney general.

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Filed under: Elections,Eric Whitney,KRCC News,Legal Affairs,Politics — andrea @ 5:44 pm

January 4, 2010

Round-Up: CO appeals ruling regarding Pueblo Chemical Depot, and more

Colorado has appealed a federal court ruling that limited the state’s ability to regulate the destruction of obsolete chemical weapons stored outside Pueblo…Colorado Springs’ City Auditor steps down..and, the U. S. Forest Service approves a plan to clear trees killed by pine beetles.

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Filed under: Andrea Chalfin,AP,Colorado Springs,Forest Plans,KRCC News,Legal Affairs,Round-Up,Wildfires — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:35 pm

December 22, 2009

Medical Marijuana Legislative Preview

Legislative leaders from both parties are uniting behind efforts to regulate the state’s booming medical marijuana industry. Although the details are still being hashed out behind the scenes, lawmakers say weeding out fraud and abuse is the top priority. Bente Birkeland reports from the state capitol.

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Filed under: Bente Birkeland,Capitol Coverage,Health,KRCC News,Legal Affairs — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:44 pm

December 18, 2009

Medical Marijuana Raises Question of Physician Fraud

According to figures released by the State Health Department 5 doctors are responsible for issuing medical marijuana cards for nearly 8 thousand people statewide. And that has the agency calling for increased regulations on prescribing the drug. Bente Birkeland reports from the state capitol.

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Filed under: Bente Birkeland,Capitol Coverage,Health,KRCC News,Legal Affairs — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 7:06 am

December 11, 2009

Round-Up: Retesting DUI Tests, Broadband Access in CO, and Pueblo's New Bishop

An internal investigation reveals faulty blood-alcohol tests in Colorado Springs DUI cases…Most Coloradans have access to broadband internet, with large gaps in rural areas…and, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pueblo gets a new bishop.

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Filed under: Andrea Chalfin,AP,Crime,KRCC News,Legal Affairs,Religion,Round-Up,Technology — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:35 pm

December 3, 2009

Round-Up: H1N1 Vaccinations in El Paso County open up, and more

El Paso County Health Department officials say their supplies of the H1N1 vaccine are increasing, and have thus opened vaccinations up beyond high-risk groups…School district officials from across the state convene at the Broadmoor…and, more.

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Filed under: Andrea Chalfin,AP,Education,Health,KRCC News,Legal Affairs,Round-Up — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:32 pm

December 1, 2009

Round-Up: Lawmakers Seek Continued Spending Ban on Pinon Canyon, and more

Democratic lawmakers Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, and Representatives John Salazar and Betsy Markey seek an extension of a spending ban regarding the Army’s Pinon Canyon training site…and, former Colorado Senate Minority Leader Andy McElhany files an ethics complaint.

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Filed under: Agriculture/Ranching,Andrea Chalfin,AP,KRCC News,Legal Affairs,Military,Round-Up — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:32 pm

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