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Gov. John Hickenlooper released an updated version of the statewide economic development plan created earlier this year to spur Colorado’s economy, help businesses grow and attract new jobs to the state. “Colorado is already seeing the benefits of taking a bottom-up, collaborative approach to economic development,” Hickenlooper said. “Earlier this month, Arrow Electronics announced it… Continue Reading Gov. updates the “bottom-up” economic development plan

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Colorado Attorney General John Suthers obtained a $594,000 judgment against Thomas Roland for his role in defrauding Colorado consumers, according to a report from the AG’s office. The judgment follows a similar $594,000 settlement handed down in August against Enhanced Services Solutions after the company engaged in unregistered debt management services for Colorado consumers. The… Continue Reading Debt management company pays $594,000 to state for violations

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PERA files claim in state treasurer’s suit

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PERA’s claim asks the Denver District Court to provide guidance about the circumstances under which the group can lawfully disclose confidential member information to its trustees. Continue Reading PERA files claim in state treasurer’s suit

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Lawmakers, White House regroup on jobs

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Congress and the White House face the choice of continued fighting or a shift toward bipartisan bargaining after the Senate voted to kill President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan. They’re likely to do both as they seek to produce results sought by a discontented public while also drawing bright political lines for voters as… Continue Reading Lawmakers, White House regroup on jobs

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A judge has begun hearing arguments in a dispute between Republicans and Democrats over what Colorado’s new congressional maps will look like. Both parties filed suit after the Legislature failed to agree on drawing new districts to reflect the 2010 Census. The trial opened Tuesday in Denver District Court. The court will have about a… Continue Reading Judge hearing arguments on Colorado redistricting

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Colorado’s top political parties go to court this week to pitch their changes for the state’s congressional landscape — a process that could affect 2012 races in three districts now held by Republicans. Starting Tuesday, Denver’s District Court will hear arguments on the redistricting process required every 10 years to reflect updated Census statistics. The… Continue Reading Colo. court battle over congressional maps begins

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A series of Denver, Lakewood, Littleton and Wheatridge magazine-sales telemarketing companies are being sued by the state’s attorney general. John Suthers claims the companies deceived and defrauded consumers in Colorado. “There is strong evidence that these companies and individuals preyed on the elderly and consumers with cognitive disabilities – society’s most vulnerable,” he said. “Businesses… Continue Reading AG files suit against magazine subscription companies

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State closes two youth corrections facilities

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Colorado is closing two youth detention centers because of a sharp decline in the number of youths being locked up. .State officials say the number of youths in the detention system has dropped 32 percent, from nearly 1,500 to 1,000, since 2006. State youth corrections director John Gomez said the state will close the 20-bed… Continue Reading State closes two youth corrections facilities

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Medical marijuana users denied firearms

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The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is warning gun dealers that it is illegal for medical-marijuana patients to buy firearms. The agency sent out a letter Sept. 21 that says marijuana use is still barred by federal law, even though it has been approved for medical use in Colorado. According to the… Continue Reading Medical marijuana users denied firearms

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Colorado is planning to double the price of Powerball tickets to bring in more money. The Department of Revenue says the state wants to raise more money for projects like state parks and schools. The prices of tickets will be raised from $1 to $2 beginning Jan. 15. The state says Powerball jackpots will start… Continue Reading Cost of Colorado Powerball tickets to double

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