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AG: Companies in possible violation of state law

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Oasis Legal finance and LawCash made loans when the two companies advanced 2,400 Coloradans sums of money ranging from $500 to $5,000 in anticipation of legal settlements or judgments from lawsuit, according to a Denver District Judge. That ruling makes both companies subject to Colorado’s consumer protection laws, said Attorney General John Suthers. The state… Continue Reading AG: Companies in possible violation of state law

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Colorado to audit online K-12 schools

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The Legislative Audit Committee’s going online. The committee approved a request yesterday by Seante President Brandon Shaffer of Longmont to perform an emergency audit of online public schools operating in Colorado. Shaffer requested the audit after reviewing state reports that raise concerns about the efficacy of some of the online program. “When I was in… Continue Reading Colorado to audit online K-12 schools

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Pueblo Chemical Depot still a danger

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Federal officials say safety is still a concern at the Pueblo Chemical Depot because of leaking weapons. Quality assurance specialist Lisabeth Watchutka says more than 100 of the 780,000 chemical weapons stored at the depot have leaked since 1973. Watchutka says that’s a small percentage, but safety is still a concern. Authorities say no one… Continue Reading Pueblo Chemical Depot still a danger

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RMI Associates to refund customer fees

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Denver-based RMI Associates has been barred from helping consumers file complaints with the state for a fee. The court order obtained by Attorney General John Suthers also requires the company to refund any fees it received from consumers. The order follows a lawsuit filed in August against RMI, alleging that the company claimed it could… Continue Reading RMI Associates to refund customer fees

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Postal workers plan rally in Colorado against cuts

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Postal Service employees plan to rally at Colorado Springs City Hall and other Colorado communities next week to warn about the impact of proposed cuts. The Communications Workers of America Union’s Denver chapter says the rally on Tuesday is part of a national effort seeking support for congressional action to shore up the struggling agency.… Continue Reading Postal workers plan rally in Colorado against cuts

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Colorado’s ag exports rise dramatically

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Colorado’s agricultural exports increased 20 percent to $718 million in the first seven months of 2011, led by increases in beef, hides, dairy and grains. “Agricultural exports continue to play an important part in our state’s economic recovery,” said Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar. “So far this year, we’ve seen an additional $118 million from the… Continue Reading Colorado’s ag exports rise dramatically

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Colorado lawmakers tout tax amnesty

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Colorado lawmakers are promoting a tax amnesty program they hope will bring in millions of dollars. Delinquent taxpayers will have 45 days starting Oct. 1 to pay the state what they owe at half the interest rate and without penalty or criminal prosecution. The program being promoted on Monday applies to individuals and businesses that… Continue Reading Colorado lawmakers tout tax amnesty

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Final proposed CO legislative districts discussed

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A Colorado panel charged with redrawing state legislative districts plans to discuss proposed final maps after going on a monthlong tour listening tour. The 11-member bipartisan commission is meeting Monday after spending August touring the state. The panel known as the Reapportionment Commission will submit its proposed new districts to the State Supreme Court for… Continue Reading Final proposed CO legislative districts discussed

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DHS to repeal 850 rules, regulations

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The Colorado Department of Human Services will repeal nearly 850 outdated, unnecessary rules, and revise another 2,000, said Gov. John Hickenlooper. “Our commitment to cutting red tape and finding appropriate levels of regulation is no secret,” Hickenlooper said. “These proposed changes will help streamline operations in the Department of Human Services. Other state agencies are… Continue Reading DHS to repeal 850 rules, regulations

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Fuel tax sends Colorado road officials to DC

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Colorado highway and transportation officials are headed to Washington to fight for an extension of the federal fuel tax. Congress must extend the tax or it expires Sept. 30. The Colorado Department of Transportation receives nearly $400 million a year from the federal fuel tax. Officials from of the Colorado Transportation Commission, the Denver Regional… Continue Reading Fuel tax sends Colorado road officials to DC

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