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Colorado approves fracking disclosure rules

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Colorado regulators have approved new rules requiring energy companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing but allowing them to protect trade secrets. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission unanimously approved the rules Tuesday. Under the regulations, a company that doesn’t want to disclose an ingredient that’s a trade secret has to explain… Continue Reading Colorado approves fracking disclosure rules

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Colorado delays fracking disclosure decision

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Colorado regulators decided Monday night to wait a week before they start deliberating a proposal to require oil and gas companies to publicly disclose what chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission made the decision after hearing about 11 hours of opinions on the proposal from industry officials, conservation… Continue Reading Colorado delays fracking disclosure decision

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The Colorado Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling Monday siding with Democratic-drawn congressional maps that give the party a chance to unseat Republican Rep. Mike Coffman. The court said a written opinion would come later. The ruling upholding Denver District Judge Robert Hyatt’s decision changes Coffman’s district by moving Republican-leaning portions of Douglas County… Continue Reading Colo. Supreme Court upholds Democrat Congress map

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Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock are traveling to California to meet with business leaders there about Colorado. The governor and mayor’s offices say Hickenlooper and Hancock want to strengthen existing relationships and encourage California business leaders to look at Colorado when they want to expand or grow companies. The trip is Thursday… Continue Reading Hickenlooper, Hancock going to CA on business trip

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The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is working to address improper unemployment benefit payments. A federal review of the state’s programs found massive overpayments, and the feds stepped in to help state officials correct the problem. So far, it’s working. Colorado reduced overpayments by $1.1 million, said Ellen Golombek, executive director of the state’s… Continue Reading State takes strides in reducing unemployment overpayments

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A Colorado commission charged with redrawing state legislative districts will vote on which maps to submit to the state Supreme Court in what has turned into a bitter partisan process. The 11-member panel is considering several maps Tuesday, including Democratic-drawn proposals that Republicans have blasted because they pit several GOP incumbents against each other. Pairing… Continue Reading Panel set to vote on new Colo. legislative districts

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CDOT starts Facebook page

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The Colorado Department of Transportation launched a Facebook page to help improve customer service and communication with updates about projects. The CDOT Facebook address is  www.facebook.com/colorado.dot. “We have been using our website, Twitter and email/text message alerts to communicate road and traveler information as well as other news to motorists,” said CDOT Executive Director Don… Continue Reading CDOT starts Facebook page

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Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago’s most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed “a visual crime” and “commercial graffiti,” are reviving a debate about how governments raise money in tough economic times. In the aftermath of the Great Recession, a public school district in Colorado is selling ads on report cards… Continue Reading Cash-strapped cities, schools say: ‘Your Ad Here’

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Unemployment drops statewide

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Jobs in Colorado increased by8,800 in October to more than 2.2 million, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The unemployment rate decreased by two-tenths of a percent to 8.1 percent. “Some positive trends are beginning to emerge on the Colorado jobs front,” said Ellen Golombek, executive director. “While we still have a… Continue Reading Unemployment drops statewide

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Colo. schools luring more foreign students

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CO schools luring more foreign students A new Colorado law freeing state universities to recruit more international students has prompted schools to begin aggressively courting foreigners who want to study in the United States — and pay higher tuition. The Daily Camera reports (http://goo.gl/g2DLu ) that Colorado State University is seriously considering hiring an outside… Continue Reading Colo. schools luring more foreign students

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