7:02am

Mon October 20, 2014
Colorado Votes 2014

Amendment 68: Should Gambling Be Expanded And Taxed For Education Funding?

While much of the attention the 2014 election season has been focused on Colorado's Senate and gubernatorial races, voters will also be deciding the fates of four statewide ballot questions. One of those questions seeks to expand gambling at racetracks to help fund K-12 education.

If approved, Amendment 68 would allow horse race tracks in Arapahoe, Mesa and Pueblo counties to offer slot machines, roulette, craps, and card games such as blackjack and poker. Arapahoe Park in Aurora is at the center of the campaign.

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6:44am

Mon October 20, 2014

5:00am

Mon October 20, 2014
Health

New Advocacy Group Wants To Make Colorado Healthier, Starting At The State Capitol

Members of the CU hiking club practicing yoga atop Mt. Oxford
Zach Dischner Creative Commons/Flickr

A new Colorado nonprofit will soon venture into the halls of the state capitol advocating for policy change in health care.

Healthier Colorado officially launched in September, kicking off their efforts with a listening tour of eight Colorado cities.

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10:21am

Sat October 18, 2014
Senate

Outside Spending Underscores Colorado's Close Senate Race

The U.S. Senate race between incumbent Mark Udall and challenger Cory Gardner is one of the closest nationwide.
Credit Udall / U.S. Senate / Gardner / U.S. House

Whether it’s advertising on television, commercial radio or even YouTube, both sides in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race are ramping up their efforts to get a leg-up in the final weeks before the election. It turns out the candidates are receiving a significant amount of funding from Super PACs outside of the state, underscoring a race that is seen as critical for control of the Senate.

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9:00am

Sat October 18, 2014
marc on the blues

Eddie C. Campbell Epitomizes West Side Chicago Blues

Eddie C. Campbell meets several of my prime criteria for artists to take note of. First, he has played with a Blues who's who including Howlin' Wolf, Jimmie Reed, Koko Taylor, Little Walter, plus Willie Dixon and the Chicago Blues All-Stars, among many others.

Second, he plays and sings a delightful West Side Chicago style that he helped develop, along with people like Luther Allison and Magic Sam. Plus, and this is what really counts, he is a great songwriter, very good vocalist and smokin' guitarist.

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