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1:22pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Politics

Attitudes on Civil Unions Changing In Colorado

Theo Doranian Flickr/CreativeCommons

A recent survey by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic survey company, suggests a majority of Coloradans – 62% - favor passage of a state civil unions bill. The bill is scheduled for a hearing this Thursday in the same house committee where it failed last year by one vote. 

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11:11am

Mon April 30, 2012
Agriculture

Colorado Ag Exports Starting Off Strong for 2012

Free range cows
photo by elenm1 Creative Commons/Flickr

Colorado’s agricultural exports are continuing to grow in the first two months of the year. Compared to the first two months of 2011, Colorado’s ag exports this year are up 25%, at roughly $222 million overall.

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10:59am

Mon April 30, 2012
Sports

U.S. Paralympics Chief: Sport Comes Full Circle with Warrior Games, London Games in 2012

Army National Guardsman Sgt. Kisha Makerney, waits for the ball to come her way during a Warrior Games volleyball match May 11, 2010, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden DoD

Wounded troops from all five military branches will compete in sports like swimming, cycling and sitting volleyball during the Third Annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs this week.

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7:40am

Mon April 30, 2012
Health

Farmer’s Union Hopes To Lower Costs Via Health Insurance Co-op

Lindy Wallace, president of the board overseeing the Colorado Health Insurance Cooperative, Inc., with her horse Joe
JW Stephens Colorado Public News

The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union says the costs of health insurance have become so high that many people who work in Colorado’s rural areas carry policies that only cover them in case of a dire emergency.

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5:00am

Mon April 30, 2012
Business

Colorado Cantaloupe Farmers Face Uncertain Future

Kirk Siegler KUNC

Last fall, a listeria outbreak in cantaloupes traced to a southeastern Colorado farm killed thirty people and sickened dozens more in 28 states. The economic fallout from the tragedy has also been far reaching.

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