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5:26pm

Mon April 18, 2011
Colorado Wildfires

Crystal Fire Human Caused, Arrest Expected

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office announced on Monday that the 2,940 acre Crystal Fire was caused by a property owner’s son who was burning a slash pile.

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3:28pm

Mon April 18, 2011
Education

School Funding Bill Cuts Could Get Pared Down in House

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Lawmakers in the state house are beginning debate this week on a school funding bill that’s already cleared the Senate and includes some $250 million in cuts to K-12 education.

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2:44pm

Mon April 18, 2011
State Capitol

Tuition Bill for Illegal Immigrant Students Passes in Senate

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Democrats in the state Senate passed a bill on Monday that would allow illegal immigrants to receive in-state college tuition. It faces a tougher challenge in the Republican controlled House.

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12:41pm

Mon April 18, 2011
Bear Hunts

Lawmakers Consider Repealing Ban on Spring Bear Hunt

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State lawmakers worried about the growing bear population are considering giving Colorado wildlife officials more say over when the animals can be hunted.

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9:09am

Mon April 18, 2011
Environment

Report Warns of Pollution Near Parks, Monuments

A controversial mining law is putting many western national parks at risk of environmental pollution.  That’s according to a new study by the Pew Environment Group which says the 1872 Hard Rock Mining law has led to a spike in mining claims near national parks. 

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