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Mon October 8, 2012

Who Are The Power Players In Colorado's Political Funding? Flickr - Creative Commons

Corporations and billionaires – and their extravagant contributions to the presidential campaigns – have drawn the most national attention this year in terms of campaign financing. But in Colorado it is the same handful of wealthy Democrats and the labor unions continuing to play a steady hand.

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Fri September 28, 2012

Amendment 65: A Non-Binding Retort To Citizens United

Screencap of the website of Coloradans Get Big Money Out of Politics, one of three groups spearheading Amendment 65
Coloradans Get Big Money Out of Politics

Colorado Amendment 65 is a non-binding referendum that encourages the state’s U.S. representatives and senators to support a U.S. constitutional amendment limiting campaign contributions and spending.

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Tue September 18, 2012

Amendment 64: Who's Bankrolling What?

Torben Hansen Flickr - Creative Commons

Colorado’s ballot initiative to legalize marijuana possession is billed by one leading local advocate as “a grassroots effort here on the ground,” but an examination of contributions to the campaign tell a far different story.

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Thu August 16, 2012

Little Accountability In Food Safety Audits

United States Department of Agriculture

The deadly listeria outbreak at Jensen Farms last fall illustrates wider failures in the private food safety auditing industry, an industry which operates with little government oversight.

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Wed August 15, 2012
Listeria Outbreak: One Year Later

Charges Loom As Jensen Farms Listeria Investigation Nears End

United States Department of Agriculture

Federal prosecutors are close to concluding a criminal investigation into last fall’s deadly listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupes grown at Jensen Farms, the I-News Network has learned.

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