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Fri April 6, 2012

Obama Ad Targets Conservative Strongholds in Colorado

President Obama signed the Recovery Act into law in Colorado in 2009 and has been back to campaign numerous times since
KUNC File Photo

Some Coloradans were reminded this week of the state’s status as a battleground in this year’s presidential election when the Obama Campaign began airing its first TV ad here targeting the Grand Junction and Colorado Springs markets. 

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Fri April 6, 2012

Capitol Conversation: Criminal Justice Bills Spark Heated Debate

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There have been a host of bills during the legislative session focusing on criminal justice. Many of these measures have been controversial and sparked heated debate amongst lawmakers.

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Fri April 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertainment Report

Celebrations, remembrances and more along Colorado's Front Range.

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Fri April 6, 2012
Planet Money

The Most (And Least) Lucrative Committees In Congress

Originally published on Mon April 9, 2012 9:19 am

Lam Thuy Vo The Sunlight Foundation

This story is part of Planet Money's series on money in politics. This post was originally published on March 30. It was updated on April 6.

Most of the nitty-gritty action in Congress happens in committees.

Not surprisingly, campaign contributions flow to members of the committees that big donors are really interested in — like, say, the ways and means committee, which oversees the tax code.

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Fri April 6, 2012

At the Governor's Oil and Gas Task Force, a 'Virtual' Protest

Protesters gather outside the Colorado Department of Natural Resources building in Denver.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

A task force appointed by the Governor now has less than two weeks to issue its final report on whether local governments should have more authority to regulate oil and gas drilling within their boundaries. 

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