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8:50am

Fri April 6, 2012
Politics

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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6:00am

Fri April 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertainment Report

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

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5:35am

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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5:30am

Fri April 6, 2012
Environment

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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4:35am

Fri April 6, 2012
Around the Nation

Jailer Takes Inmate On Golfing Trip

Originally published on Fri April 6, 2012 4:36 am

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