Colorado

8:32am

Mon May 19, 2014
Inside Energy

Meet Inside Energy, A Project To Drill Down On Energy Issues

A drill rig near Longmont, Colo.
KUNC file photo

An ongoing oil and gas boom in the Rocky Mountains and northern Great Plains region of the country is reshaping the way the U.S. gets its power. At the same time, debates over energy production and policy, especially along Colorado’s heavily populated Front Range, are becoming more high-profile and polarized.

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3:58pm

Fri May 16, 2014
Agriculture

Kentucky's Hemp Seed Lawsuit Could Affect Colorado's Aspiring Growers

Hemp seedlings sprout in a warehouse in Lafayette, Colo.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is picking a fight with the federal government, and it’s all about hemp. The state is suing the Drug Enforcement Agency over a shipment of hemp seed. With Colorado farmers currently exploring their options with the plant, a final decision in the case could have implications here too. 

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12:17pm

Thu May 15, 2014
Politics

As Campaign Season Ramps Up, So Does The Sign Patrol

Adam Schweigert Flickr- Creative Commons

During an election year, campaign signs start popping up along area roadways. Sometimes they’re placed where they shouldn't be, and patrols from the Colorado Department of Transportation are taking to the streets to clear them from the state’s right of way.

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6:46am

Thu May 15, 2014
Health

With Dwindling Mental Health Providers, ERs Fill The Gap

Rosser321 Flickr - Creative Commons

Growing demand for intensive mental-health treatment in the state and a decline in the supply of psychiatric beds have put added pressure on emergency rooms. In cases when patients pose a danger to themselves or others, ERs become the default holding place.

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5:00am

Thu May 15, 2014
Arts District

When You Put The Public In Art, Opinions Go Way Past Yes And No

R&R studios' artist rendering of its public art piece "YES!" The project was scrapped by the city after intense public criticism.
Courtesy City of Boulder

Public art has a long history of sparking controversy. Take the case of the recently repaired Washington Monument in D.C. Now iconic, it weathered funding issues, warring political factions stealing building blocks, and the public rejecting a first attempt.

A proposed art installation in Boulder can now relate to the sting of public rejection.

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