Colorado

9:40pm

Thu August 9, 2012

3:19pm

Thu August 9, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama Targets Romney On Tax Credit For Wind Energy Producers

Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 4:12 pm

President Obama at a Newton, Iowa, wind-turbine blade maker in May.
Charlie Neibergall AP

How many votes can President Obama gain or Mitt Romney lose because of the Republican's opposition to renewing federal tax credits to wind energy producers? The answer, with apologies to Bob Dylan, is blowin' in the wind.

Obama hopes to influence the answer by relentlessly pounding the all-but-official Republican presidential nominee's opposition to the renewal.

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3:16pm

Thu August 9, 2012
The Two-Way

James Holmes, Colorado Shooting Suspect, Is Mentally Ill, His Attorneys Say

The attorneys for the James Holmes, the alleged Colorado shooter, say their client is mentally ill.

The AP reports the disclosure came during a hearing today at the Arapahoe (Colo.) County Courthouse in which news organizations, including NPR, were asking for documents in the case to be unsealed.

The AP adds:

"Holmes had the same dazed demeanor that he has had in previous court appearances.

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1:48pm

Thu August 9, 2012
Weather

Colorado's Hazy Orange Sunsets Will Continue... For Now

The sun sets over the front range of Colorado as seen from I70 in Denver.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

No fires are burning in Colorado – but this week’s hazy and smoky skies along the Front Range are from dozens of wildfires burning across the west.

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7:45am

Thu August 9, 2012
Energy

VIDEO: Coal And Natural Gas Arm Wrestle For Colorado Energy Dominance

Screencap from PBS NewsHour's report on coal vs. natural gas in Colorado. Pictured is PBS' Ray Saurez with David Eaves, CEO of Public Service.
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PBS NewsHour continues their energy series with a visit to Colorado. Coal has been a traditional source of electrical energy in the state, but now a new energy source - natural gas - is making inroads.

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