Politics

5:30am

Tue May 13, 2014
Politics

Election-Year Politics Dooms Energy Bill, Averts Pipeline Vote

Originally published on Tue May 13, 2014 10:23 am

Pipefitters work on construction of the Keystone XL pipeline's southern portion outside Tulsa, Okla., in January.
PR Newswire

As expected, an energy efficiency bill failed in the Senate on Monday, which makes a separate Senate vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline unlikely before the November election.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had made a Keystone vote contingent upon passage of the energy efficiency bill, and letting one doom the other may have temporarily gotten him out of a bind.

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4:20pm

Mon May 12, 2014
Wildfires

Expecting A Normal Wildfire Season, Hickenlooper Signs Wildfire Legislation

Governor John Hickenlooper briefs reporters following a 2014 wildfire update.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

As snow fell in Colorado Monday, Governor John Hickenlooper spoke about the state's 2014 wildfire outlook and signed three wildfire focused bills into law. While Northern Colorado has seen ample moisture, the Division of Fire Prevention and Control said the state should still expect to see an average to normal fire season.

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8:41am

Fri May 9, 2014
Politics

A Look Back At The Wrapped Colorado Legislative Session

Colorado Senate GOP Flickr - Creative Commons

Colorado’s legislative session wrapped up on a muted tone Wednesday with most major bills already tied up before the closing gavel fell. This session was relatively calm compared to the previous, when Democrats pushed through historic and controversial proposals.

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3:37pm

Mon May 5, 2014
Oil and Gas

State Legislature Fails To Resolve Local Control Fight

Oil and gas work takes place on Highway 392 East of Windsor
Grace Hood KUNC

6:00am

Thu May 1, 2014
Civil Unions

After One Year Of Civil Unions, Colorado LGBT Still Look To Full Marriage

Fran and Anna Simon, the first couple to enter into a civil union in Denver, May 1, 2013.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

May 1 marks the one year anniversary of civil unions becoming legal in Colorado. Denver officials will celebrate the milestone with a reception. However, LGBT advocates are still fighting for marriage equality in the state.

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