Thu October 13, 2011

Fort Collins Pot Ban Opponents Ahead in Fundraising

Infinite Wellness Center is one of about 20 medical marijuana dispensaries in Fort Collins. The group Concerned Fort Collins Citizens wants to ban storefronts that sell medical marijuana.
Grace Hood

Opponents of a Fort Collins ballot measure that would ban medical marijuana businesses in the city have raised nearly eight times more money than supporters of the ban.

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Wed October 12, 2011

'Occupy Denver' Protesters Want Camping Waiver

A protest against corporate greed mirroring "Occupy Wall Street" continued in Denver's Civic Center Park Wednesday, even as some worried authorities would try to remove the illegal campers.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Colorado authorities have not yet said whether protesters outside the state capitol will be allowed to continue camping out in a public park as part of a nationwide protest against corporate greed.  KUNC’s Kirk Siegler reports that the Occupy Denver protesters are asking Governor Hickenlooper for a waiver to camp at civic center park.

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Wed October 12, 2011
The Two-Way

In Exchange With Congressman, Buffett Discloses His Earnings, Taxes

Originally published on Wed October 12, 2011 4:42 pm

Warren Buffett.

Mario Tama Getty Images

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) and billionaire Warren Buffett have been involved in a cordial back-and-forth about Buffett's now-famous New York Times op-ed in which he implored the government to raise his taxes.

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Wed October 12, 2011
Job 1: Careers That Shaped The GOP Candidates

Before Politics, Huntsman Aspired To Rock Star Fame

With shaggy hair and skinny jeans, Jon Huntsman (upper right) strikes a pose with his band Wizard.

Courtesy of Politico.com

Third in a series

GOP presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman says he's the most qualified Republican in the White House race, thanks to his background as governor of Utah, a corporate executive, and as U.S. Ambassador to China. But if Huntsman had lived out his youthful ambition, he would have been none of those things.

"My initial passion in life was to be a rock-and-roll musician," Huntsman told graduates at the University of South Carolina in May.

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Tue October 11, 2011

Colorado’s Redistricting Issue Goes to Court

Colorado Statesman

As was the case ten years ago a court will have the final say in how the state’s congressional districts are drawn. The process happens every decade based on updated population figures from the census. But lawmakers failed to agree on a plan during the legislative session. KUNC’s Brian Larson spoke to Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff about the pending hearing.