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In response to the growing trend of obesity among youth in Colorado, the state legislature is moving ahead with a bill that would require 30 minutes of physical activity every day for elementary students.

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Colorado lawmakers have been in session for just shy of one month. And unlike years past, things have been fairly quite so far. But that’s likely to change next week when Governor John Hickenlooper releases his budget and plans to make up for an estimated $1.1 billion shortfall.

TELL Colorado Survey Seeks Educator Opinions

Feb 7, 2011
TELL Colorado

For the second time, Colorado education officials are asking for the opinions of teachers, principals and other educators from across the state.  Officials say the surveys are a strong catalyst for change.

Colorado has a number of laws on the books protecting employees from workplace discrimination, but the laws often lack enforcement provisions.  

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It’s been 30 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the United States. And compared to their white counterparts, African American’s continue to be disproportionately affected by the disease both nationally and in Colorado.

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At his latest economic development meeting today in Denver, Governor John Hickenlooper said his administration is committed to keeping Colorado a business-friendly state. And it's likely that push may begin with an attempt to overhaul the state's corporate tax code.
The governor met with ten CEOs of major companies in private this morning, ahead of today's latest regional economic summit at the University of Denver.

Cold Days are a Good Time to Plan your Garden

Feb 3, 2011
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These cold winter days are great for planning a vegetable garden. 

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Colorado’s interim insurance commissioner got an earful from victims of the Four Mile Canyon Fire at a meeting in Boulder Wednesday night.  Many frustrated people who lost their homes in the blaze want the state to enact tougher consumer protection laws to help victims of natural disasters settle with their insurance companies. But that appears unlikely to happen at least this legislative session. 

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A group of 70 mostly Democratic elected officials from around Colorado have sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar praising a recent decision that could extend wilderness protections to millions of new acres of western lands.
Salazar is in the process of implementing a secretarial order announced in Denver late last year which could bring more wilderness protection to Bureau of Land Management lands. Oil and gas industry officials argue the order effectively closes off land that contains key domestic energy supplies.

A newly published study from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder shows that climate change could wipe out the wolverine in the western United States by the year 2050, unless greenhouse gas emissions are reduced.

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