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Updated 3:00 pm Friday, June 8, 2018

A group of 12 governors — including Colorado’s — urged congressional leaders on Friday to pass the STATES Act, calling it an opportunity to restore balance between federal and state powers when it comes to regulating marijuana.

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Colorado's congressional delegation hasn't been silent on the Syrian airstrikes conducted by a U.S.-led coalition Friday night. The strikes drew criticism from some and praise from others, though there was one thing Republicans and Democrats agreed upon — the heinousness of reported chemical weapons attacks conducted by the Syrian government, led by President Bashar al-Assad.

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Colorado escaped major wildfires this summer, but millions of acres of forest in the state remain a powder keg, ripe to burn in the future. The next big fire could threaten thousands of homes. The U.S. Forest Service and other agencies can't keep up, because there's too much timber and not enough money.

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The Clean Power Plan and the Iran nuclear deal dominated the headlines nationally this week. Another issue, whether senators should e-file their campaign finance reports, flew under most radars. Colorado's U.S. senators had reactions to those issues.

Bennet speaks out about Clean Power Plan repeal

Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Pruitt announced this week that he would repeal the Clean Power Plan. The plan sought to curb carbon emissions from power plants.

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Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation had a busy week this week -- despite that they’re still on recess. One of the most active has been Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, who held his first in person town hall meetings in more than a year. It was a week was defined by the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va., and a national debate over race, especially in light of President Trump’s response.

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Sen. Cory Gardner held three town hall meetings on Aug. 15. He faced criticism for his lack of public appearances and his votes to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in all of them. The events in Colorado Springs, Greeley and Lakewood are the first solo in-person town halls held by the Republican this year.

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This week of recess marked another in which Colorado’s representatives and senators visited with constituents. Town halls, North Korea and health care dominated their time.

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Congress is out for its August recess, yet Colorado’s delegation is staying busy. Here’s KUNC’s roundup of what your senators and representatives have been up to.

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The future of health care and the politics of gender have been front and center in the national headlines this week. Colorado’s congressional delegation -- made up of the representatives and senators elected to office -- have been part of the action. Here’s a round-up of the votes, reactions and statements from your Colorado representatives.

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Colorado has two elected voices to turn to when it comes to the proposed Republican health care bill: Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner.

Bennet is a Democrat and has made clear his stance on the bill, calling it “fundamentally flawed.”