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Poll: Colorado has country’s second most popular governor

By | 12.08.11 | 8:46 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

According to a poll released Thursday by Public Policy Polling, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is the second most popular governor in the country. Also, according to the poll, if an election were held today, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Udall would cruise to victory.

EPA: Wyoming well water tainted with chemicals consistent with fracking

By | 12.08.11 | 3:09 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released draft findings in its ongoing investigation of contaminated well water near natural gas drilling in Pavillion, Wyo. The draft report “indicates detection of synthetic chemicals … consistent with gas production and hydraulic fracturing fluids.”

Colorado to join other states asking feds to reclassify marijuana

By | 12.08.11 | 1:55 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chaffee and Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire have petitioned the federal government to change the schedule of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act, a move they claim will remove the conflict between federal and state drug laws, which will in turn allow for the establishment of More…

Colorado voters reject new taxes as part of school-funding initiative

By | 11.02.11 | 9:00 am | More from The Colorado Independent

It was the most significant tax measure to appear before any U.S. voters this year and early returns suggest voters wanted nothing to do with it. Colorado’s Proposition 103, which would have marginally raised state income and sales taxes to fund education, was drawing roughly 35 percent support in More…

Independent review of state fracking rules ignores setbacks, disclosure, critics say

By | 11.01.11 | 5:47 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

An independent review of Colorado’s oil and gas drilling regulations pertaining to hydraulic fracturing was released late last week, with at least one conservation group finding it noteworthy for what isn’t in the report.

Colorado’s Prop 103 tests national mood for taxes

By | 10.28.11 | 2:12 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

State Senator Rollie Heath’s Proposition 103, which asks Coloradans to approve a tax increase to bolster the state’s cash-strapped schools, will be the most significant tax measure to appear before any U.S. voters this year. The Pew Center on the States calls the vote a test of public attitudes More…

VIDEO: Leading Coloradans stand up for an end to bullying

By | 10.20.11 | 10:54 am | More from The Colorado Independent

This video continues a conversation about anti-LGBT bullying that was started during the 2011 legislative session when lawmakers passed a bill that clearly defines bullying and specifically protects LGBT young people. The new law, which went into effect this school year, also requires each school district to adopt a comprehensive More…

Governor, AG tell Occupy Denver to get out of park at night

By | 10.14.11 | 11:39 am | More from The Colorado Independent

Thursday, Governor John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, and Attorney General John Suthers announced that Occupy Denver protesters could not longer camp out on state park land in front of the capitol.

Squaw Valley ski deal pits Denver vs. Tahoe for 2022 Winter Games

By | 09.28.11 | 10:08 am | More from The Colorado Independent

A Denver 2022 Winter Olympic bid may face a much stiffer challenge than the ongoing squabble between U.S. and international Olympic officials over revenue sharing. The Reno-Lake Tahoe region on the California-Nevada border suddenly became a lot more attractive.

Tahoe’s Squaw Valley, the legendary ski area that hosted the Winter More…

Obama jobs speech has GOP contemplating bipartisanship

By | 09.09.11 | 11:16 am | More from The Colorado Independent

President Obama pitched his American Jobs Act before a joint session of Congress Thursday evening, pleading his case with proposals clearly designed to win bipartisan approval and demanding action with tough campaign-style rhetoric. The nature of the talk, a desperate soft and hard sell, underlined the fact that Americans are More…