State

6:46am

Mon March 10, 2014
Colorado Legislature

Taking A Tally At The Colorado Legislative Midpoint

A view of the newly regilded dome atop the capitol from the 16th Street Mall.
Jim Hill KUNC

Colorado’s 2014 legislative session is already halfway over. So far lawmakers have tackled a whole host of issues – everything from gun law repeals to wildfire and flood related measures.

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11:01am

Tue February 4, 2014
Gun Laws

Colorado Democrats Strike Down Background Check Repeal

Originally published on Tue February 4, 2014 10:56 am

Jim Hill KUNC

The gun debate that riveted the state capitol in 2013, once again took center stage Monday. Fewer people came to the capitol to testify on a key gun bill than the last round, but emotions were still strong.

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10:46am

Wed January 29, 2014
Legal and the Web

Colorado Lawmakers Move Forward With Mug Shots Bill

Originally published on Thu January 30, 2014 8:15 am

Mug shot sites, like the Smoking Gun, have long been a staple online. While some trade in celebrity mug shots, others publish publically available local mug shots.
thesmokinggun.com screencap

A bipartisan committee at the statehouse has moved forward a bill to make it easier to remove people’s mug shots from commercial websites if they were never convicted of the crime for which they were arrested.

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12:56pm

Mon January 27, 2014
Wildfires

Aggressive Proposals Aside, Colorado Legislature Still Looks To Address Wildfires

Originally published on Tue January 28, 2014 1:35 pm

The Black Forest Fire as seen on June 12, 2013 from nearby homes. The wildfire became the most destructive in the state's history, surpassing 2012's Waldo Canyon Fire.
State Farm Flickr - Creative Commons

Helping prevent and fight wildfires is one of the top priorities for Colorado lawmakers in both parties this session, but so far they’re only proposing minor policy changes.

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1:51pm

Thu January 9, 2014
State Of The State Address

Hickenlooper: Floods, Fires, School Shootings Are "Not Our Story"

Governor Hickenlooper delivered his State of the State address on Thursday. He said the state is "strong" after floods, fires and a school shooting in 2013.
Credit The State of Colorado

Governor Hickenlooper delivered his annual State of the State address at the Capitol in Denver Thursday. He said 2013’s wildfires and floods were devastating, but the state is recovering.

"This past year, Colorado has been scorched, Colorado has been flooded, Colorado, once again, endured senseless and inexplicable violence. Yet, despite all of it, we did not let that define us. That is not our story."

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