State

5:23pm

Wed January 1, 2014
Recreational Marijuana

Denver Post Hires Marijuana Editor, Launches Pot Website

Colorado made history on January 1st as more than three dozen retail pot stores opened across the state. The Denver Post has hired a Marijuana Editor and launched a new website to track this new industry.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Across the state, more than three dozen retail marijuana stores opened for business  on January 1st, marking a historic milestone for pot advocates. News reports showed lines outside of some Denver-area stores. And, people from around the country traveled to the state to purchase pot. In the Roaring Fork Valley, retail marijuana shops are expected to open later this year.

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1:27am

Mon December 23, 2013
Cost of Obamacare

Colorado Takes Health Plans To People Shopping For Groceries

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 9:38 am

The Colorado health exchange van stops at a shopping center in Fort Collins.
Eric Whitney for NPR

Despite White House and state efforts to promote the Affordable Care Act, some people still don't have health insurance, or any idea how to sign up for it.

Take Corryn Young, a 32-year-old dental hygienist in Fort Collins, Colo. She knows she needs to get health insurance but is a little vague on the details.

"What my income would qualify me for, when I need to be signed up, what type of deductibles they have to offer — that kind of stuff overwhelms me," Young says.

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1:24pm

Fri December 20, 2013
CO Economy

Colorado's Growth, Employment Positive Heading Into 2014

Originally published on Fri December 20, 2013 3:11 pm

For Nov. 2013, nonfarm payroll jobs increased 4,200 over the month from October to November to 2,378,900 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,900 and government increased 1,300.
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

There’s good news for Colorado’s economy going into 2014, the latest economic forecast is projecting solid growth. The state’s employment rate also continues to grow faster than the nation’s.

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1:01pm

Fri December 20, 2013
Mining Industry

Ouray County Mine Cited for Nearly 100 Safety Violations

Originally published on Fri December 20, 2013 4:38 pm

A Bureau of Land Management sign welcomes visitors to Ouray.

11:44am

Fri December 20, 2013
CO Lawmakers

Hickenlooper Speaks To 2014 Legislative Agenda

Originally published on Fri December 20, 2013 6:09 am

The Governor addresses the media Thursday looking ahead to the 2014 legislative session.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Governor John Hickenlooper says he wants to focus on jobs, the economy and non-partisan issues during the next legislative session. As he outlined his agenda Thursday, his biggest hope is that politics will take a back seat.

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