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Sen. Bennet calls DC politics

Sen. Bennet calls DC politics August 16, 2011

Senator Michael Bennet held a town hall meeting in Carbondale Monday. Traditionally lawmakers make an effort to meet with constituents during Congress’s August recess. KDNK’s Conrad Wilson says Bennet responded to issues as wide-ranging as the audience.

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Bilingual ballot ruling delay is costing Colorado counties thousands

Bilingual ballot ruling delay is costing Colorado counties thousands August 15, 2011

There’s a chance that several Colorado counties could be required to offer ballots in Spanish in the November election. But they’re still waiting to hear back on a ruling from the US Justice Department. As KDNK’s Conrad Wilson reports that delay from the feds is cost counties big.

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In Aspen, Gore calls "bullshit" on climate skeptics

In Aspen, Gore calls August 5, 2011

Former Vice President Al Gore attended a forum on world poverty at the Aspen Institute this week. On Thursday, he dropped by a communications and media seminar, expressing outrage at how the issue of climate change has been manipulated. KDNK's Brent Gardner-Smith has more.

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Lawmakers to raise funds for new dome

Lawmakers to raise funds for new dome July 26, 2011

With public fundraising lagging—Legislators are going to climb two fourteeners today to raise money to restore the State Capitol Dome. As KDNK's Daniel Costello reports, they say repairs can't wait for better economic times.

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Report: Medicaid cuts could hurt state economy

June 22, 2011
A budget proposal passed by House Republicans in April would drastically change the way the Medicaid is funded. The program is meant to give health care to people and families with low incomes. As KDNK’s Mathew Katz found out, recent reports show that cuts to Medicaid could also have impacts on our local economy.
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Governor issues first veto

June 3, 2011
This week, Governor John Hickenlooper vetoed his first bill. The measure would've required monthly premiums for certain families enrolled in a healthcare program for low income children. But Republicans are criticizing the Governor for failing to reign in the entitlement program. KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports.
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Bill to merge DNR division stalled

April 13, 2011
The Colorado Senate President has delayed a bill that would merge two of the biggest divisions in the Department of Natural Resources, wildlife and parks. Governor John Hickenlooper came up with the idea saying the consolidation would save money and keep parks open in the face of budget cuts. Bente Birkeland has the story.
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Healthcare politics draws lawmaker's ire

April 12, 2011
Colorado's house majority leader is being criticized from all sides for her support of a bi-partisan healthcare exchange bill. In an attempt to appease concerns from the right, Republican state representative Amy Stephens is now alienating her other allies. KDNK's Bente Birkeland has the story.
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Ski industry slams Daylight Savings Time bill

March 31, 2011
A bill working its way through the state senate would put Colorado on Daylight Savings Time year-round. But as KDNK's Mathew Katz reports, many in the ski industry are against it.
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News: Trustee Foulkrod recuses himself, Merriott under fire

March 2, 2011
In a surprise move, Carbondale Trustee John Foulkrod recused himself from the Village at Crystal River development. That's the proposed 24 acre development on the intersection of Main Street and Highway 133 in Carbondale. But the developer asked another trustee to also remove themselves from future meetings. KDNK's Conrad Wilson was at the meeting and has this report.
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