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4:13pm

Wed May 2, 2012
Environment

Fracking the Focus of Congressional Hearing at Colorado Capitol [Updated]

An oil and gas rig in Weld County, Colo.
Kirk Siegler

Denver was the location for a U.S. Congressional field hearing on hydraulic fracturing on Wednesday. Panelists and members of Congress debated whether the fracking process is safe, and if federal regulations would be overreaching.

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2:33pm

Wed May 2, 2012
Politics

Coming Soon to a TV Near You

Screencap of Restore Our Future's webpage
restoreourfuture.com

Restore Our Future, the pro-Mitt Romney Super PAC is spending $4 million on its first general election television ads in 9 swing states, including $299,000 in Colorado. The other states include Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Nevada, Virginia and New Hampshire.

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1:12pm

Wed May 2, 2012
Transportation

Jeffco Puts the Brakes on Parkway Bill

The intersection of US 6, CO 58, and CO 93 in Golden. Traffic congestion is a contentious issue between Golden and Jefferson County.
Bradley Gordon / Wikimedia/CreativeCommons

At the request of Governor John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Department of Transportation, Jefferson County officials have backed away from seeking drafted legislation to help complete the Jefferson Parkway Toll Road.

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12:24pm

Wed May 2, 2012
Environment

Obama Administration Touts Colorado Forest Plan

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is praising a plan to protect 4.2 million acres of roadless National Forest lands in Colorado. 

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6:44am

Wed May 2, 2012
Politics

Opinions on Civil Unions Changing In Colorado

A drawing by 4 year old Jeremy Simon, showing his parents Fran and Anna.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

A bill that would legalize civil unions in Colorado faces a key test at the State House this week. While the measure has an uncertain future with lawmakers – a recent survey suggests a majority of Coloradans favor passage of a civil unions bill.

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