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  • Legislature & Politics

    Colorado lawmakers advance ban on red-light, speed cameras

    "Time is a concern," said Rep. Stephen Humphrey, R-Severance, the lawmaker carrying the bill in the House. For the bill to stand a chance, it needs to have approval in the House by early next week so the Senate can consider it, Humphrey said.

  • Legislature & Politics

    After attack, Colorado lawmakers advance fetal homicide bill

    "It's to take the rights away from women, not to help us," said Dr. Rebecca Cohen, a gynecologist who testified against the bill.

  • Legislature & Politics

    Police oversight bills hit choppy water at Colorado Capitol

    "It makes me wonder, are they listening to the community?" said Rep. Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, and a sponsor of the chokehold measure. "This is a conversation we've had for decades."

  • Legislature & Politics

    Hemp seed bill clears Colorado Senate

    The lack of reliable hemp seeds has kept many farmers from experimenting with the new crop. Hemp and marijuana are the same plant, cannabis sativa. But hemp is low in the psychoactive ingredient in pot, THC. Plants with too much THC must be destroyed.

  • Legislature & Politics

    Colorado snow tire requirement fails

    Negotiations at the state Capitol broke down Tuesday morning when lawmakers from the House and Senate tried to broker an agreement on a snow tire bill. The bill would have required winter snow tread or chains for noncommercial vehicles on mountainous stretches of Interstate 70 during snowy months.


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  • Sports

    Dickerson’s solo homer lifts Rockies to 2-1 win over Padres

    "I'm not too worried about it," said Dickerson, who didn't start Tuesday because of his bothersome foot. "I just try to put it in the back of my mind."

  • Sports

    Elway on Demaryius Thomas’ absence: ‘makes no sense’

    "That makes no sense to me," Elway said. "If he gets hurt here he's covered. If he gets hurt somewhere else he's not."

  • Sports

    Manfred: Rose will be allowed to be part of All-Star Game

    "I've agreed with Mr. Castellini that we're going to have a conversation about what specific kind of participation the Reds are interested in, and we have not had that conversation yet," Manfred said Thursday during a meeting with the Associated Press Sports Editors. "You can rest assured that he will about allowed to participate in some of the activities."

  • Sports

    BALCO & Biogenesis may be over, but steroids cloud remains

    "I think performance-enhancing drugs, not only for baseball but all athletics, is not an issue that you can check off as solved," new baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. "The temptation to use drugs is large, and I don't think it's realistic to expect in any sport that you're to get to a situation where you never, ever have another violation."

  • Sports

    Eagles personnel chief says Tebow has improved

    "Obviously, we were intrigued with what we saw there," Eagles personnel chief Ed Marynowitz said Thursday. "We saw a player who improved from the last time we saw him live, which was when he was here with New England. We had some conversations and some discussions, and we felt that it was an opportunity to bring in someone who could compete for a spot.


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  • Colorado Table

    In time for strawberry season _ a master class in shortcakes

    It was while I was working in Gourmet magazine's test kitchen during the '80s that I was put on the quest for the best biscuit. I tested dozens of versions, using a variety of fats and liquids in different proportions — milk, buttermilk, shortening, butter, sour cream, etc. The cream biscuits in this recipe for strawberry shortcakes easily beat out every other option.

  • Colorado Table

    BYOB: It’s brew your own beer at some colleges

    "To make the beer here and sell the beer here and have a cafe and have an educational component, we're the first to have put all those pieces together," Aaron Neilson, director of dining services for the Cal Poly Foundation, said over a lunch of pizza and — of course — beer at the school's new Innovation Brew Works.

  • Colorado Table

    Food Babe blogger Vani Hari taking heat over health science

    "I think she means well, but I wish she would pick more important issues and pay closer attention to the science," said Marion Nestle, a nutrition, food studies and public health professor at New York University.

  • Colorado Table

    US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

    "There have been problems with systematic and pervasive human trafficking in Thailand's fishing fleets for more than a decade, but Washington has evidently considered it too hard to find out exactly what was happening and is not taking action to stop it," he said. "No one can claim ignorance anymore. This is a test case for Washington as much as Bangkok."

  • Colorado Table

    Ready to make cocktail bitters at home in under 30 minutes?

    Many bitters — including Angostura — originated a medicines. We've mostly abandoned that idea, but that doesn't mean there isn't some therapeutic value in a good cocktail...

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