Aurora Business

File - In this Dec. 27, 2013 file photo, marijuana and cannabis-infused products are displayed for sale at a marijuana dispensary in Denver. Colorado lawmakers started work Thursday, April 9, 2015 on a proposal to allow people on probation or parole to use medical marijuana. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)

DENVER | Colorado’s governor is signing into law a new crackdown on medical marijuana. Gov. John Hickenlooper was scheduled Monday, May 18, to sign a bill that directs state health authorities to set new guidelines for doctors who recommend pot for “severe pain.” That’s the most common condition on Colorado’s medical marijuana registry. The new law […]

File - In this April 22, 2014 file photo, a man works on a concrete form during construction of a new Veterans Administration hospital in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo. The VA said its top construction official has retired amid an internal investigation of delays and massive cost overruns at the Denver veterans hospital, and said Wednesday, March 25, 2015, that Glenn Haggstrom's departure was immediate. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, File) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT; NO SALES; NEW YORK POST OUT; NEW YORK DAILY NEWS OUT

“Because of a near complete and total lack of focus on the project at the highest levels of VA and the department’s disregard for congressional oversight, the future of the Denver replacement hospital is unclear,” they said.

FILE - This May 10, 2013, file photo shows a genetically engineered potato poking through the soil of a planting pot inside J.R. Simplot's lab in southwestern Idaho. The Agriculture Department has developed the first government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. USDA's move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.   (AP Photo/John Miller, File)

“Recently, a leading global company asked AMS to help verify that the corn and soybeans it uses in its products are not genetically engineered so that the company could label the products as such,” Vilsack wrote in the letter. “AMS worked with the company to develop testing and verification processes to verify the non-GE claim.”

Day laborers rush a truck that pulled up looking for workers on Tuesday May 12, 2015 at Colfax and Dayton. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

Aurora City Councilwoman Sally Mounier, whose ward encompasses the corner where the day laborers congregate, has proposed that the city purchase the empty parking lot as one way to clean up the area and provide temporary amenities such as a construction trailer and porta-potties for the workers.

A plaza of five businesses on the 10100 block of East Colfax Avenue, sandwiched between Fulton Street to the west and North Galena Street to the east, was approved earlier this spring to receive city and federal aid for exterior improvements, according to Anita Burkhart, interim manager for the city’s Community Development Division. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

“This is just another example of the revitalization that is going on all over urban Aurora,” said City Councilwoman Sally Mounier, whose ward encompasses much of north Aurora. “There’s a lot going on and you can feel the changes when you’re down there.”

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