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Colorado to start spending pot taxes

Voters have already decided to spend the first $40 million on school construction, but anything beyond that is up to lawmakers to appropriate.

Colorado track, casinos debate gambling measures

"Those citizens in those counties should be able to make the decision if they want a large gaming facility in their communities," said Lois Rice, executive director of the Colorado Gaming Association.

Passion meets opportunity meets marketability

Passion meets opportunity meets marketability

“You won’t have to buy a plane ticket to go to Senegal or anywhere in Africa,” said Emmanuel Eliason, one of the men behind Afrikmall.

MORE ROOM TO GROW: New Fitzsimons building started to help growing bio businesses

MORE ROOM TO GROW: New Fitzsimons building started to help growing bio businesses

Crews broke ground on the new Bioscience 2 building this week. Construction on the four-story, 112,000 square-foot building north of the Anschutz Medical Campus will finish next year with the first students taking classes there in August 2015. The building sits just east of Scranton Street on the north side of East Montview Boulevard

Legal pot in Colorado hasn't stopped black market, some officials say

Legal pot in Colorado hasn’t stopped black market, some officials say

"It has done nothing more than enhance the opportunity for the black market," said Lt. Mark Comte of the Colorado Springs police vice and narcotics unit. "If you can get it tax-free on the corner, you're going to get it on the corner."

US home market: Few buyers and not enough sellers

US home market: Few buyers and not enough sellers

"Both sides of the equation are in a funk," said Glenn Kelman, CEO of the real estate brokerage Redfin.

Growing demand for US apartments pushing up rents

Growing demand for US apartments pushing up rents

"That's what we call the affordability gap," says John Kobs, Apartment List's chief executive.

Urban League: Blacks doing worse in the job market

Urban League: Blacks doing worse in the job market

"The post-recession economy is leaving too many people behind," National Urban League President Marc Morial said.

Feds: Gun suspect wired money for pot warehouse

Feds: Gun suspect wired money for pot warehouse

Hector Diaz was charged after the November raids with possession of a firearm while in the country on a business or tourism visa. Newly filed court documents allege that he had the gun as part of his role in the marijuana industry

Coors Field vendors told to move out

Coors Field vendors told to move out

Denver Public Works spokeswoman Christine Downs says it was a mistake and the rules are now being enforced. Vendors who violate the rules could lose their city permits