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Aurora lawmakers give first OK to additional pot-shop license benchmarks

Aurora lawmakers give first OK to additional pot-shop license benchmarks

Roth said not adding his proposed points to the application process would result in too many people scoring the same amount for a license, and the city having to decide the winner by a lottery. "I think we’re going to have a much more difficult time with a 100 people in the lottery system when all those people score the same," he said.

Aurora, Colorado businesses back in the fast lane

Aurora, Colorado businesses back in the fast lane

It’s a common scenario among businesses following the recession: now that the economy seems to have turned a corner, businesses who either held back on expansion during the lean years or grew more slowly are jumping into major expansion plans

Colorado nears decision on spending pot taxes

DENVER | Colorado budget-writers are nearing a decision on how new marijuana taxes should be spent. The Joint Budget Committee is expected to approve a spending proposal Monday that involves saving most of the recreational marijuana tax money. However, some …

Colorado reaches the high point of legalizing pot

Colorado reaches the high point of legalizing pot

"It feels good not to be persecuted anymore," said Joe Garramone, exultantly smoking a joint while his 3-year-old daughter played on a vast lawn crowded with fellow smokers.

Colorado advances edible marijuana restrictions

Colorado advances edible marijuana restrictions

"They're hard to find, they're hard to identify, and they're hard to locate," said Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, one of the sponsors of the bill, which would prohibit edibles that mimic other foods or candies.

Colorado makes child abuse information public

DENVER | Colorado has created a website that provides the public with child-protection and child-abuse information for each county following a number of child deaths. The new website is part of a series of reforms for the state’s child protection …

Photo Essay Colorado hosts its own fracking boom

Photo Essay Colorado hosts its own fracking boom

The hydraulic fracturing operation, also known as "fracking," and others like it pump hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, mixed with fine sand and chemicals, deep underground to split the rock, and make the oil — and dollars — flow

Aurora in search of the great divide

Aurora in search of the great divide

The Tower Road median spans 3.2 miles and sees a high volume of traffic, but at a cost of roughly $100,000 per 0.1 mile, only one half-mile stretch will be repaired this year. That half-mile represents just one-half of one percent of all unfinished medians in the city

Aurora police change shoplifter mug shot sharing

Aurora police change shoplifter mug shot sharing

Aurora police spokesman Sgt. Chris Amsler said Chief Dan Oates made the decision after learning that suspects were having their mug shots shared before conviction

City council narrowly approves raising pay with meeting stipends

City council narrowly approves raising pay with meeting stipends

"We’re going to start paying ourselves for going to meetings that we agreed to do as council members. I’m not comfortable having a raise in that manner," said Councilman Bob LeGare