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PHOTOS: Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Protest

By: Glen Barber

Hundreds gathered and marched to rally support for the upcoming court hearing on fracking and climate change during a protest at the Colorado Capitol Building on Feb. 20, 2017 in Denver. Six youth, including Xiutezcatl Martinez, and attorneys from Our Children’s Trust, filed a lawsuit against the Colorado Oil and...

Ask Amy: Victimized granddaughter seeks compensation

By: Amy Dickinson

Dear Amy: I am a 23-year-old female. Recently, my grandfather (my mother’s father) died. He and I were estranged due to his ongoing molestation of me and my cousin, culminating in him raping me when I was 11. He was never punished, but I had no further contact with him....

Kremlin: Trump associates’ peace plan for Ukraine “absurd”

By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kremlin said Monday that the Russian government does not know anything about a Ukraine peace plan crafted by an opposition Ukrainian lawmaker and two of President Donald Trump’s associates. Russia President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, shrugged off the plan that the lawmaker in Ukraine reportedly...

With Congress out of session, many in Colorado ask: Where are the town halls?

By: Mark K. Matthews, John Ingold

Congress is off this week, but few Colorado lawmakers are using the time to meet with constituents — a slight that has angered activists across the state. Three members of Colorado’s nine-member delegation aren’t in the country: U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton...

ChromDex expands to Longmont with plans to add 30 to 40 new jobs

By: Shay Castle

Thanks to the work of Harvard scientists, we know that daily consumption of coffee may lower the risk of prostate cancer and that red wine could slow aging. The next big breakthrough in food-health news may come from a small lab in Longmont. ChromaDex, a California-based natural products company, recently...

CU Boulder proposes $39M in new spending for 2017-18

By: Sarah Kuta

The University of Colorado’s Boulder campus is proposing $39 million in new spending in the 2017-18 fiscal year so that it can maintain aging campus buildings, boost the salaries of its employees and offer more financial aid to needy students. Campus finance officials unveiled their proposed $805 million budget to...

CU aims to launch 3-year, fully online degree in 2018

By: Sarah Kuta

The University of Colorado is charging ahead on a plan to create a three-year, fully online degree and hopes to launch the new program in the fall of 2018, according to William Kuskin, vice provost and associate vice chancellor for strategic initiatives. Once the program is fully implemented, a student...

Coloradans, your relationship with debt is changing

By: Aldo Svaldi

When it comes to keeping up with the Joneses, most people compare what they own, not what they owe. The 2016 State of Credit report from Experian, however, offers a detailed look at the relationship American consumers have with debt. Last year, Colorado residents, on average, carried 2.5 credit cards...

Trump’s new Security Council boss has Colorado Springs ties

By: The Gazette

By Tom Roeder, The Gazette The new head of the National Security Council will be a familiar face in Colorado Springs. President Donald Trump on Monday named Army. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to the job. When McMaster was a colonel, he led a Fort Carson unit of more than 5,000 soldiers...