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Hickenlooper praises Colorado clean energy production in State of the State address

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s sang the praises of energy production in his State of the State address Thursday. Hickenlooper was focused on economic growth and the ability of the state’s businesses to compete equally on the global stage, with specific mention of rural incentives and job training as imperative to keeping up with the rest of the world. However, when it ...

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Colorado governor’s book raises Clinton veep speculation

DENVER (AP) — John Hickenlooper, Colorado’s term-limited Democratic governor, released a candid autobiography and is doing the book talk rounds this week, reviving speculation that he is positioning himself to join Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign ticket. Hickenlooper insists he hasn’t been approached by Clinton’s camp, and he uses self-deprecating humor to deflect queries about his ambitions. But his name has ...

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Hickenlooper: If Colorado doesn’t regulate its air, EPA might

The Milky Way seen from the crisp and clean air of Colorado state. (Image: Max and Dee Bernt via Flickr)

DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper warned Thursday that withholding funds for state air quality regulators could prompt the federal government to step in with a heavier hand. The Democratic governor’s comments came amid a dispute with Republican lawmakers over whether Colorado should continue developing rules to comply with the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. In February, the U.S. Supreme Court ...

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Governor, industry urge cautious hand in regulating oil and gas

oil and gas moratorium, Boulder County

DENVER (AP) — Collaboration and negotiation allowed Colorado to draw up oil and gas regulations that protect the public and the environment while encouraging a lucrative state industry, the governor and the president of an industry group say. Gov. John Hickenlooper and American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard talked Thursday about regulation, the future of the industry and the possibility ...

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Governor, industry urge cautious hand in regulating oil, gas

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DENVER (AP) — Collaboration and negotiation allowed Colorado to draw up oil and gas regulations that protect the public and the environment while encouraging a lucrative state industry, the governor and the president of an industry group say. Gov. John Hickenlooper and American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard talked Thursday about regulation, the future of the industry and the possibility ...

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Colorado editorial roundup

In this Colorado editorial roundup, citizens sound off on a variety of topics with newspapers, not bumper stickers. (Image: Chris Coleman via Flickr)

Expanding internet access across the state The (Grand Junction) Daily Sentinel, Feb. 17 One of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s more quotable remarks from his State of the State address last month was that government agencies would press forward to bring broadband “to every corner and corral” in Colorado. While the imagery may be spot-on — much of the state consists of ...

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Colorado Editorial Roundup

The Durango Herald, Feb. 3, on end-of-life choices for the terminally ill: There are many cultural, religious and medical, familial and psychological taboos surrounding death — particularly at one’s own hand — and for good reason. Humans are born with an inherent drive to survive, and when an individual’s instinct to live is compromised, it should raise concerns for those ...

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Colorado’s battle over tax limits could shape future growth

In this Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, photograph taken near Idaho Springs, Colo., traffic flows through one of the newly-reconstructed twin tunnels along Interstate 70. Voter-sanctioned tax limits are threatening the state's growth, which depends on a functioning road system that has become crippled under the burden of an expanding population in recent years. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — By 2030, Colorado’s population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state’s famed Rocky Mountain quality of life, and its constitutionally-mandated low taxes. And because of those voter-sanctioned tax limits, this fast-growing state could someday fall victim to its own success. The contradiction is most ...

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