End of shutdown means 75,000 Colorado children keep their health insurance

The spending measure that ended the federal government shutdown on Monday also contained a measure to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program for another six years.


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Denver says yes to bump stocks ban less than four months after Las Vegas shooting

The Denver City Council on Monday passed a measure that will make it illegal to sell, carry, store or possess bump stocks, a device that was used last fall by a gunman to increase his rifle power as he shot and killed 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas.


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Bill forcing detailed disclosure in out-of-Colorado prison transfers — sparked by Aurora theater shooter — gets first nod

A bipartisan measure that would require Colorado prisons officials to disclose to victims and prosecutors the whereabouts of inmates relocated out of state -- except for in limited situations where there is a safety risk  --  received a first nod of approval Monday at the Capitol.


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Back to work: Government shutdown ends after Dems relent

Congress voted late Monday to reopen the government after a three-day shutdown, sending President Donald Trump a short-term spending bill that passed after Senate Republican leaders pledged to act on immigration policy next month.


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Colorado lawmakers look to bolster consumer protections after Equifax breach

In the wake of last year's Equifax security breach, state lawmakers in both parties are looking to crack down on companies that collect personal information that could be used by identity thieves.


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Trump aims at China with tariffs on solar panels, a move Colorado industry says could cost 2,000 jobs

In the biggest blow he's dealt to the renewable energy industry yet, President Donald Trump decided on Monday to slap tariffs on imported solar panels.


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VP defends Trump over vulgar remarks on African immigrants

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday defended President Donald Trump over his recent comments disparaging immigration from Africa and Haiti, telling The Associated Press that the president's "heart" is aimed at a merit-based system that is blind to immigrants' "race or creed."


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It’s official: Vermont becomes 9th state to legalize recreational marijuana

The Green Mountain State on Monday became the ninth U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana and the first to do so via a legislative act.


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Federal workers frustrated by back-and-forth over shutdown

As Congress appeared ready to reopen the government Monday on the third day of a shutdown, some federal workers said they are frustrated over a political battle that put their jobs on hold and left them in limbo.


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Gardner, Bennet vote yes as Senate votes to end shutdown ahead of House vote

The Senate has advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation.


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