User: flenvcenter Topic: Policy and Governance-National
Category: Government :: Colorado
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Rick George Built Suncor Into Canada's Biggest Oil Company by Injecting Hope 11.8.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
With Rick George at the helm, Suncor’s value soared to around $50 billion when he retired in 2012 from less than $1 billion two decades before. The company also became Canada’s largest oil producer, partly by taking over Petro-Canada. Mr. George died Aug. 1 at age 67.
Legalizing Pot Is a Bad Way to Promote Racial Equality 9.8.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
In Colorado, arrests of black youths for marijuana possession rose 58% after the drug was legalized.
As Panhandling Laws Are Overturned, Cities Change Policies 8.8.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Restrictions on panhandling are toppling in cities across the U.S. following a Supreme Court ruling that expanded free-speech rights. The development has frustrated some city officials who say the regulations are needed to protect public safety.
Larimer County approves $3.7M water-sharing agreement with Broomfield 2.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Larimer County commissioners voted Tuesday to sell and lease some of the water rights of a county-owned farm to the city and county of Broomfield for $3.7 million.
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Return of the native Colorado River cutthroat trout 30.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
When all is said and done, the upper reaches of Hermosa Creek, north of Durango, will have the largest continuous stretch of native Colorado River cutthroat trout in the state.
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Trump says Apple CEO has promised to build 3 plants in U.S. 26.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
President Trump, in a 45-minute interview with The Wall Street Journal, said CEO Tim Cook promised him Apple would build "three big plants, beautiful plants."
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National Renewable Energy Laboratory optimistic in face of Trump’s budget cuts 16.7.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has 40 years of history behind it, but walking through its sprawling Front Range campus one can't help but think 40 years into the future.
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Jeffco officials dig in their heels against proposed prairie dog relocation at Rocky Flats 13.7.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Jefferson County staff, in a letter released Thursday, is recommending to the commissioners not to approve a plan to relocate 200 prairie dogs from Longmont to Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
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Jefferson County finds rabies in its first bat (and 17th skunk) this year 29.6.2017 Denver Post: Local
Jefferson County's health department said the first rabid bat in the county this year has been discovered, joining 17 skunks so far this year found to be similarly infected.
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Basalt pays former city manager $250K settlement 28.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
An acrimonious chapter in Basalt's history ended with barely a peep Tuesday when the Town Council voted 5-0 to accept a $250,000 settlement with former manager Mike Scanlon.
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After tick scare, Niwot woman warns of rare dog paralysis condition 28.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Voni Faus was on a roller coaster of emotions.
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Larimer County plans to revamp policy after ranger shoots, kills bear at Estes Park campground 28.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources plans to revamp its policies for dealing with bears that fail to respond to hazing after a ranger shot and killed a mother bear earlier this month at an Estes Park campground.
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Uzbekistan terror suspect held in Colorado says right to speedy trial violated so he should be released 23.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
An Uzbekistan terror suspect whose case became a national political football over controversial warrantless wiretaps and national security issues is angry that he's spent 5 1/2 years waiting for his trial and now seeks immediate release on constitutional grounds.
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Ex-detainees: Detention center's practices border on slavery 23.6.2017 AP Business
DENVER (AP) -- Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same - $1 a day....
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Former Aurora immigration detainees challenge private prison’s labor practices 22.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same — $1 a day.
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Former immigration detainees challenge labor practices 22.6.2017 AP National
DENVER (AP) -- Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same - $1 a day....
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Former immigration detainees challenge labor practices 22.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

DENVER (AP) — Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates’ hair, but the pay is always the same — $1 a day. […]
Activists’ bid to stop Rocky Flats construction is premature, judge rules 22.6.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Community activists trying to stop construction at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge were premature in filing a temporary restraining order because that work won't begin until next year at the earliest, a federal judge said in a ruling this week.
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Rocky Flats Made Nukes. Then It Made A Mess. Now It's About To Become A Public Park. 21.6.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
ROCKY FLATS, Colo. ― Plutonium, named for the Roman god of the underworld and the dwarf planet at the edge of the solar system, is one of the world’s most dangerous elements. Inhaling just one particle will bombard internal organs, particularly the lungs and liver, with harmful alpha radiation for decades. For the most part, it isn’t naturally occurring. But until just over a decade ago, it was plentiful in this 5,000-acre patch of rolling hills and grasslands. From 1952 to 1989, this picturesque sanctuary was home to a factory that produced plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons ― a lot of them. Nearly all of the approximately 70,000  nuclear weapons produced in the United States include a part made at Rocky Flats. It was designated as a Superfund site in the early 1990s, and the radioactive materials have been removed. It’s scheduled to open to the public for the first time next summer . But rather than welcoming the prospect of thousands of new acres for recreation, some Coloradans are suing to stop ...
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Joint Budget Committee rejects governor’s attempt to save Colorado Energy Office 21.6.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
The Joint Budget Committee on Tuesday rejected a last-ditch effort by Gov. John Hickenlooper to save the Colorado Energy Office before its state funding expires July 1.
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