Gold Dome: Denver Aims for 100-Percent Renewables

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Following Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s State of the City speech this week, Denver is outlining its plan to reduce its carbon footprint.

In the face of criticism by the media and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, President Donald Trump walked back comments his comments dismissing American intelligence agencies’ findings that Russia was behind 2016 election meddling. Trump said he misspoke and meant to use a double-negative.

A Colorado family will only receive half of its worker’s compensation benefitsbecause the Loveland Ski Area worker who was crushed to death working at the resort was found to have marijuana in his system at the time of the incident.

Boulder’s assault weapons ban is under fire ina new lawsuit filed by the Colorado State Shooting Association, among others, and backed by the National Rifle Association. An attorney behind the lawsuit said firearms are issues of statewide concern and shouldn’t be regulated by local rules.

University of Colorado President Bruce Benson, the institution’s longest-serving president in 65 years, announced his resignation effective July 2019.

Attorney General candidate Phil Weiser said he wants the state to join a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companiesholding them accountable for the opioid epidemic across the country.

And the other Attorney General candidate and 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler broke his pinkie and sustained some other minor injuriesafter being hit by a car while on his bicycle.

Colorado’s state coffers are doing surprisingly well this year — so well that lawmakers might be required to return $200 million to taxpayers over the next three years.

Supporters of more funding for Colorado schools turned in more than 170,000 signatures to place a $1.6 billion tax measure on the November ballot.

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