Gold Dome: New Oil and Gas Regulations Incoming

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Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic lawmakers are preparing changes to Colorado’s oil and gas regulations to make public health a higher priority and give communities greater control over drilling operations.

John Hickenlooper isn’t actually running for president yet, but a decision and announcement are expected to come next week.

And now the blowback from the teachers strike — Denver Public Schools is beginning the process of cutting more than 150 administrative positions in order to pay for teacher raises.

Hospital representatives on a Medicaid board refused to endorse a government report that claims Colorado hospitals have been profiting by raising prices on people with private insurance.

A Senate committee voted to advance a bill to expand Colorado’s driver’s license program for undocumented immigrants.

The National Transportation Safety Board’s final investigation report on the Firestone home explosion has been delayed at least until the summer.

Jason Flores-Williams, the attorney who represented a class of homeless plaintiffs who sued the City and County of Denver over its homeless sweeps, shared details about what’s in the settlement agreement.

Former Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas was arrested Wednesday on vehicular assault charges. He was involved in a rollover crash on Auraria Parkway on  Feb. 16 .

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to confirm Neomi Rao for the seat on the D.C. Circuit bench left vacant by Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Now on to the full Senate.



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