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  • Suspects in Norwood deaths make court appearances
  • Capitol conversation talks about recent special session
  • Lawmakers face gridlock, contention as special session ends
  • Parks and Wildlife, Montrose swap land parcels, create new parks

  • Capitol Conversation discusses end of legislative session
  • Parks and Wildlife urges people to leave young wildlife alone
  • Pay equity for women in Colorado would add $9 billion annually

  • Lack of oil and gas well inspectors hurts safety check effort
  • Lawmakers hope they can get oil and gas mapping bill done
  • Capitol Conversation discusses final days of legislative session
  • Paonia Town Council meets tonight, will get new attorney

  • CO 145 to be closed briefly May 9th for project in West End
  • State motorcycle fatalities hit all time high last year
  • Capitol Conversation discusses Firestone fire, possible legislation

  • Capitol Conversation discusses end of session, unraveling priorities
  • Statewide support for creation of Colorado retirement program
  • 3.5 magnitude earthquakes trembles near Rangely over weekend

  • Paonia Town Council holds special meeting
  • CU research indicates climate change shortens ski season
  • Capitol Conversation discusses teen sexting, oil and gas issues

  • Budget passes state House, goes to final committee
  • Four bills aim to address campaign finance reform in state
  • Capitol Conversation about 2018 race for Governor

  • Capitol Conversation discusses issues with state budget
  • Colorado activists protest SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch
  • Transportation bill, tax hike make it to next step at statehouse
  • CU researchers, Delta County students to conduct air quality workshop

  • Capitol Conversation discusses tax hike for transportation
  • Undocumented immigrants contribute large tax base to Colorado
  • Delta schoolbus involved in Highway 50 accident
  • Police chief, speed limits on Paonia Town Council agenda

  • Bill would help victims of assault break their leases
  • Colorado lawmakers face massive budget shortfall
  • Capitol Conversation discusses budget shortfall
  • Eckert Crane Days ending today

  • Capitol Conversation discusses possible tax hike for transportation
  • Colorado scientists, environmentalists concern about new EPA director
  • TABOR bill faces uncertain future at state house

  • Capitol Conversation discusses amending TABOR
  • Colorado and Western states urge methane waste rule changes

  • Capitol conversation discusses two bills about marijuana clubs
  • Twice delayed CORA bill finally to go before committee
  • Lawmakers contemplate banning harmful practice for teens

  • New bill would alter TABOR to help fund infrastructure
  • Capitol Conversation discusses legislative term at one-third mark
  • Colorado groups ask for oversight of mega-mergers in pesticide market

  • Capitol conversation discusses Colorado Health Care exchange
  • Opposition groups line up against BLM rule changes
  • Three Republican abortion bills fail at state house

  • Gov. Hickenlooper goes to Cuba
  • New Belgium among 200 businesses urging clean water
  • Capitol Conversation about condos, high rent rates

  • Bill to eliminate Colorado health exchange goes to committee
  • Internet neutrality under attack
  • Capitol Conversation discusses Trump's crackdown on EPA

  • Capitol Conversation discusses new bills in Legislature
  • Regulations on methane go into effect
  • Series of minor earthquakes outside of Marble

  • Capitol Conversation about first session of legislature
  • Groups launch ad campaign against Pruitt for EPA
  • New data about income inequality

Capitol Conversation: A Race to the Finish Line

May 10, 2016

With only a few days left in the state's legislative session, lawmakers in both parties are trying to get something across the finish line that will help with the state's high cost of housing, while lots of other bills are failing.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 10, 2015

May 10, 2016

  • Montrose develops strategies for leveraging internet access
  • Mine expansion overturned
  • Changes to primary system a last minute topic for Colorado legislature
  • A Capitol Conversation about the race at the state capitol to fix housing, roads  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May 3, 2016

  • Fracking limits struck down in Colorado
  • BLM wants input for recreation ideas
  • Report shows huge potential for methane capture in North Fork
  • Capitol Conversation looking at the end of the session  

Lawmakers in both parties have unveiled a proposal to bring a presidential primary back to Colorado. It's estimated that conducting a primary will cost anywhere from $5 to $7 million. Despite the price tag, the heads of both the state Democratic and Republican parties and Gov. John Hickenlooper support it.

We asked two reporters working at the capitol on a daily basis what that means.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Apr 26, 2016

  • Drugs seized in city of Delta
  • Lake City river restoration project gets funding for big overhaul
  • A Capitol Conversation looking at political party primaries  

Colorado schools may soon be forced to allow students to use medical marijuana in a non-smokeable form while on school grounds. It's already allowed under state law – but no districts have created access policies, leaving many families frustrated.

To remedy this, House Bill 16-1373 [.pdf] has been proposed to require all school districts – even those without policies – to allow parents or caregivers to administer medical marijuana on school grounds. To find out more about the debate, we talked to reporters working under the gold dome.

  • Colorado snowpack is thinner in the south and west
  • Western Slope communities receive DOLA funding
  • San Miguel County sees a continued drop in energy use
  • Colorado considers regulating fantasy sports

Colorado is debating whether to form an office of fantasy sports — to regulate and create rules around pay-for-play fantasy leagues. The industry estimates that 800,000 people in the Centennial State are fantasy sports players, and 150,000 pay in the daily sports leagues.

So why does the legislature want make a play here?

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, April 8, 2016

Apr 8, 2016

  • Record number of candidates turn in signatures to reserve spot on primary ballot
  • Western Slope commercial marijuana grower under state pesticide investigation
  • Ridgway streets to be paved in 120 year first
  • Clean Power Plan caught in state budget fight

The Democratic-controlled House passed the state budget Friday with five Republicans backing it. The bill now heads to the Republican-controlled Senate. What can we expect from the debate in that chamber?

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Apr 5, 2016

  • Mesa County might be sued over foster child’s death
  • Grant will help Montrose County construct arena, event center
  • Animal abuse case discovered near Delta
  • Capitol Conversation about the state budget’s progression  

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