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Peoples Republic of Boulder leads way in anti-fracking crusade

By   /  July 23, 2013  /  Colorado, News  /  11 Comments

Boulder, Colorado

By Calvin Thompson | Colorado Watchdog In the latest in a string of courageous votes, the Boulder City Council decided last week to leave it up to voters to decide if they want to be sued by the state for banning hydraulic fracturing. Imagine how much more courageous it would have been had anyone shown […]

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¿Quiere cazar un drone? Vaya a esta ciudad de Colorado

By   /  July 22, 2013  /  Colorado En Español  /  No Comments

DRONING ON AND ON: After 21 requests from a combined 31 members of Congress, the Obama administration says it will release secret memos explaining a legal rationale for assassinating Americans overseas.

Por Calvin Thompson | Colorado Watchdog El Consejo de Deer Trail Town está considerando una temporada de caza de aviones no tripulados (drones), con una recompensa sobre “muertes comprobables”. Además de dar a conocer el “estado de vigilancia”, la ciudad de Colorado podría estar ofreciendo una oportunidad de caza asequible de – $ 25 – […]

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Want to hunt a drone? Go to this Colorado town

By   /  July 18, 2013  /  Colorado, News  /  2 Comments


  By Calvin Thompson | Colorado Watchdog The Deer Trail Town Board is considering a hunting season on drones, complete with a bounty on provable kills. In addition to raising awareness of the surveillance state, the town might be offering Coloradans an affordable hunting opportunity at — $25 — only a fraction of the cost of most […]

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Feds give $3 million to Colorado clinics to implement Obamacare

By   /  July 12, 2013  /  Colorado, WatchBlog  /  4 Comments

NOW WHAT?: President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act in this 2010 photo. The federal government now is turning to the private sector looking for ways to make health care more efficient. (AP photo)

By Calvin Thompson | Colorado Watchdog Colorado will receive nearly $3.1 million in federal taxpayer money to sign up uninsured residents for Obamacare. The federal government is giving $150 million in grants to 1,159 medical centers and clinics across the country to hire staff to enroll uninsured Americans as part of the of the Patient […]

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CO lawmaker introduces banking protection for pot businesses

By   /  July 11, 2013  /  Colorado, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

PERLMUTTER: Introduced bill to give basic financial protections to state approved marijuana businesses.

By Calvin Thompson | Colorado Watchdog Although Colorado already has legalized medical marijuana, and recreational dispensaries will establish themselves in the next several months, those activities are still illegal on the federal level. A new bill will try to remedy that. Jefferson County native Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., introduced a bill in Congress that could give state-regulated […]

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Colorado gun magazine bans clarified, lifted

By   /  July 11, 2013  /  Colorado, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

IT'S THE LAW: Hickenlooper signs gun-control laws March 20 at his office in the state Capitol. (AP photo)

By Calvin Thompson | Colorado Watchdog The Independence Institute on Tuesday achieved its first victories in a federal civil rights lawsuit, as restrictions that banned owning and lending common gun magazines were lifted. Both sides of the court case — the more than 70 plaintiffs and Attorney General John Suthers — reached a compromise on the interpretation of […]

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