Public clamors for Deer Trail drone licenses

By   /  September 6, 2013  /  Colorado Watchblog, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

ON TARGET: The public is really anxious to shoot drones from the sky.

By Mark Lisheron|Watchdog.org
The fevered debate over whether to launch a military strike against Syria has all but eclipsed our nation’s growing Deer Trail, Colo. crisis.
As we told you in July, the Deer Trail is considering issuing $25 licenses permitting hunters to shoot down drones. With a referendum before this town of 600 still a month [...]

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CO lawmaker introduces banking protection for pot businesses

By   /  July 11, 2013  /  Colorado Watchblog, 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 marijuana companies access [...]

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CO ranks among top 10 worst road systems

By   /  July 4, 2013  /  Colorado Watchblog, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

REV YOUR ENGINES: Could PA traffic get better with increased speed limits? It's one possible benefit Senate President Joe Scarnati sees.

By Calvin Thompson | Colorado Watchdog
A comprehensive study of the nation’s roadways put Colorado in the worst rankings for effective road systems.
The Reason Foundation released its “20th Annual Highway Report on the Performance of State Highway Systems,” on Tuesday. According to the study, Colorado’s highways rank among the 10 worst in the nation in terms [...]

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Gun control goes into effect across CO

By   /  July 2, 2013  /  Colorado Watchblog, 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
Colorado’s new gun control measure became law Monday. Along with a requirement for a background check with all private gun sales, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a ban on all ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. That also took effect Monday, forbidding the sale, transfer and distribution of such magazines. [...]

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Abortion law protects pregnancies from accidental termination

By   /  July 2, 2013  /  Colorado Watchblog, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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By Calvin Thompson | Colorado Watchdog
As of Monday, it is illegal in Colorado to kill a fetus by accident.
It has been considered unlawful to intentionally kill an unborn fetus since 2003. Colorado legislators passed a law after the high profile murder of a woman who was 17 weeks pregnant. The old law resulted in criminal [...]

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