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Nation Mar 25Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against marijuana crackdown
Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown.
Nation Nov 16Denver voters first in the nation to approve pot in bars
Denver voters have approved a first-in-the-nation law allowing willing bars and restaurants to give patrons the option to use marijuana.
Politics Oct 19Business owners become donors in push to legalize marijuana
Business owners are replacing idealists in the pot-legalization movement as the nascent marijuana industry creates a broad base of new donors.
Politics Oct 10Parents’ problem: Watch debate with kids, risk awkward talk
DENVER — Parents watching Sunday night's presidential debate with their children faced a dilemma: Let their kids witness political history or send them to bed early to avoid an awkward conversation?…
Politics Jan 22How abortion debates could affect Colorado in the 2016 races
Abortion and reproductive rights are never far from the nerve in this battleground state, where party affiliation is roughly even between Democrats and Republicans.
Politics Jun 28GOP 2016 hopefuls sound off against gay marriage ruling
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told conservatives Saturday that the Supreme Court tried to "unwrite the laws of nature and the laws of nature's God" when it legalized gay marriage across the nation…
Politics Oct 17Why is marijuana not playing a bigger role in Colorado races?
DENVER — Colorado has seen feisty debates this fall, with candidates in close races for governor, Senate and the U.S. House arguing over abortion rights, energy policy and the death penalty. Just don't expect any of them to talk much…
Nation Sep 29Pot entrepreneurs pour money into politics to support cannabis-friendly candidates
Medical marijuana businesses have been giving to candidates since the late 1990s. With the arrival of recreational pot in Colorado and Washington, the industry and its political influence are expanding rapidly.