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Western slope support “game-changer” for 51st state initiative

Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway said recent interest in support for the 51st state movement from western slope counties  is a “game-changer” in the debate over water issues should residents succeed in forming a 51st state.   “We are now getting … Continue reading

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Are 51st state opponents attempting to declare votes illegitimate?

It appears critics may be attempting to adopt a strategy to prevent the votes from being counted on the issue after the election, with a call by a former county commissioner  to pressure Weld County commissioners to refuse to count … Continue reading

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Loveland fracking petition heading to court

Reporter Herald — Now facing a lawsuit, Loveland city councilors on Tuesday hotly debated their options for a citizen-initiated ordinance that seeks a moratorium on fracking within the city.   The discussion, which continued past deadline late Tuesday night, came … Continue reading

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Weld commissioners listen to residents, put 51st state issue on ballot

Striking a defiant tone against critics who have called them foolish, crybabies and other names, Weld County commissioners in Colorado voted unanimously to let the state’s residents vote on whether to pursue the idea of becoming the 51st state.   … Continue reading

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Gardner-Welch bill targets energy efficiency in federal buildings

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) announced bipartisan energy efficiency legislation that would cut the federal government’s energy bill by advancing the use of performance contracts. The federal agencies spend over $6 billion … Continue reading

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Why vote at all?

by Craig Masters If the Supreme Court justices can dictate whatever social program they want in place, allow secret judges and police to disregard the Constitution, and simply revoke the inalienable Rights reserved to each of us by our Creator, … Continue reading

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Personhood leaders attacked following Newsweek article

by Peter Grady –   A local pro-life couple has had to go into seclusion after vandals threw a large rock through their window following a profile of their work in Newsweek.   Keith and Jennifer Mason were profiled in … Continue reading

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Churches able to raise money for PACs

Pastor Cripe by Peter Grady –   A church in Maine has announced it will be taking a special offering for a Political Action Committee; and, in what may surprise people, the action does not run afoul of IRS rules. … Continue reading

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Calif. Prop. 8 headed to Supreme Court

by Matt Lacy –   Following the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals  rejection of an appeal that overturned California’s constitutional amendment declaring marriage to be between a man and woman, the issue finally appears to be headed for the United … Continue reading

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Concern expressed over Common Core science standards

by Jack Minor —   New K-12 science standards have been introduced with an eye more on depth than breadth and that has caused some to be concerned. Organizers are hopeful that most, if not all, states will adopt these … Continue reading

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Records show how outside groups conspire against Personhood movement

by Jack Minor — Planned Parenthood’s attempt to stop Colorado from allowing a personhood amendment on the ballot in 2012 is part of a coordinated attack on similar initiatives across the country. Following the defeat of Amendment 26 in Mississippi, Planned … Continue reading

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Personhood to be a game changer in 2012 election

by Peter Grady – Despite suffering defeats at the ballot, the Personhood movement will completely change the pro-life landscape during this presidential election by forcing candidates to take a strong stand on the issue one way or the other. The … Continue reading

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Personhood back in Colorado, ready to answer critics

by Jack Minor – A local resident who is heavily involved in the pro-life movement says despite claims by abortion advocates, personhood is not dead and a new proposal addresses  misinformation presented by opponents the last time around. Dennis Hoshiko, … Continue reading

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Sponsors of Prop. 8 have right to defend it, court rules

by Jack Minor –   The California Supreme Court has ruled that sponsors of Proposition 8 and other ballot measures have the right to defend them in court if the state refuses to do so.   Proposition 8 was a … Continue reading

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Decision time for District 6

  By James Courant The current and future direction of our public schools has sparked much interest and not a little passion within our community in recent months. Now with the election of school board members fast approaching, voters have … Continue reading

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“Gay” marriage supporters abandon attempts to repeal ban in Colorado

  by Jack Minor – College students who attempted to place an amendment on next year’s ballot have abandoned the attempt after failing to get support for “gay” and lesbian organizations. One of the students, Mark Olmstead of Arvada, said … Continue reading

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School district petitions legislature to opt out of common education standards

by Jack Minor   A Massachusetts school committee has petitioned their legislature to opt out of Federal education standards which most states have adopted in attempt to get federal funding during lean budget times.   The Tantasqua Regional School Committee, … Continue reading

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State sued for “bias, lies” in describing Amendment 62

UPDATE: Denver District Judge Robert Hyatt dismissed the lawsuit. In his ruling he said writing the guide is a legislative function and he had no jurisdiction over the issue. Hyatt also said even if the courts could do something it … Continue reading

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Ballot 2010 – Part 4: Pending Amendments

Story by Jack Minor In our previous series on the ballot initiatives for this November we have discussed the amendments placed on the ballot by the legislature and Amendment 62. At the time of this article there are two amendments … Continue reading

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Critics say adopting common standards a move toward nationalizing education

Story and Photo By Jack Minor Prior to the beginning of this school year the Colorado Department of Education passed a resolution adopting common education requirements that are more in line with the majority of other states hoping to compete … Continue reading

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Colorado Ballot 2010 – The Initiatives

  By Jack Minor This election year Colorado voters will have a variety of amendments that will reduce taxes and muzzle legislators’ ability to raise taxes. Several other issues will be decided as well, including whether an individual in the … Continue reading

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Initiative to stop “Obamacare” gathering signatures across State

By Jack Minor A ballot initiative that would prohibit the State from requiring citizens to purchase medical insurance has been approved by the courts and given permission to gather signatures in an attempt to place it on the November ballot. … Continue reading

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Personhood issue on ballot in first state to legalize abortion

by Jack Minor, for The Greeley Gazette A constitutional amendment defining “babies in the womb as a person” has received enough signatures to be on the ballot in November, the Colorado secretary of State says. If passed, Amendment 62 would … Continue reading

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