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Are Colorado and Washington ready for legalized pot?

Legal pot is imminent in Colorado and Washington. Are they ready? (via The Christian Science Monitor) A few days from now, in January, people in Colorado will be able to walk into shops and buy marijuana – no doctor’s prescription required. In the state of Washington, they’ll be able to…

Authorities identify shooter in Colorado school attack

Authorities in Arapahoe County, Colorado, identified the local high school student behind Friday’s school shooting, while continuing to investigate the reason for the attack. The Denver Post reported Friday night that the shooter was identified as 18-year-old Karl Halverson Pierson. Pierson was found dead inside a classroom at Arapahoe High…

27,000 gallons of oil spilled amid freak Colorado flooding

Inspectors have reached a third of state’s 50,000 sites and report eight ‘notable’ spills totalling 27,000 gallons of oil Inspectors hunting for oil pipelines and oil drums damaged in Colorado’s epic floods are being “completely overwhelmed” by the sheer scale of destruction, a member of Congress has warned. Jared Polis,…

Colorado pot dispensaries fight the feds

“This is called Jack Frost, but it’s a triple A: alert, awake, and aware,” the “budtender” Carrie tells Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes. “If you needed to medicate in the a.m. before going to work, no one would ever be able to detect that you took any medicine, just as…

Flash flooding in Colorado kills at least three

Severe flooding in the western US state of Colorado has killed at least three people and prompted hundreds of evacuations, officials said Thursday. Firefighters in the city of Colorado Springs recovered two bodies due to the flooding, they reported on their twitter feed. A third death was reported in Jamestown,…

WATCH LIVE: Deadly flash floods hit Colorado

At least two people are reported dead in Colorado due to flash flooding. Watch live coverage, courtesy of NBC News, below:…

Colorado Springs bans recreational marijuana shops

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – Officials in Colorado’s second-largest city voted on Tuesday to ban recreational marijuana shops, becoming the largest community in the state to utilize an opt-out provision of a law that legalized the non-medical use of pot. After two hours of public comments, the Colorado Springs…

Conservative pundit Dana Loesch mimics MLK speech: Don’t judge us by ‘the content of our magazines’

Appearing at a Colorado gun show and rally on Saturday supporting the recall election of gun control advocate and state Senate President John Morse (D), Republican blogger and Internet radio host Dana Loesch took the stage with a unique, weaponized cover of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A…

Colorado judge accepts Aurora shooter’s insanity plea

The man charged with opening fire with an automatic weapon in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. According to Colorado’s News Channel 9, the judge in the case indicated in a hearing Tuesday morning that the court would allow James Holmes to…

Recall petition for Colorado gun-safety Democrat gets twice the signatures it needed

Pro-gun activists in Colorado have turned in twice the number of signatures necessary to trigger a recall vote for Democratic state Senate President John Morse. According to the Associated Press, Morse has angered the gun rights community by advocating some of the strictest gun laws in the country. “This shot…

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