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Colorado Dem: ‘A lot’ of lawmakers want drug law reforms

Support for legalizing marijuana at the federal level is steadily increasing in Congress, according to a Democratic representative from Colorado. “I find that a lot of members of Congress privately agree that we need to change our drug policy, they’re just still too timid or scared to come public with…

Opponents to fracking disclosure take big money from industry

Congress isn’t going to regulate hydraulic fracturing any time soon. But the Department of Interior might. For starters, Interior is mulling whether it should require drilling companies to disclose the chemicals they use to frack wells drilled on public lands, and already the suggestion has earned Interior Secretary Ken Salazar an…

Breaking: openly gay Jared Polis wins Colorado congressional primary

This is huge. Congratulations to Jared Polis, who has won the Dem primary in Colorado’s 2nd district for the U.S. House. Since this is a heavily Democratic district (it includes Boulder), it means Polis is almost a lock to be the first openly gay man elected to Congress as a…

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