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Moments after the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission dismissed a complaint filed against former state Rep. Joe Salazar, he sent a letter to the complainant, the Public Trust Institute and its director, Suzanne Staiert, that he intends to file a lawsuit against them for malicious prosecution.

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Liggett Group, which has put more than $3.5 million into fighting Proposition EE, on Thursday filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state, alleging that the General Assembly's legislation calling for higher minimum prices on certain kinds of cigarettes was unconstitutional.

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Neville told Colorado Politics Friday that he started working on an Executive MBA in March and needs more time for that pursuit. He announced his decision now "in hopes folks will stop trying to sabotage our efforts to win more seats so they can run for it. Hopefully everyone can focus on adding seats instead. It also frees me up for future moves, whether it is private sector or public service."

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Out of the more than $3.5 million spent on statehouse races by independent expenditure committees, which can raise unlimited amounts of cash, one race for the General Assembly stands out above all others: Senate District 27 in Centennial. It's an open seat, currently held by Republican Sen. Jack Tate who decided not to run for re-election.

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"We are excited for more people to learn about the amazing life of St. Frances Cabrini," said the Catholic Archdiocese of Denve. "We commend the state legislature for creating the first state holiday honoring a woman, and for choosing an incredible Catholic Saint."

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The pardons, granted through executive order, are the result of House Bill 1424, which authorizes the governor to grant pardons for those convicted of possessing up to two ounces of marijuana. However, Thursday's pardons are for lesser possession convictions People convicted in municipal marijuana crimes or by summons are not included in Thursday's pardons.

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Colorado began accepting applications in early August for the state’s newly-voter-approved independent redistricting commissions, but the responses have been meager, and so far don’t reflect the state’s demographics, skewing older and representing little of the state’s ethnic minority communities. 

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“How can our service members entrust their lives to a man who befriends dictators, pardons war criminals, and demonstrates such blatant disdain for the sacrifices of our veterans? As commander in chief, this betrayal of our armed forces cuts particularly deep.”

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State Rep. Bri Buentello of Pueblo and Sens. Dennis Hisey of Fountain and Pete Lee of Colorado Springs are tops in their class, according to an award handed out by the Colorado Community College System.

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Former Democrat Rep. Viola "Vi" June of Westminster died on Aug. 15. She was 88. June served eight years in the House, from 1991 to 1998. She served as minority whip and on the local government committee throughout her service.

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Republican state Sen. Larry Crowder of Alamosa, and Democratic state Sens. Nancy Todd of Aurora and Dominick Moreno of Commerce City were honored for their service to Colorado veterans Sunday.

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When it comes to good credit, Colorado's got it. That was the good news from State Treasurer Dave Young Thursday afternoon, as his office gets ready to sell notes to borrow $1.1 billion for K-12 schools and state operations.

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Attempting to appease lawmakers who have been angry over a shutout of Eastern Plains representation on boards and commissions, Gov. Jared Polis named three new members to the state Parks and Wildlife Commission on July 8. Those appointments, however, are drawing criticism from some.

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The Colorado Water Quality Control Commission, part of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, announced Wednesday the approval of a new policy to reduce the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, a chemical found in firefighting foam.

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In a Monday bill signing at the LGBTQ Community Center of Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis — the country's first openly gay governor — signed into law four bills tied to LGBTQ issues.