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Colo., Wash. Face Showdown With Feds Over Legal Pot

New state measures fly in face of federal law

(Newser) - Colorado and Washington state are now chill with citizens having a little pot—but the drug is still very much illegal in Uncle Sam's eyes, leaving states to chart a difficult path. When it comes to medical marijuana, the feds have tended to crack down on large operations and... More »

Aurora Families Complain Relief Fund Is Sitting on $5M

Very little has actually gone to the families, they say

(Newser) - The Aurora Victims Relief Fund has raised $5 million so far, but the actual victims of the theater massacre and their families have only seen a small portion of that. Giving First, the nonprofit that set up the fund, raised the money "using our murdered loved ones' pictures and... More »

Cue the Debate on Gun Control

Colorado massacre dominates Sunday talk shows

(Newser) - The Dark Knight massacre ripped through the Sunday talk shows today, echoing the resurgent national conversation about gun control in the wake of the tragedy. The players and their thoughts, as per Politico :
  • Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper : “This guy is a terrorist. He wasn’t a terrorist in the
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Jerry Brown Wins; Cuomo Trounces Paladino

Deval Patrick wins in Massachusetts

(Newser) - Democrat Andrew Cuomo coasted past tea party Republican Carl Paladino after an exceedingly nasty race to win election as governor of New York, the job his father, Mario, held in the 1980s and '90s. On the other coast, Californians gave Jerry Brown another crack at the job he held 28... More »

Colorado Gov. Ritter Retiring

Democrat to step down at end of first term

(Newser) - Colorado's Democratic governor won't be running for re-election this fall, sources tell the AP. Bill Ritter was elected for his first term in 2006 in a pivotal swing-voting state and has been widely considered a rising star in the Democratic Party. Ritter has called a press conference today to announce... More »

Denver Schools Chief Will Succeed Salazar

Colo. governor taps Bennet to serve out Senate term

(Newser) - Bill Ritter has chosen Michael Bennet to fill the US Senate seat vacated by Ken Salazar, President-elect Obama’s choice for secretary of the Interior, the Denver Post reports. Bennet, superintendent of the Denver public school system, reportedly was an education secretary candidate. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper had sought to... More »

Denver Mayor Guns for Salazar's Senate Seat

Hickenlooper interested, joining mix that includes outgoing senator's brother

(Newser) - The jockeying has begun for the Colorado Senate seat to be vacated by Ken Salazar, with Denver mayor John Hickenlooper telling the Denver Post he is interested in, if not “actively seeking,” the spot. Salazar has been designated as Barack Obama’s interior secretary; other names floated for... More »

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