Lawmakers in the Colorado House of Representatives debated a ban the box bill on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado employers, colleges could soon be prevented from asking about criminal histories on their applications

So-called “ban-the-box” bills have failed in the legislature in the past. If the General Assembly passes the employment measure this year, Colorado would become the 12th state to have such a policy for private businesses

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Opponents of Colorado’s new oil and gas regulation law won’t try to repeal it — at least not this year

Opponents had planned to ask voters in November 2019 to repeal and replace the law, but last week the Colorado secretary of state's office rejected four versions of their proposed ballot initiative

Voters, for the first time, could get final say in the war over wolves in Colorado

Western Slope is keystone to connect wolf population from the Arctic to Mexico, advocates say, but ranchers, hunters expected to fight back

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Colorado jails can’t hold people accused of low-level crimes in lieu of bail anymore. And that means current inmates could be released.

At least one Colorado county jail believes they have inmates who could have to be released under the new law