House Speaker KC Becker, left, and Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, both Boulder Democrats, discuss their oil and gas regulation legislation. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

The oil and gas bill is nearing final approval. Here’s a look at the concessions the industry won.

Democratic lawmakers in the House made a handful of changes to limit regulatory authority, but the industry advocates aren’t cheering yet

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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