Brianna Lennon, Dominique Mallard, Giselle Bernhardt and Devonisha Bugarin practice their testimony ahead of a hearing on the Foster Youth Sibling Bill of Rights. The young women are part of a generation of former foster youth who are making their voices heard in politics. (Jennifer Brown, Colorado Sun)

Former Colorado foster youth make themselves heard for “sibling bill of rights,” driver’s license bill

The two proposed bills are the result of a generation of foster youth who are louder than any before them

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Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes, seize more than 800 marijuana plants in years-long operation targeting black market pot

State and federal officials said the nearly three-year investigation showed that illegal marijuana trafficking mushroomed after voters approved recreational use in 2012

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After growing up in proximity to military contamination, author felt moved to examine how lands were converted to wildlife refuge

David Havlick's field work sent him all over the world -- including pedaling through central Europe and researching militarized sites in Japan