Kokopelli Farms owner Brant Harrison points to news articles about combating Japanese beetles in Mesa County. Back in 2003 he led the charge to fight the destructive pest and managed to rally almost every house in Palisade to the cause. (William Woody, Special to the Colorado Sun)

How a small Colorado town fought the Japanese beetle and won

The flying pest feasts on more than 300 types of plants and returns each year in greater numbers. But not in Palisade.

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In-state tuition at Colorado universities could rise up to 3% on average under governor’s budget plan

Gov. Jared Polis also says he wants to work with the legislature to find a sustainable solution for transportation funding, which could mean some form of a tax increase. One option is to take a regional approach as opposed to a statewide one.

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Do you have a good idea for a new state law? Here’s how to get it drafted by Colorado lawmakers

All 100 state lawmakers are allowed to introduce five bills each year, and the deadline for the first three ideas is Dec. 2.