The cigarette and vaping display at a convenience store in Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood on April 30, 2019. (Eric Lubbers, The Colorado Sun)

In final hours of legislative session, Colorado Democrats bring bill to raise cigarette taxes, create nicotine tax

House Bill 1427 asks voters to gradually raise taxes on nicotine products over the next seven years. It was scheduled for a committee hearing before its text was posted on the legislature's website.

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East Troublesome fire evacuees fled in minutes. Now it could be days before they know the fate of their homes.

When the East Troublesome fire made its 20-mile, 105,000-acre run across Grand County on Wednesday night, some people living in the thousands of homes in its path had just minutes to flee

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Colorado limits gatherings to 10 people from no more than two households as coronavirus spike continues

Previously, Coloradans were allowed to gather in groups of up to 25 people with no limit on how many households those people could be from.

Littwin: The headline from the debate is Trump wasn’t a major jerk, but that isn’t the headline he needed

If Trump lost the first debate on bad behavior, he lost the second on the merits. Biden wasn’t great, but he didn’t need to be. He had four years of the Trump presidency to fall back on.

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