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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The coronavirus campaign shows partisan split in Colorado, as top candidates mostly keep out of view

President Donald Trump’s campaign is canvassing for voter support while former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign opts out

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Coloradans dosed with ketamine during police confrontations want investigation

25 doctors signed a position paper supporting the use of ketamine when people being arrested show "excited delirium." Two men say they were in handcuffs and complying with cops when the drug was administered in Arapahoe County and Lakewood.

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Food grown for research once rotted in Colorado fields. Now, it’s feeding the hungry

Colorado State University agriculture experiment stations are donating the fresh produce they grow to food banks