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Colorado Propositions 109 and 110 are all about how to pay for roads. They’re also about everything else.

For the better part of the past 10 years, the question has left Colorado state policymakers paralyzed. How should the state boost funding to transportation, when neither side can even agree on what the transportation grid should look like — much less how to pay for it? This November, the question will be taken directly […]

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In governor’s race, Jared Polis proposes new carbon tax, endorses other tax hikes

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis said he supports a new tax on carbon pollution — one of a handful of tax hikes he endorsed in the latest debate. The five-term Boulder congressman has supported a carbon tax at the federal level, and he confirmed for the first time Wednesday that he would pursue the same […]

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Nobody looked twice at the old Denver building that stored a fortune in vintage Porsches — until its turn for redevelopment came

For years, the low building on the corner of 22nd and California streets covered an entire half-block with a structure that barely warranted a second glance. It was a bland mash-up of what used to be three distinct buildings, long since connected to create an 18,000-square-foot space while its exterior brick, devoid of identifying signs, […]

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Amtrak vows to keep the Southwest Chief rolling through Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico — at least for another year

Amtrak is vowing to keep its historic Southwest Chief train route rolling — as-is — through Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico for at least another year following pressure from Congress. The national rail carrier was considering suspending rail service between Dodge City, Kan., and Albuquerque, and replacing it with charter buses as early as the […]

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What we learned from the first televised Colorado governor’s race debate between Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton

The differences between Republican Walker Stapleton and Democrat Jared Polis are crystal clear after Colorado’s first televised debate in the governor’s race. The two candidates presented competing visions for the state at Friday evening’s debate — sponsored by CBS4, Colorado Public Television, KOA RadioNews and The Colorado Sun — setting the stage for the final […]

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Uber to bolster driver background checks in Colorado, at a cost of $2.4 million annually, after state sanction

Ride-sharing service Uber has agreed to increase the frequency of its criminal background checks of drivers in Colorado after state regulators discovered last year that the company failed to disqualify some drivers with felony criminal convictions. The move is part of a settlement stemming from an $8.9 million fine levied by the state Public Utilities […]

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CDOT is looking for a great idea to keep cars from crashing into wildlife

If you’ve got a great idea on how to stop a deer from leaping into headlights, you just may help Colorado solve one of its worst rural-traffic nightmares: collisions with wildlife. The state’s Department of Transportation is challenging the public to come up with ideas that use technology to address this issue. According to the […]

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An electric car for under $10,000? Used EVs becoming a more affordable, but risky, new market

When Maria DiBiase Eisemann went to Tynan’s Nissan in Fort Collins to turn in her leased Nissan Leaf last fall, she left the dealership as owner of the same electric vehicle. But it wasn’t for her. It was for teenage daughter. “It’s the greatest thing because it doesn’t go far, and she doesn’t have to […]

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Colorado lawmakers under pressure to act as troubled immigrant driver’s license program approaches another large crossroads

Three of Colorado’s four Division of Motor Vehicles offices that distribute driver’s licenses to people living in the U.S. illegally could stop offering the service in February if state lawmakers can’t reach an accord early in the 2019 legislative session. Finding such an agreement — to override a cap that triggers the reduction — is […]