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Archive for December, 2011

Coffman Proposes More Reforms for Congress

Coffman Proposes More Reforms for Congress Introduces Bills to Enact Term Limits and Stop Automatic Pay Raises   (WASHINGTON) – Today U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman announced that he introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at reforming Congress. One bill would put an end to automatic annual pay raises for members of Congress, requiring federal lawmakers to vote on any salary increase, while the other bill would limit the number of terms a member of Congress may serve. “The current ... Full Story

Mark Udall’s Sugar Loaf bill passes the House,

Mark Udall's Sugar Loaf bill passes the House, heads back to Senate Mark Udall's bill to facilitate a land swap between the Sugar Loaf Fire District and the Forest Service unanimously passed the House today by 413-0.  It now heads back to the Senate to address some minor changes from the House, after which it will make its way to the President's desk.  Udall is working with Senate leadership to get this bill passed before the holiday recess at the end of the year. "The Sugar Loaf Fire ... Full Story

On This Day, December 16, 1773

On This Day, December 16, 1773

The Boston Tea Party In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor. The midnight raid, popularly known as the "Boston Tea Party," was in protest of the British Parliament's Tea Act of 1773, a bill designed to save the faltering East India Company by greatly lowering its tea tax and granting it a virtual monopoly on the American tea trade. The low tax allowed the East India ... Full Story

ACLU challenges voter suppression law

ACLU challenges voter suppression law

ACLU's Federal Challenge to WI GOP's Photo ID Restrictions Could Reverse Similar Laws Nationwide   By Ernest A. Canning on 12/15/2011 6:29am Guest blogged by Ernest A. Canning Election laws in Wisconsin are not covered by Section 5 of the federal Voting Rights Act, which would otherwise require the Dept. of Justice or a federal panel of judges to "preclear" such laws to assure they are not discriminatory. Thus, it falls to non-governmental organizations, such ... Full Story

Premier Gymnastics scores well in state meet

Premier Gymnastics scores well in state meet

  Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies competed in COUSAG's Level 5 State meet this past weekend at Boulder Flyers! In Session B Senior Division Morgan Kenner placed 4th on the Bars. In the Junior Division Sarah McCormick also placed 4th on bars. In Session B Child Division, Alexis Copeland placed 2nd on Beam with a 9.5 and was 3rd in the All Around. In Session A Junior Division Lauren Thomas placed 1st on the Vault with a 9.325, 1st on Bars with a 9.7, 1st on floor with a 9.7 and ... Full Story

The GOP’s Crackpot Agenda

The GOP’s Crackpot Agenda

The top Republican candidates share a single, radical vision: to trash the environment, shred the safety net and aid the rich. By Tim Dickinson PROMOTE DIRTY JOBS Nowhere is the GOP's lock-step approach to governance more in evidence than on the question of employment. At a moment when 25 million Americans lack full-time jobs, this is obviously going to be the central issue of the 2012 election. Yet the Republican candidates all have the same jobs plan: to put the unemployed to work on ... Full Story

AG lauds failure of cell phone bill

Attorney General lauds failure of bill that would have allowed businesses to robocall cell phones DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers issued the following statement after the sponsor of legislation that would have allowed businesses to call consumers’ cell phones using robocalls withdrew his bill: “Although I have been unsuccessful in my efforts to shield Colorado consumers from all non-emergency robocalls, I am pleased to see that Congress has decided not to subject ... Full Story

Inmates Charged for Jail Disturbance

  Date: 12/15/2011 Four inmates have been charged in connection with a disturbance in the high security area of the Larimer County Jail on November 20, 2011 which resulted in a lockdown of the entire facility, the activation of the Jail's Special Emergency Response Team and a K-9 to be brought into the facility. During the disturbance the inmates threw fecal matter throughout the common area and flooded their cells which resulted in the flooding of the common area.  The inmates ... Full Story

Bill of Rights Day: Are Our Freedoms in Jeopardy?

Bill of Rights Day: Are Our Freedoms in Jeopardy?

  “Those responsible for the demise of the Bill of Rights are none other than the schools, the courts, the politicians, and ‘we the people,’” stated Whitehead. “Unless we act now to secure our constitutional rights, America will continue down the path toward tyranny.” The passage of the Patriot Act in 2001 ushered in an era in American history in which basic rights that guided political leaders since the founding of the nation have become second place to concerns over ... Full Story

Ask Gardner to support the PUPS Act

Ask Gardner to support the PUPS Act

Our dogs are family members. We include our dogs in family outings, in deciding where to live, what’s for dinner, who sleeps where on what part of the bed. Dogs have been an integral part of our existence for thousands of years. The human canine bond is the longest interspecies relationship that has ever existed. Yet, this reality collides with the existence of dog producers who breed and sell dogs by the thousands every year solely for profit. These dogs consistently show up at pet ... Full Story

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