Tag Archives: Nebraska

State Asks Court to Dismiss Sheriffs’ Lawsuit Over Legal Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300Sheriffs in Colorado and two other states may not like legal marijuana – but they don’t have the ability to force Colorado not to allow it. That’s Colorado’s argument in a motion filed Friday asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from 10 county sheriffs in Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska. The lawsuit is one of several legal challenges Colorado Continue reading

Colorado Defends Pot Law

MARIJUANA-300Colorado defended its pot law for the first time Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court. Yesterday was the deadline for Colorado to respond to a legal challenge from Oklahoma and Nebraska. The lawsuit challenges Colorado’s legalization of recreational marijuana and is one of four lawsuits that aim to dismantle the young Continue reading

Colorado Faces 2nd Lawsuit over Marijuana Legalization

MARIJUANA-300Colorado is already being sued by two neighboring states for legalizing marijuana. Now the state faces an additional federal lawsuit. Plaintiffs who oppose legal weed are appealing to federal courts to try to shut down Colorado’s $800-million-a-year marijuana industry. They plan to announce details of the claim today at the Continue reading

State Gets Extra Month to Prepare for Multi-State Marijuana Lawsuit

US SUPREME COURTColorado has been given an extra month to respond to a lawsuit that claims the state is inconveniencing neighboring states through marijuana legalization. Nebraska and Oklahoma filed the lawsuit. Kansas and Utah refused to join in. The states argue that Colorado’s marijuana stores violate federal law, and leak marijuana into the neighboring Continue reading

Lawmakers Call on Obama to Approve Keystone

KEYSTONELawmakers are calling on President Obama to sign the Keystone XL Pipeline legislation. Senator Cory Gardner released a statement to the president yesterday, making a case for the pipeline. Gardner says he’s excited that the bill passed with bipartisan support in the House and Senate. He says the project will “create Continue reading

Lawmakers Vote to Build Keystone XL Pipeline

KEYSTONEThe Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has voted to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The pipeline would be paid for by the private sector, create thousands of jobs in the United States, and increase domestic energy security. It has been more than six years since the pipeline Continue reading

Utah has no Plans to Join Marijuana Lawsuit against Colorado

MARIJUANA-300Governor Gary Herbert says Utah has no plans to join two other states in suing Colorado over that state’s legalization of marijuana. Herbert said Tuesday afternoon that despite no current plans to sue, Utah is keeping an eye on marijuana legalization in its neighbor state. Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a lawsuit last month asking the Continue reading

Kansas Considering Joining Pot Lawsuit Against Colorado

MARIJUANA-300Kansas hasn’t decided whether to join a lawsuit filed by other states against Colorado over its legalization of marijuana even though the two states share a border. Spokeswoman Jennifer Rapp said Friday that Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been considering legal action against Colorado for months. But she said in an Continue reading

Craig Woman Killed in Nebraska Crash

fatal-300A Craig woman was killed in a car crash in Nebraska over the weekend. Reports say 20-year old Emily Barnes of Craig was a passenger in a car driven by her boyfriend, 22-year old Cody Continue reading

Missing Nebraska Teen Found in Rock Springs

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Thanks to some old-school detective work, a missing Nebraska youth has been reunited with his family. Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell said that a retired couple from Nebraska contacted the Sheriff’s Office when their teenage grandson abruptly left his place of work and, some time later, his vehicle, which had broken Continue reading

Nine States Join Lawsuit Against EPA; Colorado Not One of Them

EPA-300Nine states have joined Murray Energy Company’s lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over new carbon pollution rules.  Murray Energy has called the standards “illegal, irrational, and radical”.  Several states agree, and have joined Murray’s lawsuit to block the rules.  Colorado is NOT one of those states.  Continue reading

Gardner Calls on Udall to Approve Keystone Pipeline

KEYSTONERepresentative Cory Gardner is calling on Senator Mark Udall to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project.  The project is expected to create around half a million jobs in the U.S.  Udall has repeatedly voted against the project.  At one time, the Environmental Continue reading