Tag Archives: Washington

Tipton Pleased with Supreme Court Ruling on Power Plant Emissions

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton says he is pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency did not do enough cost analysis before implementing their new power plant emissions rule. The Court said that the EPA did not consider the cost of compliance to the plants, the communities Continue reading

Schools to Begin Tracking Student Marijuana Use

MARIJUANA-300Colorado schools will begin compiling data on students who get busted for using or distributing marijuana. The effort is aimed at gauging the impacts of the drug’s legalization in the state. The new reporting requirement is an addition to a 2012 law directing law enforcement and district attorneys to collect data on how students are Continue reading

Wyoming Fugitive Caught in Alaska

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A fugitive sex offender on the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office most wanted list has been captured in Alaska. 32-year old Robert Bousquet, who was convicted of rape in Idaho in 2004, was wanted on felony theft charges in the theft of a dozen rifles, handguns, and shotguns from a Rock Springs residence. County detectives and Continue reading

Truck Driver Robbed in Southern Wyoming

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A truck driver in Southern Wyoming was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning, and the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help from the public in identifying the suspect. William Hall, a truck driver from Mississippi hauling commercial air conditioning units to Washington, was parked at the Bitter Creek Rest Area about 40 miles east Continue reading

Boundaries of Gay Rights to be Debated at State Level

co-state-capitol-300There’s a growing conflict between religious groups and gay rights advocates over penalties in discrimination cases. The issue plays out today in Colorado, with Republicans proposing measures aimed at protecting individuals and religious Continue reading

Snowpack Better in Western Colorado than Other Areas of the Country

SNOWPACKSnowpack in the mountain valleys where the Colorado River originates is only a little below normal, marking one of the few bright spots in an increasingly grim drought gripping much of the West. Measurement stations in western Colorado showed the snowpack yesterday at 90 percent of the long-term average. By contrast, many Continue reading

Bill Would Prevent Lawmakers from Getting Paid, if no Balanced Budget

gardnerLegislation has been drafted that would block members of Congress from receiving their salaries unless their chamber of Congress has passed a budget that balances within ten years. The Balanced Budget Accountability Act would also prohibit tax increases unless three-fifths of both chambers of Congress vote in favor of them. Colorado Senator Cory Gardner is a supporter of the Continue reading

Lawmakers Mulling Right-to-die Legislation

co-state-capitol-300Colorado Democrats are introducing legislation to allow the terminally ill choose when they die, with the help of doctor-prescribed medication. Democrats from the House and Senate announced details of the proposal yesterday, Continue reading

Gardner Sworn in as Senator

gardnerColorado’s newest senator has been sworn in. Republican Cory Gardner officially became the state’s junior senator Tuesday as the 114th Congress began its session in Washington, DC. Gardner defeated Democratic Senator Mark Udall in November’s election. Gardner said in a statement that he was “eager to get down to business.” Colorado’s senior senator is Continue reading

Colorado Uses Government Money for Marijuana Study

MARIJUANA-300Colorado is awarding more than $8 million for medical marijuana research. Researchers say it the first time government money will be used to explore marijuana’s medical potential. The grants awarded by the state Board of Health yesterday will go to studies on whether marijuana helps treat epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease Continue reading

Tipton Honored by Farm Bureau

FARM BUREAUYesterday, the Colorado Farm Bureau (CFB) recognized Congressman Scott Tipton’s (R-CO) work in Congress on behalf of agriculture issues that impact farmers and ranchers across the 3rd Congressional District with the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Friend of Farm Bureau Award. Tipton serves on the House Agriculture Continue reading

Marijuana Businesses Making Political Contributions

MARIJUANA-300Marijuana entrepreneurs are taking another step into the mainstream by becoming political donors. Marijuana businesses are using some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states. The political activity includes swanky fundraisers at Four Seasons Continue reading