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Discovery of high plutonium levels causes major setback in Denver highway project DENVER - A planned highway that would complete a belt route around the Denver area has seen a major setback after a city pulled out over elevated plutonium levels found in soil along the route near a former nuclear weapons plant. The Broomfield City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to withdraw from the $250 million project.

Colorado Speaker of the House KC Becker drafting CU regent reform bill Colorado Speaker of the House KC Becker is drafting a bill to reform the University of Colorado Board of Regents.

Colorado Climate: Healthy Snowpack Helps Slowly Wipe Out Remaining Drought The weekly drought report released Thursday morning included another drop in the percent of Colorado experiencing drought or abnormally dry conditions. Recent snow is the primary reason.

Social Security Administration 'mistakes' force retirees to refund overpayments The Social Security Administration's "mistakes" force retirees to refund over-payments made by the SSA. A Cincinnati woman describes the "nightmare" of dealing with the SSA after it claimed she needed to refund $35,770 in benefits.

Google could double Colorado workforce, expand Boulder presence As part of an announcement of a $10 billion nationwide investment in new office spaces and data centers, Google CEO Sundar Pichai in a blog post Wednesday said the company has “the capacity to doub…

Off-Duty Officer Shoots, Kills One Person At Colorado Springs Drive-Through One person is dead after approaching an off-duty Colorado Springs Police officer and claimed he had a gun. The officer was not hurt.

Trump administration argues resuming coal sales from public lands has little greenhouse gas impact The Trump administration said Wednesday a resumption of coal sales from public lands that had been blocked under former President Barack Obama will result in a negligible increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

New Colorado Primary Poll Has Sanders Leading, Second Place Up For Grabs A new poll just released ahead of Super Tuesday has frontrunner Bernie Sanders leading in Colorado. Four others are competitive for second place.

Labor union unveils $150M campaign in Colorado, other states to help defeat Trump The investment marks the largest voter engagement and turnout operation in the history of the Service Employees International Union, which claims nearly 2 million members.

With Hopes For Super Tuesday, Amy Klobuchar Sees A 'Blue Wall That Extends To The West' A new poll has the midwesterner at about 6 percent in Colorado. Total ad spending by all candidates in the state so far is $8.9 million. Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is behind the lion's share. Sanders is a distant second and Warren has made a modest television ad buy.

Dump truck hits overpass in Indiana 'mishap,' sending trailer vertical A truck struck an overpass in northern Indiana early Thursday morning and caused quite a scene.

Bernie Sanders has double-digit lead in Colorado's Democratic primary, poll shows Bernie Sanders is the likely favorite to win Colorado’s Democratic primary next week, with a new poll Thursday showing the Vermont senator has a double-digit lead over competing candidates and wide support among young people and Coloradans who consider themselves very liberal.

Stocks plunge in early trading Thursday, continuing week-long trend Stocks continued Thursday morning, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average opened down more than 500 points in the moments after trading began for the day.

Public Open House for 65th Avenue and U.S. 34 Bypass Intersection Improvements Starting mid-March, 65th Avenue north of U.S. 34 Bypass in Greeley will close for almost three months while the city works to improve the flow of traffic and increase safety at the intersection. Originally slated.

3-month closure of MacGregor and US 34 Intersection in Estes Park to Start March 2 On March 2, the intersection of US 34 and MacGregor will be closed for three months to allow the Colorado Department of Transportation to build a roundabout in the area and make other.

Colorado Is About To End Use Of The Death Penalty John Hickenlooper effectively froze executions in Colorado in 2013. Three men wait on death row today. Megan Verlee and Andrew Kenney contributed to this report.

Teen dies, 2 injured in Highway 50 crash in Pueblo West The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a crash in Pueblo West that killed a 15-year-old girl and injured two other women Wednesday afternoon.

What kills coronavirus: Answers about sanitizers, masks, medication World Health Organization’s advice regarding what methods can and cannot kill the virus or otherwise prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran confirms she lost nearly $400K in a phishing scam Barbara Corcoran, a real estate developer, investor and star of the ABC show Shark Tank, sats she lost nearly $400,000 in a phishing scam.

'We Got Lucky' That Missing Mesa Ballot Situation Wasn't Worse, Elections Chief Says "We've never seen an example in our recent state history of a time in which so many voters' ballots were not countable," said Judd Choate, director of elections at the Secretary of State's office.

Colorado teachers plan to rally at the Capitol again this year — and at least one district will cancel classes Colorado’s second largest school district will cancel school on March 19 because so many teachers will be absent for a statewide teachers rally at the state Capitol building in Denver.

How Long It Takes for the Air Force to Fire a White Nationalist Cory Reeves's white nationalist activity has been public for over a year.

For now, Nolan Arenado is manning third base for the Rockies Nolan Arenado is the Rockies’ third baseman. Move along, nothing to see here.

Activists, federal officials square off over the construction of new border wall Environmentalists say the border wall is being hastily constructed, ignoring more than three dozen laws and regulations.

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