For years now, a significant portion of our sociopolitical discussion has revolved around whether American corporations are anything other than soulless factories of greed that view their workers as necessary but dispensable annoyances. For some, this view is gospel, as plainly obvious as those...
June 16 2015, 10:20 AM
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One unresolved issue around marijuana legalization has been how to keep stoned users from getting behind the wheel. This week, Colorado Democrats Jared Polis (CO-02) and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) began to remedy that by co-sponsoring the Limiting Unsafe Cannabis-Impaired Driving (LUCID) Act.
June 5 2015, 9:45 AM
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Whatever you might think of Colorado Congressman Jared Polis, there’s no denying he brings an unusual level of good humor to his typically mirthless institution.
The latest example of this is the Boulder Democrat’s satirical rejoinder to colleague Steve King (R-Iowa). Last week, King quite...
April 28 2015, 11:30 AM
Last week, Congressional legislators introduced two bills that—even if they're destined to fail—could at least begin to change the dialogue around legalized marijuana.
Colorado Rep. Jared Polis, long an outspoken supporter of legalized marijuana, proposed the Regulate...
February 24 2015, 11:00 AM
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It’s been quite a year here at 5280. On top of the our ever-popular packages that readers flock to annually—including 25 Best Restaurants, Best New Restaurants, and Top of the Town—our editors and writers penned a number of engaging and informative long reads that captured your attention in 2014...
December 31 2014, 11:20 AM
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In case there was any doubt, Tuesday’s election confirmed that Colorado remains the swingy-est swing state in the West. To Republicans, our state’s particular shade of purple seems lush and regal, but to Democrats, it just looks like a deep, dark bruise.
Only Governor John Hickenlooper’s nail-...
November 5 2014, 12:45 PM
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The morning of June 10, 2014, dawns on Washington, D.C., as it typically does in summer: under a sodden blanket of humidity. Although the temperature won’t top 80 degrees all day, by 7:30 a.m. the oppressive mugginess has already settled, eased every few minutes by a fleeting, fluttering...
As Thursday turned to Friday, the United States House of Representatives passed three measures that could potentially end federal intrusion into medical marijuana activities that have been legalized by individual states.
By a surprisingly wide and bipartisan vote of 219-189, the House approved...
June 2 2014, 1:20 PM