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Denver Post: Politics: Local Politics

  1. RTD looks at cellphone policy while others let texts fly
    Decorum over the handling of cellphones, iPads and other wireless devices at public meetings is stirring controversy as they become the primary communication tool of council members, county commissioners and legislators.
  2. Colorado lawmaker pushes for school arrest stats
    A Colorado state senator says she'll be pushing law enforcement agencies to report statistics showing what happens when trouble at school leads to the arrests of young people, but police see the new requirement as just one more unfunded burden.
  3. Hemp expansion sails through Colorado Senate
    A Colorado bill to expand industrial hemp production has sails through the state Senate and now heads to the House.
  4. Bill banning jail time for not paying fines gets final approval
    A bill that will prevent jail sentences for people too poor to pay court fines was approved Wednesday and now awaits the governor's signature.
  5. Gov. Hickenlooper beats all four GOP rivals in latest Quinnipiac poll
    Gov. John Hickenlooper beats all four Republican rivals in a new poll that shows he's favored by women voters and has a slight advantage with crucial unaffiliated voters.