John Hickenlooper - the best personalized free web-based Email en en John Hickenlooper Colorado governor pardons felon to stave off deportation DENVER (AP) — Colorado's governor on Friday pardoned a Cuban immigrant for an armed robbery he committed 19 years ago in an effort stave off the man's deportation after immigration authorities detained him following a judge's ruling that he should no longer be imprisoned. The pardon from Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, was the latest twist in the saga... Sat, 20 May 2017 04:04:00 GMT 2017-05-20T04:04:00Z The Latest: Victim of armed robbery calls pardon 'unjust' DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a Cuban felon facing deportation after huge prison mix up (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Jason Kasperek, the assistant manager at a video store that Rene Lima-Marin and an accomplice robbed in 1998, said Lima-Marin should be back in prison. "I just think that it's scandalous how he used the s... Fri, 19 May 2017 23:32:00 GMT 2017-05-19T23:32:00Z Man freed from prison faces possible deportation to Cuba DENVER (AP) — The detention of a Cuban immigrant set to rejoin his family after he was mistakenly released from prison, then put back, has raised questions about whether more people from the island nation will be deported from the United States now that relations between the two countries have thawed. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement took custody ... Fri, 19 May 2017 01:39:00 GMT 2017-05-19T01:39:00Z Colorado man to be freed early now in immigration custody DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man whose 98-year prison term was cut short by a judge has been detained by immigration officials just as he was set to be released. Rene Lima-Marin was released to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Denver on Wednesday, according to the Colorado Department of Corrections. Lima-Marin, who came... Thu, 18 May 2017 03:08:00 GMT 2017-05-18T03:08:00Z Colorado inmate freed early, jailed again wins release CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver robbery-kidnapping convict was ordered released from prison Tuesday after being mistakenly freed decades early, then re-incarcerated. Rene Lima-Marin was convicted in 2000 of multiple robbery, kidnapping and burglary counts. He and another man had robbed two video stores at gunpoint. Lima-Marin... Tue, 16 May 2017 22:12:00 GMT 2017-05-16T22:12:00Z Colorado GOP blocks nation's 1st well-mapping requirement DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans used a late-night filibuster Monday to block a first-of-its-kind requirement that oil and gas producers provide the locations of all their gas lines. Democrats who rule the House were planning to pass the bill before midnight, their deadline to get it to the governor's desk before the Legislature concludes work for the year. ... Tue, 09 May 2017 07:54:00 GMT 2017-05-09T07:54:00Z Only 3 people tasked to check on Colorado pipeline safety DENVER (AP) — State records show Colorado has only three people assigned to check on the safety of pipelines running from about 54,000 active oil and gas wells, a task that came under scrutiny after a leaking pipeline was blamed for a fatal house explosion. The Denver Post reported Sunday ( that since 2016, an inspector has checked a... Sun, 07 May 2017 17:44:00 GMT 2017-05-07T17:44:00Z Colorado governor wants map of gas lines after fatal blast DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday the state should have comprehensive maps of oil and gas pipelines to help prevent a repeat of a fatal house explosion blamed on an old, severed gas line. Hickenlooper said that may require a new law, and the Legislature is unlikely to pass one this year because the session is almost over. "But I... Wed, 03 May 2017 23:53:00 GMT 2017-05-03T23:53:00Z Leak in line from gas well blamed in fatal Colorado blast FIRESTONE, Colo. (AP) — A home explosion that killed two people in Colorado was caused by odorless, unrefined natural gas leaking from an old pipeline, investigators said Tuesday, prompting the governor to order statewide inspections of similar lines. The underground line was believed to be out of service but was connected to a well within 200 feet (60 me... Wed, 03 May 2017 01:23:00 GMT 2017-05-03T01:23:00Z The Latest: Colorado checks gas lines after fatal explosion FIRESTONE, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal house explosion in northern Colorado (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Colorado's chief oil and gas regulator says the state doesn't have a complete record of all gas lines in the state like the one blamed for a fatal home explosion. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission... Wed, 03 May 2017 00:11:00 GMT 2017-05-03T00:11:00Z Colorado House: Clemency for inmate released 90 years early DENVER (AP) — Colorado's House unanimously called on the governor Friday to grant clemency to a robbery-kidnapping convict who is back in prison after being mistakenly released decades early and reforming his life. Republicans and Democrats spoke for a resolution that calls Rene Lima-Marin's continued incarceration and separation from his family "cruel an... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:50:00 GMT 2017-04-21T22:50:00Z Inside a Colorado pot club - a rare and endangered species COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — It's the fish tank featuring a colorful reef made of glass marijuana pipes that ultimately sets the Speakeasy Vape Lounge apart from any other strip-mall bar and confirms what it really is: one of the United States' only legal pot clubs. The fact that it and a few dozen like it already exist in Colorado was all but lost in a... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:30:00 GMT 2017-04-20T01:30:00Z Justices: Colorado policy on court fees unconstitutional WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Colorado's practice of not automatically refunding court fees and other costs to people convicted of crimes but later exonerated violates the Constitution. The 7-1 decision sided with two people whose convictions for sexual offenses were later thrown out. One paid about $700 in court fees, including... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:05:00 GMT 2017-04-19T23:05:00Z Colorado ends plans for pot clubs over Trump uncertainty DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers on Thursday backed off plans to become the first U.S. state to regulate marijuana clubs, saying approval of Amsterdam-style pot clubs could invite a federal crackdown. It was perhaps the starkest display yet of legal pot states' uncertainty on how to regulate the drug under President Donald Trump. Alaska marijuana regulato... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 05:06:00 GMT 2017-04-14T05:06:00Z Colorado set to prohibit marijuana co-op growing operations DENVER (AP) — Colorado was set Monday to outlaw marijuana growing co-ops soon after the state Senate unanimously approved a bill making it a crime for people to cultivate recreational pot for other people. The bill supported by the office of Gov. John Hickenlooper passed 35-0 but it was unclear when he would sign it. There are no state estimates on how ma... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:43:00 GMT 2017-04-10T19:43:00Z Democratic congressman announces run for Colorado governor DENVER (AP) — Six-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter is entering Colorado's race for governor in 2018, saying he can do more for Colorado at home than he can in Washington. Perlmutter formally announced his candidacy at a rally Sunday in Golden, Colorado, and quickly established himself as the front-runner in the Democratic primary. Colorado's Democratic governor, John ... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 20:32:00 GMT 2017-04-09T20:32:00Z Theater shooting prosecutor to run for Colorado governor DENVER (AP) — George Brauchler, the Republican district attorney who prosecuted Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, kicked off his gubernatorial campaign on Wednesday vowing to bring leadership to the state capitol. "I just want Colorado to be everything it could and should be rather than what it is," said Brauchler, 47, who is also a colonel in the Na... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:24:00 GMT 2017-04-05T17:24:00Z Colorado pot club measure clears 1st hurdle DENVER (AP) — Colorado is moving ahead with a first-in-the-nation attempt to allow marijuana clubs. But the measure that passed a Republican state Senate committee Wednesday evening doesn't go as far as some marijuana activists hoped. The bill would allow on-site marijuana consumption at private clubs in willing jurisdictions. And those... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 03:31:00 GMT 2017-03-02T03:31:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California; Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. NBC's "Meet the Press" — Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez; Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.; Gov. John Hick... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:18:00 GMT 2017-02-26T00:18:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California; Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.; Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo. ... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:53:00 GMT 2017-02-25T01:53:00Z Outdoor trade show leaving Utah over public lands stance SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lucrative outdoor trade show that's been staged in Salt Lake City for two decades announced Thursday it will be leaving Utah over the latest disagreement with state leaders about their stance on public lands. The Outdoor Retailer show made the announcement just hours after a conference call intended to smooth discord between indust... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:57:00 GMT 2017-02-17T02:57:00Z Colorado warms to pot clubs despite federal uncertainty DENVER (AP) — At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed pot clubs. But the details of how these clubs will operate are as hazy as the underground clubs operating already. Denver officials are working on regulations to open a one-year pilot of bring-your-own marijuana clubs, while stat... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:07:00 GMT 2017-02-16T20:07:00Z Major outdoor retailer event to consider moving out of Utah SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The lucrative Outdoor Retailer show is again considering moving from Salt Lake City amid renewed concerns from attendees about state leaders' continued push for more control of public lands. Show organizers announced Monday they will request proposals from other cities to host shows starting as early as November 2018 after its curren... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:39:00 GMT 2017-02-07T00:39:00Z California governor seeks permanent ban on offshore drilling CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday asked President Barack Obama to permanently ban new offshore oil and gas drilling in the state before he leaves office. If Obama agrees, the edict would set up a potential showdown with the incoming administration of Donald Trump. Brown said he didn't know if Trump would have the authority to overturn a permanent... 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