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California’s pain could be Colorado’s gain as VCs shift investments outside Silicon Valley

“Time is money, and many VCs may see sourcing investments from external hubs as not worth the cost,” Sostheim said in the report” writes Becky Peterson for businessinsider.com. She continued: “Geographically diverse investments tend to be less expensive for VCs while still offering competitive performance.”.  Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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It is too late to dismantle the marijuana industry

“That is why it was surprising to wake up last week to the news that the Justice Department, without advance notice, rescinded the nationwide guidance regarding marijuana enforcement” reports washingtonpost.com. Frankly, it is too late for the federal government to step in and dismantle this burgeoning industry.For better or worse, legalized marijuana has become more accepted around the country, with 29 states and the District now having some form of cannabis legalization.But in Colorado, we remain committed to improving the laws and regulations governing marijuana businesses.Right now, federal law forces…

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Colorado politicians need to stop pandering and start leading, which means telling the truth about the severely negative consequences of big commercial pot.

“Hickenlooper says legalization has eliminated illegal pot in Colorado, which is laughable to men and women who enforce the law and talk to us” writes Colorado Springs Gazette for washingtonexaminer.com. We could go on with countless accounts of leading law enforcers who describe illegal pot activity that exceeds limits of departmental budgets and personnel.Mayor John Suthers — Colorado’s former U.S. attorney, attorney general, district prosecutor and state director of corrections — speaks of hundreds of illegal pot operations in Colorado Springs he hopes to raid. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Colorado debates new gas line rules after fatal explosion

“Colorado regulators are considering proposed new rules for thousands of oil and gas pipelines after a fatal explosion last year blamed on leaking gas” reports foxbusiness.com. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission opened two days of hearings Monday on regulations for installing, testing and shutting down flow lines, which carry oil and gas from wells to nearby equipment. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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Colorado Senate Democrats: We’ll give Sessions our legal pot ‘when he pries it from our warm, extremely interesting to look at hands’

“We’ll give Jeff Sessions our legal pot when he pries it from our warm, extremely interesting to look at hands,” the caucus tweeted” writes Mandy Mayfield for washingtonexaminer.com. The Twitter account followed the initial tweet with a thread of information about how the legalized pot industry has economically transformed the state.Sessions will announce Thursday he is rescinding Obama administration memos that set forth policies or non-interference with states that legalize marijuana.In 2012, Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize marijuana for recreational use.The Colorado State Senate Democratic Caucus…

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Colorado shooting

“After Riehl started a solo law practice in Wyoming, Pelkey sent clients his way when his firm could not take the cases” writes Kristine Phillips Is for washingtonpost.com. In a lengthy Facebook post Monday, Pelkey, the former law-school classmate, extended his condolences. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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5 Colorado deputies shot, 1 fatally, in ‘ambush’ attack

“Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said his son, Douglas County sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Pelle, underwent surgery from injuries suffered in the attack and was recovering” writes Associated Press for latimes.com. They all went down almost within seconds of each other, so it was more of an ambush-type of attack on our officers,” Spurlock said. Source: latimes.com Share This:

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AP source: Reliever Davis, Rockies agree to 3-year deal

“The deal with Davis was first reported by Yahoo!” writes Pat Graham for yahoo.com. AP source: Reliever Davis, Rockies agree to 3-year deal Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Wade Davis reacts after the final out as the Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 9-8 to to win baseball’s National League Division Series, at Nationals Park, early Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Washington (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies added a significant piece to what’s becoming a formidable and high-priced bullpen by agreeing to a three-year, $52 million contract with…

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