With votes still being tabulated Thursday, an I-News analysis showed that ticket splitting by voters in seven key counties led to victory for both Republican Cory Gardner and Democrat John Hickenlooper in their respective races. Continue Reading →
Wind power is on the rise in the United States, creating a growing demand for skilled technicians to install and repair wind turbines. But a unique skill set is required - the fearlessness of a professional rock climber along with the know-how of a skilled mechanic. Continue Reading →
With its bitterly contested U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races, Colorado has been a focus of huge sums of money. Much of it came from mega-corporations and multimillionaires and billionaires from outside the state.
But the money flowed both ways. There are many Coloradans who use their financial power to influence politics nationally and in other states. Continue Reading →
The 2014 midterm election is on track to be the most expensive in the nation’s history. With its bitterly contested U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races, Colorado has been a focus of huge sums of money. Much of it came from mega-corporations and multimillionaires and billionaires from outside the state. But the money flowed both ways. There are many Coloradans who use their financial power to influence politics nationally and in other states. Continue Reading →
Latino voting advocates say they are unhappy that neither the Republicans nor the Democrats are actively pushing for immigration reform during this midterm election. Whether that has the impact of suppressing turnout could be key in the state's tightly-contested races.
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Voters in Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia are voting on whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Florida voters will decide whether to approve medical marijuana. Twenty-one states and D.C. have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Rocky Mountain PBS I-News has created a clickable map showing each state's status. Continue Reading →
A new documentary on Rocky Mountain PBS explores whether catastrophic drought led to the end of the Ancient Puebloan civilization at Mesa Verde and Crow Canyon. Certainly, drought is cyclical in the Southwest, as present day residents can attest. "Living West: Water" premieres on Colorado Experience tonight. Continue Reading →
Fewer than half of the 4,600 former Rocky Flats workers or their survivors who applied to a federal compensation program for health problems related to their exposure to radiation and other toxins have been approved. The $7 billion demolition and cleanup effort of the nuclear weapons plant was completed in 2005. Continue Reading →
Latinos account for about 14 percent of Colorado's registered voters, and could impact the state's tight gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races. Latino advocates say both parties are in "disconnect" about the immigration reform issue. There is also a question about Latino turnout for midterm elections. Continue Reading →
Three of the nation's largest agriculture and food corporations - Monsanto, Kraft Foods and PepsiCo - have contributed $7.4 million of the total $11 million raised by the campaign to defeat Colorado's Proposition 105, which would require labeling of certain genetically modified foods, or GMOs. Continue Reading →