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An effort to ban most cell phone uses while driving failed in a House committee on March 12. The bill would have prohibited motorists from talking on cell phones unless they were using hands-free devices. The legislation also would have created … more
As the legislative session chugs along, three freshman lawmakers are trying to balance voting their personal ideology with that of the constituents who reside in their complicated districts. And if that isn’t hard enough, a couple of them are … more
Someone, perhaps her mother, left her on a bench near a bus stop in Beijing. Because she had no identification records of any kind, doctors estimated she was about 3 years old based on weight and height. A woman found her and took her to a … more
Congress, after months of prolonged bickering turned into years of unnecessary gridlock, finally passed a full, long-term farm bill. That means strengthened conservation programs, additional resources for managing our forests, funding for rural … more
The Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel will host its second in a series of Tantalizing Tastes 6-8 p.m. Feb. 11. Tantalizing Tastes, a wine edition, will feature five wines from Lone Tree Grill’s new wine list, created by Southern Wine & Spirits, and … more
Remember the Bud Bowl? If not, you missed out because it was way cool. It was this stop motion animated Super Bowl advertising campaign that matched Bud versus Bud Lite for the ultimate beer supremacy. The ad campaign even incorporated … more
A bill that would create a governmental process that deals with workers' claims of wage theft cleared its first legislative hurdle on Jan. 22, a year after similar legislation failed. The issue can affect those who work in contract labor … more
A newly launched online “portal” matches volunteers with opportunities based on their areas of interest. Douglas County residents are known for giving back, and the recent introduction of www.VolunteerConnectDC.org makes it much easier. … more
Colorado is home to roughly half a million immigrants, about a third of whom are undocumented, according to a report by the Center for Immigration Studies. More than 11 million undocumented immigrants are estimated to be in the United States. In … more
The Austin-based trio, Hot Club of Cowtown, will warm up a cool Jan. 31 evening at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, with a concert at 8 p.m. The trio will play its unique mix of traditional western music and mid-century gypsy … more
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