The nation’s top military official spoke to members of the Colorado National Guard today, and says Air Force units that fly aging F-16 fighter jets on homeland security missions may not learn their future for two years…Attorneys general from western states are planning to meet this week to discuss water law, including the Colorado River Compact, the Clean Water Act and transbasin diversions…Colorado lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require businesses and unions to disclose major campaign donations…and, health officials in El Paso County say a fox tested positive for rabies.

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