Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis faces new plagiarism allegations just one day after issuing an apology for essays he claimed to write that contained passages written by someone else. The Denver Post reports that the new allegations concern part of a newspaper column McInnis wrote in 1994 that resembled a column that previously appeared in the Washington Post…State auditors say Colorado needs to overhaul the way it funds unemployment benefits if it wants to avoid repeated shortfalls…The Pueblo Chieftain reports city council decided last night not to seek a vote from residents on the issue of medical marijuana dispensaries…and, the Canon City Daily Record reports authorities are issuing warnings about counterfeit $20 bills.

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