In Pueblo, city council agreed on a 6-1 vote to ask voters in November whether to impose a 4.3 percent sales tax on medical marijuana and related paraphernalia (Chieftain).

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis is admitting missteps in articles he wrote about water issues and now is being accused of plagiarism (Chieftain).

In all, the Great Colorado Payback, the states unclaimed property program, returned more than $25 million to claimants during the past fiscal year (Chieftain).

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