The house judiciary committee passed a bill today that aims to create child proof labeling for medical marijuana brownies, cakes, teas, lollipops and other infused products…The Joint Budget Committee today decided to postpone the closure of a southeastern Colorado prison by six months amid concerns from rural officials who say the facility is a big economic driver for the region…and, the first police officer to be killed in the line of duty in Limon has been laid to rest.

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May 23, 2019 | NPR · A growing number of states are passing laws banning abortion in the early stages of pregnancy in hopes of rolling back Roe v. Wade.
 

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May 23, 2019 | NPR · Driven by a standout performance by Carloto Cotta, this Portuguese satire “sizzles with a comic energy rare for a movie with such blunt and weighty political commentary.”
 

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