A Republican lawmaker wants to revamp the Governor’s Energy Office and change its mission to include promoting traditional forms of energy such as oil and gas alongside with wind and solar. Former Democratic Governor Bill Ritter expanded the office to advance renewable and clean energy technologies. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · The National Labor Relations Board has found that McDonald’s shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchised restaurants. The company will fight the ruling.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · A federal appellate court rejected arguments that women could seek abortions outside the state, saying no state can farm its constitutional duties out to its neighbors.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · “Cowboy” Jack Clement produced and wrote songs for the likes of Johnny Cash and George Jones. On his final album, the late visionary reclaims some of those tunes and makes them his own.
 

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