Governor John Hickenlooper has called for a special session regarding civil unions. The decision comes the day after Republican leaders in the house filibustered the measure even though it had enough GOP votes to pass that chamber…

About 50 Air Force personnel and two C-130 cargo planes have left Peterson Air Force Base for a four-month deployment in southwest Asia. The Air Force didn’t say where the group would be stationed but said operations will include Afghanistan.

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