A federal district court has ruled to temporarily block a Colorado law that aims to collect sales taxes from online purchases. The judge says the law is unconstitutional even if the end goal is important and legitimate. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Prosecutors trying to preserve a federal law aimed at military impostors say the act won’t discourage legitimate free speech because it targets only deliberate falsehoods…The state health department has announced they’re finally caught up with the backlog of medical marijuana card applications…and, the leader of NORAD is marking the Pearl Harbor anniversary by saying the [...]

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United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 vote on contracts from Safeway and King Soopers…The Colorado Supreme Court upholds a smoking ban, barring actors on stage from lighting up…and, the voluntary recall of the H1N1 vaccine affects El Paso County, but not Pueblo County. Health workers stress the recall is not a safety issue.

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Starting today, Colorado drivers will face a fifty dollar fine if caught sending text messages from behind the wheel. Drivers under age 18 are banned from using cell phones all together. Bente Birkeland reports from the state capitol.

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A judge rejects a lawsuit that was blocking an agreement to finance construction of a new USOC headquarters…A federal judge rejects a request from Colorado health officials seeking to set an enforceable deadline for destroying mustard agent at the Pueblo Chemical Depot…and, more.

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Colorado Springs’ City Council holds a town hall meeting about the USOC, the Gazette reports…a charter school system undergoing an audit says an imposed deadline is unreasonable…and, wildfire danger increases.

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A bill that would require anyone arrested or charged with a felony to give a DNA sample to law enforcement cleared the state senate yesterday. The measure passed with wide support despite objections from several lawmakers who say it would violate protections guaranteed in the 4th amendment against unreasonable searches and seizures. Bente Birkeland reports [...]

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Republican state lawmakers are circulating a petition criticizing Governor Bill Ritter for saying he would support Guantanamo Bay prisoners being housed in Colorado. The state is home to “Supermax,” one of four federal prisons the Obama administration is considering moving Guantanamo detainees to. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.

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