Colorado Senator Mark Udall is an outspoken critic of indefinite military detention for terror suspects captured on US soil. Today, the Democrat introduced legislation he says will protect both civil liberties and national security…and, Animal scientist and advocate for people with autism Temple Grandin was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame today.

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The US Labor Department was set to impose new rules limiting the work kids are allowed to do on farms and ranches. But after an outcry from family farmers, the government is reconsidering…Colorado lawmakers advanced a proposal that would allow business owners and employees in the state the right to use deadly force against […]

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President Obama’s State of the Union address covered a broad swath of ideas, proposals and directives. KRCC correspondent Elizabeth Wynne Johnson was in the Capitol for the speech, and afterwards canvassed Colorado lawmakers on what they’ll be taking from it. She has this report.

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