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Nov 6, 2014

Colorado attorney general settles with three more foreclosure firms

DENVER, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Colorado’s attorney general
announced settlements on Thursday with three more Colorado law
firms accused of inflating foreclosure costs charged to
homeowners.

John Suthers already sued the state’s two largest
foreclosure law firms earlier this year, saying they defrauded
homeowners, investors and taxpayers by grossly inflating costs
and padding bills with unauthorized expenses.

Nov 6, 2014

Colorado’s Democratic governor wins tight re-election victory

DENVER (Reuters) – Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has won re-election after a tense battle with former Republican U.S. Representative Bob Beauprez, handing Democrats a rare victory after they were pummeled in U.S. midterm elections on Tuesday.

More than 20 hours after polling centers closed, Beauprez told supporters on Wednesday there was no way he could catch the first-term incumbent and that he had called Hickenlooper to congratulate him on a hard-fought race.

Nov 5, 2014

Colorado’s Democratic governor declares re-election victory, challenger balks

DENVER (Reuters) – Colorado’s Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper declared victory on Wednesday in a tight re-election race against his Republican challenger, former U.S. Representative Bob Beauprez, even as ballots from 11 counties remained outstanding.

But Beauprez, who had led narrowly against the former Denver mayor in early results, refused to concede on the grounds that some 120,000 votes still had to be counted, the Denver Post reported.

Nov 5, 2014

Republican Gardner wins U.S. Senate race in Colorado

DENVER (Reuters) – Republican congressman Cory Gardner defeated the Democratic incumbent in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race on Tuesday, handing Republicans a big win in a swing state where the Democratic governor was also trailing his challenger.

Senator Mark Udall’s re-election had looked fairly safe until February, when Gardner, 40, said he was leaving a safe seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to take on the first-term senator.

Nov 5, 2014

Republican Gardner wins U.S. Senate race in Colorado: networks

DENVER (Reuters) – A young Republican congressman, Cory Gardner, defeated a Democratic incumbent in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race on Tuesday, three TV networks projected, handing Republicans a big win in a purple battleground state.

Mark Udall’s re-election had looked fairly safe until February, when Gardner, 40, announced he was leaving a safe seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to take on the first-term senator.

Nov 4, 2014

Senate and governor races on a knife-edge in Colorado

DENVER (Reuters) – Two Colorado elections for U.S. Senate and governor, once seen as fairly safe for their Democratic incumbents, could go down to the wire on Tuesday in closely watched races that could affect the national balance of power.

Things heated up for U.S. Senator Mark Udall in February when a young Republican congressman, Cory Gardner, said he was leaving a safe seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to take on the first-term senator. Last month, Gardner, 40, won the endorsement of the state’s flagship newspaper, The Denver Post.

Nov 3, 2014

HomeAway sues San Francisco over short-term rental law

By Daniel Wallis

(Reuters) – Vacation rentals website HomeAway Inc sued San Francisco on Monday seeking an injunction to stop the city from enforcing new rules passed last month that the firm says are discriminatory and hand control of the market to local competitor Airbnb.

San Francisco had previously sued landlords for evicting tenants in order to rent out rooms via increasingly popular websites such as Airbnb and HomeAway, which both promote themselves as offering reasonably priced accommodations in nearly 200 countries while letting hosts earn extra income.

Oct 31, 2014

Feminist Mormon says appeal against excommunication denied

By Daniel Wallis

(Reuters) – A feminist U.S. Mormon who was excommunicated after advocating for the ordination of women said on Friday her appeal against the ejection from her faith was denied by a panel of male Church leaders.

Kate Kelly, founder of the website Ordain Women, was excommunicated in June after Church leaders deemed her actions and public statements to have violated the “laws and order” of the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and amounted to apostasy. 

Oct 30, 2014

Arizona school board votes to remove pages from biology textbook

By Daniel Wallis

(Reuters) – An Arizona school board has voted to remove information about contraception methods from a biology textbook after a conservative majority decided it fell afoul of a state law that says materials should give a preference to childbirth or adoption over abortion.

The members of the Gilbert Public Schools board, which covers at least 38 schools and 39,000 students mostly in Chandler and Mesa, voted 3-2 on Tuesday night to excise two pages from “Campbell Biology: Concepts and Connections.”

Oct 17, 2014

Treat or nasty trick? Denver police warn of pot-tainted candy

DENVER (Reuters) – The two almost identical gummy bears sitting side by side, coated in sugar and tinged with the same red hue, may end up in a trick-or-treat bag, but only one is plain candy. The other is loaded with marijuana.

As children around the country prepare their costumes in anticipation of Halloween goodies on Oct. 31, police in Colorado are warning parents that some treats may not be all they seem.

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      "Daniel used to work for The Times newspaper and PA News agency in London before joining Reuters in 2003. Since then he has reported on political, general and economic news from across east Africa, Iraq and Latin America."
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