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Colorado Energy Office helps launch “green bank” to spur clean-energy investments - Wed, 12 Dec 2018
The Colorado Energy Office is helping launch the Colorado Clean Energy Fund, which establishes a "green bank" to leverage private funds for projects and developments that use renewable energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Gas company knew Oklahoma rig was unsafe before explosion that killed Colorado man, lawsuit alleges - Tue, 11 Dec 2018
QUINTON, Okla. -- Drilling company officials ignored multiple warnings that safety equipment at an Oklahoma gas well was malfunctioning before an explosion that killed five workers, including a man from Colorado, and badly injured another, the family of one of the dead workers contends in a recent court filing.

Oil field service company with crews in Colorado fined for overtime violations - Tue, 11 Dec 2018
DICKINSON, N.D. -- The federal Labor Department has ordered a North Dakota-based oil field service company to pay nearly $1.2 million in back wages to 275 current and former employees in six states.

Cynthia Coffman, former Columbine principal introduce Colorado Healing Fund, a non-profit to help victims of mass tragedy - Tue, 11 Dec 2018
The Colorado Healing Fund establishes a safe, secure way for the public to send money to support victims and their families after a mass casualty incident.

Two-thirds of the Colorado households struggling to cover basic costs don’t even meet the federal poverty definition - Tue, 11 Dec 2018
More than a quarter of Colorado households, about 430,000, don't earn enough income to cover basic costs like food, shelter, transportation, health care and childcare, according to a new self-sufficiency standard report Tuesday from the Colorado Center on Law and Policy.

Almost every electric scooter in the world comes from this Chinese company - Tue, 11 Dec 2018
Scooter-sharing company Lime recently relayed a troubling messaging to its users: a portion of its fleet was at risk of bursting into flames.

Denver wants southwest residents to weigh in on Loretto Heights’ future as redevelopment looms - Tue, 11 Dec 2018
City planners last week announced the launch of a online survey that will collect community input on the future of Loretto Heights as it turns into a prime redevelopment site.

Marijuana education or illegal drug-selling? Instagram’s not sure - Tue, 11 Dec 2018
The federal prohibition on buying and selling marijuana puts radio and television ads out of reach, which is why sellers rely on social media to boost their brands. But Facebook and Instagram don't allow the promotion of marijuana sales regardless of state or country.

Denver’s troubles with commuter rail a “perfect storm” that threatens A-Line - Tue, 11 Dec 2018
Transit experts say the ongoing troubles and delays plaguing metro Denver's commuter rail system are among the most pronounced when compared to challenges experienced by other transit agencies around the country.

New electric vehicle charging stations set for Yampa Valley - Tue, 11 Dec 2018
Four more electric vehicle charging stations are headed to the Yampa Valley.