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    Your KBUT Newscast for Wednesday, April 17

    The GVRHA has approved the final draft of a plan to address the lack off affordable housing in the Gunnison Valley.

    The Gunnison Sheriffs Department and the Mount Crested Butte Police Department have arrived at an agreement to patrol the North Gunnison Valley.  

    Governor Polis has signed a bill giving local governments more control over oil and gas drilling operations.

    President Donald Trump has signed a deal among southwestern states to manage future water shortages on the Colorado River.

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    Your KBUT Newscast for Tuesday, April 16

    A Democratic bill that would give Colorado cities more power over housing policy has passed its first committee at the state legislature on a party-line vote.

    A father and son have been slapped with lengthy hunting suspensions after poaching a bear near Aspen in 2016.

    A bill that would let local governments set their own minimum wage is advancing at the state capitol.

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    Your KBUT Newscast for Monday, April 15

    Governor Jared Polis has signed a controversial bill that will allow police to temporarily take guns away from people who pose a risk to themselves or others.

    Also signed into law, House Bill 11-19 requires police departments to release the results of internal investigations looking into possible wrongdoing by officers.

    State lawmakers have given final approval to a thirty point five billion dollar budget package for next fiscal year.

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    Your KBUT Newscast for Friday, April 12

    Two stories from the state Capitol:

    A bill that aims to save some Coloradans money on their health insurance is gaining traction at the state Capitol.

    Democrats are moving ahead on a bill to expand automatic voter registration in Colorado.

    Photo by Christopher Biddle

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    Your KBUT Newscast for Thursday, April 11

    A bill to help workers in Colorado's coal industry find other jobs has cleared its first hurdle at the state Capitol.

    Governor Jared Polis is looking to expand employee-owned businesses in Colorado.

    Two skiers were rescued Tuesday night after getting into trouble out of bounds on Aspen Mountain.

    Photo by Mark Robbins

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    Your KBUT Newscast for Wednesday, April 10

    Another possible bomb cyclone storm system impacts the Front Range today, while here on the Western Slope this system will go down as an average spring storm.

    A bill that supporters hope will lower health care costs in Colorado is advancing at the state capital.

    A longtime progressive priority just survived a critical test at the state Capitol by becoming a little less progressive.

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    Your KBUT Newscast for Tuesday, April 9

    Drivers will likely face new rules when they travel on Interstate 70 next winter.

    Congress has voted to endorse a fragile deal among states that share the Colorado River.

    A bill that Democratic lawmakers say is needed to fight climate change has cleared its first hurdle at the state Capitol.

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