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Capitol Conversation: Behind the scenes on the budget

April 11, 2011
Legislative leaders from both parties and Governor John Hickenlooper have reached what's been called an historic agreement on how to balance the state's budget. All sides say they had to make some sacrifices. KDNK's Bente Birkeland takes a look behind the scenes as part of our Capitol Conversation series.
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Environment

Pit liner law to remian in place - for now

Pit liner law to remian in place - for now April 11, 2011
Last week the Colorado Petroleum Agency backed off their push that would've allowed oil and natural gas companies to dispose of pit liners on site. The liners are important to protecting the environment. Laws that require companies to clean them up went into effect two years ago. And as KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports, repealing the rules could've had serious consequences.
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Local News

Carbondale residents weight in on comp plan ideas

April 8, 2011
On Wednesday, Carbondale residents met at town hall for their second discussion about the future of the town. The goal was to confirm the vision many had come up with for Carbondale's comprehensive plan. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.
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Capitol Coverage

Voting bill moves forward

April 8, 2011
The state house of representatives initially passed a bill on Thursday that aims to track down non-citizens who vote and remove them from the voter rolls. Republicans call it a common sense measure, while Democrats argue it will have a chilling effect on voting. KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports.
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Carbondale police chief says he knew officer was under investigation

April 7, 2011
On Wednesday, Carbondale Police responded to news broken by KDNK that the police officer who committed suicide last month was facing criminal charges. KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports.
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Proposed recycling center stirs up controversy

April 7, 2011
A local waste company wants to turn the old Mid-Continent coal processing plant on Catherine Store Road into a recycling center for Garfield County. But some locals have started a campaign against the idea. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.
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Police say Carbondale officer was a "person of interest" in criminal case

Police say Carbondale officer was a April 6, 2011
Officials say Nino Santiago Sr., the Carbondale police officer who commited suicide late last month was under investigation by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office as person of interest in a juvenile sex crime investigation. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.
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Capitol Coverage

Lawmakers compromise on new state budget

April 6, 2011
Republicans and Democrats in the state legislature have reached a compromise on the state budget, after weeks of negotiations that were nearly derailed. KDNK's Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.
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Interviews

Carbondale trustees get update on potential new library

April 6, 2011
Last night Carbondale Trustees got an update for plans for a new library, set to be done in 2014. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Amelia Shelly, executive director of the Garfield County Library system.
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Capitol Coverage

Lawmakers to host open house

April 6, 2011
The Colorado House of Representative is hosting an open house next Wednesday in an effort to show the public what it's really like working under the gold dome. Lawmakers say the goal is to attract newcomers to the building and shed light on the legislative process. KDNK's Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.
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