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A black-footed ferret looks out of a crate during a release of 30 of the animals at a former toxic waste site, now a wildlife refuge in suburban Denver. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Partygoers attend a Prohibition-era themed New Year's Eve party celebrating the start of retail pot sales, at a bar in Denver on Dec. 31, 2013. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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Awesome Tips, Dude: Denver May Allow Pot In Bars, Restaurants

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Marilyn Kruse couldn't get health insurance through her job as a substitute teacher in Jefferson County, Colo. Now she buys insurance through the state's health exchange. John Daley/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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In Colorado, More People Are Insured But Cost Remains An Issue

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Contaminated wastewater is seen at the entrance to the Gold King Mine in San Juan County, Colo., in this picture released by the Environmental Protection Agency. The photo was taken Wednesday; the plume of contaminated water has continued to work its way downstream. Reuters /Landov hide caption

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James Holmes, seen during his initial court appearance after the theater shooting spree in 2012, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. RJ Sangosti/AP hide caption

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Jury Begins Debating Whether Colorado Should Execute Theater Shooter

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In this image taken from video, James Holmes (upper far left) listens to defense attorney Daniel King give closing arguments during Holmes' trial in Centennial, Colo., on Tuesday. Holmes was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder in the deaths of 12 people at a Colorado theater. Colorado Judicial Department /AP hide caption

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Jury Rejects Insanity Defense For Theater Shooter, Who May Get Death Penalty

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Using chemicals to control bugs or mold is common among commercial cannabis growers. But with no federal oversight, experts are concerned growers may be using dangerous pesticides. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Concern Grows Over Unregulated Pesticide Use Among Marijuana Growers

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State Obamacare Exchanges Experience Growing Pains

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Rod-shaped specimens of Yersinia pestis, the bacterial cause of plague, find a happy home here in the foregut of a flea. Fleas can transmit the infection to animals and people, who can get pneumonic plague and transmit the infection through a cough or kiss. Science Source hide caption

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Small Plague Outbreak In People Tracked To Pit Bull

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A drone built by Agribotix, a Boulder startup, flies over a farm in Weld County, Colo. The drone has a camera that snaps a high-resolution photo every two seconds. From there, Agribotix stitches the images together, helping the farmer see what's happening in a field. Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media/KUNC hide caption

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Colorado Debates Whether IUDs Are Contraception Or Abortion

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