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Fiftieth Anniversary Of Colorado Abortion Law; Water ‘Banking’ On The Western Slope; CSU Prof Mentored Legislative Interns

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Fifty years ago, former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm was a freshman legislator when he sponsored what became the nation's first law to ease restrictions on abortion. This week, the group American Right to Life, based in Wheat Ridge, sent state legislators a letter denouncing the 1967 law, saying it led to the deaths of thousands of lives. Then, farmers on the Western Slope are letting their land lie fallow this year and "banking" their water to hedge against future shortages. And, Colorado State University Professor John Straayer is retiring after shepherding more than 1,000 students through internships at the Colorado legislature over 37 years. His former students include Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and former Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter. Plus, police shootings and racial issues left an impression on Denver comic book creator Alan Brooks, who wrote a graphic novel on the subject.