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Colorado lawmakers plan to boost marijuana profits

chron.com — DENVER (AP) â€" The federal government has reluctantly agreed to let Colorado be the first state to collect taxes from the legal sale of recreational marijuana, but it also has made clear it doesn't agree with the move and may try to stop it, if isn't tightly controlled.
MT “@CraryAP: CO lawmakers hatch plan to boost #marijuana profits despite potential conflict w/ feds bit.ly/1rplPUE @APkristenwyatt
Colorado lawmakers hatch plan to boost #marijuana profits despite potential conflict with feds bit.ly/1rplPUE by @AP

Ann Richards documentary coming to HBO

chron.com — Photo By Smiley N. Pool/Houston Chronicle A documentary about former Texas governor Ann Richards is coming to HBO next week, after making the rounds on the film festival circuit. "All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State" is directed by Keith Patterson and Phillip Schopper.

“Very rare” Polish phone directory on view in NY for Holocaust Remembrance Day

blog.chron.com — A "very rare" phone directory published in Warsaw in 1939 within months of the outbreak of war is part of an exhibit which opened today at the New York Public Library to honor Holocaust Remembrance Day ( Yom Hashoah), which starts the evening of April 27.
“Very rare” Polish phone directory on view in NY for Holocaust Remembrance Day ow.ly/w8w2m

Cyclist uses long pole, video camera to remind Houston drivers to stay away

chron.com — A Houston bicyclist is making a statement about safety by filming the often angry drivers who hit a pole he has sticking out three feet from the side of his bike. While riding in the designated bike lanes of the Memorial area, Dan Morgan sought a way to prove that some motorists aren't following a law stating that cars should not come within three feet of a cyclist.
Houston cyclist @Gnd_Hog uses bike pole, video camera to teach Houston drivers a civics lesson chron.com/news/houston-t…

Five things we learned in the Game 2 loss

blog.chron.com — 1. The Rockets are in a world of trouble. Only three teams have ever come back after losing the first two games of a seven-game series at home - the 1968-69 Lakers, the 1993-94 Rockets and the 2004-05 Mavericks (against the Rockets).

Galveston police brutality jury stalled

chron.com — A federal judge on Thursday asked both sides to consider an out-of-court settlement in a lawsuit accusing Galveston police of needlessly beating and pepper spraying wedding guests, including then-Astros pitcher Brandon Backe, and bystanders five years ago. U.S.

Child taken in car theft in SE Houston found safe

chron.com — The incident happened about 7:15 a.m. in front of the Little Bo Peep day care facility in the 1900 block of Evergreen near Linden, said Jodi Silva, a spokeswoman for the Houston Police Department. Silva said it was unclear if the boy was spotted at a business, residence or standing along the road.

Ronald McDonald takes to Twitter, gets makeover

chron.com — The company says Ronald McDonald won't have his own Twitter handle, but that it will post photos and videos of him on its existing social media accounts. The clown, known for his painted-on smile and baggy yellow jumper, will also appear in TV ads later this year wearing new clothes, including cargo pants and a vest.

Ifill: Supreme Court's campaign finance ruling cheapens voting

chron.com — With that opening, a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court repositions voting - the singular, most important expression of civic participation - to just one "option" among a menu of potential means by which one may participate in the electoral process, carrying no more weight than volunteering for a campaign.
.@NAACP_LDF prez: Roberts's McCutcheon ruling "cheapened" voting by making it just 1 of several ways to participate. chron.com/opinion/outloo…

Photos: 2014 Texans cheerleader selections

blog.chron.com — The final selections were made for the 2014 Houston Texans cheerleading squad on Wednesday (tryout video below). Fifty women were invited to the final selection ceremony at the Texans' practice facility, but only 35 were selected to be on the team for the upcoming season. Please enable JavaScript to view the Featured Perspectives by Versa.

Photos: Texans 2014 schedule

blog.chron.com — The Texans will face several former teammates and coaches next fall.

Vince Young has job with UT if NFL career is over

blog.chron.com — Vince Young still hopes to continue his NFL career. But if not, a job is waiting at the University of Texas. "If football doesn't work out for me, the university has a great job for me," Young said Wednesday at the Touchdown Club of Houston's luncheon featuring new UT coach Charlie Strong.

Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes

chron.com — Kristy Anderson, a British Columbia Health Ministry spokeswoman, told The Associated Press that regional health authorities there have a contract with a company that sends biomedical waste, such as fetal tissue, cancerous tissue and amputated limbs, to Oregon, where it's incinerated in the waste-energy plant.

Rockets lose 112-105 in Game 2, fall behind 2-0 in series

blog.chron.com — LaMarcus Aldridge allowed himself just a moment to let it all sink in. There are not many times a player rides a wave like his, so he nailed another 20 footer, fading away over outstretched, desperate arms, and then just happily hopped a bit as his the net danced to his tune.

Path to tandem pitchers in majors would be difficult

blog.chron.com — SEATTLE - Collin McHugh's strikeout-happy start from Tuesday night is a prism for examining the Astros' piggyback pitching system. The Astros are the first organization to use two starting pitchers per game at every level of the minor leagues. Instead of employing a typical five-man, five-day rotation the Astros have eight pitchers working as pairs every four days.
RT @EvanDrellich: Farhan Zaidi, Luhnow, Collin McHugh, Brent Strom on the viability of tandem pitching in not just minors, but majors blog.chron.com/ultimateastros…
Farhan Zaidi, Luhnow, Collin McHugh, Brent Strom on the viability of tandem pitching in not just minors, but majors blog.chron.com/ultimateastros…
Are the Astros using a tandem pitching system in the majors? Kind of, yeah. Could they ever do it full out? blog.chron.com/ultimateastros…