Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, second from left, hugs his decades-old Jansport backpack he used as a geologist as he stands with Rico Pasqualini, JanSport president, third from left, at an event in a Denver park in August. (John Frank, The Colorado Sun)

How the “outdoor voter” has emerged as a potentially potent political force in Colorado

The outdoor industry chose Colorado as one of four states to plant a flag in the 2018 election

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

After facing U.S. Supreme Court criticism, Colorado’s civil rights division blasted by auditor as slow, not transparent

The Colorado auditor’s office found that the “division is slow to investigate complaints and the commission operates in a manner that is not transparent"

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s reinsurance program could fall $50 million short next year, according to health insurer estimates

State wouldn’t be on the hook for cost overruns, but they could cause insurers to raise rates again for 2021