Erin Martinez, whose husband and brother were killed when their Firestone home exploded in 2017 because of a leak from a nearby oil and gas well, lobbies for tougher oil and gas regulations at an event Feb. 28, 2019, at the Colorado Capitol. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado lawmakers are using the deadly Firestone explosion as a fulcrum for change — just as Erin Martinez wanted

Erin Martinez, whose husband and brother were killed in the 2017 Firestone home explosion, knew her tragedy would be politicized if she spoke out in support of Senate Bill 181. And the blast has become front and center in the bill's debate.

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Owner, operator of Shooters Grill in Rifle launches conservative primary challenge to Republican Scott Tipton

Lauren Boebert says U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, has been “utterly silent” as “left-wing lunatics are taking a wrecking ball to our country.”

Nicolais: Hell might be freezing over, but it’s time to address campaign finance laws

Decades of campaign finance laws to get money out of politics have only made our system demonstrably worse – so maybe it's time to try something different

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