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.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Opinion: Why NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado became Cobalt

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado is making a change to double-down on the state’s history of pioneering abortion rights.

Opinion
News Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s largest abortion rights group splits from national organization to refocus on state-level battles

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado says it wants to solidify the state as a stronghold for abortion rights amidst challenges to Roe v. Wade and restrictions elsewhere

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Impeachment trial brings angst for 4 Senate presidential hopefuls, including Michael Bennet

Bennet said he'll campaign whenever possible on Sundays, when the Senate isn't in session. Otherwise, he's trying to take the interruption in stride.