Rep. Tom Sullivan, D-Centennial, speaks at a news conference announcing the “red flag” gun bill on Feb. 14, 2019 inside the state Capitol building in Denver, while members of the group Moms Demand Action stand on the steps behind. Sullivan, who lost his son Alex in the Aurora theater shooting, is one of the bill's primary sponsors. (Eric Lubbers, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado Senate passes red flag gun bill, moving it one step from Gov. Jared Polis’ signature

House Bill 1177 cleared the chamber on an 18-17 vote, with no Republican support and Senate President Leory Garcia, a Pueblo Democrat, voting “no” as expected

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Opponents of Colorado’s new oil and gas regulation law won’t try to repeal it — at least not this year

Opponents had planned to ask voters in November 2019 to repeal and replace the law, but last week the Colorado secretary of state's office rejected four versions of their proposed ballot initiative

Voters, for the first time, could get final say in the war over wolves in Colorado

Western Slope is keystone to connect wolf population from the Arctic to Mexico, advocates say, but ranchers, hunters expected to fight back

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Colorado jails can’t hold people accused of low-level crimes in lieu of bail anymore. And that means current inmates could be released.

At least one Colorado county jail believes they have inmates who could have to be released under the new law