State Rep. Lisa Cutter, a Jefferson County Democrat, in the Colorado House chamber on April 23, 2019. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

How a first-year Colorado lawmaker tried to “go big or go home” with a zero-waste bill

“It’s sort of messy, but that’s part of the beauty in a way,” says state Rep. Lisa Cutter, on the lessons she learned about the legislative process

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Colorado attorney general taking hard look at Trump administration’s clean-water regulations rollback

Democrat Phil Weiser says if the Environmental Protection Agency rolls back the Waters of the United State rule beyond a certain point, he could take legal action

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Parked: New state law brings hope to Colorado’s mobile-home residents

“There was a convergence.” Politics, a housing crisis and activism produced a long-awaited sign of hope for mobile-home owners.