Daniel Ducassi is a former Colorado Sun staff writer.
Dominion Voting’s Eric Coomer files defamation lawsuit against Randy Corporon, Salem Media
The former Dominion Voting Systems executive accuses Corporon and radio station 710 KNUS of defamation related to false claims of fraud in the 2020 election
Colorado’s governor wants to enlist private companies to help fix public problems with new partnership office
Gov. Jared Polis’ budget proposal seeks $1.3 million to create a state public-private partnership office. Public policy observers are skeptical.
Proposition 119, which would have raised Colorado marijuana taxes to pay for out-of-school learning, fails
Backers of the ballot measure, which split high-profile Democrats, admitted defeat Tuesday night
Two districts account for nearly 90% of Colorado’s very limited COVID testing in schools
Nearly two months into the program, only about 6,000 students are getting swabbed weekly. That’s less than 1% of the state’s K-12 population.
Colorado is still struggling to attract kids to its school COVID testing program
As the number of students tested under the state program (slowly) grows, so does the number of kids testing positive for the virus
Trump allies converge on Denver as key defendant defies judge in Eric Coomer’s defamation lawsuit
Lawyers for Dominion Voting System’s Eric Coomer called Joe Oltmann’s claims that Coomer said he would rig the election “a calculated falsehood”
Proposition 119: Colorado voters will decide whether to raise marijuana taxes to pay for out-of-school learning
Supporters say it will help close the achievement gap while opponents see it as a slippery slope toward privatizing education
Amendment 78: Colorado voters will decide if lawmakers should have more oversight of state spending
Supporters say the measure will increase transparency while opponents call it a partisan ploy to disrupt government
Not enough kids are using Colorado’s school COVID testing program for it to work, governor says
Fewer than 5,000 kids — less than 1% of Colorado’s K-12 student population — are signed up for the state’s weekly testing program launched earlier this month
Rudy Giuliani shed light on Trump campaign chaos as part of a Denver-based defamation lawsuit
Giuliani said that when he started working on litigation related to Donald Trump’s unfounded voting fraud claims, campaign staff actively worked to undercut him
The latest draft of Colorado’s congressional map could become the final version. Here’s where the districts would be.
A supermajority of commissioners must agree on a final map by Sept. 28, or the draft released Thursday will be one step closer to being final
Colorado’s economic recovery remains strong, but delta variant and supply chain issues are holding it back
Consumer spending is propping up the state’s economic growth as Colorado restaurant and hotel revenues exceed pre-pandemic levels
Investigators couldn’t back up sexual assault claims against Tay Anderson, but found he flirted with underage student
Denver Public Schools Board of Education will meet Friday to consider a censure of Anderson, who was at the center of a six-month investigation into allegations of sexual assault.
Democrats poised to keep control of Colorado legislature under latest draft redistricting maps
The maps released Monday are the first plans drawn by nonpartisan redistricting staff based on a decade of demographic changes captured in 2020 census data
$100M lawsuit over smelly Weld County fertilizer plant can go ahead after high court declines to hear appeal
The Colorado Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment about a biogas plant that generated complaints about the smell from neighbors
Dick Lamm, Colorado’s former governor, is remembered for his policy, passion and prescience
Colorado political figures honored Lamm’s contributions to the state at a memorial service in Denver
Billionaire Phil Anschutz appeals dismissal of his lawsuit seeking $8 million Colorado tax refund
Phil and Nancy Anschutz argue that changes to federal tax law made through the CARES Act entitle them to claim a refund on their 2018 state income tax bill
Colorado unveils plan to distribute $400 million in opioid settlement money
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and a number of local officials announced a framework that would split the dollars between state and local governments
Many Colorado students are back in class, but the state’s expanded school COVID testing program won’t start for weeks
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is behind schedule to sign contracts for a weekly COVID-19 rapid testing program available to schools statewide
Judge rejects billionaire Phil Anschutz’s tax lawsuit, reveals how much money he wanted
The court rejected the argument that changes in tax law from the pandemic response entitled Anschutz and his wife to a refund