Posted inElection 2020, News, Politics and Government

Is the Electoral College systemic racism? Some advocates and experts think so.

The current national reckoning on racial inequality is leading Americans to grapple with questions of systemic racism throughout many of the nation’s most long-standing institutions, whether policing, education or housing. One more disputed institution that Colorado voters will confront in the November election: the Electoral College. The Electoral College is connected to slavery, according to […]

Posted inElection 2020, Politics and Government, Technology

Big Tech asserts its influence in Colorado, but the U.S. Senate candidates aren’t willing to discuss it

When Boulder-based phone accessory company PopSockets decided it was tired of being “bullied” by Amazon, the company terminated its relationship in 2018. It cost them $10 million in lost revenue. David Barnett started the company that makes collapsible phone grips and stands in 2014 while still a college philosophy professor. Now, he thinks powerful tech […]

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Colorado’s small, in-person RNC delegation says the event was “spectacular.” But other Republicans feel left behind.

The Colorado delegates chosen to attend the Republican National Convention in person say catching coronavirus while in North Carolina wasn’t a concern, and some who had to stay home say they wish the national party had held a full, normal event. Colorado sent six representatives to join the 336 delegates who gathered at the start […]

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Colorado’s Polly Baca reflects on her 15th Democratic convention and the national party’s future

The Democratic National Convention this year is unlike any other in its virtual format amid the coronavirus pandemic. The one constant: Colorado’s Polly Baca. The 79-year-old delegate from Greeley is participating in her 15th national party convention. Her first came in 1964 when — at age 23 — she attended as a youth supporter for […]

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Colorado delegates hope virtual Democratic convention can still unite party behind Joe Biden

Colorado formally cast its votes for the Democratic candidate for president at the virtual national convention Tuesday, putting its support behind former Vice President Joe Biden. The Demoratic Party nominee lost the state’s first-ever Super Tuesday primary to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders but picked up delegates from his former rivals. Not all were willing to […]

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Democrats poised to hold power in the Colorado Senate as Republicans put on the defensive

Republicans in Colorado look unlikely to reclaim the state Senate majority they lost two years ago, observers from both sides of the aisle say, relegating the party to another two years in the background as Democrats control Colorado’s government. The party is grappling with an election year that forces them to play defense and the […]

Posted inEnvironment, Outdoors, Water

Nearly all of Colorado is under some drought status. A year ago, almost none of the state was parched.

Colorado currently is one of the drier parts of the country, and although conditions have improved in recent weeks, the long-term outlook for the state is relatively grim.  Much of Colorado continues to suffer through extreme drought, and nearly all of the state is experiencing drought, according to the latest data released by the U.S […]

Posted inBusiness, Growth, Politics and Government

Both Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper claim credit for Colorado’s economy. But how much do they deserve?

For a decade before the coronavirus crisis, a wave of economic growth swept through the United States, and Colorado was at its crest. The state’s economy outpaced the nation in key indicators like gross domestic product growth and unemployment, data points that earned recognition as the best economy in the nation.  It’s a compelling tale […]

Posted inColoradans, Education, News

For Colorado students, becoming “anti-racist” starts with no longer letting offensive social media posts slide

The video of a white high school student saying the n-word after pretending to choke his buddy is now known among Fort Collins youth as the “chokehold video.” It spread like fire via Snapchat and Instagram — just like a photo a few weeks earlier of another white Fort Collins student who kneeled on the […]

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Conservative group backing Colorado’s national popular vote measure fueled by out-of-state money, tied to Democrats

An issue committee called Conservatives for Yes on National Popular Vote is running ads in Colorado to persuade Republicans to support their effort to change the way the U.S. elects presidents.  “We are a group of conservatives … from both Colorado and from across the country who believe that the candidate who gets the most […]