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Colorado progressives begrudgingly turn toward John Hickenlooper after U.S. Senate primary victory

John Hickenlooper is now the best hope for progressive Democrats to make meaningful change in November’s election on climate change, race and health care. And they’re not too happy about it.  “At this time, the most Hickenlooper will get out of me is my vote in November,” said Tay Anderson, Denver Public School board member […]

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Denver “proactively” removes Kit Carson statue from downtown monument ahead of protests

A statue of American frontiersman Kit Carson that topped Pioneer Monument in downtown Denver was removed by city crews Friday afternoon. It is the third art installation memorializing a controversial figure to be removed from public spaces in Denver in two days.  “Denver Parks and Recreation has removed the Kit Carson statue within the Pioneer […]

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Statue honoring Christopher Columbus rolled off its pedestal in Denver’s Civic Center

Protesters tore down a statue honoring Christopher Columbus in Civic Center park late Thursday night.  Video posted to Twitter by the AfroLiberationFront showed a group of individuals pulling on ropes tied to the statue. The statue was pulled down around 11:15 p.m., Denver police department spokesman Doug Schepman said. The incident follows the toppling of […]

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Colorado governor names special prosecutor to investigate death of Elijah McClain

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the death of Elijah McClain, the unarmed Black man who died in August after a brutal arrest in Aurora. “Now more than ever, we must do everything within our power to foster public trust and confidence in law enforcement and the criminal justice system,” […]

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Civil War monument at Colorado Capitol torn down and marred by graffiti

A Civil War monument outside the Colorado Capitol was torn down in the early morning hours Thursday by protesters, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The statue honoring Colorado soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War was toppled from its perch on the west side of the Capitol and the base was marred […]

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Colorado counties plead for compliance as coronavirus cases rise among younger people across the state

Public health departments across Colorado are warning of a dangerous trend: COVID-19 is spreading among young people.  In Boulder, the virus was spread at a number of large gatherings on University Hill. In Eagle County, infections increased after teens hung out in the glitzy Roaring Fork Valley. In Telluride, one get-together exposed as many as […]

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Once a centrist, Andrew Romanoff’s sharp turn to the left raises questions in U.S. Senate primary

Andrew Romanoff denounces his rival John Hickenlooper in the Democratic U.S. Senate race as an out-of-touch centrist with ties to business interests who is willing to compromise and accept big campaign checks from corporations. But decades ago, when he led a “New Democrat” coalition and served as a moderate leader in the state legislature, the […]