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Get to know George Brauchler, the Republican candidate for Colorado attorney general

Republican George Brauchler ran uncontested to become his party’s nominee for Colorado attorney general. But that’s not exactly the whole story. The 18th Judicial District Attorney spent months running as a candidate for Colorado governor before switching to the down-ballot race after current GOP Attorney General Cynthia Coffman opted not to seek another term and […]

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House Democratic leaders urged state Rep. Jovan Melton to resign last week after learning of past domestic violence charges against him. Melton told them no.

The top Democrats in the Colorado House of Representatives say they urged state Rep. Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, to resign soon after they were informed last week about domestic violence charges he faced years before he was elected. Melton told leadership he would not step down. House Majority Leader KC Becker said House leadership learned of […]

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President Donald Trump wades into Colorado governor’s race, saying Walker Stapleton “has my complete and total endorsement”

President Donald Trump waded into the Colorado race for governor early Wednesday, saying in a tweet that Republican candidate Walker Stapleton “has my complete and total endorsement!” “His credentials and talents are impeccable,” the tweet from Trump said. Stapleton, Colorado’s treasurer, has aligned himself with Trump on a number of policies. For instance, he has […]

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First efforts to revive populations of Colorado’s state fish seemed fruitless. Then the greenback cutthroat trout surprised everyone — again.

HERMAN GULCH — It has been a long road — or river — to recovery for Colorado’s state fish, the greenback cutthroat trout. First, the species was considered extinct. Then it was rediscovered, reproduced and reintroduced to waterways across the state for decades, only for scientists to learn through genetic testing in 2012 that they […]

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The 6th Congressional District TV ad battle is one of the nation’s most expensive; spending in Colorado attorney general’s race ramps up

Television-advertising spending in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District race continues to set records, with about $16 million booked and totals rising, even as pollsters begin to make their predictions in the fierce battle between incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican, and his Democratic challenger, Jason Crow. The Cook Political Report moved the 6th Congressional District […]

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Big questions about voting rights — and short-term rentals — splinter tiny Colorado town of Pitkin

Trouble began brewing in the Colorado mountain town of Pitkin the way trouble often begins in small towns: in a debate over the prospect of change. When the tiny Gunnison County municipality held its first trustee election in a decade, the April 2016 vote was really a referendum on whether or not to allow short-term […]

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Amtrak vows to keep the Southwest Chief rolling through Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico — at least for another year

Amtrak is vowing to keep its historic Southwest Chief train route rolling — as-is — through Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico for at least another year following pressure from Congress. The national rail carrier was considering suspending rail service between Dodge City, Kan., and Albuquerque, and replacing it with charter buses as early as the […]

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What we learned from the first televised Colorado governor’s race debate between Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton

The differences between Republican Walker Stapleton and Democrat Jared Polis are crystal clear after Colorado’s first televised debate in the governor’s race. The two candidates presented competing visions for the state at Friday evening’s debate — sponsored by CBS4, Colorado Public Television, KOA RadioNews and The Colorado Sun — setting the stage for the final […]

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Cory Gardner will vote “yes” Saturday on nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, will vote “yes” Saturday on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. That’s according to a statement released by his office on Friday afternoon. “I announced my support for Judge Kavanaugh in July, and I will be voting to approve his nomination to the Supreme Court,”Senator […]

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Brian Watson’s financial history resurfaces as he runs for Colorado treasurer. The Republican says “I’m thankful for those lessons.”

Brian Watson, the Republican candidate for Colorado treasurer, isn’t ashamed to talk about his personal financial history, including tax liens and other troubles during the Great Recession. In fact, he’s written a book about it and even says it gives him a unique experience that makes him better suited to handle the state’s assets. “We […]