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Campaign leader for Amendment A, seeking to strike slavery language from Colorado constitution, finds burned pamphlets on his porch

One of the leaders in the campaign for Amendment A, which seeks to strike slavery language from the Colorado constitution, found a smoldering pile of pamphlets supporting the ballot question on the front porch of his Denver home Monday. “I was at work, and about 3:30 p.m. my wife called me incredibly upset, terrified,” said […]

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GOP turnout in Colorado behind 2014; Democrat, unaffiliated ballot returns are surging

Just days before the election, Democrats hold a very slight lead in the early vote in Colorado and unaffiliated voters are leaning blue. The combination is giving Democrats confidence ahead of Tuesday’s count and leaving Republicans with heartburn. “This will be a dogfight until the very end,” said Daniel Cole, spokesman for the Colorado Republican […]

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A double-decker Airbus A380 landed in Denver for the first time last night. But don’t expect to see the plane here again soon.

The world’s largest passenger airliner landed for the first time at Denver International Airport last night. But don’t expect to the see an Airbus A380 — nicknamed “the whale” — back in the Mile High City anytime soon. Air France flight 65, heading from Los Angeles to Paris, diverted to Denver after someone aboard the […]

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RTD board candidate’s guilty plea in 2008 public benefits theft case could mean she’s ineligible to hold the job under the Colorado constitution

A Regional Transportation District board candidate’s guilty plea nearly a decade ago in a case involving the theft of human services benefits, including cash meant to help disabled people buy food and heat their homes, could mean she is ineligible to serve in the post if she is elected. Colorado’s constitution restricts anyone who has […]

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Colorado’s drought persists, with abnormally dry conditions covering 83 percent of the state

Colorado’s drought is persisting, with about 83 percent of the state listed under some level of abnormally dry conditions and a growing area of severe and extreme aridity.  A U.S. Drought Monitor Report released Thursday shows no significant improvement in drought conditions across Colorado dating back to Oct. 9.  Although the percentage of the state […]

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With Walker Stapleton down in the polls, Trump makes a second foray into Colorado governor’s race — this time attacking Polis

With Republican Walker Stapleton’s chances of becoming Colorado governor looking increasingly dim, President Donald Trump on Thursday made a second foray into the race — this time attacking Democrat Jared Polis. “Walker Stapleton will be an extraordinary Governor for the State of Colorado. He is strong, smart, and has been successful at everything he has […]

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Back-and-forth attacks over Colorado attorney general candidates’ criminal defense work hit TV as race heats up in final stretch

The race for Colorado attorney general is getting more intense, with rival ads hitting the airwaves last week attacking each candidates’ past criminal defense work. The battle began when the deep-pocketed group working to get Republican George Brauchler elected moved from criticizing Democrat Phil Weiser’s lack of courtroom experience to now chastising him for one […]

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Cory Gardner is in charge of keeping the Republican U.S. Senate majority. Here’s how the job could impact his future.

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is the top general in the battle to maintain the GOP’s razor-thin majority in the Senate and, like any good leader, he says he’s feeling confident in the party’s ability to hold the line. But as he moves resources around the nation to try to keep Democrats from gaining the seats […]

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“A basic trust in America has been violated”: Denver turns out in force to share in the pain of Pittsburgh and the Jewish community

Denver came out in force Sunday night, joining cities across the nation in sharing in the pain and sadness of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community. Thousands of people packed into Temple Emanuel for a tearful, uniting vigil.  “This is not OK,” Gov. John Hickenlooper proclaimed to a standing-room-only crowd that overflowed into rooms beyond the Denver Jewish congregation’s […]

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Emotional video from Proposition 112 backers features brother of man killed in Firestone explosion. The oil and gas industry says the two are unrelated.

Proposition 112 backers have released a new campaign video featuring the distraught brother of a man killed last year when a home exploded in Firestone. The explosion, blamed on a severed flowline from a nearby natural gas well, in part prompted the measure that would increase the distance between new oil and gas operations and […]