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Residency complaint against Republican state senator highlights election-year real estate shuffle in Colorado

A nonprofit run by a Democratic political consultant is raising questions about the residency of a Republican state senator whose bid for reelection in November could decide which party is in charge at the Colorado Capitol. The Colorado Ethics Institute compiled a dossier this summer indicating that state Sen. Dennis Hisey is still spending a […]

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Republicans initiate recall of Colorado Sen. Kevin Priola two days after he announces he’s becoming a Democrat

A group of Republicans on Wednesday initiated a recall against Colorado state Sen. Kevin Priola, two days after the Henderson lawmaker announced he was leaving the GOP to become a Democrat.  The recall effort, backed by a deep-pocketed conservative nonprofit, kicks off a flurry of legal questions, namely whether the recall will be focused on […]

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State Sen. Kevin Priola switches his party registration to Democrat from Republican, citing 2020 election conspiracies

State Sen. Kevin Priola has switched his party registration to Democrat from Republican, the Henderson lawmaker announced Monday, citing ongoing concerns about the GOP’s embrace of 2020 election conspiracies and unwillingness to work on legislation to combat climate change. “I cannot continue to be a part of a political party that is OK with a […]

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U.S. Senate candidate Joe O’Dea believes abortions should be legal through 20 weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions after

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe O’Dea believes abortions should be legal through 20 weeks of pregnancy, after which the procedure should be allowed only in cases of rape and incest or when a mother’s life is at risk, his campaign told The Colorado Sun on Friday. O’Dea announced his stance after he told The Sun […]

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Michael Bennet becomes the latest Colorado Democrat to attack their Republican opponent over abortion

Joe O’Dea, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Colorado, has a more moderate stance on abortion than many others in his party.  O’Dea opposes “late-term” abortions — a term he has refused to fully define — as well as Colorado’s new law codifying abortion access in the state with very few exceptions. But he believes […]

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With the CORE Act stalled, its supporters want Biden to protect Colorado’s public lands right now through executive action

CAMP HALE —Supporters of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy Act, after watching the bill fail to advance past the U.S. Senate for several years, are asking President Joe Biden to take executive action to protect the tens of thousands of acres of federal land in Colorado the measure aims to shield. And they appear to […]

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Lauren Boebert lists her husband’s consulting income as “N/A” on financial disclosure after last year’s controversy

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert didn’t reveal her husband’s consulting income on her annual personal financial disclosure report this year, listing his earnings as “N/A” — as in not applicable — on the document filed Saturday. Boebert faced intense criticism last year after she filed a disclosure statement showing Jayson Boebert, through Boebert Consulting LLC, made […]

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John Hickenlooper wins over some environmental critics with big role in Democrats’ climate bill

One by one, the environmentalists walked to the microphone to sing the praises of U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper. Breanna Gonzalez, the Colorado field coordinator for Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors, thanked Hickenlooper for his “important leadership” in advancing Democrats’ climate, health care and spending bill in the U.S. Senate. Kelly Nordini, executive director […]

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Colorado pays $387K to resolve CDPHE whistleblower lawsuit from state’s former disease control chief

Colorado paid $387,000 in an attempt to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit filed against the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment by the state’s former disease control and public health response chief, who alleged he was fired in 2020 after disclosing the agency had mismanaged federal HIV money. The amount is the maximum Dr. Tony […]