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Jena Griswold says she won’t launch a primary bid to unseat Republican Cory Gardner

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Friday ended months of speculation about her immediate political future, announcing she won’t launch a primary bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in 2020. At least one poll showed the Democrat would have been among the leaders in the crowded primary field if she had entered. […]

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On the heels of Colorado effort, Trump administration to set up plan allowing prescription drugs from Canada

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Wednesday it will set up a system to allow Americans to legally import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada, weakening a longstanding ban that had stood as a top priority for the politically powerful pharmaceutical industry. The news comes on the heels of a […]

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Colorado’s Michael Bennet, John Hickenlooper set to share presidential debate stage

Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and former Gov. John Hickenlooper are slated to share a presidential debate stage later this month as 20 Democrats vying to lead the nation face off for the first time. Bennet and Hickenlooper were randomly selected to appear in the second of two, two-hour-long debates in Miami on June 26 […]

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Colorado joins 19 other states in suing to stop Trump administration rule allowing health care workers to refuse abortions

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has sued the Trump administration once more, joining more than a dozen other states in challenging a rule that would broaden the ability of health care workers to refuse to provide abortions out of personal or moral objection. The Department of Health and Human Services policy is set to take […]

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WATCH: The Colorado Sun’s post-legislative session forum Monday with Gov. Jared Polis and top state lawmakers

The Colorado Sun has teamed up with the University of Denver and CBS4 to host a post-legislative session forum Monday evening with Gov. Jared Polis and four top state lawmakers. While registration to attend the event is now closed (if you were a subscriber to The Sunriser our politics newsletter, The Unaffiliated, you would have […]

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Here are all of The Colorado Sun’s award-winning stories from 2018

The Colorado Sun hasn’t been around for very long — we began publishing on Sept. 10, 2018 — but already we’ve won several big regional journalism awards for our stories on everything from health and political reporting to the outdoors and trash. Here’s a look at the work we did that has been honored: 2019 […]

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A look at how policies passed during Colorado’s 2019 legislative session will impact you

From education to criminal justice and health care to taxes, Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic legislative leaders set a new direction for Colorado in the 2019 legislative session. “I think looking back on this session, it’s pretty clear that it was one of the more transformative and productive sessions we’ve had in a long time […]