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Meet Gregg Smith, the Blackwater-connected Democrat new to Colorado and running to unseat Lauren Boebert

He served as a Marine. He worked as a high-powered consultant and commercial banker. He was an adviser and business partner to Erik Prince, the controversial former owner of the now-defunct international security firm Blackwater.  One thing Gregg Smith has never done until now is run for office. But the well-connected, 58-year-old Democrat who moved […]

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New Year, new minimum wage: Colorado’s hourly rate jumps to $12.32 an hour

A new minimum wage increase will take effect in Colorado on New Year’s Day, bringing wages to $12.32 an hour, or $9.30 for tipped workers.  The 2.7% statewide increase is based on language in the Colorado Constitution, which mandates annual inflation adjustments based on the consumer price index. Colorado voters approved a constitutional amendment in […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, Health, Politics and Government

Coloradans already struggling to afford housing say coronavirus has made their situation worse

Elizabeth Zacarias and her husband owned their own mobile home for 10 years, renting a slice of property in the Denver Meadows RV Park in Aurora. Amid a battle over whether the owner could close the park for redevelopment, rent went up periodically. In one year, rent increased three times, Zacarias said, in Spanish through […]