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Ex-Colorado GOP chair disbarred in pro-Trump PAC funds case

Ryan Call admitted to entering the Rebuilding America Now PAC into a secret contract to pay himself $5,000 a month for “political strategy and fundraising support”

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Fine against KP Kauffman for leaks and spills upped to second largest ever by Colorado oil and gas regulators

Denver-based operator is facing $2 million fine for 22 violations at 7 sites. Founder says low oil prices, regulators, other oil companies and landowners hampered efforts.

Business

Colorado’s economic recovery remains strong, but delta variant and supply chain issues are holding it back

Consumer spending is propping up the state’s economic growth as Colorado restaurant and hotel revenues exceed pre-pandemic levels

Politics and Government

Arapahoe County leaders raise concerns about possible Tri-County exit

Tri-County is the local public health agency that serves Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties. Arapahoe has been a part of the agency since its founding in 1948.

Health

Remapping 2021 | A wake-up call for Colorado’s redistricting commissioners as deadlines loom

Politics and Government

Cleanup of abandoned mines could get boost under congressional infrastructure bill, relieving rivers

Abandoned coal mines are concentrated along the Appalachian Mountains, with clusters also dotting the Midwest and Rocky Mountains

Environment

Colorado regulators move forward with controversial new rule to slash greenhouse gas emissions

“We can’t keep doing the same thing over and over” to cut oil and gas emissions, strategist says as first-in-the-nation “intensity target” regulation moves on to full hearing in December.

Environment

Colorado Republicans decide not to opt out of 2022 primaries

The opt-out effort was defeated by a vote of 241-172, though the Colorado GOP may challenge the state's open primary system in court

Politics and Government

Body composting, recently approved by Colorado lawmakers, is a “green” alternative to burial and cremation

On Sept. 7, Colorado became the second state after Washington to allow human body composting. Oregon will allow the practice beginning next July.

Coloradans

Bureau of Land Management headquarters will head from Colorado back to Washington, Biden administration says

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said that Grand Junction will be the agency's western headquarters and that its presence in the city will grow

Politics and Government

Colorado Republicans who want to nix 2022 primaries say this group is “manipulating” GOP races

Unite America, which calls itself a voice for political moderation, got involved in GOP legislative primaries last year. Some Republicans want to block its influence in the future

Politics and Government

More big changes in latest Colorado congressional map, which avoids pitting House members against each other

A sweeping, L-shaped district would cover most of the Western Slope and southern Colorado, while ski areas would merge with Boulder and Larimer in the 2nd District

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, the nation’s first openly gay governor, marries his longtime partner Marlon Reis

The couple wed at a small, traditional Jewish ceremony that was held outdoors with family and friends present

Politics and Government

Wolves may need protections after states expand hunting, Biden administration says

The position is an abrupt turnaround for agency officials who spent years in court defending their decision under the Obama administration to allow wolves to be hunted and trapped

Environment

Aurora police consistently break the law through racially biased policing and excessive force, attorney general finds

Attorney General Phil Weiser launched a patterns and practices investigation into the Aurora Police Department amid protests surrounding the 2019 death of Elijah McClain

Crime and Courts

A new rule to slash oil and gas emissions appeals to the industry, but Colorado activists worry it won’t work

The proposed "intensity target" rule aims to slash carbon emissions from the oil and gas industry by 60%. But the targets are based on data that doesn’t exist.

Environment

Biden, speaking in Colorado, pitches spending plan as key to fight climate change

Biden spoke about “more jobs for the economy” as he checked out a giant windmill blade laying on the ground outside the lab and got a demonstration of wind turbine technology

Politics and Government

Investigation into Tay Anderson sexual assault allegations to be released Wednesday

The Denver Public Schools board hired Investigations Law Group in April to investigate accusations against Anderson

Education

Jared Polis blasts FDA delay on coronavirus vaccine booster approval: “They have blood on their hands”

Polis also urged federal regulators to quickly approve coronavirus vaccines for younger children

Coronavirus

Democrats poised to keep control of Colorado legislature under latest draft redistricting maps

The maps released Monday are the first plans drawn by nonpartisan redistricting staff based on a decade of demographic changes captured in 2020 census data

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