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Trump pardons Steve Bannon for border wall scam, but the Colorado man also charged is not on list

Timothy Shea, a Castle Rock entrepreneur, is accused of allowing Bannon and others involved in the "We Build The Wall" campaign to use donations for personal gain.

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How one block on Pearl Street represents Denver’s stubborn homelessness crisis

The city’s encampments persist, with tensions boiling over in Capitol Hill. Denver has opened two sanctioned camps, but they’re full. Besides, some refuse to live there.

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7 ways Joe Biden’s presidency may quickly affect Colorado

A $1.9 trillion emergency coronavirus relief bill, environmental policies and Trump’s decision on where to locate U.S. Space Command are among the initiatives that could have big local impact

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Democratic control in Washington will influence Democratic control in Colorado — and vice versa

Democrats in the Colorado legislature have spent the past two years responding to President Donald Trump and congressional inaction. With their party in charge of Congress and the White House, it changes their priorities on the state level.

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Colorado’s tire dumps were supposed to be gone by now. They grew instead.

Stacked up, burned up, shredded up, hyped up, Colorado’s nation-leading dumps of used tires are ripe for recycling, but never quite get there.

Two big-name Colorado Democrats are already exploring 2022 bids to unseat Lauren Boebert

State Sen. Kerry Donovan of Vail and state Rep. Dylan Roberts of Avon say they are in discussions to launch a campaign to oust the Republican next year

Third Colorado man faces federal charges, including allegations he assaulted officer, after U.S. Capitol riot

Robert Gieswein, a 24-year-old from Woodland Park, was involved with paramilitary and militia groups, including the Three Percenters, prior to the riot, authorities allege

To ensure noncitizens are included in vaccine drive, Colorado won’t check IDs

State health department is already using the honor system to vaccinate people age 70 and older and warns 459 health providers if they demand ID, they could lose access to vaccine.

Small liquor stores in Colorado felt pinched by new alcohol laws. Now more changes are coming.

The impacts from liberalizing the state’s alcohol laws five years ago with the addition of major liquor store chains and beer sales in grocery stores are still being felt

New RTD boss questions wisdom of still pursuing the long-promised Denver-Boulder train

RTD promised the line in 2004 as part of the voter-approved FasTracks program, but rising costs have delayed the project by decades

Lauren Boebert is sued in federal court for blocking constituent on Twitter

Bri Buentello, a former Democratic state representative who lives in Pueblo, brought the legal action on Sunday

Lauren Boebert’s spokesman resigns after less than a month, citing U.S. Capitol riot

Ben Goldey confirmed his departure to The Colorado Sun after it was first reported on Saturday by Axios

Colorado sues Bureau of Land Management over Western Slope management plan from William Perry Pendley

The state’s argument that Pendley, the BLM’s “acting director,” did not have the authority to approve anything mirrors a federal case in Montana that overturned three resource-management plans.

The BLM's new resource management plan for the Uncompahgre Plateau expands energy production opportunities in places like the North Fork Valley. (Provided by Mason Cummings, The Wilderness Society)

Some of Colorado’s conservative talk radio stations are turning down the volume on “rigged election” claims

Cumulus Media orders stations to “help induce national calm,” but some question whether the move is driven by a fear of business blowback

Colorado sending at least 200 National Guard troops to Washington for Joe Biden’s inauguration

Gov. Jared Polis said he is deploying the Colorado National Guard troops at the request of the Washington, D.C., National Guard

Colorado governor releases final plan to reduce emissions by 90%. It’s still too vague, environmentalists say.

The Air Quality Control Commission is responsible for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from millions of vehicles and industrial and office buildings

Lauren Boebert vowed to shake things up in Congress. She has delivered in her first week.

The high school dropout with a history of minor run-ins with the law used her first tumultuous week in office to cement her far-right and extremist credentials while also setting off a widespread roar of criticism

An environmental group claims 70% of Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions come from oil and gas. But that’s in dispute.

350 Colorado’s worst-case scenario modeling suggests oil and gas should be gone from the state by 2030 to slow climate change.

Colorado’s House delegation splits along party lines as Donald Trump is impeached for a second time

The four Democratic members of Colorado’s U.S. House delegation — Diana DeGette, Joe Neguse, Ed Perlmutter and Jason Crow — voted to impeach Trump

Trump administration passes up Colorado, will move U.S. Space Command to Alabama

The decision immediately prompted accusations from Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, and Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, a Republican, that the move was politically motivated and influenced by President Donald Trump

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