Politics and Government

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Activists are trying to reinstate Longmont’s fracking ban, arguing its now legal under new Colorado law

Colorado Rising and Our Longmont filed a motion in District Court seeking to reopen the case that led the courts to overturn Longmont's ban

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado voters leaning toward approving the elimination of state spending caps under TABOR, poll finds

Republican pollster Magellan Strategies found that 54% of likely general election voters intend to approve Proposition CC in November

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

A Pueblo center for troubled kids had 243 abuse allegations in the year before it closed

An investigation by Colorado’s child protection ombudsman asks what took so long to shut the facility down

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

No texts, no posts, just phone calls: Colorado child abuse hotline won’t change policy to accept social media tips

Decision follows task force review to determine whether the 4-year-old unified hotline should modernize to allow tips via Facebook, email and more

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Sage grouse numbers decline in Idaho since decision not to make birds an endangered species

It's not yet clear whether the three-year decline is part of a cyclical pattern or indicative of a more serious issue

Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published

As Colorado’s governor, lawmakers target tax breaks, a program that covers 75% of the state’s land could be in the crosshairs

A Colorado Sun analysis of $223 million in tax credits awarded from 2013 to 2018 found that the state is often doling out taxpayer dollars without much evidence that each tax credit is producing economic activity that wouldn’t have occurred otherwise

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

After calling out inequity on debate stage, Michael Bennet leans on his education experience in his presidential bid

Michael Bennet, who is currently polling at less than 1% and has yet to release an education platform, spoke with Chalkbeat about his education plans,

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Polling showed Jena Griswold would have an advantage if she jumped into the crowded primary. But she says she's committed to the work of Secretary of State, her first elected office.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Judge awards Walker Stapleton money he paid signature-gathering firm after wrongdoing allegations threatened his campaign

Stapleton, the 2018 Republican gubernatorial nominee in Colorado, said he felt like Friday’s decision cleared his name after fraud allegations were made