Politics and Government
Lamar High School drops “Savage” from its mascot name as 10 new schools are found in violation of state law
In a meeting running concurrently with state Commission of Indian Affairs, Lamar’s school board voted to remove the offensive word. The district doesn’t know if it is in compliance.
Prosecutors debunk Mesa County clerk Tina Peters’ 2020 election-fraud claims
The Mesa County District Attorney's Office presented its findings after investigating claims by Peters, who is under indictment for providing unauthorized access to county voting equipment.
“Everybody has a second job”: Low pay leaves rural Colorado teachers struggling
Colorado’s teacher salaries are among the lowest in the nation
5 ways the Colorado legislature just affected your wallet — in a good way
Your property taxes won’t rise as much as they were supposed to and Coloradans will temporarily avoid a $2 increase in the cost to get or renew a driver’s license
Colorado will soon have an office dedicated to helping investigate cases of murdered, missing Indigenous people
Gov. Jared Polis said he will sign Senate Bill 150 into law after weeks of negotiations with lawmakers, tribal representatives
Fines for Colorado schools with Native American mascots start in June. But no one has the power to enforce them.
About a dozen schools have been told by the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs to jettison mascots that appropriate American Indian imagery.
Partner of fired Aurora police chief accused of making false sex abuse report against city councilwoman
Robin Niceta, a county social worker at the time, allegedly made an anonymous call to a child abuse hotline on Jan. 28 alleging that she saw Aurora City Councilmember Danielle Jurinsky inappropriately touching her son
Budgets fat with fossil fuel revenue at odds with climate-change goals in states like Colorado
Will Toor, executive director of the Colorado Energy Office, said the state's not targeting fossil fuel production — only the industry's emissions.
Colorado judge declines to toss defamation suit filed by Dominion boss against Trump, Giuliani and conservative media
136-page decision found case is in the public interest "because the public is harmed by the spread of defamatory information."
Colorado’s secretary of state’s race tests Republicans’ embrace of election conspiracies
Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, former Jefferson County Clerk Pam Anderson and Mike O'Donnell, a former nonprofit leader, are running in the Republican primary
Rare three-agency audit of western Colorado mental health center finds dangerous prescription practices
Mind Springs Health, which provides mental health services and has a psychiatric hospital in Grand Junction, remains on a corrective action plan
Colorado lawmakers just passed legislation creating a statewide recycling program. Here’s how it would work.
Gov. Jared Polis is expected to sign the legislation, House Bill 1355, into law
141 wild horses — a third of those captured from the Western Slope — died in country’s deadliest flu outbreak
Bureau of Land Management officials say the outbreak is winding down after two and a half weeks
100 bills debated at the Colorado legislature this year that you should know about
The Colorado Sun combed through the roughly 650 pieces of legislation introduced at the Capitol this year to find the ones that will affect — or would have affected — your life.
Here’s what’s in the Colorado fentanyl “accountability and prevention” bill just sent to the governor
House Bill 1326 was one of the most contentious measures debated at the Colorado Capitol this year.
Federal inquiry that stalled solar installations follows the law, commerce secretary tells angry senators
The commerce secretary told a Senate panel that the solar inquiry is following a process set by law that doesn't allow consideration of climate change, supply chains or other factors.
Colorado’s legislature powers through harried final days to end 2022 lawmaking term
Colorado’s 2022 lawmaking term is ending at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday as most legislative sessions do: with some bills falling short of the finish line but most big-ticket items pared back but passing
Democrats abandon their pursuit of wildfire building code as Colorado’s 2022 legislative session ends
There are already dozens of pending bills being held up by Republican stall tactics on the last day of session.
Judge bars Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters from overseeing 2022 elections
Peters, who is seeking the Republican nomination for secretary of state, was also barred from overseeing the 2021 elections in Mesa County
Effort to ban sale of flavored tobacco, nicotine products in Colorado goes up in smoke
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 5-2 on Tuesday to reject House Bill 1064