Politics and Government
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”8 minutes ago
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.
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
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.
Remapping 2021 | A wake-up call for Colorado’s redistricting commissioners as deadlines loom
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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