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A mental health hold can help Coloradans in crisis. But for many who are seriously ill, that’s where the help stops.

Mental health advocates want to overhaul the state law for 72-hour involuntary holds. But helping people with serious mental illness will require a lot more than that.

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The 7 biggest lines from Gov. Jared Polis’ 2022 State of the State address — and why they’re so notable

Colorado’s governor invoked Taylor Swift and Star Trek as he discussed his focus on saving people money and reducing crime

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Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters announces reelection campaign amid new grand jury investigation

Peters, who has spread baseless claims about the 2020 presidential election being stolen, has been under scrutiny since she allegedly allowed an unauthorized person to attend a sensitive Dominion Voting Systems software update in May

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“A fighting tone”: Colorado Republicans are heading into the 2022 legislative session on the offensive

Over the past three years the GOP’s main strategy at the Capitol has been to try to slow down the Democratic machine through delay tactics like long speeches in protest of legislation

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Colorado’s teacher shortage highlights need for more school funding, union boss says

The push to boost school funding and teacher pay comes as lawmakers are gearing up to debate just how much state money to give school districts next year

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Environmental groups launch six-figure ad campaign pressuring Colorado’s governor to act on abandoned oil and gas wells

The groups behind the campaign, which comes as Gov. Jared Polis is gearing up for a reelection push, are the Sierra Club, ProgressNow Colorado, LOGIC Colorado and Colorado Rising

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Colorado’s 2022 legislative session began Wednesday. Here’s your guide to get involved.

Here’s how to find your lawmakers, testify on bills, stay up-to-date and more

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Brittany Pettersen is running for the Colorado congressional seat being vacated by Ed Perlmutter

Pettersen is a Democratic state senator from Lakewood who has spent nearly a decade in the Colorado legislature. “I’m battle tested,” she said. “I have what it takes to win this seat.”

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Nebraska will spend $500 million to claim South Platte River water from Colorado

Colorado has identified 282 new South Platte River Basin projects of its own to meet the demands of the fast-growing metro area

Environment

Ed Perlmutter says he won’t seek reelection, upending Colorado’s 2022 political landscape

The news will reshuffle Colorado's political landscape heading into the 2022 election

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A 401(k) for homeownership? Colorado housing leaders offer up solutions to affordability problem.

Giving employers a tax break to help workers buy homes could help ease the state’s housing crisis, a group convened by Colorado’s U.S. senators says

Housing

Colorado school dropped its Native American mascot but can’t get off list with others facing hefty state fine

The state Commission of Indian Affairs declined to remove Avondale Elementary School from list of noncompliant schools facing $25,000 monthly penalty 

Education

Don Coram makes it official. He’ll challenge Lauren Boebert in the GOP primary.

The centrist Republican from Montrose joins Marina Zimmerman, a crane operator from Durango, in challenging the far-right incumbent 3rd Congressional District representative

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“Hang on to one another”: Joe Biden consoles Marshall fire survivors during Colorado visit

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper Gov. Jared Polis and U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, whose district includes the burned neighborhoods, accompanied Biden during his visit

Marshall Fire

What will be debated at the Colorado Capitol when the legislature returns next week

Gov. Jared Polis and four state lawmakers joined The Colorado Sun for an event ahead of the 2022 legislative session

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WATCH: We talk with Gov. Jared Polis, key state lawmakers about the upcoming legislative session

Colorado's 2022 legislative session starts Jan. 12

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Biden decries Trump backers as “dagger at throat” of democracy

Thursday marked the anniversary of the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol

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“We were trapped”: Rep. Jason Crow, others talk about lingering trauma of Jan. 6

Roughly three dozen Democrats — including Colorado's Crow — were trapped in the balcony seats of the House chamber, not being able to leave until an hour after the siege started

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Colorado’s taxable home values could skyrocket in 2023

A state economic forecast predicts a statewide increase of up to 20%, but what that means for homeowners is complicated

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Republican state Sen. Don Coram will run to unseat Lauren Boebert

Coram told a group of constituents in Montrose on Wednesday morning “the papers have been filed” for his congressional bid

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