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Politics and Government

U.S. issues its 1st passport with “X” gender marker after lawsuit filed by Colorado resident

Dana Zzyym is an intersex Colorado resident who has been in a legal battle with the State Department since 2015

News
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These Colorado legislative districts are poised to be the new battlegrounds after redistricting

The fiercest fights for control of the Colorado House and Senate would no longer be mostly contained to the Denver area

Politics and Government
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Colorado tightens air pollution rules after staff shake-up, whistleblower complaint 

Policies that weakened oversight of small polluters have been tightened. But they still may have "backdoor exits" one environmental group says.

Health

Union-backed candidates in Jeffco are outspending school board competitors

Jeffco Public Schools is the second largest school district in Colorado, serving about 80,000 students. Three of its five school board seats are up for grabs in the Nov. 2 election.

Education

Republican Pam Anderson, a former county clerk, launches bid to unseat Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold

Anderson, who accused the Democratic incumbent for being hyperpartisan, said she wants to be a secretary of state who both Democrats and Republicans can trust

Politics and Government

Aurora and Denver school boards discuss pay for board members

In Colorado, school board members serve as volunteers, and have not been allowed to be compensated for their time. But a law passed in April changed that.

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Here are the legal challenges to Colorado’s new legislative maps

Some groups object to splitting Greeley and Lakewood, while a GOP coalition wrote in support of both plans

Politics and Government

Grand Lake voters turn out in force to retain Mayor Steve Kudron in recall sparked by workforce housing plan

Two-thirds of registered voters cast ballots in the recall, more than double the number who participated in the 2020 mayoral election

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Colorado doesn’t have a statewide building code. Would enacting one help protect homes against wildfire?

A handful of state lawmakers are interested in pursuing a statewide building code, in large part as a way to secure more federal grant money

Wildfire

Colorado governor tells geographic renaming board to consider easier-to-pronounce alternatives

Gov. Jared Polis said "dots and dashes" made it hard to say Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain — leading one board member to label the governor's position "problematic"

Outdoors

Colorado has just 120 intensive care beds available statewide as COVID hospitalizations rise

Gov. Jared Polis urgently pleaded with Coloradans to get vaccinated as more than 1,100 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19

Coronavirus

Denver judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to invalidate votes cast for Amendment 78

Judge J. Eric Elliff found that the legal action filed by Bell Policy Center Executive Director Scott Wasserman and Summit County Commissioner Tamara Pogue was filed too late

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Colorado Supreme Court declines to hear Tina Peters’ appeal of ruling barring her from having role in 2021 election

Peters’ appeal argued that Mesa County District Court Judge Valerie J. Robison lacked the authority to remove her as the county’s designated election official

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Colorado’s new state House and Senate maps drew several Democrats into Republican districts and vice versa

Lawmakers now have to decide whether to move into a more favorable district or not run for reelection in a game of political musical chairs that could have implications for years to come

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Colorado gets a 43rd state park under first-in-the-nation deal with the Forest Service

Several owners have eyed development of the 488-acre Sweetwater Lake parcel in the last 30 years, but the Garfield County oasis is now the second new state park in the last two years

Outdoors

What exactly is Colorado’s new early childhood department? We’ve got answers.

The department will oversee the launch of Colorado’s universal preschool program in 2023 and replace the state’s Office of Early Childhood

Education

Colorado governor supports property tax cut measure on November ballot opposed by other Democrats

Gov. Jared Pols didn’t elaborate on his position, which is raising eyebrows among Democrats

Politics and Government

Colorado is still struggling to attract kids to its school COVID testing program

As the number of students tested under the state program (slowly) grows, so does the number of kids testing positive for the virus

Education

Colorado school board contests, stoked by COVID, draw intense partisan fervor and big money

Coronavirus measures, teaching on race motivate national groups, wealthy individuals and both Republican and Democratic parties to get involved in local races across the state

Education

Trump allies converge on Denver as key defendant defies judge in Eric Coomer’s defamation lawsuit

Lawyers for Dominion Voting System’s Eric Coomer called Joe Oltmann’s claims that Coomer said he would rig the election “a calculated falsehood”

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