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Gun rights groups sue more Boulder County cities over their new firearm regulations

The lawsuits against Boulder and Louisville by Rocky Mountain Gun Owners and the National Foundation for Gun Rights follow two others the groups lodged against the state and county over similar gun control measures

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U.S. Senate candidate Joe O’Dea believes abortions should be legal through 20 weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions after

O’Dea had refused until Friday to provide a specific date at which he thinks abortions should be outlawed. He believes in exceptions in cases of rape and incest or when a mother’s life is at risk.

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Colorado moves another step closer to importing lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada

The state has signed contracts with three organizations to serve as exporters, importers and safety monitors

Health

Michael Bennet becomes the latest Colorado Democrat to attack their Republican opponent over abortion

Democrats up and down the ballot in Colorado this year are drawing contrasts with their Republican opponents on abortion in the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned

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Colorado judge orders Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis to testify in Georgia election probe

Judge Gregory Lammons in Fort Collins made the decision after holding a hearing on a request from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis

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With the CORE Act stalled, its supporters want Biden to protect Colorado’s public lands right now through executive action

The CORE Act has been unable to advance past the Senate for years because of Republican opposition to the measure

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Lauren Boebert lists her husband’s consulting income as “N/A” on financial disclosure after last year’s controversy

Boebert faced intense criticism last year after revealing that her husband had been paid nearly $1 million over two years by an oil and gas company with a large Western Slope presence

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John Hickenlooper wins over some environmental critics with big role in Democrats’ climate bill

Two years after a Democratic primary in which Hickenlooper was criticized for being too cozy with the oil and gas industry and weak on climate change, he is being hailed as a climate champion

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Judge revives Obama-era ban on coal sales from U.S. lands

Almost half the nation’s annual coal production — some 260 million tons last year — is mined by private companies from leases on federal land, primarily in Western states such as Wyoming, Montana and Colorado.

Energy

Colorado pays $387K to resolve CDPHE whistleblower lawsuit from state’s former disease control chief

The state did not admit fault in relinquishing the funds to Dr. Tony Cappello

Health

First comprehensive oil and gas drilling plan under Colorado’s new regulations gets go-ahead

24,000 acre Bronco CAP sets plan to drill 209 wells over 6 years. It's the smallest in area of three drilling plans Colorado regulators are considering.

Energy

Report: Douglas County commissioner shared anonymous letter but didn’t create hostile environment

Lora Thomas says findings exonerate her, but her fellow board members say results confirm their belief she should not serve as the board’s chair

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U.S. sued in bid to force decision on protections for gray wolves in the Rockies

The Humane Society of the United States and Center for Biological Diversity asked U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy in Montana to order federal officials to make a final decision

Environment

Coloradans are contributing lots of money to Liz Cheney in the Republican U.S. House primary in Wyoming

A few prominent donors are also backing Cheney’s challenger, Harriet Hageman, who holds healthy lead in the polls

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Democratic state senator from Colorado Springs indicted on felony charge

Prosecutors in El Paso County say Sen. Pete Lee is accused of providing false information as to his residence

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Poll indicates it’s very tight race between Barbara Kirkmeyer, Yadira Caraveo in Colorado’s 8th Congressional District

The poll, conducted on behalf of Democratic state Rep. Yadira Caraveo’s campaign, shows Caraveo down 2 percentage points to Republican state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer

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Colorado school funding measure won’t be on November ballot after supporters fail to gather enough signatures

Tracie Rainey of the Colorado School Finance Project said the failure was particularly frustrating because the measure had polled well

Education

Barbara Kirkmeyer once pushed part of Colorado to pursue breaking off to form a new state. She has no regrets.

Now that Kirkmeyer is running to represent Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District, Democrats are using her secession push as a way to label her as too extreme

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After Supreme Court ruling, it’s open season on gun laws in Colorado and across the U.S.

The first major gun decision in more than a decade, the ruling could dramatically reshape gun laws in the U.S. even as a series of horrific mass shootings pushes the issue back into the headlines

Crime and Courts

The recount results are in: Tina Peters remains a loser in Colorado secretary of state’s race

The results of a statewide recount of the more than 623,000 votes cast in the contest last month showed Peters still losing by about 90,000 votes to former Jefferson County Clerk Pam Anderson

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