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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.


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


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.


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


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


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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Jared Polis’ name isn’t on TABOR refund checks heading to Coloradans. But it will be on a letter accompanying them.

The refund checks, $750 for single tax filers and $1,500 for joint tax filers, are a result of tax revenues collected by the state in excess of the TABOR cap on government growth in spending

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Misinformation spreads about election recount in El Paso County

A test of the county’s equipment, required by law before a recount, found no issues, county officials and Dominion Voting Systems confirmed to The Associated Press

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Failed Republican candidates see fundraising spikes fueled by recounts, cash in other Colorado races tightens

Four Democratic statewide candidates hold campaign cash advantages over their opponents. In the battle for control of the state Senate, the GOP has closed the gap.

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2 DougCo commissioners asked for an investigation of the third. The probe’s done but won’t be released to public.

Commissioners Abe Laydon and George Teal sought the report that cost $17,000 to investigate Lora Thomas over San Luis water proposal

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Douglas County drops San Luis Valley plan for $828M idea to pipe South Platte water from Sterling

Parker Water has proposed to pipe 20,000 acre-feet in excess river water from northeastern Colorado to serve more than 300,000 people in the south metro suburbs


Why a Maryland congressman has spent $1 million on a Colorado liquor license ballot initiative 

As many as four alcohol-related measures could be on the November ballot as national chains clash with smaller liquor store owners in Colorado

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Colorado clerks will conduct recount in Republican primary for secretary of state after Tina Peters covers tab

Peters, the indicted Mesa County clerk known for being a 2020 election denier, lost the primary by nearly 90,000 votes to Pam Anderson, a former Jefferson County clerk

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