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Colorado voters typically reject tax hikes. There’s an exception when it comes to funding parks and trails.

Last year was a banner year for voters across the country approving taxes that protected open spaces, parks and public land. There were 51 conservation funding measures on ballots last year and voters approved 50 of them, creating a flow of more than $3.7 billion for the climate, open space and parks for the next […]

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

A Denver courtroom provided the setting for a war of words this week, Trump campaign figures and their conservative media allies on one side and a key target of unfounded claims of fraud in the 2020 election on the other. The defamation lawsuit provides a window into the Trump campaign and the origins of claims […]

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Here’s where a preliminary map places Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District

Colorado’s new, eighth congressional district would include the cities of Arvada, Westminster, Broomfield, Thornton, Brighton and Platteville, a preliminary map drawn by nonpartisan redistricting staff and presented to the state’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission on Wednesday shows. Staff placed the new district in the north Denver metro area for two reasons, said Jeremiah Barry, a […]

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Denver-based Dominion Voting sues Fox News for $1.6B over 2020 election claims

By Colleen Long, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed in an effort to boost faltering ratings that the voting company had rigged the 2020 election. It’s the first defamation suit filed against a media outlet […]

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Colorado’s senators vote to impeach Donald Trump, but the former president is still acquitted

By Lisa Mascaro, Eric Tucker and Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate on Saturday acquitted Donald Trump of inciting the horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a historic impeachment trial that exposed the fragility of America’s democratic traditions and left a divided nation to come to terms with the violence […]

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How Colorado’s congressional delegation helped their friends – and themselves – with leadership PACs in 2020

Ten current and former members of Colorado’s congressional delegation raised $3 million via leadership political action committees separate from their campaign accounts during the 2020 election cycle, a Colorado Sun analysis shows. But the leadership PACs operated by Republican former U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and the Democrat who defeated him, U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper, accounted […]

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How Democratic control in Washington will influence Democratic control in Colorado — and vice versa

When Democrats regained control of the Colorado legislature in 2019, they started taking action in response to President Donald Trump and a deadlocked Congress.  That included passing legislation around environmental, immigration and criminal justice issues. Recently, state lawmakers have also taken on coronavirus economic relief and are gearing up to debate the creation of a […]

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Colorado sending at least 200 National Guard troops to Washington for Joe Biden’s inauguration

Gov. Jared Polis is sending at least 200 members of the Colorado National Guard to Washington, D.C., for security purposes surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week. “Colorado will proudly do our part, joining 40 other states across our great nation in sending members of our National Guard to the nation’s capital for our country’s […]

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Colorado’s House delegation splits along party lines as Donald Trump is impeached for a second time

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has become the first American president to be impeached twice, facing a strong bipartisan rebuke from the House exactly one week after a violent mob of his supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol. The House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump, with 10 Republicans joining with Democrats to charge him with incitement […]