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Colorado voters will decide whether to allow wine sales in grocery stores as booze battle heads to November ballot

Colorado voters will have a chance in November to weigh in on the state’s long-running alcohol-policy war. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office announced Friday that three ballot measures that would change booze policy in the state — including one that would let grocery stores sell wine — have qualified for the November ballot after […]

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Colorado Democrats make specific CORE Act executive action request to President Joe Biden

Colorado’s U.S. senators, along with U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse and Gov. Jared Polis, sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Thursday laying out the specific executive actions they’d like him to take to boost protections for federal public land that would otherwise be shielded under the long-languishing Colorado Outdoor Recreation — or CORE — Act. Here’s what the Democrats want: An […]

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Residency complaint against Republican state senator highlights election-year real estate shuffle in Colorado

A nonprofit run by a Democratic political consultant is raising questions about the residency of a Republican state senator whose bid for reelection in November could decide which party is in charge at the Colorado Capitol. The Colorado Ethics Institute compiled a dossier this summer indicating that state Sen. Dennis Hisey is still spending a […]

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Republicans initiate recall of Colorado Sen. Kevin Priola two days after he announces he’s becoming a Democrat

A group of Republicans on Wednesday initiated a recall against Colorado state Sen. Kevin Priola, two days after the Henderson lawmaker announced he was leaving the GOP to become a Democrat.  The recall effort, backed by a deep-pocketed conservative nonprofit, kicks off a flurry of legal questions, namely whether the recall will be focused on […]

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State Sen. Kevin Priola switches his party registration to Democrat from Republican, citing 2020 election conspiracies

State Sen. Kevin Priola has switched his party registration to Democrat from Republican, the Henderson lawmaker announced Monday, citing ongoing concerns about the GOP’s embrace of 2020 election conspiracies and unwillingness to work on legislation to combat climate change. “I cannot continue to be a part of a political party that is OK with a […]

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

 BOULDER — Two gun rights organizations filed federal court lawsuits Thursday challenging bans on semi-automatic weapons and magazine ammunition restrictions adopted by two Colorado cities after the state allowed local municipalities to enact tougher gun control measures than called for by state law. The lawsuits against Boulder and Louisville by Rocky Mountain Gun Owners and […]

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

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe O’Dea believes abortions should be legal through 20 weeks of pregnancy, after which the procedure should be allowed only in cases of rape and incest or when a mother’s life is at risk, his campaign told The Colorado Sun on Friday. O’Dea announced his stance after he told The Sun […]