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Politics and Government

Democrats poised to maintain their Colorado Senate edge under new map adopted by redistricting commission

Colorado’s Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission started their meeting Tuesday at an impasse but reached a unanimous agreement on a proposal just hours before their self-imposed deadline

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Redistricting commission advances new Colorado House map to state Supreme Court for final approval

Commissioners must vote to approve a state Senate map by Tuesday. Both maps must be submitted to the Supreme Court by Oct. 22

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Tempers flare at Mesa County protest as judge prepares to decide Tina Peters’ role in upcoming election

At least one person was hurt when a counter-demonstrator showed up at a news conference outside of the Mesa County Courthouse

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Remapping 2021 | New Colorado legislative maps must be approved this week

The commission must approve new state Senate and House maps by Tuesday

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A Colorado-bound Afghan family was caught in the Kabul airport bombing. Some survivors still haven’t made it to America.

Ella Nabiyar, who lives in Broomfield, had 18 family members at the Kabul airport the day of the blast. Her brother and two cousins were killed.

Coloradans

From sewers to golf courses, cities like Pueblo see green with federal COVID relief dollars

States received $195 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act. They had gotten other stimulus funding in earlier relief packages, including the CARES Act last year.

Coronavirus

Local school boards — from Colorado to Ohio — emerge as hot races in November election

Parental protests over COVID-19-related mask mandates, gender-neutral bathrooms, and teachings about racial history, sexuality and social-emotional learning are being leveraged into full-fledged board takeover campaigns

Politics and Government

Morrison police chief resigns after just 3 months, cites limited resources and officer vacancies

Misty Siderfin's last day is Oct. 21

Crime and Courts

Legal challenges pour in as Colorado Supreme Court is set to review new congressional map

Latino advocacy groups, Democratic organizations and counties filed objections to the map, which awaits review by the Supreme Court

Politics and Government

Joe Biden will restore 3 national monuments slashed by Trump

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, a Republican, expressed disappointment in Biden's decision to restore Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments, which the Trump administration downsized significantly in 2017

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Colorado election 2021 guide: What you need to know about the ballot initiatives and how to cast your vote

Election Day is Nov. 2 and voters will be making decisions on a slate of ballot measures, as well as local school board races

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Denver businessman becomes latest Republican to launch a bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet

Joe O’Dea hasn’t run for elected office before, but between his personal fortune and statewide connections he thinks he can win the crowded GOP primary and dislodge the Democratic incumbent

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Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans qualify for a $50 broadband internet credit. So why aren’t they seizing it?

Digital divide advocates had hoped more participants would be using the Emergency Broadband Benefit by now. There’s still 81% of the funds remaining.

Technology

Proposition 119: Colorado voters will decide whether to raise marijuana taxes to pay for out-of-school learning

Supporters say it will help close the achievement gap while opponents see it as a slippery slope toward privatizing education

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Latest Colorado legislative draft maps, which would likely leave Democrats in control, could become the final versions

The commission has set an Oct. 12 deadline to vote on final state House and Senate maps

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Proposition 120: Voters will decide if Colorado property taxes will go down — at least for some

A law passed in the final days of Colorado’s 2021 legislative session gutted Proposition 120 to apply only to property tax assessment rates for multifamily housing and lodging properties

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Remapping 2021 | One week to go before the big deadline for Colorado’s legislative redistricting commission

Politics and Government

Amendment 78: Colorado voters will decide if lawmakers should have more oversight of state spending

Supporters say the measure will increase transparency while opponents call it a partisan ploy to disrupt government

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Controversial Republican state Rep. Ron Hanks files to run for U.S. Senate in 2022

Hanks, who lives in Fremont County, has peddled baseless claims about the 2020 presidential election being fraudulent

Politics and Government

U.S. Senate approves Tracy Stone-Manning to lead Bureau of Land Management over GOP opposition

Colorado's Democratic U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper voted in favor of Stone-Manning's nomination

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