Politics and Government
“We need to provide a path forward for clarity”: Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visits new Bureau of Land Management HQ in Grand Junction
Haaland said one of her first goals was to consider the well-being of the agency as she thinks about the future of its headquarters
How is Colorado’s new farmworkers’ rights bill being received by migrant farmworkers? With a shrug.
In fields hours away from the political pressure cooker of the Colorado legislature, Senate Bill 87 is stoking a different kind of debate.
Colorado’s new redistricting process faces a time crunch. The state Supreme Court will decide whether to push back deadlines.
As a last resort, one commission has also proposed cutting public hearings to 21 from 32 to wrap up sooner
Interior secretary, speaking in Denver, stands by Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination to lead Bureau of Land Management
Deb Haaland is in Colorado in large part to visit the BLM’s headquarters in Grand Junction as she decides whether to keep it there
Colorado will keep its long-term mental health program for doctors after yearlong fight
The controversy between the Colorado Medical Board and the state Department of Regulatory Agencies is nearing a close after protest and accusations.
Colorado expected to receive at least $300 million through opioid-crisis settlement — if local governments approve the deal
The tentative settlement, announced Wednesday, would bring to nearly $400 million that could come to Colorado through opioid litigation
Colorado’s reinsurance programs will continue to keep health costs low, governor says
Individuals buying on the exchange are expected to save more than 24% next year compared with what they would pay if they had to purchase coverage without the reinsurance program
Westminster city councilman will keep his seat after contentious, expensive recall election
Jon Voelz’s victory marks the end of a 10-month-long battle fought between community members over water rates, housing and commercial growth
Despite partisan rhetoric at the Colorado Capitol, just 4.4% of bills this year passed along purely party lines
The analysis, the second such study conducted by The Colorado Sun in three years, once again indicates more bipartisanship in the Colorado General Assembly than might be expected
Racial discrimination still exists in jury selection. Colorado’s Supreme Court rejected a proposal meant to fix that.
The court rejected a proposal, modeled after one adopted in Washington state, aimed at addressing implicit racism in how juries are picked
Colorado AFL-CIO will withhold donations to Democratic campaign committees through May 2022, saying unions have been “excluded”
“We need the Colorado Democratic Party to treat us like authentic partners,” Colorado AFL-CIO Executive Director Dennis Dougherty wrote in a letter to fellow labor leaders
Donald Trump’s inaugural committee chair, Aspen man among trio accused of being United Arab Emirates agents
Thomas Joseph Barrack, 74, was charged alongside Matthew Grimes, 27, of Aspen, Colorado and Rashid Sultan Rashid Al Malik Alshahhi, 43, of the United Arab Emirates
Westminster’s elections may be nonpartisan, but partisanship is a big theme in recall contest
The recall election for city Councilor Jon Voelz is happening on Tuesday
Colorado just released a big report on how cannabis legalization is going. Here’s what it found.
As expected, marijuana-related arrests are down and tax revenue is up, but other trends are less clear.
Michael Bennet believes the child tax credit expansion will be made permanent. But he’s not sure how long it will take.
The Colorado Democrat said during a Colorado Sun event that he’s still not sure for how long the expansion would be extended under Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending bill
WATCH: Sen. Michael Bennet talks the Child Tax Credit
Plus a representative from the nonpartisan Taxpayer Advocate Service will be on hand to answer your questions
New Colorado law banning most American Indian mascots forces schools to confront cultural shifts
Critics resisting the new rule cite tradition, state overreach and the high cost to change team names like Redskins, Savages, Indians and Warriors. Some plan to sue to keep the mascots.
Lauren Boebert’s campaign leads the pack as Colorado congressional candidates raised $4.8M last quarter
Boebert, a Garfield County Republican, gathered nearly $1 million in April, May and June. Gov. Jared Polis gave his reelection campaign $250,000.
Colorado hires private investigators to find teens who went missing when the state abruptly closed a youth center
Amid criticism about the state’s handling of the shutdown, the Human Services Department is paying private investigators $100/hour to find them
Kent Thiry, DaVita indicted as part of federal investigation into labor market collusion
DaVita and Thiry are accused of two counts of violating the Sherman Act. Thiry faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.