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Colorado youth corrections system sees biggest spike in violent offenders in a decade

In the past four years, the number of young people committed to the Colorado Division of Youth Services for homicide or manslaughter has jumped 141%.

Colorado attorney general opens grand jury investigation into Elijah McClain’s death

Weiser's office announced the grand jury investigation about six months after he was appointed by Gov. Jared Polis as a special prosecutor to review McClain's death

Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems sues Trump lawyer Sidney Powell for at least $1.3 billion

Powell has for weeks claimed without evidence that the Denver-based election technology vendor was part of a scheme to steal the election from President Donald Trump.

Sen. John Hickenlooper: “Trump and the thugs who attempted a violent coup can’t override the will of the people”

"We are the guardians of this fragile democracy and its endurance rests on our shoulders."

Joe Biden’s win confirmed after pro-Trump mob storms U.S. Capitol

President Trump, who had repeatedly refused to concede the election, said in a statement immediately after the vote that there will be a smooth transition of power on Inauguration Day.

Colorado lawmakers considering new fee on gallon of gas to boost money for roads

Gov. Jared Polis has made clear to lawmakers he wants a bipartisan deal this session, according to advocates who say this year could break the impasses in prior sessions

“We were getting ready to make a stand”: Colorado congressmen recount harrowing moments as rioters approached

Four members of Colorado’s congressional delegation were barricaded in the U.S. House chambers during Wednesday’s deadly riot at the nation’s capital

Two wins in Georgia build on victory in Colorado and hand Democrats control of U.S. Senate

John Hickenlooper’s win against Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in November paved the way for Democrats to take chamber’s majority

Ken Buck doesn’t blame president for deadly U.S. Capitol riot; Ed Perlmutter says “this is an inflection point”

All nine members of Colorado's congressional delegation say they are safe

Summit County ahead of schedule when it comes to vaccine distribution

A close relationship between the mountain county's public health officials and emergency managers has kept distribution on pace. But there are no guarantees that all people age 70 and older will get a shot before February.

Mesa County clerk posts voter-fraud claims but cites no evidence

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters tweeted in response to a Republican U.S. senator who denounced his colleagues for their plan to challenge the Electoral College certification Wednesday.

Colorado is behind on targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions. How far should the state push industry to get there?

Critics say the governor's roadmap is guided by "wishful thinking" rather than binding mandates to cut emissions blamed for climate change.

Colorado Department of Transportation expects $150 million in stimulus influx

The funding includes $9.7 million for new noise walls along Interstate 25 in the Denver area and $25.5 million for a grade-separated interchange in Colorado Springs

Emails show negotiations involving Colorado governor, cigarette giant that led to tobacco tax hike

The emails obtained by The Sun were included in lawsuits filed in Denver District Court and federal court against Gov. Jared Polis and backed by the discount cigarette company Liggett Vector Brands Inc. seeking to invalidate a minimum-price clause in Proposition EE

41 Colorado counties had level-red coronavirus metrics on New Year’s Eve. They’re now under level-orange restrictions.

Eight counties had already moved to level orange and the remaining 33 were allowed to move up on Monday.

Xcel Energy moves up closure dates for coal-fired power plant near Steamboat Springs

Hayden Generating Station units 1 and 2 will be closed without layoffs of 75 people who work there, utility giant says as it moves toward 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050.

Doug Lamborn joins Lauren Boebert in opposing certification of presidential election

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, outgoing chair of the state GOP, said Sunday that he won’t join dissident Republicans in challenging key states’ Electoral College votes

Opinion: Former Agriculture Commissioner Peter Decker fought for equity for rural Colorado

Peter Decker, who ranched in Ridgway, understood education was essential to the vitality of farm and ranch communities, has died at age 86.

On Edge: In the wake of furloughs, closings, suicides, a Breckenridge businessman searches for balance

You don’t return to normal, or what passes for it, when kids in your town kill themselves, Dick Carleton says.

Colorado’s new members of Congress — John Hickenlooper and Lauren Boebert — are sworn in

Hickenlooper and Boebert join Congress at a fraught moment

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