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Judge temporarily blocks Wyoming abortion ban on day it took effect

Four Wyoming women and two nonprofits sued Monday claiming the new trigger law violates several rights guaranteed by the state constitution

News

Amid claims of workplace abuses, state officials seek probe of Colorado’s emergency management agency

The move comes after reports of a troubling history of aggressive and inappropriate behavior from one of the division’s directors, Mike Willis

Politics and Government

Colorado Republican primary losers Ron Hanks and Tina Peters ask again for a recount

Hanks and Peters have asked for hand recounts, but any recounts must be conducted by machine, according to the Colorado Secretary of State's Office

Election 2022

In Florence, pop. 4,000, political upheaval is testing the city’s push to shake off its “ghost town” past

Voters will choose an entirely new city council next week, but Florence hasn’t let the absence of elected leaders slow its roll toward economic revival

Business

Judge temporarily blocks Colorado town’s new gun control rules, including ban on assault-style rifles

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners called a recent Supreme Court decision "a four-ton wrecking ball. We are looking at city, county and state" gun restrictions.

Politics and Government

Heidi Ganahl wants to eliminate Colorado’s income tax, which accounts for about a third of the state’s budget

Income tax revenue is the largest source of funding for Colorado’s general fund. It’s expected to account for more than $11 billion this fiscal year.

Election 2022

About 25 people age 14 and younger get abortions in Colorado each year

Those numbers are expected to rise as states surrounding Colorado enact further abortion restrictions

Health

Election-denying Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters turns herself in to police

Latest arrest warrant issued this week after Tina Peters violated the terms of her release as she awaits trial for breaking into her county’s election system.

Politics and Government

Report that oil field methane emissions are down by half is wrong, Front Range cities with own pollution monitors say

Broomfield, Boulder County, Erie and Longmont are tracking air pollution with their own network of ground-level sensors

Environment

New arrest warrant issued for Tina Peters after she allegedly violated protection order, bond conditions

The alleged violations stem from an email Peters sent seeking a recount of votes in her loss in last month's Republican primary for secretary of state

Politics and Government

Colorado voters will decide in November whether to decriminalize magic mushrooms

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office said Thursday that the supporters of Initiative 58 had turned in enough signatures to qualify for the upcoming statewide ballot

Election 2022

Michael Bennet begins campaigning in earnest with first TV ad as Republicans focus more on Colorado’s Senate race

Mitch McConnell said he is “all in in Colorado,” which is a big indication national Republicans plan to commit resources to try to defeat Democrat Michael Bennet this year

Election 2022

Metro Denver’s homeless population grew by 12.8% in two years, survey finds

The point-in-time count, which captures homelessness on a single night, shows 784 more people became homeless regionally during the pandemic

Housing

More than 400 wild horses captured in first week of western Colorado helicopter roundup, despite objection from top state officials

A wild horse group is running television ads opposing the roundup and U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse wants to block funding for future helicopter operations.

Environment

We now know which Democratic group spent $4 million to influence Colorado’s Republican U.S. Senate primary

The Senate Majority PAC, affiliated with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, was the lone donor to Democratic Colorado

Election 2022

Two Republican primary losers in Colorado requested recounts but then did not pay for them

Tina Peters, who was running for secretary of state, and Ron Hanks, who was running for U.S. Senate, claimed malfeasance in the election but didn't provide proof

Election 2022

Colorado has added nearly 500,000 people to its Medicaid rolls since 2020. What happens when the emergency order ends?

The department estimates that more than ​​455,000 people will lose coverage because they will no longer qualify when the public health emergency expires.

Health

The statewide gun regulations adopted in Colorado in the wake of the Aurora theater shooting

Since the attack 10 years ago, no fewer than 10 statewide changes to gun policy have been adopted in Colorado

Crime and Courts

Heidi Ganahl selects Danny Moore, Navy veteran who was removed as head of redistricting panel, as her running mate

Moore was removed as chair of the Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission last year after his Facebook post questioning the outcome of the 2020 presidential election surfaced

Election 2022

Colorado congressional candidates who faced tough primaries head into general election low on cash

Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s $8 million in cash dwarfs Republican Joe O’Dea’s $841,000

Election 2022
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