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Federal criminal investigation alleged as lawsuit claiming bribery, bid rigging for Denver airport concessions contract is revived

A federal criminal investigation is underway into allegations of bribery and bid rigging involving a former top official at Denver International Airport and a concessions contract worth millions of dollars, according to a lawsuit recently filed by a company that lost out on the bid. The filing revives a case dismissed by a judge earlier this year […]

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Democratic candidate for Colorado attorney general, Phil Weiser, talks about his tracker mea culpa

Phil Weiser, the Democrat running for Colorado attorney general, is apologizing for Twitter posts made by him and his campaign about a tracker hired by Republicans operatives.  The flap began Aug. 15 when Weiser, a first-time candidate, tweeted an image of the tracker and wrote: “The Republican AG Association is desperate to find attack lines and has so […]

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Donald Trump not expected to campaign in Colorado through September

White House officials outlined President Donald Trump’s campaign travel through September, and Colorado did not get mentioned on the initial list. Trump will attend at least 24 campaign events in as many as 15 states in the next six weeks to support U.S. Senate, U.S. House and gubernatorial candidates, the administration sources told The Colorado Sun […]

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“It’s just, like, unbelievable”: Amtrak’s Southwest Chief train could be suspended through Colorado

Amtrak is considering whether to suspend Southwest Chief train service through a section of Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico around the new year and replace the link in the historic line with an 11-hour bus ride. The proposal comes as the rail carrier grapples with what it says are necessary safety upgrades, unsustainable upkeep costs and […]

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The $44.2 million pitch: What Grand Junction is doing to land BLM’s headquarters — and what the chances are it will work

The Bureau of Land Management appears closer than ever to relocating its headquarters and some 300 jobs to the West from Washington, D.C. — closer to the nearly 250 million acres of land it manages. Colorado’s congressional delegation has been busy pitching the Centennial State, and Grand Junction in particular, as the best new home address for the agency. […]

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Democrat Jason Crow on the #abolishICE movement: “I want to take a more holistic approach”

As the more progressive wing of the Democratic party calls for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be abolished, Jason Crow — the party’s hope this year to beat GOP U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District — isn’t on board. “I want to take a more holistic approach to it,” Crow said in an interview with […]

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Doctor on influential Colorado board that decides Medicaid drugs received thousands from pharmaceutical companies

A doctor who sits on an advisory board that helps decide when Medicaid patients can be prescribed certain drugs in Colorado has received thousands of dollars in payments and benefits from pharmaceutical companies whose products come before that board for review. Members of the state’s Drug Utilization Review Board are supposed to tell state officials […]

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Campaign cash: Jared Polis writes a check, big money in the attorney general’s race and more

The spending pace set by candidates for statewide office hasn’t slowed since the primary, with U.S. Rep. Jared Polis pouring another $1.6 million into his own campaign for Colorado governor, according the first round of general election campaign finance reports. Polis’ campaign technically took in $1,633,486 between June 28 and July 27, but just $33,486 […]