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Opinion: We shouldn’t forget 2020’s lessons, but let’s embrace 2021’s promise

At the end of every year, we find ourselves half-unconsciously humming “Auld Lang Syne” while doing dishes or shoveling snow because of the familiar melody, which burns like a crackling ember in the fireplace of our mind. Frankly, this song’s lyrics, “Should old [or auld] acquaintance be forgot…,” never made much sense to us. Until […]

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Bernie Sanders wins Colorado’s Democratic presidential primary, but late ballot surge may tighten race

Bernie Sanders won the Democratic presidential primary in Colorado on Tuesday, building from his dedicated fan base in the state. But an 11th-hour surge in ballots may help former Vice President Joe Biden close the gap and split the race for delegates. The Associated Press called the race for Sanders a moment after voting ended […]

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Colorado’s 2020 presidential primary ballots are hitting the mail. Here’s what you need to know.

County clerks across Colorado can begin sending 2020 presidential primary ballots to the state’s 3.9 million registered voters on Monday. Voters have until 7 p.m. on March 3, deemed Super Tuesday because so many state primaries fall on that day, to return their ballots.  This will be Colorado’s first presidential primary in 20 years after […]

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Colorado Springs is emblematic of the gender gap opening among Hispanics who could be key in 2020

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS — Yolanda Avila and Andres Pico are friends who sit next to each other on the Colorado Springs’ city council. But politically the two couldn’t be further apart — Avila is a durable Democrat and Pico an unflinching Republican. It’s a split that’s common across the country, […]

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With Proposition CC’s failure, Colorado Democrats face a budget crunch in 2020. Here are their 4 options to address it.

With the defeat of Proposition CC, voters ensured two features of Colorado state government are here to stay:  Taxpayer refunds and the periodic legislative exercise in avoiding them. The 2020 budget cycle is shaping up to be no exception. The legislative session is still weeks away, and Colorado budget writers already face a daunting list […]

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Why winning the Democratic primary in Colorado won’t be easy for Bernie Sanders this time around

The way Colorado picks presidential candidates is completely different from 2016, when Democrats in the state felt the Bern. Colorado will hold its first presidential primary in two decades next year instead of political party caucuses, a move that is expected to dramatically increase turnout and will allow unaffiliated voters to participate in determining the […]