Alec Garnett

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Democrats approve rule to allow lawmakers to avoid Colorado Capitol, cast votes remotely during coronavirus

Republicans oppose the change in rules and argued lawmakers should show up, regardless of the risk

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Colorado lawmakers set date for return, hoping the worst of the coronavirus will pass

The suspended legislative session will resume May 18 but legislative budget writers will get started sooner

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Colorado Capitol shutdown imminent as lawmakers prepare must-pass legislation

The legislature is scrambling to pass a bill that would preserve the Democratic and Republican primary process without forcing scores of people to gather in the coming weeks for county assemblies

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Colorado vowed to end the waitlist for an adult disability program by 2020. Nearly 3,000 people are still waiting.

The Medicaid program provides 24/7 care for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The average wait is currently eight years.

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Where’s the line between political speech and credible threats? A Colorado bill is asking the question.

A bipartisan measure to make it a felony to threaten or harass an elected official is running into stiff resistance at the Capitol

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Colorado’s guidance to police on the red flag law doesn’t include what to do if someone won’t give up their guns

The lack of a roadmap on the crucial — and potentially deadly — question of what to do when someone refuses to hand over their guns underscores broader law enforcement unknowns around the complicated new law

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Spring Café linked refugees with state lawmakers. A shortage of immigrants means the Denver coffee shop will close.

Spring Café's operators say they can’t find new refugee arrivals to fill jobs at the coffee shop, citing a decrease in people resettling in Colorado under the Trump administration

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Interest in reforming Colorado’s system to recall elected officials is building — on both sides of the aisle

Republican state Sen. Jack Tate and Democratic state Rep. Tom Sullivan, both of Centennial and former political rivals, are leading the push for change

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As Colorado prepares to ask voters to OK sports betting, a regional divide on the issue has surfaced across the U.S.

Colorado voters will be asked in November to sign off on sports betting, the majority of whose tax proceeds would go toward water issues