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Jared Polis recall backers say they don’t have enough signatures to force election to oust Colorado’s governor

Backers of the effort to recall Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced on Friday morning that they did not collect enough signatures to force a special election on whether to boot the Democrat before his first year in office ends. Friday was the end of a 60-day period during which supporters of the recall needed to […]

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Recall petition against Senate President Leroy Garcia approved, campaign can start collecting signatures

A recall petition targeting Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia was approved Monday by state elections officials, meaning opponents of the Pueblo Democrat can being collecting signatures in an attempt to oust him from office. Garcia is the latest — and most high profile — Democratic state lawmaker to be targeted by a recall campaign following […]

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With Denver’s vote on magic mushrooms, will Colorado anchor a psychedelic medicine revolution?

Denver is treading trippy new ground with this psilocybin vote. With voters requiring police to slacken enforcement of laws around psilocybin mushrooms, Colorado and the Mile High City are poised to anchor an emerging psychedelic renaissance, where once maligned psychoactive drugs are being championed as therapeutic remedies for illnesses like anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and […]

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Should Colorado teens get a vote in school board elections? These legislators think so

By Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat Colorado A coalition of youth advocates is pushing Colorado to allow most high school juniors and seniors to vote in school board elections. “Students are experts in their own education,” said Tezcatli Diaz, director of youth civic engagement for Student Voice, Student Vote, one of the groups calling for the change. […]