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Colorado restricts where Medicaid patients can get an abortion. Democrats want to end that.

Only individuals who experience rape, incest or a life-threatening pregnancy can get an abortion covered by Medicaid. But even then the list of facilities that can provide them is limited.

Politics and Government

Worried about coronavirus safety at work? Colorado lawmakers want you to speak out without facing retaliation

House Bill 1415 has drawn concerns from Republicans and business groups who worry that it is unnecessary and will lead to frivolous lawsuits

Politics and Government

Sen. Pettersen makes history as one of first state lawmakers to give birth during Colorado legislative session

Davis James Silverii was born on Sunday. “He’s doing amazingly well and so is mom,” said Ian Silverii, the dad.

Politics and Government

For Colorado’s Senate Democrats, life is threatening to get in the way of their majority

With Sen. Lois Court gone because of an illness and Sen. Brittany Pettersen soon leaving to have a baby, Democrats could briefly lose their majority in the chamber

Politics and Government

Supervised injection site supporters aren’t ready to give up on the conversation in Colorado

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, leader of the push nationally, visited Denver this week after a victory in federal court

Health

Attempted recalls of Democratic state senators dead after proponents decide not to turn in signatures

The campaigns to recall Democratic state Sens. Pete Lee and Brittany Pettersen told the Colorado Secretary of State's office on Tuesday that will not be turning in the signatures they collected

Politics and Government

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

Politics and Government

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

Friday was the end of a 60-day window in which supporters of the recall needed to collect 631,266 valid signatures

Politics and Government

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

Garcia is the latest -- and most high profile -- Democratic Colorado lawmaker to be targeted by a recall campaign following the 2019 legislative session

Politics and Government

Recall petitions approved for 2 Democratic state senators as Colorado Republicans’ recall effort kicks into gear

Colorado state Sens. Pete Lee and Brittany Pettersen are now formally being targeted by recall elections

Politics and Government

Nicolais: Colorado Republicans must move from “r-e-c-a-l-l” to “r-e-b-u-i-l-d”

Multiple failed recall bids have exposed the Republican Party’s lack of influence and strength in Colorado

Opinion Columns

8 pivotal moments that defined the 2019 legislative session in Colorado

From moments of chaos in the Colorado Senate to tensions on the oil and gas bill, here are the most impactful situations at the state Capitol this year

Politics and Government

Colorado’s new red flag law may have applied to woman whose threats caused mass school closures. But there’s a catch.

Colorado law says an extreme risk protection order to seize someone’s firearms must be sought in the county where the person resides. In Sol Pais’ case, that would have meant Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Crime and Courts

Oklahoma just agreed to a big settlement with the maker of Oxycontin. Should Colorado do the same?

State lawmaker says the amount Oklahoma received is “absolutely insufficient” to address Colorado’s opioid crisis

Health

Denver city councilman, state lawmaker revive plans for safe injection site, in spite of federal law

Drug overdoses kill more people than firearms in Denver and a Colorado state lawmaker calls opioid addiction the “greatest public health crisis of our time”

Health

The nastiest Colorado campaign attacks filling your mailbox — and the truth behind them

In the 2018 election, Colorado voters are getting fistfuls of negative campaign mailers for races up and down the ballot

Politics and Government

In the battle for the Colorado Senate, Dem candidates raise more money, but cash from outside groups gives GOP the edge

The most expensive of 17 state Senate races is between Republican incumbent Beth Martinez Humenik and Democratic challenger Faith Winter in District 24

Politics and Government