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Silverman: Les Shapiro turned from being a TV sports reporter to battling Trumpism

Leslie Mark Shapiro had an excellent life, but there was anguish, too. Les ate properly (excluding Chicago-style pizza), worked out and never smoked. Nonetheless, lung cancer killed Les at the age of 65. A Chicagoland high school pitcher with a lively arm, Les studied mass communications in college. Cleverly, Les turned his sports passion and reportorial […]

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How 5 Coloradans, undecided on the Democratic presidential primary, are weighing their candidate options

Roughly 2 million registered unaffiliated and Democratic voters in Colorado have yet to cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential primary with just a week left before Election Day.  While it’s not necessarily unusual for those groups to hang onto their ballots until the 11th hour, the numbers also suggest that Coloradans remain largely undecided […]

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Here are the big ideas that Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado lawmakers pitched for the 2020 session

By Erica Breunlin, Jennifer Brown, Moe Clark, John Ingold and Jesse PaulThe Colorado Sun From mental health to teacher pay, Colorado’s leaders are exploring innovative ideas to tackle the state’s biggest challenges. Gov. Jared Polis and four state lawmakers pitched their ideas Tuesday at the Big Ideas Forum hosted by The Colorado Sun, CBS4 and […]

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Six big takeaways from The Colorado Sun’s forum with Gov. Jared Polis and top state lawmakers

Gov. Jared Polis and four top state lawmakers gathered at a forum hosted by The Colorado Sun on Monday evening to talk about the 2019 legislative session. But they also dove into current events, including last week’s deadly shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch and the resignation Sunday of state Rep. Rochelle Galindo. The […]

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Walker Stapleton talks about his family’s past KKK ties and Tom Tancredo

Republican Walker Stapleton acknowledged the “mistakes” his great-grandfather made in leading the KKK in the 1920s and tried to distance himself from Tom Tancredo in a major TV interview. “For the record, I categorically condemn racism of all forms. I categorically condemn hate organizations and they will have no place in my administration as governor,” […]