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Nicolais: Colorado Republicans have a Rounders problem

The classic poker movie puts into perspective the major gamble Colorado Republicans are taking going into the 2020 election cycle

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Do you have a good idea for a new state law? Here’s how to get it drafted by Colorado lawmakers

All 100 state lawmakers are allowed to introduce five bills each year, and the deadline for the first three ideas is Dec. 2.

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John Hickenlooper hesitated when asked if Trump committed impeachable offenses. His U.S. Senate rivals pounced.

The Democrat’s answer, caught on camera, shows how both parties are struggling to answer impeachment questions

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Campaign to recall Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia fails, decides not to turn in all of its signatures

The effort said they will turn in about 120 signatures, but not all of the ones they collected, in protest of what they said was "voter intimidation"

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Hickenlooper makes campaign trail debut touting compromise. His rivals in Senate race say it’s the wrong approach.

In an event designed as pep rally, Democratic rivals make the case that the status quo establishment embodied by the former governor lacks urgency on the issues

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A question to repeal national popular vote compact in Colorado is poised for 2020 ballot

The organizers with Coloradans Vote say they have enough signatures for submission Aug. 1 as Gov. Jared Polis defends efforts to "get rid of" the Electoral College

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Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia is spending $20,000 on ads touting his work — even though he’s term limited

The Pueblo Democrat’s 30-second spot touts legislation passed during the 2019 lawmaking term and his past as a Marine. He says it’s focused on reminding constituents of his accomplishments.

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9-member Democratic vacancy committee in Weld County picks replacement for former Rep. Rochelle Galindo

Mary Young has not held elected office before, but her husband is Colorado Treasurer Dave Young -- a former state lawmaker who previously held the seat his wife was appointed to Sunday

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A one-day sentencing reduction for some Colorado crimes would help legal immigrants avoid deportation

Under current Colorado law, a Class 2 misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of a year. By reducing that to 364 days, people with visas or permanent legal status would be protected from facing mandatory deportation proceedings.