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Hickenlooper: I will bring an unrelenting focus on combating climate change and growing our green economy

Last month, young people took to the streets, demanding that our nation and world confront the climate crisis head on. And they’re right: climate change is the biggest threat of our time, but we can also make it the greatest opportunity. Unfortunately, their strong advocacy is going unheeded in a gridlocked Washington, D.C., where big […]

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Nicolais: Have anti-abortion Coloradans finally proposed an initiative that can pass?

After multiple attempts, anti-abortion Coloradans have finally found a ballot proposal with a chance to pass. Initiative 120, tentatively titled “Prohibition on Late-Term Abortions,” represents a change in approach that will put abortion front and center during next year’s election. For more than a decade, hardline anti-abortion Coloradans pushed various “personhood” initiatives that would have […]

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Nicolais: Recall efforts exposed an existential crisis for Colorado Republicans

Following a disastrous week for recall efforts, the Colorado Republican Party finds itself not only in disarray, but in existential crisis. Over the next year the party’s actions will determine if it will have any relevant future in Colorado politics. Recall efforts to date have only laid bare the utter electoral weakness the Republican Party […]

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Nicolais: More Republicans are concluding that equality is a political hill worth dying on

About a week ago, former Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman stood before a ballroom full of LGBTQ activists and accepted an Ally Award from One Colorado. Despite the recognition, it occurred to me that very few people in attendance truly understood the enormity of the sacrifice that propelled Coffman to that stage. If asked, most […]

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11,467 Colorado parolees can now vote after new law goes into effect

Nearly 11,500 parolees in Colorado now can legally vote under a law that took effect Monday broadening voting rights for people convicted of felony crimes. State lawmakers this year passed the legislation as part of a criminal justice reform package. Before Monday, parolees had to complete their sentences before being able to cast a ballot. […]