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Business records tie Lauren Boebert to husband’s natural gas consulting firm

The Garfield County Republican’s husband, Jayson Boebert, reported nearly $1 million in payments from a natural gas drilling company that operates in the Western Slope over a two-year span

Politics and Government

“A lot of complex feelings”: How 3 Colorado veterans who served in Afghanistan feel about the country’s collapse

Forty Coloradans died in the war in Afghanistan. Fort Carson in Colorado Springs lost nearly 100 soldiers to the conflict.

Politics and Government

Democratic Colorado congressman on Afghanistan: “We didn’t need to be in this position”

Jason Crow, an Army veteran who fought in Afghanistan, says the U.S. must work hard to evacuate as many Afghans who helped American troops as possible

Politics and Government

Redistricting commissions diverge on prison gerrymandering, and the 3rd Congressional District revisited

This is the second edition of Remapping Colorado, our free, pop-up newsletter on redistricting.

Politics and Government

Colorado’s top election official orders Mesa County to scrap voting equipment after passwords leak

Jena Griswold wrote in an order that her office "finds it cannot establish a verifiable chain of custody for any of the voting systems components in Mesa County"

Politics and Government

Latinos want Colorado’s new congressional and legislative maps to give them influence reflecting their growing numbers

Latinos make up more than 1.25 million Coloradans. Advocates say this year’s redistricting is a chance to bring their political influence up to par

Politics and Government

Colorado Republicans aren’t winning many elections these days, so they’re turning to ballot questions instead

Colorado conservatives have seen some success in recent years by bringing and opposing ballot measures, mostly around cutting taxes

Politics and Government

Memorial set for former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm

Politics and Government

Some Colorado Republicans want to forgo their party’s 2022 primaries. Others think that’s “insane.”

Under the proposal, to be voted on by the Colorado Republican Party’s central committee in September, GOP general election candidates would be picked through the caucus and assembly process

Politics and Government

Dick Lamm, former governor of Colorado who “captured a moment,” dies at 85

The cause was complications related to a pulmonary embolism the former governor suffered earlier in the week

Politics and Government

Congress’ bipartisan infrastructure bill includes $8.3 billion for Western water. Here’s how Colorado stands to benefit.

$300 million would go directly to carrying out the Colorado River Basin Drought Contingency Plan, $50 million of which would go to Upper Basin states, including Colorado

Politics and Government

Colorado health chief says she “didn’t grasp” problem that led to huge HIV program cuts

Jill Hunsaker Ryan, a key member of Gov. Jared Polis’ cabinet, said she didn’t realize how legal guidance would affect funding for HIV prevention

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers blocked some misdemeanor offenders from buying guns. They also made it OK for some felons to own them.

The change to Colorado’s felon-in-possession law was made through Senate Bill 271, a 304-page measure that mostly made changes to the state’s misdemeanor code

Politics and Government

Westminster city councilman will keep his seat after contentious, expensive recall election

Jon Voelz’s victory marks the end of a 10-month-long battle fought between community members over water rates, housing and commercial growth

Politics and Government

Despite partisan rhetoric at the Colorado Capitol, just 4.4% of bills this year passed along purely party lines

The analysis, the second such study conducted by The Colorado Sun in three years, once again indicates more bipartisanship in the Colorado General Assembly than might be expected

Politics and Government

Here’s how much money Colorado’s new nicotine, increased cigarette taxes generated in their first 5 months

Proposition EE, which was passed by voters in November and made the taxation changes, went into effect in January, raising the taxes on a pack of cigarettes to $1.94 from 84 cents

Politics and Government

Leading U.S. Senate Democrats are pushing for federal marijuana legalization. A Colorado-led cannabis banking bill could be collateral.

The marijuana legalization push comes as Colorado's U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat, has been working for years to grant the legal marijuana industry access to banking through the SAFE Banking Act

Politics and Government

Tay Anderson to resume Denver school board duties before investigation ends

Anderson said his return to work is “effective immediately,” though board meetings do not resume until August

Education

Billionaire Phil Anschutz and his wife are suing Colorado for a tax refund. How much they want is a secret.

Anschutz and his wife, Nancy, claim that changes in the federal tax code made through the CARES Act entitle them to lower taxes in previous years

Politics and Government

Cassondra Stratton, wife of Colorado political strategist, is confirmed dead in Florida condo building collapse

The 40-year-old was on the phone with her husband, Michael Stratton, when the building near Miami fell

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