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Littwin: Boebert is back in the news again. Meaning it’s time for everyone to duck.

In a Rolling Stone article, Boebert is identified as one of the House members in regular touch with Jan. 6 planners. And then there’s the matter of her vile Alec Baldwin tweet.

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Littwin: The art of persuasion is on life support. Biden’s safety net bill isn’t feeling too good, either

In Colorado, mandate-hesitant Jared Polis is reduced to begging the unvaccinated to get jabbed as the virus returns to the state with a vengeance

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Littwin: There are many ways to cut Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending bill. Nearly all of them are bad.

Senate Democrats will pass a bill, if not one for $3.5 trillion — because they have to. It’s all on Biden to figure out what Manchin and Sinema will agree to.

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Carman: Ruthless misogyny is behind our failure to care for children

Reliable, affordable care for kids is vital infrastructure. People dropping out of the workforce is a clear sign of a fiscal death spiral.

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From sewers to golf courses, cities like Pueblo see green with federal COVID relief dollars

States received $195 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act. They had gotten other stimulus funding in earlier relief packages, including the CARES Act last year.

Coronavirus

Zornio: Could regulating Facebook help bring Americans back together?

Bipartisan efforts to crack down on Facebook could provide us a renewed sense of community, if not humility.

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Littwin: Colorado GOP may get the best redistricting map it could have hoped for. What are the chances they’ll blow it?

The state Supreme Court now takes up a 4-3-1 map from the independent commission, in a state Biden won by 13 points. Did Dems unilaterally disarm?

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8 takeaways from Colorado’s new congressional map

The proposal still needs to be approved by the Colorado Supreme Court, but we took a look at how it would affect the state’s political makeup

Politics and Government

Littwin: Do Pelosi and Biden have a plan to save the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill? They’d better.

Pelosi says the House will vote on the $1.1 trillion infrastructure bill on Thursday. She needs progressives to pass it, and that’s where things get complicated.

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Here is the new congressional map headed to the Colorado Supreme Court for final approval

The proposal was approved by Colorado's Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission by an 11-1 vote just before midnight after seven rounds of voting

Politics and Government

The latest draft of Colorado’s congressional map could become the final version. Here’s where the districts would be.

A supermajority of commissioners must agree on a final map by Sept. 28, or the draft released Thursday will be one step closer to being final

Politics and Government

Cleanup of abandoned mines could get boost under congressional infrastructure bill, relieving rivers

Abandoned coal mines are concentrated along the Appalachian Mountains, with clusters also dotting the Midwest and Rocky Mountains

Environment

3 reasons the latest draft of Colorado’s congressional map may spell trouble for Lauren Boebert

The proposed 2nd District would be home to Boebert and Democrat Joe Neguse and include liberal-leaning Boulder, Broomfield and Larimer counties

Politics and Government

The first established politician has jumped into the race for Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District

State Rep. Yadira Caraveo, a Thornton Democrat and pediatrician, announced her bid despite the new district’s boundaries still being unclear

Politics and Government

CBD isn’t regulated by the FDA. Here’s why Colorado companies are pushing for that to (quickly) change.

Colorado is at the center of the nation’s cannabidiol boom, producing much of the nation’s hemp and serving as home to many CBD sellers

Business

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

Littwin: Why would McConnell give Biden a victory on infrastructure? If you’re not suspicious, you’re not paying attention

Michael Bennet, up for reelection next year, says he’s happy to run on both infrastructure bills, which he says will be popular in rural America. Guess what: Trump apparently thinks so, too.

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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

Opinion: Congress should strengthen bonding requirements for abandoned oil and gas wells

Otherwise, taxpayers pay for cleaning up orphaned wells on Colorado’s federally owned lands

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Littwin: The 4 cops called to testify about the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection dramatically offer their version of the Big Truth

The U.S. House select committee begins its work with testimony from D.C. police officers who said they felt betrayed by those lawmakers who would diminish what they faced that day in battling the terrorists storming the Capitol

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