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Robberies, deaths renew calls for Congress to pass legislation letting cannabis businesses access banking

Although 18 states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, and 37 allow its medical use, it remains illegal under federal law. Because of that, big banks and credit card companies have long been reluctant to work with the industry.

Marijuana

Man suing to block Don Coram from GOP primary ballot spread Lauren Boebert’s attacks against him

The lawsuit claims that Don Coram's campaign improperly gathered petition signatures. It's not clear who is funding the legal action.

Politics and Government

Ron Hanks, who questions 2020 election results, beats 5 other candidates to make Colorado’s Republican U.S. Senate primary ballot

Hanks joins Joe O’Dea, who owns a construction company, on the June 28 primary ballot

Politics and Government

Colorado’s Camp Amache will become a national historic site after getting congressional approval

The legislation will place the 1 square-mile parcel in southeast Colorado under the management of the National Park Service

Coloradans

Drew Litton: Rifle’s official bird sets alarm for political crazy time

Opinion

WATCH: Congressman Jason Crow discusses the war in Ukraine with The Colorado Sun

The Centennial Democrat is a member of the House Armed Services and House Intelligence Committees

Politics and Government

Littwin: As his poll numbers plunge, Biden tries for a mask-free State of the Union reset

Lauren Boebert draws national attention and disgust with her heckling of Biden just as he was set to talk about the death of his son Beau.

Opinion Columns

8th Congressional District candidate Joshua Jered Rodriguez arrested on identity theft, forgery charges

Rodriguez, who has previously run for Arvada mayor, filed to run for office despite the active arrest warrant

Crime and Courts

Utah’s U.S. Sen. Mike Lee blocks Colorado internment camp designation, draws ire

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, says he has the support of 99 of the chamber’s 100 senators to pass the Amache National Historic Site Act

Politics and Government

Some Colorado congressional candidates received federal financial help during COVID crisis

Businesses owned by Republican U.S. Senate candidates Joe O’Dea and Gino Campana received significant federal coronavirus loans. The two have criticized spending by congressional Democrats.

Politics and Government

Two wealthy Colorado Republicans running for U.S. Senate each injected more than $500,000 into their campaigns

Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet raised $2.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2021. 8th Congressional District candidates posted similar fundraising numbers.

Politics and Government

WATCH: John Hickenlooper discusses his first year in the U.S. Senate and what comes next

Politics and Government

Ethics investigators find “substantial reason” to believe Congressman Doug Lamborn misused official resources

Aides told investigators they were frequently asked to run errands for Lamborn’s wife, Jeanie, and that they were instructed to help Lamborn’s son apply for a federal job

Politics and Government

“You’re under threat”: Voting rights resolutions at Colorado statehouse become election-year pitch from Democrats

Republicans called the measures a partisan distraction aimed at drawing voters’ attention away from rising inflation and crime on Democrats’ watch

Politics and Government

What we can learn from the 10,000 tweets sent by Colorado’s congressional delegation in 2021

Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert sent the most tweets, but she didn’t have the one with the most engagement

Politics and Government

Brittany Pettersen is running for the Colorado congressional seat being vacated by Ed Perlmutter

Pettersen is a Democratic state senator from Lakewood who has spent nearly a decade in the Colorado legislature. “I’m battle tested,” she said. “I have what it takes to win this seat.”

Politics and Government

Ed Perlmutter says he won’t seek reelection, upending Colorado’s 2022 political landscape

The news will reshuffle Colorado's political landscape heading into the 2022 election

Politics and Government

Littwin: The question isn’t why Manchin walked away from Biden’s social-spending bill, but what to do next

Joe Manchin made a counter offer that leaves out the expanded child tax credit, promised by Biden and backed for years by Bennet. Is that in any way acceptable?

Opinion Columns

“I can’t vote for it”: Joe Manchin says he cannot back Democrats’ Build Back Better bill

The news is a blow to the Democratic members of Colorado's congressional delegation, who have been pushing hard for the legislation's passage

Politics and Government

Littwin: If you’ve always assumed Manchin would come around on Biden’s safety-net bill, it may be time to think again

Logic dictated a compromise by now. So did this: If a bill is not passed by Dec. 28, millions of families probably won’t get their child-tax-credit checks in January.

Opinion Columns
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