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Despite anti-immigrant rhetoric, Latino GOP voters have held steady under Trump

By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press LITTLETON — Pedro Gonzalez has faith in Donald Trump and his party. The 55-year-old Colombian immigrant is a pastor at an evangelical church in suburban Denver. Initially repelled by Trump in 2016, he’s been heartened by the president’s steps to protect religious groups and appoint judges who oppose abortion rights. […]

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Pledge to limit tenure as speaker wins over Nancy Pelosi critics, including Colorado’s Ed Perlmutter

By Alan Fram, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi all but ensured that she will become House speaker next month, quelling a revolt by disgruntled younger Democrats by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more than four additional years in the chamber’s top post. Within moments of announcing Wednesday she would restrict […]

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Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest utility, aims to have zero carbon emissions by 2050 in industry-first plan

Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest utility, announced an ambitious plan Tuesday to slash carbon emissions from its electrical generation by 80 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, and emit zero carbon emissions across the eight states where it operates by 2050. The industry-first initiative comes in direct response to climate change, said Ben Fowke, CEO of […]

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A look at the long list of historical firsts Colorado reached with its 2018 elections

Colorado voters helped make history in the 2018 midterms. From the governor’s race to legislative contests — and plenty of races in between — voters picked candidates who represented firsts in Colorado politics. The biggest benchmarks came from Democrats who ran the table in major contests as part of the so-called blue wave. Here is […]

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Abortion is a key issue in Colorado’s 2018 campaigns — but it sounds different this time

In front of a pink banner emblazoned with Planned Parenthood logos, Jared Polis blasted his Republican opponent for opposing abortion and nominating a lieutenant governor who supports personhood. A moment later, he added an exclamation point about the Republican candidate for governor: “If Walker Stapleton was elected, mortality for women would likely go up under […]

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Get to know U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, the Republican running for re-election in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District

Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman is seeking his sixth term in Congress this year and is facing what’s likely to be the most challenging re-election campaign in his decades in politics. The 63-year-old Aurora native had held a wide variety of public offices, from state lawmaker, to Colorado treasurer and secretary of state, and since […]