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Judge places Democratic U.S. Senate candidate who only collected half the necessary signatures on primary ballot

In a ruling that upends the Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Colorado, a Denver judge ruled Tuesday that a little-known candidate be placed on the June ballot despite only collecting half the necessary signatures to qualify for the election.  Denver District Court Judge Christopher Baumann ruled that the fact Michelle Ferrigno Warren, an immigration activist […]

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What you need to know about Saturday’s Colorado caucuses, where Hickenlooper faces test in U.S. Senate race

In Colorado, Super Tuesday was just the start of the election year. The next part arrives Saturday when Democrats and Republicans host caucuses. The 3,133 neighborhood-level meetings — held at schools, firehouses and community centers for each party across the state — are the first step toward naming delegates to the party conventions and selecting […]

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Hickenlooper has likely secured his spot on the U.S. Senate primary ballot. But will the Democratic base embrace him?

John Hickenlooper on Wednesday likely secured his spot on Colorado’s 2020 Democratic U.S. Senate primary ballot, turning in thousands of signatures — about a month earlier than necessary — to ensure he is part of the June election.  But the two-term former governor still faces a test in the form of the the state’s caucuses […]

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Opinion: The climate disrupters are coming out of the woodwork, and they aren’t afraid

I had an opportunity to speak with the parents of a young activist, Ezra Kone, who was arrested along with 38 protesters at the Colorado State Capitol on Thursday morning. Ezra’s parents were at the Denver Detention Center the next day and though ready to post bail, they could not get direct answers about what […]

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Opinion: Casers and streeters and the case of the undelivered mail ballots in Colorado

Eight-hundred-and-twenty-eight ballots were not delivered to Aurora and Denver voters until late afternoon on Tuesday, Nov. 5, just hours before the polls closed on Election Day. How and why did that happen?  Often, there are multiple factors leading to errors, mistakes, accidents and other failures. That may well be the case in this situation with […]

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Opinion: Let’s listen to Greta, not to DC insiders when it comes to the Senate race

Here in Colorado, some are asking why many of the candidates for U.S. Senate, and the women in particular, are staying in the race when John Hickenlooper, the former governor of Colorado, has been endorsed and anointed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington, D.C. Though I cannot speak for others, the reason is […]

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John Hickenlooper hesitated when asked if Trump committed impeachable offenses. His U.S. Senate rivals pounced.

John Hickenlooper, the leading Democrat in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race, appeared uncertain when asked Sunday whether President Donald Trump has committed an impeachable offense. The question, captured on video by The Colorado Sun, came at a candidate forum in Montrose sponsored by the Colorado Democratic Party, and the former governor’s apparent indifference drew quick criticism […]