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Doug Lamborn wins Republican primary in 5th Congressional District, all but securing ninth term

Election 2022

1 million Colorado buildings are threatened by wildfire. The risk is highest in suburban counties.

Modeling from group that tracks risk related to climate change reports that in the next 30 years, 19% more homes in Colorado will be threatened by wildfire, the largest increase in the U.S.

Wildfire

Colorado’s largest county jail is having one of its deadliest years of the decade — after just five months

A 48-year-old man who was found unresponsive in his cell at the El Paso County jail in April was the fourth inmate to die there in 2022 — and the seventh in roughly seven months.

Crime and Courts

A rare conviction and tearful Capitol testimony are intensifying pressure to reform Colorado’s guardianship system

Elder abuse prevention advocates are cheering the conviction of a Colorado Springs conservator accused of stealing from her wards. And lawmakers hear emotional testimony from loved ones with guardians.

Politics and Government

Southeastern Colorado struggles to attract home builders. Now federal stimulus will help add 127 homes.

Colorado counties received nearly $1.3 billion through the American Rescue Plan Act, and many are tackling their wish lists

Politics and Government

Silverman: Normal rules of self-defense don’t apply when your house is invaded

The legal battle over the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol — the people's house — has begun. America needs justice.

Opinion Columns

Colorado has finalized its congressional redistricting, but don’t forget about your powerful county commission

Some counties won’t redraw their commission-district lines until 2023, thanks to a deadline extension granted by Colorado lawmakers

Politics and Government

Can a climate-conscious CDOT build new roads and cut greenhouse gases at the same time?

After a century of making life easier for cars and trucks, the state’s transportation agency also has the job of cutting pollution. Not everyone is on board.

Climate

Zillow spent big in Colorado’s Front Range this summer, months before collapse of home-flipping business

The online real estate giant Zillow bought more than 500 homes in 10 Front Range counties this summer, often spending more than asking.

Business

2 children, 2 adults killed in apparent El Paso County murder-suicide

Deputies were called to the home on Pleier Drive just after 10 a.m. Saturday for a report of “someone on scene who was seriously injured and needed help"

News

Charges against 2 Colorado women accused of killing their newborns point to need for more awareness of Safe Haven law

Only three babies were given up at fire stations or hospitals last year under the law, which is intended to prevent infant homicide.

News

Here are the themes from meetings across Colorado on the state’s new congressional, legislative maps

More than 100 hours of testimony, 2,300 online comments to consider as first maps based on 2020 census data are set to be revealed this month

Politics and Government

As aquifers drain, El Paso County is hoping a nearly endless loop of water can fight future shortages

Could a $134 million pipeline recycling suburban water help wean communities off depleted aquifer sources? The latest complex solution for the arid, fast-growing West.

Environment

Racial segregation is getting worse in big U.S. cities — except for Colorado Springs

Among the 113 largest cities examined by researchers for a decade only two qualified as "integrated." One of them was Colorado Springs. Denver ranked as "highly segregated"

Housing

$95,000 deal reached to settle El Paso County jail coronavirus lawsuit

The lawsuit was filed after more than 1,000 inmates at the jail contracted COVID-19 last fall, the largest outbreak among jails and prisons in Colorado

Coronavirus

Colorado’s county commissions will have guardrails on how they draw commissioner districts under new law

House Bill 1047, which aims to enhance transparency and create legal guidelines for a process previously left up to counties, was signed by Gov. Jared Polis.

Politics and Government

Officials advise 4,000 people vaccinated at Colorado Springs spa to get new coronavirus shots

The state health department stopped vaccinations at Dr. Moma Health and Wellness Clinic on Friday

Coronavirus

Colorado’s county commissions are powerful. A new effort aims to ensure their districts are drawn fairly.

There are few rules for how Colorado counties redraw district lines, and Democratic state lawmakers say new legislation would put guardrails on a process that could be vulnerable to political influence.

Politics and Government

Rep. Chris Kennedy: Let’s extend redistricting reform to Colorado’s county commissioners

Three Colorado counties elect some or all of their commissioners by individual districts, and there’s nothing in the law requiring them to draw fair maps.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Colorado legislators should model COVID-19 safety guidelines

Opinion Columns
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