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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

Ethics complaints are on the rise in Colorado. The one person in charge of investigating them says he needs help.

Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission has one employee responsible for everything from administrative work to investigating potential ethics violations

Politics and Government

Ethics complaints from mountain counties spur probe of state Division of Property Taxation

Eagle, La Plata and San Miguel counties are asking for an audit or investigation into a cozy relationship between a state tax official and a lawyer representing hotels in litigation with the counties


Lauren Boebert discloses husband’s work for oil and gas firm with heavy presence in her district — but not until after campaign

Jayson Boebert earned about $500,000 in each 2020 and 2019. Ethics and campaign finance laws require candidates to disclose sources of their immediate family's income to let voters evaluate potential conflicts of interest

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Denver mayor says his personal travel didn’t violate ethics

Michael Hancock has told the city's board of ethics in a letter that his trip last year to Mississippi was a mistake but not a violation of the ethics code

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A disillusioned ExxonMobil engineer quit to take action on climate change. He found his net-zero place in Arvada.

After 16 years of working for the oil giant, Dar-Lon Chang said Exxon would not address climate change. So he quit the sector for good, and began a new low-carbon life.


Cory Gardner takes offensive, levels attacks in first U.S. Senate debate against John Hickenlooper

The Democratic rival attempted to ignore the broadsides from his GOP opponent but defended himself against ethics charges

Politics and Government

Opinion: Shame on Cory Gardner. It’s time to debate important issues

Opinion Columns

John Hickenlooper’s legal defense against ethics complaint cost taxpayers $150,000, a final tally shows

Colorado paid an outside attorney $525 an hour to represent the former governor against the ethics complaint first made in October 2018

Politics and Government

A nonprofit tied to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis shifts focus to advocacy and raises ethics concerns

Boldly Forward Colorado can accept unlimited donations from individuals and corporations to help push Democratic governor’s agenda

Politics and Government

Colorado ethics panel orders John Hickenlooper to pay $2,750 for two violations

Colorado's former governor was found to have violated the state’s gift ban and was found in contempt for skipping a hearing

Politics and Government

What we know — and don’t — about the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate after the second debate

Rivals John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff dodged major questions about their backgrounds and policies, as they questioned each other for the first time

Politics and Government

3 takeaways from the first U.S. Senate debate between Democrats John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff

The rivals in Colorado’s Democratic primary will meet for two more debates in a week’s span as the race hits a crucial moment ahead of June 30 election

Politics and Government

John Hickenlooper violated Colorado’s gift ban, state ethics commission rules

Of the six complaints against the former governor and current U.S. Senate candidate, two were deemed violations and four more were dismissed

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How John Hickenlooper being held in contempt by Colorado’s ethics commission only makes his troubles worse

The former governor now says he is open to testifying Friday, a day after being a no-show at a hearing about potential gift ban violations

Politics and Government

John Hickenlooper defies subpoena in ethics complaint despite judge’s orders to testify

The former governor is facing a complaint about violating the state’s ban on gifts to public officials related to flights he took on corporate jets

Politics and Government

What you need to know about the ethics complaint against John Hickenlooper, explained in 6 questions

The former governor is challenging Thursday’s hearing, but the ethics questions will loom over his campaign until the matter is resolved

Politics and Government

Former Gov. John Hickenlooper tries to quash subpoena for hearing

Hickenlooper's U.S. Senate campaign claims the complaint is a partisan smear

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John Hickenlooper refuses to testify virtually, seeks to delay hearing on ethics complaint

The legal filing Friday comes ahead of June 4 ethics commission hearing on whether the former governor accepted illegal gifts

Politics and Government

What a zombie apocalypse, plus Aristotle, can teach us about friendship in the time of coronavirus

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

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