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Gov. Jared Polis

Gov. Jared Polis
Gov. Jared Polis

Emboldened by recent court ruling, Colorado gun rights group sues again to overturn ban on large-capacity magazines

The president of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners says a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has given it a “4-ton wrecking ball” that will tear down state gun restrictions

Crime and Courts

Amid claims of workplace abuses, state officials seek probe of Colorado’s emergency management agency

The move comes after reports of a troubling history of aggressive and inappropriate behavior from one of the division’s directors, Mike Willis

Politics and Government

Drew Litton: Gov. Polis had a response to the controversial SCOTUS ruling

Opinion

Opinion: The overly broad recycling bill on the governor’s desk deserves a veto

The paper industry’s targeted approach is a model of how to improve recycling rates

Opinion Columns

100 bills debated at the Colorado legislature this year that you should know about

The Colorado Sun combed through the roughly 650 pieces of legislation introduced at the Capitol this year to find the ones that will affect — or would have affected — your life.

Politics and Government

Decision to move U.S. Space Command out of Colorado to Alabama was “reasonable,” Defense report says

Air Force officials “complied with law and policy” in their decision process, according to a new report from the Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector General.

News

Opinion: Colorado oil and gas could help America break free of Russian energy

But it will require undoing past damage to the state’s energy sector

Opinion Columns

Colorado solar companies delay work, warn of catastrophe from U.S. Commerce import probe

A federal investigation of one domestic panel maker’s complaint means supplies are disappearing or shooting up in price, threatening projects, jobs and climate change progress, industry says.

Environment

Colorado mountain towns can now use tourism tax revenue to deal with visitor hordes, housing shortage

House Bill 1117 was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Jared Polis after passing the Colorado legislature with bipartisan support

Business

Higher education faculty in Colorado beg lawmakers to pass collective bargaining rights bill

Adjunct professors across Colorado often live paycheck to paycheck, with some turning to food banks, and want more say in wages and working conditions

Education

Opinion: Colorado’s top animal-protection officer is not a friend of livestock producers

Will the Agriculture Department have our back?

Opinion Columns

No Colorado charter school has a union. That could change as New America School teachers rally to form one.

Nearly 30 educators and community members demonstrated outside New America School’s Lakewood campus on Wednesday, calling for the board to recognize a union so that teachers have more of a voice

Education

Democrats formalize plan for expanded preschool, early childhood department. But will Colorado have enough teachers?

Nearly 63,200 children will be eligible for Colorado's expanded preschool program in 2023

Education

Here are the proposed new names for 28 Colorado landmarks labeled with indigenous slurs

The federal Derogatory Geographic Names Task Force has recommended new names for more than 660 geographical sites across the country

Outdoors

Colorado delays key clean truck rules until 2023. Environmental justice groups are furious.  

Air quality officials appeared to be on a timeline to adopt California’s truck cleanup this year as a linchpin of greenhouse gas and ozone reform, but state regulators say it can’t get done.

Environment

Opinion: Gov. Polis wasn’t too lenient. Colorado’s sentencing laws are too harsh.

They required the judge to “stack” multiple sentences on Rogel Aguilera-Mederos because they classified the single episode as a violent crime

Opinion Columns

Polis defends lowering preschool teacher requirements, says it’s “small piece” of state’s expansion plan 

Critics of the scaled-back standards worry that they’ll put inexperienced teachers in classrooms, undermining the quality of preschool programs

Education

Prosecutors slam Colorado trucker’s reduced prison sentence, say governor hurt efforts to negotiate in other cases

Two prosecutors sent a letter to Gov. Jared Polis that said his decision “is having a substantial ripple effect”

Crime and Courts

Opinion: Transition Colorado’s school buses to electric

We have the money. We have the leadership. All we have to lose is the toxic diesel exhaust

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s outdoor industry rallies to keep Outdoor Retailer trade show in Denver

Sens. Hickenlooper, Bennet join Gov. Polis in urging the owner of Outdoor Retailer to renew the contract with Denver, while Utah fights to regain the show it lost.

Outdoors
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