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As Colorado readies wolf-reintroduction plan, other states may step up kills

Wildlife managers in the West say wolves are being used to stoke political outrage in the same way Second Amendment gun rights were used in recent elections to raise fears Democrats would restrict firearms.

Environment

A fluke or the future? Rep. Lauren Boebert shakes up her Colorado district

Republican Lauren Boebert, is an unabashed, social media-savvy loyalist of Donald Trump who, like her fellow first-term colleague GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, is stoking controversy with her far-right views and defiant actions. But unlike Greene, Boebert doesn't hail from an overwhelmingly GOP, safe district.

Politics and Government

Jim Morrissey: Colorado congressional target practice

Opinion

Lauren Boebert vowed to shake things up in Congress. She has delivered in her first week.

The high school dropout with a history of minor run-ins with the law used her first tumultuous week in office to cement her far-right and extremist credentials while also setting off a widespread roar of criticism

Politics and Government

Lauren Boebert, other Republicans object to new metal detectors outside U.S. House

Boebert, a Rifle Republican, refused to allow a search of her bag and eventually was let into the House chamber

Politics and Government

Colorado Democrats will pursue mandatory waiting period for gun buyers, safe-storage measure in 2021

The legislation is modeled after policies passed in other states, but it's sure to draw Republican objections

Politics and Government

Jim Morrissey: Feeling optimistic about 2021 in Colorado?

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Denver police seize guns over threats against Colorado attorney general

Denver police seized weapons from the man under Colorado's red-flag law. Bryce Shelby has not been charged with a crime in the case.

Crime and Courts

Gardner says Roe v. Wade is “settled law” in final U.S. Senate debate, as Hickenlooper talks court packing

The Republican incumbent declared Roe v. Wade “settled law” as his Democratic rival expressed concern about packing the Supreme Court

Election 2020

Gun-control groups see Colorado’s U.S. Senate race as a big opportunity. But it’s complicated.

Republican incumbent Cory Gardner has been a top recipient of National Rifle Association money in recent years, but Democrat John Hickenlooper’s record on policies tightening firearm regulations includes some asterisks.

Politics and Government

Carman: There’s no denying, if we don’t work together, we’re cooked

Opinion Columns

Wave of suicides in northwest Colorado part of “toxic stress” from coronavirus, experts say

Nine people have died by suicide so far this year, five in the past month in a region that has been fighting to expand mental health care and break down stigma around treatment

Health

Silverman: Responsible adults should not put weapons in the hands of kids

Opinion Columns

Colorado gun sales remain at high volume, prompting $1.3 million request to speed up background checks

At its peak in April, the average state firearm background check took 56 hours to process, up from about five minutes in April 2019

Politics and Government

Colorado’s red flag gun law was used 73 times in its first 7 months. Here’s how the rollout has gone.

Denver County saw the highest number of red flag cases at 25. El Paso and Jefferson counties were tied for second with eight cases each.

Crime and Courts

Dudley Brown: Rocky Mountain Gun Owners — bullies and proud of it

Opinion Columns

Nicolais: The decline and fall of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners’ Dudley Brown

For more than two decades the former Rocky Mountain Gun Owners executive director made Republican cancel culture his business

Opinion Columns

Colorado Supreme Court upholds state’s law banning large-capacity gun magazines

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, a fierce gun rights organization based in Colorado, challenged the large-capacity magazine law. They argue that it violates the state constitution.

Crime and Courts

Opinion: The safe storage gun safety bill is dead, but the fight will continue

Opinion Columns

Drew Litton: A question of coronavirus priorities

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