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Littwin: We can say we’re shocked and horrified by the Boulder mass murders, but we can’t say we’re surprised

We no longer have the luxury of surprise. But now Biden is calling for Congress to ban assault rifles. And if, by some miracle, that were to happen, we would be astonished.

Opinion Columns

Democrats vow vote on gun background checks after Boulder shooting, but prospects seem dim

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said that every time there is a mass shooting, the Senate engages in "ridiculous theater" about gun control measures

Politics and Government

Littwin: Michael Bennet did important work in helping pass the child tax credit, but now Dems have to do it all over again

The law, which would cut child poverty by nearly half, expires in a year. It should be easy to extend, with 85% voter approval. But in the U.S. Senate, nothing comes easy.

Opinion Columns

Kamala Harris talks small business in Denver while Joe Biden touts coronavirus relief in Pennsylvania

Vice President Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff were reinforcing the small business theme Tuesday with stops in Colorado

Politics and Government

VP Kamala Harris to promote coronavirus aid plan in stop at Salud Clinic in Fort Lupton

President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses have launched an ambitious tour this week to promote the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. But the pitch was leaving Republicans cold.

Politics and Government

Littwin: Joe Biden get his $1.9 trillion bill passed and then decides to make a promise that won’t be easy to keep

Biden says we’ll have backyard cookouts with friends and family by July Fourth. To make that happen, all he has to do is persuade Americans to keep wearing masks and to get their shots.

Opinion Columns

As climate fight shifts to oil, Joe Biden faces a formidable foe in the West

New drilling permits spiked during Trump's final months in office. As a result, some companies with the biggest presence on public lands have announced that they are ready to weather changes under Biden.

Energy

Opinion: As a nurse practitioner, I see first hand how oil and gas pollution makes our communities sick

I spoke out with fellow nurses to urge the Biden administration to take on environmental racism and injustices as our nation continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opinion Columns

Joe Biden sets May 1 target to have all adults vaccine-eligible

Biden announced that he is deploying an additional 4,000 active-duty troops to support vaccination efforts and will allow more people — such as medical students, veterinarians and dentists — to deliver shots

Coronavirus

Sen. Michael Bennet: How Biden’s COVID-19 relief bill helps cut child poverty

Part of the American Rescue Plan comes from a proposal I have worked on for years to expand the Child Tax Credit and extend it to families that need it most.

Opinion Columns

Vice President Kamala Harris to tout COVID relief package in Denver

Details on the visit by Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, were still being worked out, the vice president's office said.

Politics and Government

Federal prosecutors narrow in on organized extremists, including Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, in Capitol siege probe

Federal investigators say the extremist groups planned the assault on the U.S. Capitol for weeks and counted on "normies," like a Woodland Park man who was arrested, to help "burn that city to ash."

Crime and Courts

Opinion: Why we need immigration reform, and why Biden’s policies are a good start

The belief that people are somehow different for moving across arbitrary borders is a phantasm that I don’t know how we’ve managed to perpetuate.

Opinion Columns

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

Colorado districts prepare for CMAS testing amid uncertainty about federal waiver

At least one Colorado district would have to reorganize cohorts into grade-level groups to take the federal assessment. Thousands of students opting for online learning in other districts would have to enter school buildings again.

Education

Opinion: Family caregivers are being ignored in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

So often, the work of family caregivers is unseen, and thus, forgotten, and it is happening once again.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: A community college collaboration is a key reason why the Space Command HQ should be in Colorado

An innovative partnership involving Red Rocks Community College gives the U.S. Space Command a valuable tool in its arsenal to be successful in Colorado.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: As Biden orchestrates a response to climate change, Colorado can serve as a model

The conservation service corps system prepares us for a crisis such as climate.

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney was alarmed by falsehoods about Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems

Jason Dunn said he’s confident in the validity of the election results in Colorado. “For anyone to claim there was any question about the results in Colorado is really not being honest with the public,” he said.

Politics and Government

Schools must still give standardized tests this year, Biden administration says

Colorado lawmakers had already introduced a bill directing the state Department of Education to seek a waiver from the feds to get out of CMAS testing.

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