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Zornio: If Republican leaders won’t change course after Trump, Republican voters will have to

Last month, former state Rep. Cole Wist announced he was leaving the Republican Party. “It’s been 1 year since Jan. 6, 2021,” he said in a tweet. “All downhill from there. Election lies, vaccine misinformation, making it harder to vote, excusing Jan. 6 thuggery, conspiracy theories galore. I tried. I encouraged reason. I urged a […]

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What we can learn from the 10,000 tweets sent by Colorado’s congressional delegation in 2021

Colorado’s congressional delegation took to Twitter in 2021 to extol their policies, raise money and take jabs at their enemies, not necessarily in that order.  The state’s seven U.S. House members and two U.S. Senators tweeted 10,052 times in 2021 from both personal and congressional accounts. The Colorado Sun analyzed those tweets to identify a […]

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We analyzed dozens of Colorado congressional floor speeches to see who had the most — and least — to say in 2021

Colorado’s elected leaders faced a year of tumult at the U.S. Capitol – though some had more to say about it than others on the House or Senate floor.  From the Jan. 6 insurrection and the vote to impeach a former president, to debates over coronavirus measures and other hot-button topics, some congressional delegates made […]

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Republican Barbara Kirkmeyer launches campaign for Colorado’s 8th Congressional District seat

State Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer, a Weld County Republican, launched a campaign Monday to represent Colorado’s new, highly competitive 8th Congressional District.  “I believe America is an exceptional country currently plagued by a temporary bout of poor leadership and decision-making,” Kirkmeyer said in a written statement. “With fresh, new leadership and thinking, we can enjoy a […]

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Here is the new congressional map headed to the Colorado Supreme Court for final approval

The 12 members of Colorado’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission agreed on an overhaul of the state’s U.S. House districts late Tuesday in a vote taken minutes before a self-imposed deadline.   The map would create 3 safe seats for Democrats, 3 safe seats for Republicans and 2 seats that could go either way.  The proposal was […]

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The latest draft of Colorado’s congressional map would create a whole new dynamic in the state

The dozen members of Colorado’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission questioned nonpartisan staff Monday about the latest draft map of the state’s U.S. House districts as they prepare to hear from the public about the plan this week. The map, introduced Friday based on 2020 census data and which has thrown Colorado’s political world into a […]

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The latest draft of Colorado’s congressional map draws Lauren Boebert and Joe Neguse into the same district

Nerd alert: The new congressional map has dropped: click here to take a look.  One big takeaway: A reconfigured 2nd Congressional District would favor Democrats and be home to two incumbents, Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, of Lafayette, and Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Garfield County.  We’ll follow up on Tuesday after the holiday […]

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CBD isn’t regulated by the FDA. Here’s why Colorado companies are pushing for that to (quickly) change.

Inside a nondescript office building in Englewood, a deafening alarm stops a team of workers in lab coats and hair nets. It’s a sensor alerting staff to a potential problem with the product, tiny bottles of cannabidiol moving along a conveyor belt at a swift pace.  The vials are headed to a fulfillment warehouse where […]

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Lauren Boebert’s campaign leads the pack as Colorado congressional candidates raised $4.8M last quarter

Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert and candidates hoping to unseat her in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District raised more than $1.8 million last quarter. The Garfield County incumbent led the pack, pulling in almost $950,000 from April through the end of June, according to Federal Election Commission reports.  State Sen. Kerry Donovan, a Vail Democrat, raised […]

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Carman: Fourth of July is a chance to finally face some not-so-self-evident truths

It’s Independence Day, a celebration of the declaration that inspired a scrappy people to rise in opposition to their colonial oppressors and establish a great nation.  On this, there is little controversy.  Beautifully written and lofty in its ideals, the Declaration of Independence not only establishes that “all men are created equal,” but beseeches people […]