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Proposal to shrink Holy Cross Wilderness, increase water storage draws hundreds of comments

Environmentalists are lining up against the plan to benefit Aurora, Colorado Springs and some Western Slope interests. The fight, they say, “will be as big as the Two Forks fight was.”

Want to understand the state of U.S. politics? Look no further than Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District primaries

The Democratic and Republican contests mirror the parties’ national split, and the outcome could provide more insight into the politics of Pueblo and the Western Slope

Chaos and compromise: Colorado’s coronavirus legislative session ends with a flurry of big bills

Democrats compromised with business groups, the governor and Republicans to push policies forward and tackle an unprecedented three-week lawmaking term

Colorado could stop tourism marketing as budget writers look to slash $3 billion in spending

Tourism leaders worry about the massive economic impact of Colorado disappearing from the public eye as the Joint Budget Committee ponders the idea of the state marketing itself

$10,000-a-day fines and other things to know about Colorado’s new public health insurance option bill

Hospitals and insurance companies are required to participate in the plan, which lawmakers finally introduced Thursday

With Bernie Sanders surging, Colorado could become a proving ground for his lagging rivals

Candidates like Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren, who campaigned in Colorado over the weekend, likely need to have a good Super Tuesday showing to counter the narrative that Sanders can’t be stopped

A Colorado lawmaker brought a short-term rental bill he never intended to pass. It created an uproar.

Dozens of lobbyists and lobbying firms are working on the bill, the short-term rental industry is urging people to flood the Colorado Capitol, and affordable housing advocates and local governments are celebrating

West Slope lawmaker tries to pump the brakes on Colorado wolf reintroduction

Democratic Sen. Kerry Donovan’s bill would delay wolf management to study and fund compensation for lost livestock. It would also cancel a plan to bring back the predators if a “self-sustaining population” is confirmed.

Colorado’s 2020 legislative session begins this week. Here’s a rundown of 10 issues to watch.

The state legislature’s break-neck pace from 2019 may not return, but expect fierce debates over health care, criminal justice, guns and transportation

National Democrats call Colorado Republican Scott Tipton’s seat a top pickup opportunity. But is it winnable?

Tipton has easily soared to reelection for three cycles in a row, despite high-dollar efforts to dislodge him from the 3rd Congressional District

Democratic state Sen. Angela Williams launches bid for U.S. Senate

Williams had said in May that she was seriously looking at the race and told Politico that she met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about the idea

GOP blasted Democrats for the 2019 legislative session. But they supported nearly every bill, analysis shows.

A dozen Republican lawmakers, led by Sen. Kevin Priola, sided with the Democratic legislative agenda the vast majority of the time

The 2019 legislative session in Colorado explained in 5 graphics

An analysis of votes in the House and Senate shows Republicans split and Democrats in alliance on the 460 bills passed this year

Alice Madden, former Democratic leader at Colorado Capitol, joins crowded primary to unseat Cory Gardner

The former state representative and environmental adviser to former Gov. Bill Ritter and President Barack Obama is the most well-known woman to enter the race

Voters could decide on legal Colorado sports betting in November; tax revenue would go toward state’s water plan

If House Bill 1327 passes the legislature and is signed off on by voters later this year, sports betting in Colorado could be a thing by May 2020

Here’s what the crowded Democratic field for U.S. Senate is missing, and why it may soon change

Former Colorado House Speaker Alice Madden is expected to enter the contest. Secretary of State Jena Griswold is mulling a bid.

Snow tires, chains or AWD are required on I-70 when it’s snowy. But motorists could soon need them all winter long

Colorado could soon make its temporary traction law into an all-winter-long, snow-or-shine rule on Interstate 70 from Morrison to Glenwood Canyon. Checkpoints might be used for enforcement.

Gov. Polis is about to sign a Colorado net neutrality bill — one with some serious teeth

Colorado's “open internet” bill would punish internet-providing violators by taking their grant money away

Colorado lawmakers nixed an experiment to allow people to buy into state employees’ health coverage. Here’s why

The inability to make the proposed pilot program work could impact Colorado’s plan to create a health insurance “public option”

Here are the Democrats running to unseat Republican Cory Gardner — and who’s campaigns have ended

A list of the announced candidates, the people who are considering campaigns and the politicians who have ruled out a bid to be part of one of the nation’s top congressional races next year

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