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

Now that Democrats are in charge, Colorado’s second attempt at its own version of a net neutrality law passed the General Assembly and now heads to Gov. Jared Polis for his certain signature. Keeping internet speeds consistent regardless of whether a customer is streaming video from Comcast or Netflix wasn’t the only intent of the […]

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

It just wasn’t supposed to be this hard. At the beginning of the legislative session, state Sen. Kerry Donovan, a Vail Democrat whose district is home to some of the highest health insurance prices in the country, introduced a bill with a simple, little pilot program included. The experiment would allow 100 people in Garfield […]

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

Colorado’s 2020 race for U.S. Senate will be among the most watched congressional contests in the nation, with Republican Cory Gardner appearing vulnerable in a state with an electorate moving increasingly toward the center and left. There were a host of Democratic candidates who announced campaigns to unseat Gardner. But as of April 2020 it […]

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Coal-fired power plants are closing early and Colorado lawmakers want to ease towns’ tough transition

Word that the local coal mine and power plant it served were closing went off like a bomb in Nucla — they were the community’s main employers and taxpayers in the tiny town southwest of Montrose “It’s a big blow,” said Deana Sherriff, executive director of the West End Economic Development Corp., which is helping […]

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Former Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran launches primary challenge to Democrat Diana DeGette

Former Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran announced Sunday night that she is launching a primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, a fellow Democrat, a decision that will have ripple effects in the 2020 race to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner. “This was not an easy decision to make, but the simple truth is […]

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Hazmat tankers want off “sketchy” Loveland Pass and into tunnels. Years of debate could be decided once and for all.

In a snowstorm, it can be an unsettling site: a tractor-trailer pulling a massive tanker filled with hazardous materials up the switchbacks on Loveland Pass. Impatient ski traffic weaves around the vehicle while, on both sides of slick, two-lane U.S. 6, there are steep drop-offs that mostly lack guardrails. That’s not to mention the crowded […]

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Colorado Senate Democrats, with their new majority, show early splits; statehouse Republicans search for a path forward

The new Democratic majorities at the state Capitol picked their leaders in elections Thursday that showed early divisions between the moderates and more liberal lawmakers. In the state Senate, where the party took control for the first time in four years, Pueblo Sen. Leroy Garcia unanimously won the job as the chamber’s president when it […]