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Colorado’s governor issues statewide mask mandate days after saying such a requirement is unenforceable

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday, facing pressure from the medical community and Democratic state lawmakers, issued a statewide mandate requiring Coloradans to wear a mask when in indoor public spaces. The mask order takes effect on Friday and lasts through at least Aug. 15. It applies to anyone older than age 10. Masks must also […]

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Does Cory Gardner have a breaking point when it comes to Trump? The political climate suggests he better not.

In 2016, when Donald Trump ran for president, Colorado’s Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner didn’t mince his words about the GOP nominee: “I cannot and will not support someone who brags about degrading and assaulting women.” Gardner was reacting to an “Access Hollywood” recording of the candidate bragging about sexual assault. He said he didn’t […]

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Andrew Romanoff’s record on immigration complicates his progressive bid for U.S. Senate

Andrew Romanoff pitches himself to Democratic voters as the proven progressive option in Colorado’s 2020 primary race for U.S. Senate.  But his record on immigration complicates that narrative. As Colorado’s House speaker from 2005 to 2009, he oversaw the passage of what at the time were considered among the most restrictive policies in the nation […]

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Opinion: Casers and streeters and the case of the undelivered mail ballots in Colorado

Eight-hundred-and-twenty-eight ballots were not delivered to Aurora and Denver voters until late afternoon on Tuesday, Nov. 5, just hours before the polls closed on Election Day. How and why did that happen?  Often, there are multiple factors leading to errors, mistakes, accidents and other failures. That may well be the case in this situation with […]

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Here’s a roundup of the most important 2019 local election results in Colorado

Coloradans decided on two major statewide ballot measures on Tuesday, but they also made key choices in a number of local races that will shape the state for years to come.  From the Aurora mayoral contest to a big Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights question in Jefferson County and the future of oil and gas drilling […]

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Mike Coffman: Aurora can do better than being a laboratory for suburban development

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the City of Aurora is now the 56th largest city in the United States, with a population of 372,000, while Denver is ranked as the 19th largest city, at 732,000.  Denver’s future growth will be limited to controversial redevelopments that squeeze more density into an already crowded city, while […]

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Colorado’s lawmakers in Washington use leadership PACs to raise extra cash from big-moneyed interests

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis touted in his congressional campaigns and 2018 gubernatorial race that he rejects money from political action committees. But his federal leadership committee took plenty from PACs. Sen. Cory Gardner collected donations to his leadership committee and sent $485,000 from his total to PACs aimed at keeping Republicans in the Senate majority […]

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Wilson: Colorado’s cowardly representatives in Congress remain silent in the face of Trump’s racism

The silence says so much. The cowardice-cat has got Republican lawmakers by the tongue, and in the absence of their voices, so much is being said … mainly, by the president.   Among the four GOP representatives who voted to rebuke Donald Trump’s hate speech, progressive Colorado couldn’t claim a single one. Sadly, neither Ken Buck, […]