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Failed Republican candidates see fundraising spikes fueled by recounts, cash in other Colorado races tightens

Indicted Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters raised $519,000 for her unsuccessful campaign for secretary of state between June 23 and July 27, enabling the Republican to cover travel expenses to Las Vegas and pay cost of a recount in the primary contest she lost by nearly 90,000 votes. The vast majority of the cash, or […]

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Opinion: Will Colorado’s next attorney general defend the Reproductive Health Equity Act?

By Dani Newsum and Christina Soliz The rollback of abortion rights by the conservative U.S. Supreme Court opens a dark chapter for reproductive rights. While we know that the mere legality of abortion never equaled access for communities of color, for a half century, Roe v. Wade served as a bulwark against state legislatures undermining […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News, Politics and Government

San Luis Valley district attorney resigns amid criticism of his office’s relationship with victims, pending recall

Alonzo Payne, the Democratic district attorney in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, resigned Wednesday less than halfway through his term amid criticism of his office’s relationship with crime victims and as he faced a recall election. The 12th Judicial District, which Payne oversaw, covers Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties. Gov. Jared Polis […]

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“Get your rosaries off my ovaries”: Thousands protest Roe v. Wade reversal  in downtown Denver

Ellie Wyatt feels lucky that she lives in Colorado, where people have access to abortion. And that’s exactly what sent her and thousands of others to protest at the state Capitol in support of people in other states, where the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has already begun to end access to […]

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Jared Polis injects another $5.2 million into his campaign as Republicans lag Democrats in all statewide contests

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, a multimillionaire, poured $5.2 million of his own money into his reelection campaign in the first four months of this year, signaling that he is willing to open his pockets to secure another four years leading Colorado. Polis used that infusion to schedule $3.4 million worth of TV advertising for September […]

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Nicolais: The Fentanyl Accountability and Prevention Act comes spiked with trace amounts of bad policy

Fentanyl is killing Coloradans. Fentanyl is killing families, it is killing businesses and it is killing communities. That is exactly why the most heated bill of this legislative session has been the Fentanyl Accountability and Prevention Act.  Unfortunately, good politics appears headed toward bad policy. Or at least less good policy.  Critics of the bill […]