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Littwin: Does the Colorado GOP’s path back to power go through Denver or under it?

Some Republicans have begun slamming Denver, one calling it a “toilet,” apparently hoping to shift voters their way. Does anyone really think that will work?

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Opinion: We’re county commissioners who support the collective-bargaining bill for county workers

SB 230 works for county governments and our valued employees. Our counties are stronger when everyone's voice is included.

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Opinion: Let’s stop rewarding candidates on the fringes

Colorado voters should support leaders who build bridges across bipartisan social identities.

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Zornio: It’s time to repeal Colorado’s ban on using public funds for abortion

Colorado women have a right to choose an abortion, but many lack the means to pay for one. Will Jared Polis address this contradiction?

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Littwin: One million Americans have died from COVID. How did we allow that to happen?

Experts are predicting a rapid rise in cases in the fall or winter. Meanwhile, Congress has stalled on a $10 billion bill to help ensure we have the tools to fight the next surge.

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Colorado will soon have an office dedicated to helping investigate cases of murdered, missing Indigenous people

Gov. Jared Polis said he will sign Senate Bill 150 into law after weeks of negotiations with lawmakers, tribal representatives

Politics and Government

5 ways the Colorado legislature just affected your wallet — in a good way

Your property taxes won’t rise as much as they were supposed to and Coloradans will temporarily avoid a $2 increase in the cost to get or renew a driver’s license

Politics and Government

Fines for Colorado schools with Native American mascots start in June. But no one has the power to enforce them.

About a dozen schools have been told by the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs to jettison mascots that appropriate American Indian imagery.

Politics and Government

Littwin: The racist Buffalo massacre tells a story of America that we don’t want to hear

Will the targeting of Black people in a grocery store explode the myth of the great replacement theory? Here’s a guess: Not in America. Not in 2022.

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Nicolais: Colorado’s GOP has not learned its lesson on anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric from 10 years ago

In the most chaotic end of session in Colorado legislative history, Republicans lost the state for a decade — now they are doubling down

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Littwin: Mike’s on vacation, but his words are still here for you.

Mike Littwin’s versatility is on full display in this short collection of classics, where he weighs in on Colorado history, a climate change film blockbuster, books and…Dr. Seuss?

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Colorado lawmakers just passed legislation creating a statewide recycling program. Here’s how it would work.

Gov. Jared Polis is expected to sign the legislation, House Bill 1355, into law

Environment

Jim Morrissey: Not everyone figures Space Command move is “reasonable”

Opinion

100 bills debated at the Colorado legislature this year that you should know about

The Colorado Sun combed through the roughly 650 pieces of legislation introduced at the Capitol this year to find the ones that will affect — or would have affected — your life.

Politics and Government

Here’s what’s in the Colorado fentanyl “accountability and prevention” bill just signed into law

House Bill 1326 was one of the most contentious measures debated at the Colorado Capitol this year.

Politics and Government

Democrats abandon their pursuit of wildfire building code as Colorado’s 2022 legislative session ends

There are already dozens of pending bills being held up by Republican stall tactics on the last day of session.

Politics and Government

Littwin: Even a columnist deserves a day off every now and then. Here are some of Mike’s greatest hits.

Mike Littwin touches on baseball, life and politics in this collection of some of our favorite Colorado Sun columns

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Republican stall tactics in Colorado House threaten fate of dozens of bills as 2022 lawmaking term nears Wednesday close

Stuck in a long queue are bills that would change Colorado’s unemployment system, increase penalties for fentanyl users and dealers, and spend millions of dollars in federal coronavirus aid. The School Finance Act is also stuck in the logjam.

Politics and Government

Zornio: Colorado voters dropped the ball on abortion in 2014. We can’t drop it again.

The election of a pro-life candidate like Cory Gardner is a mistake Colorado voters can’t afford to make twice

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Littwin: I got Michael Bennet out of his sickbed to discuss Roe and the child tax credit. Yeah, he felt even worse.

But what if overturning Roe, which most Americans support, backfires on Republicans, giving Democrats a chance to hold on to Congress in November?

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