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Judge: Trump likely committed crimes related to election, orders John Eastman to release emails

By Farnoush Amiri, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Monday asserted it is “more likely than not” that former President Donald Trump committed crimes in his attempt to stop the certification of the 2020 election, ruling to order the release of more than 100 emails from Trump adviser John Eastman to the […]

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“We were trapped”: Rep. Jason Crow, others talk about lingering trauma of Jan. 6

By Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Long after most other lawmakers had been rushed to safety, they were on the hard marble floor, ducking for cover. Trapped in the gallery of the House, occupying balcony seats off-limits to the public because of COVID-19, roughly three dozen House Democrats were the last ones to […]

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Colorado’s Aerospace Alley prepares for Space Command move to Alabama

By Dan Boyce, CPR News COLORADO SPRINGS — When Kathy Boe heard the news in January that President Donald Trump was moving the headquarters of U.S. Space Command from Colorado Springs to Huntsville, Alabama, she understood why Trump was making the move — even though she expected Colorado Springs to be the frontrunner in the […]

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The behind-the-scenes story of being Gov. Jared Polis during Colorado’s coronavirus crisis

A little more than a month into Colorado’s battle with coronavirus, Gov. Jared Polis and his team reached the helpless realization that there was no end in sight.  At that point, more than 8,000 people had tested positive for the disease and over 350 had died, including scores living in senior-care centers. The stay-at-home order […]

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In Colorado, whether you want a coronavirus vaccine may depend on your party affiliation, new poll shows

Getting the coronavirus vaccine in Colorado may depend on a person’s political party affiliation, with a new poll showing Republican voters are far less likely to get inoculated than their Democratic and unaffiliated counterparts.  Magellan Strategies found that only 55% of registered voters in Colorado who haven’t been inoculated yet want to receive a vaccine […]

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Department of Defense inspector general to investigate Space Command headquarters relocation

The Inspector General’s Office of the U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday that it will investigate the Trump administration’s decision to relocate the U.S. Space Command headquarters from Colorado Springs to Alabama. The office says it will look into whether the decision “complied with Department of Defense and Air Force policies” and whether “objective and […]

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Biden administration cancels Trump policy giving local and state officials power to block conservation purchases

By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. Interior Department officials on Thursday canceled a Trump administration directive that gave local and state officials power to block purchases of land and water for conservation. Acting Interior Secretary Scott de la Vega rescinded a November order from former Secretary David Bernhardt that had been criticized […]

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Joe Biden’s pause on oil and gas development on public lands splits conservationists, industry

Conservationists are cheering the Biden administration’s 60-day pause on new energy development on public lands as a chance to overhaul an antiquated leasing program that has not been modified in decades. Oil and gas producers are not happy and they are warning of severe economic shocks from the decision announced Thursday. “Bowing to the environmental […]

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Colorado sues Bureau of Land Management over Western Slope management plan from William Perry Pendley

Gov. Jared Polis didn’t like the Bureau of Land Management’s long-range management plan for the Uncompahgre Plateau, saying the expansion of oil drilling in the region did not jibe with state laws and regulations protecting water, air, wildlife and recreation.  And because the agency did not resolve those issues in its Resource Management Plan, Polis […]