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Get to know the Republican candidates for Colorado governor and where they stand on the issues

Greg Lopez and Heidi Ganahl are the two Republican gubernatorial candidates facing off in the June 28 primary for a chance to unseat Democratic Gov. Jared Polis in November.  Colorado voters have elected only one Republican governor in roughly a half century, and whoever wins the primary will face a tough opponent in Polis, a […]

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Conservatives have dropped millions on Proposition 120 and Amendment 78. No one is spending to oppose them.

See the results of Prop. 120 and Amendment 78. The battle over Proposition 120 and Amendment 78 on Colorado’s November ballot is about as lopsided as a political contest can get.  On one side are conservative groups that have spent millions of dollars to ensure the passage of Proposition 120, which would cut property taxes, […]

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Colorado election 2021 guide: What you need to know about the ballot initiatives and how to cast your vote

Colorado voters will decide Nov. 2 whether to approve a slate of statewide and local ballot initiatives, as well as pick the members of their local school boards.  Here’s what you need to know to participate: When do I need to mail my ballot back? County clerks can begin mailing out ballots Oct. 8, and […]

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Lauren Boebert is known for her far-right Republican views. But Republicans alone didn’t send her to Congress.

Lauren Boebert is best known for her far-right Republican views.  But it wasn’t Republicans who were solely responsible for sending the Garfield County woman to Congress, a Colorado Sun analysis of voter registration data and the 2020 election results shows. Unaffiliated voters, who since at least February 2019 have made up the largest voting bloc […]

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U.S. Census delays are threatening to upend Colorado’s new redistricting process

Delays by the U.S. Census Bureau in sharing detailed population data are threatening to upend Colorado’s new redistricting process ahead of the 2022 election, injecting uncertainty into a politically fraught undertaking that will affect the state’s political landscape for the next decade. Because of slowdowns related to COVID-19, the Trump administration’s failed efforts to add […]

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife begins planning for wolf reintroduction

By James Anderson, The Associated Press Colorado’s wildlife agency said Thursday it considers a ballot initiative to reintroduce the gray wolf into the state to have passed after a group that opposes the initiative conceded the race and the agency consulted with the office of Gov. Jared Polis. An announcement by Colorado Parks and Wildlife that it […]

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More Coloradans than ever voted this year, and the state’s turnout ranks in the top 5 nationwide

Empowered by mail ballots and energized by the nation’s polarized political climate, more Coloradans voted this year than ever before in the state’s history. More than 3.3 million ballots had been processed by state election officials through Thursday and the tally is expected to grow as remaining ballots are processed and counted. That represents 78% […]