Posted inCrime and Courts, News, Politics and Government

Third Colorado man faces federal charges, including allegations he assaulted officer, after U.S. Capitol riot

A Woodland Park man with alleged ties to a radical militia group is facing federal criminal charges in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building after authorities say he was spotted wielding a baseball bat and attacking law enforcement officers. Robert Gieswein, 24, is the third Colorado man charged following […]

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Armed Colorado man who went to D.C. around U.S. Capitol riot intended to kill Nancy Pelosi, court documents say

A Colorado man who drove to Washington, D.C., last week amid a riot at the U.S. Capitol was armed with an arsenal of guns and ammunition and intended to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, federal prosecutors allege. Cleveland Grover Meredith, Jr. has been charged by federal prosecutors with interstate communication of threats, as well as […]

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Opinion: Was it a coup? No, but the U.S. Capitol siege was the election violence of a fragile democracy

Did the United States just have a coup attempt? Supporters of President Donald Trump, following his encouragement, stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday, disrupting the certification of Joe Biden’s presidential election victory. Waving Trump banners, hundreds of people broke through barricades and smashed windows to enter the building where Congress convenes. One rioter died […]

Posted inElection 2020, News, Politics and Government

“We were getting ready to make a stand”: Colorado congressmen recount harrowing moments as rioters approached

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse had just finished speaking on the House floor in defense of President-elect Joe Biden’s win on Nov. 3 when the Democrat from Lafayette noticed something was wrong. Speaker Nancy Pelosi was escorted from the chamber. Then House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who was sitting behind Neguse, was removed from the House […]

Posted inColoradans, News, Outdoors

The Colorado-grown Capitol Christmas Tree is a symbol of unity in a year of turmoil

OURAY — When it began to grow, the world was in turmoil. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had started his second term. Eight million people were out of work, some were starving. Roosevelt inherited a country mired in the worst economic crisis in U.S. history — The Great Depression. The seedling grew, its branches reaching toward […]

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Joe Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided U.S.

By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. His victory came after more than three days […]

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Denver is still in the running for Amazon’s HQ2, according to Colorado officials

Hold the phone, Colorado! Denver has not been ruled out as a possibility for Amazon’s second headquarters after all. Despite reports from East Coast newspapers naming New York and Virginia as the next Amazon HQ2, Colorado officials said they just heard from Amazon that no decisions have been made. “Our source is Amazon themselves,” said […]