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Wife of Colorado political strategist missing in Florida condo building collapse

The wife of a Democratic political strategist from Colorado is among those missing in the condo building that partially collapsed outside Miami. Michael Stratton told Denver’s KDVR-TV that he was talking on the phone with his wife Cassondra Stratton Thursday around 1:30 a.m. when the building collapsed. “She described that the building was shaking and then…the phone went dead,” […]

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Denver-based debt collector must return $475K to Washington consumers

SEATTLE — A Denver-based collection agency must return about $475,000 it collected improperly from up to 5,000 Washington consumers after state Attorney General Bob Ferguson prevailed in a lawsuit alleging unlawful debt-collection practices. Ferguson’s office says Machol & Johannes must also forgive as much as $250,000 in fees and costs for hundreds of people, and […]

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“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 […]

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Ken Buck doesn’t blame president for deadly U.S. Capitol riot; Ed Perlmutter says “this is an inflection point”

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck said he’d like President Donald Trump to address the nation and ask for an end to rioting Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol, but that he doesn’t blame the president for inciting the demonstrations. “I was a prosecutor for 25 years. When people do stupid things, the people that do those things […]

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With no action by Congress, Colorado and other states are racing to offer coronavirus aid

By Cedar Attanasio and Julie Carr Smyth, The Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. — Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small-business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended by the widening coronavirus outbreak. In some cases, elected officials are spending the last […]

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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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You’ll be seeing at least $19 million worth of John Hickenlooper and Cory Gardner on TV before Election Day

Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and former Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper are back on your TV screens just a week after Hickenlooper defeated former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff in the primary. And they are going to stay there for many months to come.  Both candidates began airing general election ads on Tuesday, and a […]