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KC Becker, former Colorado House speaker, appointed to lead regional EPA office

KC Becker, the former speaker of the Colorado House, has been appointed by President Joe Biden to serve as the regional head of the Environmental Protection Agency, the White House announced Thursday. Becker will be the Region 8 administrator, a position based in Denver. “With her background on critical climate change and environmental justice issues, […]

Posted inClimate, Energy, Environment, News, Outdoors, Politics and Government

Biden taps ex-Obama official as Interior Department deputy, plans to nominate Tracy Stone-Manning to lead BLM

By Matthew Daly, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The White House is naming Tommy Beaudreau, a former Obama administration official, to be deputy secretary at the Interior Department after dropping plans for a more liberal nominee who faced key Senate opposition. President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated Beaudreau, a former chief of staff at the […]

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Son of powerful Denver lobbyist Norm Brownstein is pardoned by Trump

The son of powerful Denver lobbyist Norm Brownstein was pardoned by President Donald Trump early Wednesday as Trump prepared to leave office. Drew “Bo” Brownstein, who ran a hedge fund, pleaded guilty in 2011 to making illegal stock trades a year earlier that netted him about $2.4 million. He was sentenced to spend a year […]

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Colorado’s Joe Neguse, Diana DeGette named impeachment managers as House races to oust Donald Trump

By Lisa Mascaro, Zeke Miller and Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. House rushed ahead Tuesday toward impeaching President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack, taking time only to try to persuade his vice president to push him out first. Trump showed no remorse, blaming impeachment itself for the “tremendous […]

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Ken Buck now says Trump “deserves some of the blame” for U.S. Capitol riot; Colorado Democrats demand president’s removal

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck on Thursday assigned some blame for the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol to President Donald Trump, one day after saying Trump was not at all responsible for the destructive mob.  But the Windsor Republican does not think Trump should be removed from office. “I think there’s plenty of blame to […]

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Opinion: Trump is “burning the building on his way out” to punish us

Donald Trump continues to embarrass himself and America. He lost the 2020 presidential election by more than 6 million popular votes, yet in his narcissistic alternative reality he refuses to acknowledge Joe Biden’s win, even as his administration agrees to assist with the transition.  If all goes as expected, Joe Biden will receive 306 electoral […]

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Kamala Harris becomes first Black woman, South Asian elected vice president

By Kathleen Ronayne, The Associated Press Kamala Harris made history Saturday as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. The 56-year-old California senator, also […]