Joey Bunch


Senior political correspondent Joey Bunch has a 30-year career in journalism, including the last 14 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. He has also covered the casino industry, the environment, and civil rights in the South, and done a stint at CNN.


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Recent Posts by Joey Bunch

Sanctuary city bill aimed at Denver, Aurora and Boulder killed in committee

House Democrats predictably killed a Republican bill to hold elected officials responsible for crimes committed by undocumented immigrants in a sanctuary city. The State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee heard six hours of testimony that swung from anger toward undocumented immigrants to a defense of them and human rights. Opponents saw the bill as a step toward […]

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Bill over highway access results in ‘tongue-lashing’ for CDOT

A bill to get the Colorado Department of Transportation to loosen up over highway access for businesses turned into a “tongue-lashing” Wednesday, according to Rep. Clarice Navarro’s office. House Bill 1166 died in the House Transportation and Energy Committee, which postponed it indefinitely by an 8-4 party-line vote. “I’m thankful that CDOT is finally paying […]

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Veteran, 99, from Lakewood to get honors from Perlmutter

Buford Johnson never rose above the rank of Army private first class during World War II, but heroism for a veteran isn’t measured in stripes. The 99-year-old Lakewood resident will receive his many medals and ribbons anew on Friday morning from U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter. His honors include the Bronze Star for heroism and the […]

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Trump protesters win in court, trim 7-day wait for a DIA permit to 1

A federal judge in Denver sided with protesters who say Denver International Airport’s seven-day requirement to get a permit for a demonstration goes too far. In an injunction issued Wednesday, U.S. District Judge William Martinez said 24 hours is enough. Attorneys for the city said in a hearing last week that police and airport security […]

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Free the Nipple: Federal judge tells Fort Collins it’s hands-off

The nipple should be free in Fort Collins. That is the ruling of a federal judge in Denver blocking city police from enforcing a ban on women baring their breasts in public. “Frankly, even if this ordinance were not on the books I doubt that women would be regularly walking through downtown Fort Collins with their breasts […]

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Transportation plan grants local say on transit, asphalt or potholes

Local leaders could get to call the shots with part of the money from a state transportation plan in the works at the state Capitol. That was the revelation from a forum with House Speaker Crisanta Duran and Senate President Kevin Grantham Tuesday night in Denver. Business leaders came from across the state for the […]

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Unions’ growth in Colorado sends mixed political message

Unions are growing in Colorado, despite organized labor’s long, slow decline across most of the country. That should be good news for Democrats, who have a long alliance with unions, but last year Donald Trump further blurred the lines that divide billionaires and working-class voters. For organized labor to help Democrats in next year’s mid-term election, they […]

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