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Joey Bunch

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.

Contact: joey.bunch@ColoradoPolitics.com

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Recent Posts by Joey Bunch

Canyons of the Ancients is safe, Hick says, but Trump administration says that isn’t final

Whether the Canyons of the Ancients is in the crosshairs to lose federal protections depends on who you believe, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Facebook page or the Trump administration. Environmentalists are concerned about the possibility the 176,000-acre national monument in southwest Colorado is on a public lands hit list the Trump administration is working on. Wednesday, […]

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Driving data adds nuance to Colorado’s safety concerns about transportation funding

One of the casualties of this year’s failing discussions about paying for transportation is the level of safety for those driving in Colorado. Colorado Department of Transportation executive director Shailen Bhatt never fails to mention it in speeches urging legislators to find solutions. Colorado traffic fatalities have surged 24 percent in two years to 605 […]

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Lamborn bought stock in company at the center of a congressional insider-trading scandal

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs is named in a Daily Beast article this week about another Republican congressman’s potential conflicts of interests in an international stock deal. Rep. Chris Collins of New York could have to lean on a loophole in the law on insider trading that bars certain investment into U.S. companies by […]

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Congress could name Denver post office for Japanese-American war hero who worked there

Here’s something to feel good about. Congress is considering renaming the Stockyard Stations Post Office in Denver for a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who worked there for 27 years. George T. “Joe” Sakato was a California-born citizen of Japanese descent who was once classified as an “enemy alien.” He died on Dec. 2, 2015, at his home […]

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National monuments review by Trump could threaten Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients

President Donald Trump’s executive order Wednesday to review national monuments wasn’t as broad as opponents feared, but it still could put Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients at risk. Trump asked the Interior Department to review national monuments designated since 1996 that are more than 100,000 acres. President Clinton designated the original 164,000-acre-tract of the Canyons […]

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Consent for therapy stirs passions among House’s parents and child advocates

A bill on lowering the age of consent for child therapy from 15 to 12 stirred unusual passion and emotion on the House floor Tuesday. Normally by this stage of a legislative session, with the May 10 end in sight, the passion for all but a few bills is dimming, as even true believers start to think like […]

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Transportation deal for Colorado goes back to the starting line in Senate Finance Committee

Republicans on the Colorado Senate Finance Committee killed the session’s most important bill that resulted from months of negotiations to address the state’s ailing transportation system. That drives lawmakers back to the start on finding a solution to billions of dollars in needs and no new tax money to pay for them with just two weeks left […]

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