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

Appeals court gives Colorado teens right to be heard on fracking

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will have to take another look at six teen-aged Earth Guardians’ request to suspend fracking until drillers prove it is safe for public health and doesn’t cause climate change. The Court of Appeals didn’t say the teens were right, but the 2-1 vote said they deserved to be heard. […]

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Coffman will keep Sessions’ meddling hands off Colorado pot

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman vowed to stand up to Donald Trump during his re-election bid in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District last year, so he’s starting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Republican Coffman will keep Sessions’ mitts off Colorado pot, he said at a fundraiser at a steakhouse in Aurora last weekend, according to the talented and […]

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Bill to ban conversion therapy dies in the state Senate again

The Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee voted down a ban on gay conversion therapy for the third year in a row Wednesday. House Bill 1156 would have prevented licensed mental health counselors in Colorado from providing conversion therapy on minors to amend their sexual preferences or gender identity. Republicans on the committee said […]

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Gun laws remain in tact, as House Democrats shoot down 3 more bills

Three Republican-sponsored gun bills met their predictable demise before a Democrat-led House committee Wednesday. Voted down along party lines: Senate Bill 5 to create a handgun safety training program that would allow school employees to participate in on-campus crisis response. Senate Bill 6 to allow members of the military younger than 21 to carry a […]

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Seaplanes in Colorado could take off under pilot program

Ray Hawkins wants to be the first pilot rated to fly seaplanes in Colorado, but first he has to convince state lawmakers that seaplanes are no different than any other form of transportation. Every other state has already reached that conclusion. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has refused to allow them on state waters, because of concerns […]

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Tony Gherardini, soldier and cop, takes on new role with DHS

Reggie Bicha continues to move around the pieces in the Colorado Department of Human Services. The executive director announced Tuesday that Tony Gherardini is being promoted to deputy executive director of operations. “Tony is a proven leader who cares deeply about the people we serve and the taxpayers who support them,” Bicha said in a statement. […]

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Obamacare gets deconstructed by millennial conservatives

The upstart Millennial Policy Center think tank in Denver has published its first policy paper, and it’s worth a read for a fuller perspective on Obamacare. From a young conservative perspective, Revitalizing Healthcare in America takes on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. “Obamacare’s stated goals are to ‘increase the quality and affordability of health insurance, […]

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