Zainab Nader left Iraq for Denver as a refugee just four months ago. She smiles big, ear-to-ear, with an infectious laugh when she talks about her short time in Colorado and reuniting with her brothers who left Iraq for Denver eight years before her. “I’m happy when I see my brothers,” she said, pushing out […]
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Federal environmental regulators are seeking “input and wisdom” from Colorado as they begin the process of rewriting a Barack Obama-era water protection rule known as WOTUS, which the White House says it now wants aligned with a Supreme Court opinion on water rights from the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
As the White House continues its survey of dozens of national monument designations, a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers from Colorado and a state official have urged the Trump administration to protect the state’s lone site under review.
A House bill that would allow employers to compensate workers with paid time off instead of wages for overtime is fielding conflicting opinions from Colorado lawmakers and labor leaders. On a party line vote earlier this month, the House passed the legislation, H.R. 1180, that would alter language in the Fair Labor Standards Act, allowing […]
It’s time to shutter Capitol Hill’s infamous revolving door of retiring federal lawmakers transitioning into the lobbying industry, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet says. “Washington has become all too comfortable with the spin of the revolving door,” said Bennet, a Democrat from Colorado, in a statement.
Denver is looking to ease growing pains for three local business ventures with a potential six-figure cash infusion. Designed to invigorate Denver’s small business climate and promote local job growth, city officials announced a venture capital competition this week, pitting local startups against each for a cash award.