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Glenwood Springs Post Independent guest editorial: The inconvenient truth of why Colorado’s energy office died

Democrats and environmentalists are fond of talking about “inconvenient truths,” so here’s one they ought to chew on during this pause in the 71st General Assembly. Colorado’s Energy Office met its demise in the waning hours of the just-closed legislative session not because of Republicans, who made a good-faith effort to reauthorize and re-energize what […]

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The 10 biggest takeaways from the Colorado legislature: Traffic jams, pot, shoddy construction & more

The Colorado legislature adjourned on Wednesday, and the afterglow shines a light on what exactly happened in the 120 days that lawmakers quarreled under the gold dome in Denver. Counting down the hits, here are the 10 things you should know about what just happened:   10 — Sanctuary cities, right to rest, no more Columbus Day […]

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Glenwood Springs Post Independent guest editorial: It’s our patriotic duty to protect national monuments

President Trump’s executive order that threatens the future of more than 50 national monuments directly challenges the worth of public lands around the country and especially here in the West. As a longtime resident of southwest Colorado, I care deeply about the economic success of our region and the protection of our public lands and […]

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John Suthers characterized by Colorado leaders as the right guy, a tough guy and stooge in FBI consideration

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers was thrust into the national spotlight Friday when Fox News reported that he made President Donald Trump’s short list to lead the FBI days after its former chief was fired. Suthers, who is two years into his first term leading his childhood home, was recommended to the post by Sen. […]

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Media reports: Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers on short list to lead FBI

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers has made President Donald Trump’s short list for leading the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to multiple reports. Suthers, who is two years into his first term as the city’s chief executive, was recommended to the post by Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., according to a tweet by the senator. “Colorado’s […]

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Point, Counterpoint: Is President Trump making the world a safer place?

Andrew Price-Smith The first 100 days of the Trump administration have been erratic, particularly in the domain of foreign policy. Many of the decisions taken by the administration have been reactive, often made by players who are novices in the complex game of international politics. This volatility affects our allies as well. The incessant “tweeting” […]

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Trending: The 7 hottest Colorado Politics stories of the week

There was new news this week in the world of Colorado Politics. By reading our list of the week’s top stories, though, you might not know it. This week Western Slope legislators expressed their concern that the Front Range is bleeding their portion of the state dry. A group of addiction experts criticized Gov. John Hickenlooper over […]

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Point, counterpoint: Should the U.S. Senate confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court?

Michael Francisco The case for confirming Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court is overwhelming. Coloradoans should be proud that such an exceptionally well qualified, fair and evenhanded judge may soon be deciding the nation’s most important legal controversies. As a former 10th Circuit clerk for Chief Judge Tymkovich, I have had the good fortune of […]

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Trending: The 7 hottest Colorado Politics stories of the week

What. A. Week, folks. We’ve talked about a lot, haven’t we? From the Denver Young Democrats as a microcosm of the national Democratic party and the group’s quiet-and-quick impeachment of President Becca Sunshine-DeWitt, to how many pot plants you can (and should be able to) legally grow at home and the uncertain future of Denver’s EPA office, […]

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