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Thanks, Dads! 4 Colorado politicians share their best parental advice this Fathers Day

  This Fathers Day, we asked four Colorado state legislators — all dads and fathers — the same question: What’s the best advice you’ve given as a father, or received from your father? Check out their sage advice below. Thanks, Dads!   “Stand up for your principals.” — Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton         […]

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Colorado U.S. Reps. Jared Polis and Ed Perlmutter at field near congressional baseball shooting

Colorado U.S. Reps. Jared Polis and Ed Perlmutter were practicing with Democrats on a different baseball field when dozens of shots were fired Wednesday at a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. The shooting wounded Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and at least four others in what witnesses called a deliberate attack. The shooter, identified by […]

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Could Bachelor Ben’s split with fiancée open the door for a return to Colorado politics?

We’re sorry to be the bearer of bad news but, well, that’s our job sometimes: “Bachelor” star and Denverite Ben Higgins’ fairytale relationship is as gone as his political career. Higgins, 29, and his fiancée, Lauren Bushnell, 27, broke off their relationship this week, according to E! News. “We feel fortunate for the time we […]

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Former El Paso County Commissioner Hisey files paperwork to run for state Senate in District 2

Former El Paso County Commissioner Dennis Hisey, a Republican, will run for state Senate in District 2, according to paperwork he filed Monday with the secretary of state. As of yet, no additional candidates have joined the race for the seat, currently held by Senate President Kevin Grantham, a term-limited Republican. As the election isn’t […]

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Another day, another artistic endeavor for post-session Hickenlooper

Hickenlooper seems to have gotten in touch with his inner artist post-legislative session, first playing banjo at an Old Crow Medicine Show concert in Denver last weekend, then dancing with members of the Colorado Ballet Society on Monday in a bid to bring awareness to teen suicide. The governor was asked to show off his moves by choreographer SarahRose Lorrig […]

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Colorado inmate freed early, jailed again wins release

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A suburban Denver robbery-kidnapping convict was ordered released from prison Tuesday after being mistakenly freed decades early, then re-incarcerated. Rene Lima-Marin was convicted in 2000 of multiple robbery, kidnapping and burglary counts. He and another man had robbed two video stores at gunpoint. Lima-Marin was sentenced to 98 years in prison. But […]

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Hickenlooper not ready to decide whether or not to call special session

Will Gov. John Hickenlooper convene a special session? He’s not ready to decide, the governor told reporters Monday in Colorado Springs, where he signed a bill that would make it easier for juveniles with certain low-level offenses to expunge their records. “The bottom line is there’s a bunch of session that we’re not going to […]

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