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Hickenlooper announces state’s response after review stemming from home explosion in Firestone

After a three-month review following a home explosion that killed two people in Firestone, Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday placed some of the onus on oil and gas operators. The April explosion was caused by natural gas leaking from an old pipeline, an incident that renewed a broader political conversation. Hickenlooper, a Democrat and former […]

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U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman raises concerns with VA ‘drug centric’ culture for veterans

Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., speaks to the crowd at a GOP election night gathering in Denver in this file photo. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican, is working on moving the Department of Veterans Affairs away from prescribing “strong” psychotherapeutic medications to veterans. He said the department uses the medications as its “primary method of treating” veterans with mental health conditions, and that has Coffman concerned. “An over reliance on prescription medication may in some […]

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U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter supporters defend congressman’s decision to run for re-election

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat, announces he's running for governor of Colorado in the 2018 election alongside his wife, Nancy, on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the Natural Grocers store in Golden. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Supporters of U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter are standing by the candidate despite the clear disruption his decision to run for re-election has brought to the Democratic primary. Perlmutter on Monday officially announced that he would run for re-election in the 7th Congressional District, after Colorado Politics reported on Aug. 11 that he was reconsidering the […]

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Republican AG Cynthia Coffman declines to prosecute ‘faithless elector’

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman. (AP Photo)
Republican Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Monday announced that she would not prosecute a Colorado elector who defected in last year’s presidential vote. Coffman’s decision came as a blow to Republican Secretary of State Wayne Williams, who expressed disappointment following the decision. Elector Micheal Baca of Denver, a Bernie Sanders supporter, became one of […]

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Denver proposal aims at protecting immigrants from a federal crackdown

Immigrant rights leaders are applauding Denver for nearing a final agreement on an ordinance that would protect immigrants from a federal crackdown. City leaders this week announced plans to prohibit city employees from releasing immigration information, an exchange of data that can lead to deportation or other federal enforcement activities. Estimates place the city’s undocumented […]

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Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, state Sen. Irene Aguilar endorse Crow in 6th Congressional District

Salazar picks Crow

Jason Crow, who is seeking to replace Colorado’s Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in the 6th Congressional District, received impressive endorsements from top Democrats Thursday. Former U.S. senator and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar – one of the state’s highest profile and most respected Colorado Democrats – threw his support behind Crow. State Sen. Irene Aguilar […]

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Democrat Dan Baer raises more than $300,000 in two weeks in race to replace U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter

Former Obama administration U.S. Ambassador Dan Baer raised more than $300,000 in two weeks since entering the race to replace U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, Colorado Politics has learned. The Baer campaign confirmed the impressive fundraising haul, though it said that it has not yet analyzed where the money is coming from. Baer said only a […]

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Democrat Brittany Pettersen announces long list of endorsements in CD-7 race

State Rep. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, left, listens to a constituent at a town hall meeting sponsored by Lakewood legislators on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at the Lakewood Cultural Center. On Thursday, June 22, 2017, national fundraising group Emily's List endorsed Petterson in Colorado's 7th Congressional District primary. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)
State Rep. Brittany Pettersen – one of four Democratic candidates seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter – announced a long list of endorsements on Tuesday. The announcement comes as Colorado Politics reported that Perlmutter is reconsidering running for the 7th Congressional District seat. Perlmutter – who was first running for governor but then dropped […]

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper participating in national criminal justice reform effort

Gov. John Hickenlooper will tour a women’s correctional facility in Denver on Wednesday as part of a national criminal justice reform effort. The Democratic governor has joined with seven other governors on a so-called “Face to Face” initiative, described as a “national call to action encouraging policymakers to personally engage with the people who are […]

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Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne sounds like she’s running for governor

Donna Lynne

If Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne isn’t yet running for governor on the Democratic ticket, it’s sure hard to tell from her fundraising emails and candidate committee. The lieutenant governor and chief operating officer for the state announced earlier this month that she is “actively” exploring a run for governor. It appears now that she […]

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