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Dems try to enlist military vets, including Colorado’s Jason Crow, in fight for House majority

ATLANTA — Democrats hope to enlist military veterans in another type of fight — for majority control of the House. Looking ahead to next year’s elections, Democrats are trying to recruit at least two dozen military veterans to challenge Republican incumbents, arguing that candidates with military on their resumes appeals to independent voters and can […]

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States, including Colorado, struggle with oversight of online charter schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As U.S. children flock to virtual charter schools, states are struggling to catch up and develop rules to make sure the students get a real education and schools get the right funding. The future of virtual schools is part of the larger school-choice debate seeing renewed attention since the installation of Education […]

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2 GOP lawmakers ask Trump to leave Colorado monument intact

DENVER — Two Republican members of Congress from Colorado are asking the Trump administration not to change the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, one of more than two dozen monuments under review for possible modification. Sen. Cory Gardner and Rep. Scott Tipton said Tuesday the southwestern Colorado monument preserves thousands of archaeological sites while […]

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A DIY resistance, with Coloradans in its ranks, tries to keep the fight against Trump fresh

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — Stationing herself outside a bank building and holding a sign in the unforgiving midday sun, Katie Farnan was multitasking, as usual. She’s a mother of two young children and works for a nonprofit firm but also has a third job: Chair of the town hall committee of the activist group Indivisible […]

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The Latest: Colorado immigrant vows to fight for another in hiding

DENVER — The Latest on a Mexican immigrant leaving a Denver church after being granted a deportation delay: 11:50 a.m. A Mexican immigrant who lived in a Denver church for three months to avoid immigration authorities is vowing to fight for another woman still in hiding. Jeanette Vizguerra (vihz-GEHR’-uh) left the First Baptist Church near […]

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Colorado GOP blocks nation’s 1st well-mapping requirement

DENVER — Colorado Republicans used a late-night filibuster Monday to block a first-of-its-kind requirement that oil and gas producers provide the locations of all their gas lines. Democrats who rule the House were planning to pass the bill before midnight, their deadline to get it to the governor’s desk before the Legislature concludes work for […]

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Colorado teacher accused of letting kids hit Trump pinata

JOHNSTOWN, Colo. — School officials in Colorado are investigating allegations that a high school Spanish teacher allowed students to hit a pinata with a picture of President Donald Trump on it during a Cinco de Mayo celebration. KCNC-TV reported Sunday that Johnstown Milliken School District Superintendent Martin Foster said the incident allegedly occurred on the […]

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Protections for 27 national monuments, including Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients, may be curtailed, cut

WASHINGTON — Twenty-seven national monuments, mostly in the West, face the curtailing or elimination of protections put in place over the past two decades by presidents from both parties, the Interior Department said. President Donald Trump ordered the review last month, saying protections imposed by his three immediate predecessors amounted to “a massive federal land […]

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‘Orange is the New Black’ Actor Diane Guerrero meets immigrant taking refuge in Denver church

DENVER — Actor Diane Guerrero has met with a woman who is seeking refuge from deportation in the basement of a Denver church. Guerrero, who stars in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, met with Jeanette Vizguerra on Thursday and told the woman and her daughters not to make the same mistake she […]

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