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Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients will remain protected

Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients National Monument near Cortez is no longer under review and will remain protected, federal officials announced on Friday. The historic cultural landscape was under review per an executive order by President Trump, which could have meant it would have lost its critical monument status. But Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who […]

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What happens next with health care? Friday’s Colorado Politics forum hopes to get some questions answered

What happens next with health care? How will the U.S. Senate’s action — or inaction — affect Colorado? Will premiums go down or up more? Will more people be covered or fewer? Will pre-existing conditions be a factor in whether I can get coverage? Will my kids be kicked off my insurance or stay on […]

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‘The face of the Trump campaign in Colorado’: Weston Imer talks about life as one of the president’s most visible supporters

Weston Imer, 13, the co-chair of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign in Jefferson County, left, poses for a snapshot along with his mother, Laurel Imer, the county campaign's field coordinator, and European Parliament Member Nigel Farage, co-founder and former leader of the UK Independence Party, at the National Asian Indian Republican Association's annual fundraising dinner on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Denver Marriott South in Lone Tree, Colorado. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)
When people think of the Trump campaign in Colorado, they’re more than likely to think of Weston Imer. And he has this on good authority. “Eric Trump told me that I am the kid of the Trump campaign, I am the face of the Trump campaign in Colorado,” the 13-year-old Imer told Colorado Politics. “And […]

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Colorado Republicans tell national conservatives that school choice is working

State Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, discusses his Senate Bill 156, to require that condo associations use arbitration to settle disputes over construction defects before taking builders to court, at a rally on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at the state Capitol. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
Republican elected officials from Colorado welcomed conservative leaders from around the country Thursday, arguing that the Centennial State makes the case for school choice efforts. Speaking at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s annual meeting in Denver on was state Treasurer Walker Stapleton, who is considering a run for governor, and state Rep. Owen Hill, R-Colorado […]

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Forced arbitration with banks isn’t dead yet, but Colorado consumer watchdogs say let it die

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Republican leaders in the U.S. House and Senate Thursday set in motion a plan to force people possibly wronged by banks into arbitration and keep them out of courtrooms, just like in the old days before this month. Let’s back up a few steps. In 2010 Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer […]

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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos calls school choice protesters ‘defenders of the status quo’

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defended her push to expand charter and voucher schools before a conservative audience in Denver on Thursday. Her remarks followed a day of protests during which public school proponents, led by teachers unions, held a rally and marched against DeVos’ policies. “Our opponents, defenders of the status quo, only protest those capable […]

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Eagle County Democrat Dylan Roberts launches campaign for House District 26 seat

Dylan Roberts talks about his brother Murphy Roberts before presenting the Colorado Democratic Party's Murphy Roberts Young Volunteers of the Year awards at the state party's annual dinner on March 11, 2017, at the Denver Mariott City Center. The award, commemorates Murphy Roberts, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 11 and began volunteering regularly at the Routt County Democratic Party headquarters a few years later. Dylan Roberts announced on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, that he was running for the House District 26 seat being vacated by state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, who is running for Congress in next year's election. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

Democratic Party luminary Jason Kander gave Eagle County prosecutor Dylan Roberts some advice a few months back, and this week he took it. Kander, a former Missouri secretary of state and 2016 U.S. Senate nominee, delivered the keynote address at the Colorado Democratic Party’s annual dinner in March, the same night Roberts presented a pair […]

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Zinke to speak at Western Conservative Summit, after private appearance at ALEC

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The Trump administration is coming through, after all, at the Western Conservative Summit this weekend in Denver, and in a huge way. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will speak at the mega-gathering of the country’s top conservatives at the Colorado Convention Center Friday. On Monday Jeff Hunt, the director of the Centennial Institute, which puts on […]

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Colorado leaders — but not all — show respect for McCain after diagnosis

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Colorado’s congressional members reacted to the news of Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis with the support and deep respect for the statesman and American hero from neighboring Arizona. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Denver worked closely with McCain in 2013 as members of the Gang of Eight that passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill […]

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