Joey BunchJoey BunchApril 21, 20172min51
If you’re a Democrat, a woman and thinking about running for office,  Emerge Colorado has somewhere you should be Saturday: the Driscoll Ballroom at the University of Denver. The organization that recruits and trains women on the left to enter politics is holding an all-day training session. The timing is good for those who might jump into next […]

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Mary MacCarthyApril 14, 20175min49
Malebogo Molefhe is a profile in courage. An activist against gender-based violence, she came to Colorado on the heels of a trip to Washington, D.C., to accept an International Woman of Courage award. We met up with the Botswanan in Denver’s Botanic Gardens, where she told us about her decade of work teaching women and girls to […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchApril 13, 20173min45
This is something you don’t see every day … or any day. Planned Parenthood is applauding Colorado’s very conservative Republican-led Senate for its work on an abortion bill. Senate Bill 284, titled “A Woman’s Right To Accurate Health Care Information,” died on the Senate floor Thursday when GOP Sens. Don Coram of Montrose and Beth Martinez-Humenik of […]

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The Associated PressApril 13, 20171min24
DENVER — Colorado’s Senate has tentatively approved a measure requiring waiting periods for women seeking abortions. The bill by GOP Sens. Vicki Marble and Kevin Lundberg would require doctors to offer women the chance to see ultrasound images, to explain abortion risks, and to review alternatives such as adoptions. A woman can decline that information […]

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Mary MacCarthyApril 9, 20171min75
Social media and fashion sensation Nura Afia sat down with Colorado Politics to tell us how life has — and hasn’t — changed under the Trump administration. The Colorado native, who graduated from Smoky Hill High School and now lives in Cherry Creek, gained an international reputation last fall when she was named as the first-ever […]

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The Associated PressApril 6, 20173min37
DENVER — Colorado’s Republican state lawmakers are sending mixed messages on abortion and reproductive rights. A GOP panel in the state Senate approved a measure Wednesday to require waiting periods for women seeking abortions. The bill would also require doctors to tell women they face long-term psychological risks from having an abortion. Sponsoring Republicans argued […]

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Peter MarcusApril 5, 20174min40
A Republican-controlled Senate committee on Wednesday widely backed allowing women to obtain a year’s worth of prescription contraceptives. It was a somewhat surprising vote in the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, a committee used by the majority party to kill unfavorable legislation. Similar 12-month contraceptive legislation failed in the same committee last year. […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchApril 5, 20174min38
On this week’s “Behind the Politics” we learn that state Sen. Rhonda Fields is more than the hard-charging advocate for crime victims and human rights you see in the news. The statehouse dynamo of passion and grace is a proud grandma who loves Southern cooking and kitchen gadgets. And she gets revved up by saying the Pledge of […]

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Peter MarcusApril 4, 20173min51
A bipartisan bill to allow women to obtain a year’s worth of prescription contraceptives passed the House with widespread support, but faces an uncertain future in the Republican Senate. House Bill 1186 was assigned to the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, a committee used by the majority party to kill unfavorable legislation. In […]

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Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirApril 4, 20172min34
Minority House Republicans, accustomed to seeing their signature legislation snuffed out, had no problem Monday persuading their Democratic colleagues to embrace efforts that will protect victims of felony stalking and increase sentences for child sex traffickers. House Bill 1150, sponsored by Rep. Clarice Navarro, R-Pueblo, passed the House of Representatives unanimously, and House Bill 1172, sponsored by Navarro […]

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