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Columbus Day repeal narrowly passes committee, aims for future compromises

Author: Joey Bunch - March 1, 2018 - Updated: March 2, 2018

The annually doomed bill to repeal Columbus Day as a state holiday in Colorado has a twist this year: It would create a commission to forge mutual understanding about heritage between Coloradans of Italian and American Indian descent.

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Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.