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Chris BianchiChris BianchiJune 22, 201721min2336

The quick answer: yes. The real answer: it's complicated. Helped by an influx of transplants drawn to Colorado's liberal marijuana laws, high-tech economy and overall high quality of life, the state, by most metrics, is in a considerable economic boom. That same associated population growth, by the way, likely means ...


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Adam McCoyAdam McCoyDecember 29, 201628min376

Symbolic of the divisiveness of our politics, many Coloradans will look back at the 2016 election with violent contempt, reflecting on a political year that saw the rise of President-elect Donald Trump, while others will reminisce with sublime glee over a cycle where voters bucked the political establishment. In a year full of tectonic shifts on the national political landscape, Colorado had its share of drama and surprises, though voters sent back many familiar faces to serve in Congress and at the state Capitol. Here’s your bite-size, highlight reel for the 2016 election season in Colorado.


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinDecember 19, 20169min626

A Colorado elector who refused to cast his Electoral College vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton on Monday, Nov. 19, may face criminal charges. Micheal Baca of Denver was one of the nine electors from Colorado, which voted for Clinton in the Nov. 8 general election for president. The 24-year-old Democrat wore a t-shirt saying "Enough Is Enough," and refused to cast his ballot for Clinton. Moments before, Baca took an oath pledging to support the winner of Colorado's popular vote, Clinton.



Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsDecember 12, 201619min435

DENVER — A state representative going to jail during the holidays? For the first time in decades ... Oh my! Wasn't there something about this in the Book of Revelations? Goodness. Good morning, and happy Monday. We guess it's happy. But it's sort of just a cold Monday. Stop it, stop it. Positive thoughts! HAPPY MONDAY! And positive vibes sent to all of you out there fighting through traffic or through your massive inbox pile stacked to the roof from inside your dreadful little cubicles. Only 29 days until the first day of school ... we mean legislative session, class! Good grief, there we go with the negative vibes again. Sorry.


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Rick JensenRick JensenDecember 12, 20166min367

How do we know Dr. Ben Carson is unqualified to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development? Because House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said so, calling him "disturbingly unqualified." "There is no evidence that Dr. Carson brings the necessary credentials to hold a position with such immense responsibilities and impact on families and communities across America," Pelosi said.


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Ken ThomasKen ThomasDecember 10, 20168min427

President-elect Donald Trump is partaking in one of the nation's most storied football rivalries, saluting U.S. troops at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday as he prepares to enter the White House. The future commander-in-chief planned to attend the 117th game between the military academies at West Point and Annapolis, which is being held on relatively neutral ground, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Trump tweeted on Saturday morning that he was going to the game "as a show of support for our Armed Forces."


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinDecember 1, 201611min382

Colorado voters turned out at higher rates than all but two other states in the Nov. 8 general election, with most credit given to mail-in ballots. The 2016 general election was the first presidential election year with mail-in ballots used across Colorado, which had more than 71 percent of voters mark and return their ballots. Only Minnesota, with 74 percent, and New Hampshire, at 73 percent, were higher, according to figures from the United States Elections Project, an online information source that provides election statistics, electoral laws, research reports and other information regarding the U.S. electoral system. The national voter turnout average was 58 percent.


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Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayDecember 1, 201610min365

The People’s Democratic Republic of Oregon. That has a kind of ring to it, don’t you think? The reason this phrase has crystallized in my mind: Just after it was confirmed that Donald Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton, a petition was submitted for a ballot initiative to have Oregon secede from these United States. “Oregonian values are no longer the values held by the rest of the United States,” Christian Trejbal, a freelance writer who filed the Oregon Secession Act, told the Oregonian, a Portland-based daily newspaper.