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Rev. Amanda HendersonRev. Amanda HendersonMarch 1, 20185min589

Every year, our Colorado state legislature is flooded with bills that would harm women. As a Christian pastor and leader of The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, I see the way these bills not only threaten the health and wellbeing of people in our community, but I feel frustrated that the extreme views of a few legislators keep us from working together for real improvement in people’s lives.


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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandFebruary 19, 20185min425
NOTE: Monday, Feb. 19 is President’s Day and both the House and Senate are closed.  Here are the legislative committee hearings of note for the week ahead in the Colorado Capitol. Committee schedules are subject to change. The daily schedule is available on the legislature’s website. Click here and scroll down to committee hearings to listen online.   […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchJanuary 8, 20185min852
Sometimes you have to see your reflection, Colorado, to know what you look like. That was the case in the New York Times Sunday Review when op-ed columnist Frank Bruni reflected on the state of our political landscape. The piece, titled “The State Where Everyone Wants to be Governor,” is an interesting read for Mile […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchApril 13, 20173min206
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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Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirApril 3, 20173min191
Some perspective is in order — and usually overdue — when hot-button issues are debated in Congress and aired in the press. Planned Parenthood, for example. And Denverite’s Erica Meltzer offers a timely dose of perspective in the wake of last week’s U.S. Senate vote to let states withhold federal Title X funding from family-planning clinics that perform abortions. The […]

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Paula NoonanPaula NoonanFebruary 15, 20175min403

Patrick Neville, House minority leader from Castle Rock, said at the state GOP’s Capitol Club gathering that, “We’re going to make sure we push some good red meat bills.” For those confused by the term, those are: School choice, religious freedom, Second Amendment rights and abortion. News stories outlining Neville's assurances were published in this very publication. Later, in the same journal but different issue, Neville complained about Democratic–sponsored joint resolutions in the Legislature that have asked the Trump administration to rescind its immigration executive order and to support a full range of reproductive health care for women. “How is this a productive use of our time,” queried Neville. He particularly pointed to the abortion resolution as counterproductive, saying it “antagonized members of his caucus.”


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinFebruary 14, 20179min382

Protests, email and letter writing campaigns targeted at members of Congress and packed town hall meetings have seemingly become the norm since Donald Trump assumed the presidency. Opposition is nothing new to anyone who's sat in the Oval Office — or in any elected office for that matter — and tried to carry out new policies and change what seems to be an unchangeable bureaucracy. Still, the level of that opposition seems more vocal, more amped up than at any time in perhaps decades. Millions marched on Washington, D.C, the day after Trump took the oath of office as the 45th president. Thousands marched in opposition to abortion and hundreds of people have attended town hall meetings in Colorado and other states, voicing opposition to issues such as changing or repealing the Affordable Care Act, Trump's executive orders related to immigration from certain Muslim-dominated countries and building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.