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Take 2 on B.J. Nikkel and whether she wants in on the CD 2 race …

…Courtesy of Colorado Peak Politics. The other day we cited Colorado Pols’ insights on which Republicans might want to vie for one of the longer shots in state politics — representing the GOP in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Jared Polis in the decidedly Democratic 2nd Congressional District. Citing “speculation,” Pols named state Sen. […]

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With Polis running for governor, Ken Toltz says he’ll run for Colorado’s CD2 seat in Congress

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No sooner had U.S. Rep. Jared Polis announced his plans to run for Colorado governor next year than we hear that activist and businessman Ken Toltz will seek Polis’ seat in Congress from the 2nd Congressional District. Toltz has been a player in Colorado politics for awhile, but he’s perhaps best known as the founder […]

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Is Boulder safe and welcoming? City spent $167,000 to find out

…And the conclusion of the recent, city-commissioned survey on the subject is: … not for everyone — despite the college town’s reputation as a center of free thinking, social engagement and open minds. Particularly, “… those outside the Boulder majority — that is, affluent, liberal, heterosexual white people — feel less welcome on average in the city,” […]

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Knights of Columbus warn that Joe Salazar’s Columbus Day ban would fulfill Klan’s plan

State Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton, speaks at the Colorado Democratic Party's reorganization meeting on Saturday, March 11 2017, at the Marriott Denver City Center. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

The world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization is coming out swinging against a bill sponsored by state Rep. Joe Salazar to cancel Columbus Day as a state holiday in Colorado. The Knights of Columbus — named in honor of explorer Christopher Columbus — is opposing House Bill 1327, saying the legislation is based on “fake history” […]

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Trump era liberal strife still evident in Dem Boulder town halls; but what does it mean for Colorado?

Another packed Trump-era Colorado politics town hall, this one held at the Sanitas Brewing Company by members of the Boulder County state legislative caucus on March 15, 2017. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)
It was another weekend in the first months of the Trump administration and so another weekend of packed political town halls in heavily Democratic Boulder County, Colorado. But to what degree is Boulder a bellwether for state and national Democratic Party strategy? U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a fairly well-known progressive on the national stage, did […]

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Denver Council argues over extending marijuana store hours

In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2014, file photograph, Matt Hart holds up a bud of Lemon Skunk, the most potent strain of marijuana available at the 3D Dispensary in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
Instead of a sought-after additional five hours of business, Denver’s recreational marijuana dispensaries seem likely to be allowed three extra hours, and city coffers could see between $664,000 to $1.3 million in extra revenue if all those dispensaries decided to take advantage of the extra hours that may soon be allowed under a City and […]

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ICYMI: Boulder tells county to butt out, homeless camping ordinance in court, pot stores steal workers

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The City of Boulder is many things to many people, sometimes largely depending on your personal, political views. Some view them as one of the more forward-thinking local governments, others call them the “People’s Republic of Boulder.” Well, a story in the Boulder Camera reported that since the city is running out of space to […]

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