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Behind the Scenes: Andre the giant has left the building

Andre Bowser
Editor’s note: This is a new feature for Colorado Politics. Each week we’ll introduce you to the difference-makers who work behind the scenes. Andre Bowser is a giant among men in the Colorado Capitol. Not because of his height. He’s about 6 feet tall. Not because of his power or influence in a building full […]

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BLM lands in Colorado roar economically when they’re very quiet, says new report

BLM Public Lands

Peace and quiet in Colorado’s great outdoors has a value all its own, according to a study released Tuesday by the independent economic analysts ECONorthwest. In 2015, non-motorized recreation such as camping, hiking, climbing, hunting, mountain biking and rafting attracted 1.23 million visits to public lands from the mountains to the plains, generating $54.3 million […]

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Senate Republicans to lead Colorado Springs rally for charter schools Thursday

Charter School funding

Republicans in the Colorado legislature are expected to turn out strong Thursday for a lunchtime rally for charter schools in Colorado Springs. A Celebration of Charter School Families begins at 12:30 p.m. at Colorado Springs Early Colleges at 4405 N. Chestnut St. The rally is sponsored by the conservative school choice organization Ready CO and the […]

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Broomfield city attorney throws cold water on charter amendment to curb oil and gas

Broomfield city and county attorney Bill Tuthill

  Colorado Politics told you this month that some Broomfield residents want more public health and safety requirements for permitting oil and gas wells written into the city charter. They’re out collecting the 2,500 signatures from the town’s roughly 48,000 registered voters to get the issue on the November ballot. The language mirrors that of […]

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9News profiles centrists hoping to put five candidates in the legislature, but can they?

Centrist Project

Brandon Rittiman and Anna Staver had a fascinating piece on 9News Friday night about a plan being hatched by centrist-minded politicians fed up with partisan politics in the Colorado legislature. The Centrist Project is looking for five good candidates to run for the statehouse under the Centrist banner. If they can do that — and […]

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USS Colorado Navy submarine gets $100k from Coloradans with governor’s signature

USS Colorado

  Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Monday afternoon that spends $100,000 from the state budget to support a new Navy submarine called the USS Colorado. Lawmakers threw heavy support behind Senate Bill 183 to chip in on the cost of last December’s christening ceremony, to promote the fact Colorado has a submarine named after it […]

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American Majority training local conservatives in the national shadow of an embattled president

American Majority Project Ned Ryun

Ned Ryun and his American Majority nonprofit have a big sales pitch to make before next year’s election. The goal: find conservatives willing to run in Donald Trump’s shadow, at the same time his organization tries to build a new generation of candidates to remake the party’s outlook and image. Ryun founded the national conservative nonprofit nine years ago […]

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