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Egan: Interstate 70 project is central to our economy

Shaun Egan

A major step forward for transportation occurred earlier this year with the approval of the Central 70 project by the federal government. This project involves the reconstruction of a 10-mile stretch between I-25 and Chambers Road and the replacement of a 50-year-old viaduct on Interstate 70. With the approval, the Colorado Department of Transportation could […]

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Smith: May The Colorado Statesman’s legacy of humanizing politics live on

Morgan Smith

Congratulations and best wishes to Clarity Media, the new owner of The Colorado Statesman. I’ve been writing for The Statesman since at least the early 1980s when I was commissioner of the Colorado Department of Agriculture and have always seen the newspaper as a vital player in Colorado’s political life. I see its value even […]

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Capitol staffers totally used to watching people gather to talk weed

Capitol staffers take in the Civic Center 4/20 weed party, April 20, 2017. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)

The booming sound from the Civic Center pro-pot 4/20 rally, where thousands gathered Thursday to celebrate Colorado’s legal weed, forced a hastily called state House press conference into a windowless side room. On the floor of the House lawmakers were debating Senate Bill 17, which would allow residents suffering from PTSD and with a recommendation […]

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Littleton Republican Justin Everett announces on Tax Day a run for treasurer

  Republican state Rep. Justin Everett timed his campaign launch for treasurer of Colorado to coincide with Tax Day. Everett announced his candidacy Tuesday with a campaign video and website launch, in which he promises to “take our state back.” “Why we’re announcing on Tax Day is because it’s the treasurer’s responsibility to protect taxpayers,” […]

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In Colorado, if your boss rips you off, it’s no longer a secret

Bad bosses, listen up: If you rip off employees — pinch their tips, pay less than minimum wage, deny overtime or jilt them on expenses — that’s no longer a “trade secret” but now a matter of public record in Colorado. This week Gov. John Hickenlooper put another notch in the legislative pistol of Rep. Jessie Danielson, […]

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