Starting Monday it will be Ki’i Powell’s job to make sure people in need get the help the state can provide. The Colorado Department of Human Services named her director of the Office of Economic Security. She replaces Phyllis Albritton, who was hired last year. The office is in charge of child support services, the […]
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A state senator behind legislation this year that increased the penalty for texting while driving is “livid” over recent conversations that the bill may have made the dangerous practice legal. Sen. Lois Court, D-Denver, referenced a Tuesday Denver Post article with the headline, “Hold the phone. Did Colorado just make it legal to text and […]
A national group that backs Democratic women candidates endorsed state Rep. Brittany Pettersen in Colorado’s 7th Congressional District race on Thursday.
Democrat Peter Smith, who gained national attention when he “glitter-bombed” Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Denver five years ago, is running in the already crowded primary for the Senate District 32 seat held by term-limited state Sen. Irene Aguilar, D-Denver.
If a 7-year-old sports a T-shirt proclaiming, “My Body, My Choice” or “Don’t Tread On Me,” it’s a fairly safe assumption mom or dad had something to do with it. But what if 17-year-old “climate warrior” and “hip hop artist” Xiuhtezcatl Martinez proposes a regulation to the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission requiring that drilling permits […]
So, maybe all us Coloradans at last can stop our worrying, OK? U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s office even provided a video clip of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke confirming for Gardner in a committee hearing Tuesday what Gov. John Hickenlooper had concluded earlier this year: that Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Southwest Colorado isn’t going […]
Denver Republican Party Chairman Jake Viano can scratch a big item off his bucket list. On Monday, he received a phone call from the White House to thank him and GOP volunteers for remaining calm during an altercation with a protester at Sunday’s PrideFest Parade in Denver.
An effort to save much of the Colorado Energy Office failed on Tuesday after Republicans objected to a funding request made by the governor’s office. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, asked for $3.1 million to preserve the Energy Office, which — in addition to promoting renewable energy — also assists schools, the agriculture industry and […]
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 […]
Colorado’s economy has grown for the past eight years since the economic downturn, and it’s on a path towards the longest expansion in the state’s history, lawmakers heard Tuesday. State budget writers received an update from the governor’s office and legislative staff on the June revenue forecast for the state. Colorado is currently in its […]