Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMarch 5, 20175min385

If you ride your bike along busy streets or even highways, you're probably aware of what "rolling coal" means. For those who don't, a bill before state lawmakers may not matter, but those who do are pretty excited. The Colorado Independent reported the legislation would impose a $100 traffic fine on motorists who change their vehicles, usually either with an alternate tailpipe or smokestack, to blast exhaust smoke at another driver, bicyclist, motorcyclist, pedestrian or other human target as they pass by.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinAugust 17, 20167min688

In February 2016, state Rep. Lois Court, a sponsor of legislation that would have allowed terminally ill Coloradans to obtain a prescription drug to bring about their deaths, told her fellow lawmakers, "Make no mistake, the voice of the people of this state will be held. You will hear from your constituents one way or the other.” She said those words after pulling a bill from the House floor that she and her colleague, state Rep. Joann Ginal were running to give Coloradan's the option of "death with dignity."


John TomasicJohn TomasicFebruary 24, 201610min295

The strategy behind this year’s end-of-life physician assisted suicide bill was to get as many people as possible talking about it and to keep them talking about it as long as possible. Which is why it came as a shock to many at the Capitol Wednesday that the sponsors of House Bill 1054, Reps. Lois Court, D-Denver, and Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins, pulled it from consideration just before much anticipated debate was scheduled to begin on the House floor. The two lawmakers were furious at the turn of events. “I am profoundly disappointed we have gotten to this point. I am profoundly disappointed in you, colleagues,” Court said from the front of the chamber.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 18, 20168min309
Twenty Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … While the state was only in the “infancy stage” as a player in presidential politics, Colorado’s second presidential primary, in 1996, was shining a spotlight on a state that had been mostly ignored by presidential hopefuls. “Colorado got an enormous amount of attention from the […]

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