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Hackers beware: Colorado’s clerks will be watching — and auditing — election results

Denverite’s Adrian Garcia reports this week that Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams is touting post-election audits as a new, enhanced safeguard against election manipulation in Colorado: The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office has been traveling to different counties this year to train clerks how to conduct the audit, office spokeswoman Lynn Bartels said Monday. […]

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Denver’s pols have a bone to pick with President Trump’s budget

  … But of course, that comes as no surprise. Sure, the depth and breadth of the cuts in federal funding proposed by the White House have sweeping implications for urban centers like the Mile High City. Then again, it’s not like Denver’s Democratically inclined political establishment has had many kind words for The Republican Donald since his unexpected elevation to the […]

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‘Compromise’ or ‘casserole’? Rural-sustainability bill does a lot; here’s an in-depth look

As we mentioned in passing just a day ago when Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the wide-ranging Senate Bill 267 into law, “Sustainability of Rural Colorado” (the measure’s title) can mean a whole bunch of things. It’s all very complicated. In other words, Tuesday’s signing was about more than Hick and Senate President Kevin Grantham shooting hoops […]

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Assisted suicide gets a ‘no’ — and then a ‘heck no’ — from the church

Terminally ill patients who invoke Colorado’s new law permitting  physician-assisted suicide will, of course, need a place to carry out the act. And their loved ones likely will want a funeral. To which the Catholic Church responds: Don’t expect much help from us. Not only have two of the state’s largest hospital systems, both Catholic-affiliated, opted […]

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Colorado’s No. 3 in protests: Does it have a future in political tourism?

Denverite informs us Colorado has posted the third-highest cumulative attendance rate at political protests thus far during the Trump presidency. Only Vermont (really?) and the District of Columbia (naturally) rank higher. By hard numbers: Colorado has had about 33 demonstrators per 1,000 residents. Vermont had 40 and D.C. 1,324 (again, no surprise there). Denverite’s Megan […]

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Colorado’s much-unloved 3.2 beer still the default brew despite 2016 legislation

Colorado’s General Assembly might as well have set out to revise the U.S. tax code — and then seek a lasting Mideast peace — and it still wouldn’t have been as complicated as trying to untie the Gordian Knot constricting retail liquor sales in the state. Compromise legislation passed by the legislature over a year ago was supposed to usher in historic regime […]

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Denver sets high bar for hate crimes, lowers it for panhandling, breaking park curfew …

… urinating in public and other such “quality of life” offenses. Which is to say they diminish quality of life — but not enough, in the eyes of Denver’s City Council, to warrant sending someone packing to his native land over a violation. Denverite’s Erica Meltzer reports the changes represent a sweeping sentencing reform of the city’s […]

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Trump graffiti: Should Denver bill the Democratic Party or the GOP?

Just as you were beginning to fear politics was, once again, getting way too serious, along comes a creative smarty-pants like Denverite to put things back into perspective. To wit, it asks the right question: How much does it cost to remove all that Donald Trump graffiti from Denver’s public spaces and places? Denverite’s Megan Arellano comes […]

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Pot is no longer about politics; it’s about cold, hard cash — make that, revenue

While the annual “4/20” cannabis bacchanal gets underway this morning at Denver’s Civic Center Park — in search of some cause beyond satisfying the basic human need to party — a couple of observations from Colorado’s media gallery seem especially apt. First, Denverite’s Adrian Garcia notes today how a fissure has opened up in the marijuana world — pitting, for the […]

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