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Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsJune 7, 20186min1010

I am respectfully responding to my colleague and friend state Sen. John Cooke’s recent op-ed regarding the “red flag” legislation introduced this session.  Red flag laws save lives.  When a person is in crisis, loved ones and law enforcement are often the first to see signs that they pose a threat.  The bi-partisan proposal we brought forward this year would have established a process to temporarily remove firearms from individuals who pose a serious threat before they harm themselves or others.


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John TomasicJohn TomasicJanuary 24, 20178min415

A state Senate bill aimed at better safeguarding students by allowing county sheriffs to train school employees in gun safety passed Tuesday afternoon on a party line vote in the Senate State Affairs committee. <a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb17-005" target="_blank">Senate Bill 005</a> now heads to the chamber floor for consideration. The bill drew some 30 witnesses to Tuesday’s hearing. Testimony see-sawed for and against and stretched out for more than two hours. That the basic premises of the bill and the motivation behind its introduction seemed up for grabs was another sign, if any were needed, of how fraught gun politics remain in the state.



Jared WrightJared WrightAugust 25, 201642min399

DENVER — Good day and welcome to the Hot Sheet revolution — the idea that you can get all your insider Colorado political news in one place without having to scour the Internet and wade through the political catacombs yourself, a process that would take you hours a day and leave you filthy and exhausted at best. Trust me, I know. So here it is, The Hot Sheet, cooked up just for you ... you're welcome. Today is the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary! For those of us growing up or living in the American West, it's a day that shares a special place in all our hearts. What a privilege to share the incredible beauty of our public lands! On August 25, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill into law to create the National Park Service to oversee the already-established national parks and “such other national parks and reservations of like character as may be hereafter created by Congress.” To the National Park Service, "Let the Eagle Soar"


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Mike LittwinMike LittwinApril 12, 20168min300

If you watched the Republican Senate debate the other night, you can probably guess what I’m about to say. It wasn’t that anyone, even Peg Littleton, said anything particularly outrageous — certainly not by presidential-debate standards. It was that no one, in the eight-person field, made much of an impression at all. Over long months, the state’s leading Republicans couldn’t find a candidate to get behind. And now that there are as many as 13 in the field, they still can’t find a front-runner.