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Joey BunchJoey BunchAugust 18, 20175min265
Colorado lawmakers and environmentalists are anxiously awaiting a federal judge’s ruling on President Trump’s “one in, two out” policy on regulations. Public interest groups and a labor union sued the government to block enforcement of the policy, saying it overstepped Trump’s constitutional authority. Judge Randolph Moss’s comments during a hearing last week in U.S. District […]

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Steve BacharSteve BacharMarch 1, 20176min370

The new president declares his inauguration day a special, self-aggrandizing day and goes on to sign an unprecedented number of executive orders in his first two weeks in office … Yes, former President Barack Obama has much to answer for. Whether we are focused on President Obama’s “National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation” and his 19 executive orders or President Trump’s “National Day of Patriotic Devotion” and his 18 executive orders in a similar time frame



Peter MarcusPeter MarcusFebruary 2, 20174min226
Gov. John Hickenlooper said on Wednesday that President Trump has taken a disruptive approach to governing, perhaps because of ulterior motives. “Many of President Trump’s appointments were unorthodox. It’s hard to understand exactly what he’s trying to make, and some of it I’m guessing is just trying to create a kind of disruptive atmosphere,” Hickenlooper […]

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Colorado’s House Republican leader on Tuesday defended President Trump’s temporary refugee and select immigration bans, saying the orders are a prudent move to understand threats facing the nation. The remarks from Rep. Patrick Neville of Castle Rock came during a resolution by Democrats that encourages President Trump to rescind last Friday’s presidential directives, which temporarily suspended […]

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John TomasicJohn TomasicJanuary 31, 20177min384

In an emotional and at times contentious stretch of speeches that lasted more than an hour Tuesday, Colorado House Democrats passed a resolution asking President Donald Trump to lift the executive order he issued last week that banned entry to the country of refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries and that sparked protests around the country and legal action that resulted in a <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/28/us/politics/trump-darweesh-decision-stay-refugee-ban.html" target="_blank">partial stay</a> of the order issued Saturday evening. Trump has been defiant in the wake of the action, citing national security and pushing back against objections voiced by members of Congress, <a href="http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/01/30/hundreds-of-u-s-diplomats-protest-trump-immigration-ban-in-internal-memos/" target="_blank">more than 200 concerned State Department personnel</a> and foreign leaders around the world. The Colorado's <a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hjr17-1013" target="_blank">Resolution 1013</a>, sponsored only by Democrats in both the House and Senate, is unlikely to pass in the Republican-controlled Senate, much less influence Trump’s thinking. But supporters touted it as an important statement for the record on behalf of their constituents.



Peter MarcusPeter MarcusJanuary 31, 20175min232
State officials say about half the number of refugees are expected in Colorado this year as a result of an executive order from President Trump. Colorado had expected 55 refugees in the next few days, according to state officials, who are scrambling to understand the reach of Trump’s executive order on the subject. Refugee families […]

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Peter MarcusPeter MarcusJanuary 30, 201710min262
Uber and Lyft are accustomed to competition. But a new race toward good conscience — highlighted by protests in Denver — offers a glimpse into the morality battle in a Donald Trump era, a war that is reshaping both business and politics. Across social media, #DeleteUber is trending, a plea by those opposed to Trump’s Muslim ban […]

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David O. WilliamsDavid O. WilliamsDecember 30, 201615min359

Despite a growing list of climate change doubters and fossil fuel industry supporters and executives comprising the list of Trump administration cabinet nominees, Democratic Colorado lawmakers and environmentalists are hopeful the state’s clean energy economy and outdoor recreation industry can continue to thrive. Mostly, though, there’s a growing sense of dread from the conservation community as President-elect Donald Trump picks people like Republican Montana U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke for the post of Interior Secretary, former Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry for Energy Secretary and ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. Oil and gas industry representatives, meanwhile, are eagerly looking forward to Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20. About a third of Colorado is owned by the federal government and managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service. Coal mining and oil and gas companies have for the past eight years of the Obama administration lamented environmental regulations perceived as hurdles to energy production on public lands.