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Gov. Hickenlooper highlights bipartisan group of governors opposed to health overhaul

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, were among a bipartisan group of governors who wrote a letter to Senate leaders on Friday, June 16, 2017, urging Congress to take a bipartisan approach to keeping health care coverage accessible and affordable. (Kasich: AP file photo; Hickenlooper photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)
Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, again joined with Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio in a bipartisan showing of opposition to the U.S. Senate health care bill. Hickenlooper and Kasich brought together a group of 10 governors in sending a letter to Senate leadership to voice their concerns with the legislation. The governors call upon […]

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After last raucous town hall, Colorado’s Mike Coffman to face constituents again

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., addresses constituents during a town hall meeting in a hall on the campus of the University of Colorado Medical School late Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Aurora, Colo. Town halls have become a risky proposition for GOP members of Congress since the election of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman will hold a town hall meeting on Aug. 1 in Henderson as protests continue over GOP-led health reform efforts. The town hall planned for 6 p.m. at Prairie View High School follows a meeting the congressman held in April when an angry crowd assailed him, resulting in national headlines. Protesters […]

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Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper says health progress would be impacted by GOP legislation

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper continued his push against GOP-led federal health care reform this week, suggesting that progress in Colorado would be curtailed. The governor used a recently released “State of Health Scorecard” to underscore his message. In 2013, the state set goals around reducing costs and improving the quality of health care. Hickenlooper said […]

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GOP state treasurer candidate Justin Everett bounces back onto campaign trail after bout of dehydration

State Rep. Justin Everett, R-Littleton, recuperates on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree. The Colorado state treasurer candidate underwent some tests after suffering a bout of dehydration on the heels of recent heavy campaigning, he wrote in a Facebook post. (Photo courtesy Justin Everett via Facebook)

It wasn’t how state Rep. Justin Everett, a Littleton Republican and candidate for state treasurer, planned on spending his day, but relentless campaigning — covering some 31 counties in three months without a day off, he says — landed the 45-year-old in the hospital for a spell on Thursday after suffering what turned out to […]

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Front lines of Colorado refugee resettlement uncertain, but optimistic over Trump travel ban

An Iraqi woman celebrating Refugee Day Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Durham, N.C. (Bernard Thomas /The Herald-Sun via AP)

Zainab Nader left Iraq for Denver as a refugee just four months ago. She smiles big, ear-to-ear, with an infectious laugh when she talks about her short time in Colorado and reuniting with her brothers who left Iraq for Denver eight years before her. “I’m happy when I see my brothers,” she said, pushing out […]

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Aguilar and Herod: What Colorado can do to support our immigrant communities

Sen. Irene Aguilar

Measures brought before the Colorado General Assembly in this legislative session have shown that the contentious national debate on immigration has been jolting our state’s politics as well. As the federal government has shifted its policies to penalize so-called sanctuary cities and aggressively deport immigrants, we’ve seen conflicting bills introduced here on whether our state […]

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Governor’s potential special session would put more focus on issues and lawmakers voting on them

After legislators adjourned the 120-day legislative session Wednesday night, they convened at Stoney’s Bar & Grill in downtown Denver. Gov. John Hickenlooper made the rounds with a message: Don’t make any vacation plans for the rest of May. He told reporters Thursday he’s going to think about it through the weekend before deciding if he […]

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