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After hours of pained testimony, homeless ‘right to rest’ bill fails on bipartisan vote

(AP/David Kohl)

State House Democrats joined Republicans late Wednesday night to vote down a bill that has made waves in various versions the last three years for championing the civil rights of the state’s homeless population. After nearly six hours of emotional testimony, the “Right to Rest Act,” House Bill 1314, sponsored by state Democratic Reps. Joe […]

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Insights: School discipline creates a Colorado House divided

My favorite teacher had me assaulted, and I learned that from the Colorado legislature last week. At least science teacher Terry Niblett didn’t take it lightly. Through the glass of a locked high school science lab, he waved six boys to the office of vice principal Barnett Wilson, a burly man in his 50s who was a known bruiser with a wooden […]

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Wilson discusses ‘ground-up’ education initiative in House GOP’s video update

State Rep. Jim Wilson, R-Salida, discusses education policy and legislation in the weekly video update released by the House GOP caucus on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (Photo via YouTube)

Although it starts with a splash of levity, the House Republican caucus’s weekly video update quickly moves onto more serious ground. “This is Jim Wilson from Salida, Colorado,” says state Rep. Yuelin Willett, R-Grand Junction, as his serious gaze dissolves into a grin and an imposing figure enters the frame, shooing away the imposter. “Not […]

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Advocates, lawmakers celebrate value, impact of historic preservation in Colorado

Ann Pritzloff, founder and director of the Preserve America Youth Summit, and state Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, applaud as students participating in the summit talk about the importance of historic preservation at the Western Heritage Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, part of the 20th annual Saving Places Conference at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
“We know historic preservation has a positive economic impact to our state,” Steve Turner, the state historic preservation officer and executive director of History Colorado, told the several hundred preservation experts, community leaders and property owners gathered on Friday at the Colorado Convention Center for the Saving Places Conference. Then, pointing to preservation projects across […]

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The Hot Sheet – And so it begins, education $ will be “Rearranging chairs on Titanic,” Hick looks to legacy, Trump looms over the dome and … MORE!

DENVER — Good morning, and happy Thursday — Colorado’s second day with state legislators inside the state Capitol working — yikes! A couple of things of note for you this a.m.: First, Gov. John Hickenlooper prepares this morning to take to the House of Representatives dais to deliver his second-from-last State of the State speech […]

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GOP legislative ace says voters would fund education, if they’re convinced

Rep. Jim Wilson knows Colorado education, especially poor, rural schools, better than anyone in the Capitol. The fiscally conservative Republican from Salida spent 40 years as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent before he entered politics. He was educated in a two-room country school in Corwin, Kan., through the 8th grad and grew up on a wheat and cattle […]

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Trump to massive crowd at Denver rally: ‘We have to win this state’

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump filled a converted Air Force hanger on Friday in Denver for an hour-long speech that didn’t disappoint an avid crowd, including Republican elected officials, GOP candidates and Trump supporters who say they are counting on the billionaire to shake up a corrupt system and get the country back on track.

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