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Democratic attorney general candidates wrangle over Coffman’s decision to appeal Martinez ruling

The seal of the Colorado attorney general is displayed on a chair in the attorney general's conference room in the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

Democratic candidates for Colorado attorney general this week tore into Republican incumbent Cynthia Coffman’s month-old decision to appeal a court ruling critics say could bring a halt to oil and gas production in the state, with two of the Democrats vowing to scrap the appeal if elected and one of them lashing his primary opponents […]

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Gov. Hickenlooper seeks to save Colorado Energy Office after legislature hit impasse

Ponnequin Wind Farm near Carr, Colo. (Ed Andrieski/AP)

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office is expected to request on Tuesday that state budget writers approve supplemental funding for the Colorado Energy Office after the legislature hit an impasse at the end of the legislative session. The governor’s office is asking for $3.1 million to preserve the office, which, in addition to promoting renewable energy, also […]

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Bipartisan pols close ranks with rural Colorado landowners over ‘right to farm’

After a years-long court battle with a neighbor, a West Slope Colorado family has won a jury verdict in Delta County District Court affirming its right to operate a 15,000-hen egg farm under Colorado’s “right to farm” law. The case is said to have far-reaching implications for farming as well as property rights in general, […]

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Colorado’s Hickenlooper, Bennet, Lynne to hold private talk on secret Republican health care plan

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne will hold a private meeting Friday to talk about the Republican health care plan, which itself is shrouded in secrecy awaiting an unveiling and a vote in the Senate. Democratic activists across the country, including in Denver, have staged marches and publicity around […]

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Colorado Democrat Joe Neguse launches bid for 2nd Congressional District seat: ‘It’s up to us to fight back’

Joe Neguse, executive director of the state Department of Regulatory Agencies and a former CU regent, addresses Colorado Democrats at the party's biennial reorganization meeting on Saturday, March 11, 2017. On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, he declared he's running for Congress in the 2nd District. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

Vowing to fight President Donald Trump’s “disastrous agenda,” Democrat Joe Neguse, the son of Eritrean immigrants and a former CU regent, declared Tuesday he’s running for the 2nd Congressional District seat held by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.

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