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‘Out Front’ LGBTQ lawmakers are showing their pride during PrideFest weekend

Out Front LGBTQ Caucus

For PrideFest this weekend in Denver, it’s worth an #ICYMI to revisit Out Front magazine’s showcase of the six members of the Colorado legislature’s cohesive LGBTQ Caucus. Speaking of which, Sunday at 11:30 a.m. on the west steps of the state Capitol, the LGBTQ Caucus and One Colorado will put on the Pride Rally for […]

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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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Strategist: Democrat Joe Neguse ‘near certain’ to run for Jared Polis’ 2nd District congressional seat

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. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

Democrat Joe Neguse, executive director of the state Department of Regulatory Agencies and a former CU regent, is “near certain” to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat held by fellow Democrat Jared Polis, who announced Sunday morning he’s running for governor, according to a top Democratic strategist close to Neguse.

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#ICYMI, Colorado Rep. Leslie Herod told Elle, ‘We need more voices here, more kinds of voices’

Did you catch a local friendly face in Elle magazine back in January? OK, I saw it on Twitter today. There’s state Rep. Leslie Herod of Denver right there in a big-time international fashion magazine. The piece is called “Why I ran,” a first-person narrative she shared with writers Mattie Kahn and Nana Agyemang. You can […]

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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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Emerge Colorado training Democratic women to run for office Saturday

If you’re a Democrat, a woman and thinking about running for office,  Emerge Colorado has somewhere you should be Saturday: the Driscoll Ballroom at the University of Denver. The organization that recruits and trains women on the left to enter politics is holding an all-day training session. The timing is good for those who might jump into next […]

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Denver Zoo Day gives Colorado legislators something (else) to squawk about

The Colorado statehouse on Tuesday is where the wild things were — snakes, lizards, prickly porcupines and brightly featured birds. “I would like to welcome all the wild animals to the Capitol,” said Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, “And it’s also Zoo Day.” Everyone laughed then paid tribute to one of the state’s signature tourist attractions […]

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#Coleg Week 15: Legislative suspended animation, candidate tax returns, homeless civil rights, sexting, civil forfeiture

Colorado's "gold dome."

It’s a strange run-up to the home stretch at the Legislature. This week there will be floor votes and committee hearings same as the weeks before, but the whole endeavor seems to be operating in a suspended state, the major legislative projects of the year still hanging in the balance. The state’s $26.8 billion budget […]

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Colorado House Dems green light ‘Orange Is the New Black’ prison tampon budget amendment

Democratic Reps. Faith Winter from Westminster and Leslie Herod from Denver discuss their tampons for prisoners amendment to the budget bill, March 6, 2017. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)

Women incarcerated in Colorado don’t have adequate access to feminine hygiene products, and that’s an unnecessary affront to dignity, said Democratic state Reps. Leslie Herod and Faith Winter on Thursday. They proposed an amendment to the state’s $26.8 billion budget that would move $40,000 within the Department of Correction to solve the problem.

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