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President Barack Obama told a Denver audience on July 9 that the country's economy is better off now than when he took office five years ago and blasted Republicans in Congress who "have blocked or voted down every serious idea to helping the middle class." more
A wide-ranging group of 50 new laws dealing with everything from Internet crimes to marijuana research to Jessica's Law took effect July 1. The statutes are among 425 bills that passed the Legislature and were signed into law by Gov. John … more
A group of gay state lawmakers on July 3 called on Colorado officials to "concede" that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional and to avoid putting up any more legal barriers that delay … more
On a week when the Bob Beauprez campaign was buoyed by a poll that showed him in a 44 percent tie with Gov. John Hickenlooper, it was instead a different number that stirred a media buzz. Hours … more
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez tabbed Douglas County Commissioner Jill Repella as his running mate late Tuesday afternoon. Repella was elected to her first term as commissioner in November 2008 and re-elected in 2012 to a second … more
Political observers think that Republican primary voters were wise to avoid picking a polarizing conservative to match up against Gov. John Hickenlooper in the fall, but can the party's candidate take back the governor's mansion for the GOP? That … more
An effort to ban the carrying of concealed handguns on college campuses ended June 26 out of supporters' concerns that the issue could be used as a “political football” to impact the November election. For months, backers of the campus gun … more
More doubt was cast recently on the possibility of a special legislative session on hydraulic fracking, as Gov. John Hickenlooper on June 27 lowered expectations that lawmakers will meet over the … more
A federal judge on June 26 rejected a court challenge to gun restrictions that took effect last year, ruling that the new statutes do not infringe on a person's Second Amendment right to bear firearms, as was alleged by the plaintiffs in the … more
After the Republican primary for Senate District 22, Tony Sanchez will be facing Andy Kerr in November. Sanchez beat out Mario Nicolais with 66.52 percent of votes, 6,235, to Nicolais' 33.48 … more
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