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Colorado's two Democratic senators split votes on a failed effort in the U.S. Senate on Nov. 18 to move forward with construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. Sixty votes were needed to pass the bill in order to prevent a … more
Much will be on the line when ballots are counted across the state next week, but one county in particular – and voters' reaction to controversies involving the school board there – could … more
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
Death penalty politics resurfaced in the gubernatorial race last week on the heels of comments made by Gov. John Hickenlooper during a recent television interview. But political observers wonder just how much voters actually care about capital … more
An attack ad released against Gov. John Hickenlooper last week started out like any other negative ad — grainy, black-and-white footage followed by a series of assaults on the governor for his failure to “make the tough decisions.” The ad, … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper said last week that he will be the one who selects the members of a task force that will be charged with finding a compromise on issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing. The governor also addressed concerns on the part of … more
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made no apologies for having previously called Colorado's "quality of life" into question for its voter-approved marijuana legalization, during a July 23 visit … more
Over 500 people waited anxiously for the launch of Orion, only to leave the Denver Museum of Nature and Science disappointed this morning.After multiple delays due to wind and other issues, Orion … more
The mood was somber and the details were sobering at a Dec. 3 ceremony at the Colorado Capitol, marking the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre, in which dozens of American Indians were … more
Voters in Douglas County helped decided four races for the state House and one race for the state Senate. Below is a look at the outcomes with Republicans taking all five races in commanding fashion. more
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