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Chase Woodruff

Chase Woodruff

Reporter Chase Woodruff covers the environment, the economy and other stories for Colorado Newsline.

Club Q shooting suspect makes first court appearance

By: - November 23, 2022

The suspect accused of killing five people and injuring 18 others in Saturday’s mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs appeared in court for the first time Wednesday. Anderson Lee Aldrich, who was hospitalized following the incident after being confronted and beaten by club patrons, was released from the hospital Tuesday and transferred […]

‘Irreparable heartbreak’: Victims killed in Club Q shooting remembered

By: - November 22, 2022

The five victims who were killed in Saturday’s mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, are being remembered by their friends and families as investigations into the attack continue. Officials confirmed the names of the five deceased victims in a press conference Monday afternoon. At least 18 other people were injured […]

Club Q shooting victims identified as red flag law questions linger

By: - November 21, 2022

Colorado Springs police on Monday released the names of the five people killed in Saturday’s mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ-friendly nightclub. “Too often, society loses track of the victims of these sad and tragic events in all the talk about the suspect,” said Chief Adrian Vasquez of the Colorado Springs Police Department in […]

5 killed, 18 injured in shooting at LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs

By: - November 20, 2022

At least 5 people were killed and 18 others injured in a shooting late Saturday night at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs. Officers responded to 911 calls from Club Q in East Colorado Springs shortly before midnight and took a 22-year-old male suspect into custody, the Colorado Springs Police Department said in a press […]

How ballot ‘curing,’ recounts work in Colorado as Boebert-Frisch race comes down to wire

By: - November 10, 2022

Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado remains locked in an unexpectedly close battle for reelection against Democratic challenger Adam Frisch in the 3rd Congressional District, with Boebert leading by 1,136 votes in unofficial results as of 6:39 p.m. Thursday. Approximately 5,000 ballots had remained to be counted in Pueblo County around mid-afternoon Thursday, according […]

Yadira Caraveo

Democrat Caraveo upsets GOP’s Kirkmeyer to win new 8th Congressional District seat in Colorado

By: - November 9, 2022

Democratic state Rep. Yadira Caraveo, a pediatrician from Thornton, will be the U.S. representative from Colorado’s newly created 8th Congressional District. Caraveo’s Republican opponent, state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer of Weld County, called Caraveo to concede the race on Wednesday evening. “While this is not the outcome we hoped for, I am proud of our team […]

Mushrooms

Measure to legalize psychedelic mushrooms holds narrow lead as Colorado results trickle in

By: - November 9, 2022

Unofficial 2022 election results showed Colorado voters on track to take another big step towards drug decriminalization, with a measure to legalize and regulate psychedelic mushrooms leading narrowly as votes continue to be counted. Proposition 122, dubbed the Natural Medicine Health Act, was ahead with 51% support after more than 1.8 million votes had been […]

Another ‘mixed message’ from Colorado voters in fiscal ballot measure results

By: - November 9, 2022

Colorado voters on Tuesday appeared to approve at least three ballot measures that sought significant changes to state tax and fiscal policy, while a fourth held on to a narrow lead, unofficial results showed. One group called the results a “mixed message,” with voters on track to pass several fiscal measures and new social programs […]

Colorado voters on track to reject shakeup of state alcohol laws

By: - November 9, 2022

Colorado voters on Tuesday appeared to reject a shakeup of the state’s alcohol laws, potentially handing defeats to two alcohol-related ballot measures while a third remained behind by a razor-thin margin. Proposition 124, which sought to gradually eliminate caps on the number of liquor store licenses that could be held by a single owner, was […]

8th District race between Kirkmeyer, Caraveo remains too close to call

By: - November 9, 2022

The race for Colorado’s newest seat in the U.S. House of Representatives proved as competitive as expected Tuesday night. As of midnight, unofficial results showed Democratic state Rep. Yadira Caraveo holding onto a narrow lead over Republican state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer in the 8th Congressional District. The race remained too close to call, multiple news […]

Griswold, Young hold off GOP challengers in Colorado secretary of state, treasurer races

By: - November 9, 2022

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold and Treasurer Dave Young both comfortably won reelection Tuesday night, holding off Republican challengers and completing Democrats’ defense of the four statewide offices they won in a clean sweep in 2018. Unofficial results showed Griswold winning nearly 55% of the vote as of 11 p.m., compared to 43% for […]

Sen. Bennet soundly defeats GOP challenger O’Dea to win reelection to third term

By: - November 8, 2022

Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet appeared to have easily secured a third full term in the Senate on Tuesday night, a resounding win for Colorado Democrats that could mark a turning point for how the state’s electoral politics are perceived. Bennet led Republican challenger Joe O’Dea 56% to 42% as of 9:30 p.m., according to […]