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Lowest ICU bed availability in Colorado since pandemic began

By: - September 10, 2021

Unvaccinated COVID-19 patients are causing extraordinary stress on Colorado hospitals, and fewer intensive-care unit beds are available in the state than at any time since the pandemic began, Gov. Jared Polis and state public health officials said during a Friday news briefing. As of Thursday, available ICU beds in Colorado dropped below 200 to 197, […]

‘Worrisome’ letter defending Tina Peters sent to Colorado county clerks

By: - September 5, 2021

Multiple county clerks in Colorado recently received a letter that they found alarming because of its tone and due to the context of intensifying efforts by activists who say, despite the absence of evidence, that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. The one-page letter, dated Aug. 27, is typed, and, at least for some of […]

Aurora police officers face manslaughter charges in Elijah McClain death

By: - September 1, 2021

Three Aurora police officers and two paramedics each face charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, among other charges, in the death of Elijah McClain, an unarmed Black man, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced Wednesday during a news conference. The indictments, 32 in all, were issued by a Colorado grand jury that had investigated […]

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Mesa County to court in Peters lawsuit: No one can appoint Williams but us

By: - August 31, 2021

On the same day that Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold filed a lawsuit against the Mesa County clerk, the county’s board of commissioners jumped in to have a say. They didn’t oppose what Griswold asked the court to do. They just wanted to be the ones who did it. Griswold filed the suit Monday […]

Colorado secretary of state files lawsuit to strip Tina Peters of election authority

By: - August 30, 2021

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold has filed a lawsuit as part of an effort to prevent the Mesa County clerk and recorder from maintaining her authority over elections. The lawsuit was filed Monday in state district court in Mesa County. The lawsuit seeks to remove Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters as the […]

Colorado attorney general involved in Tina Peters investigation

By: - August 25, 2021

The office of Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is involved with the investigation into a reported election-system security breach in Mesa County, a spokesperson for Weiser confirmed to Newsline. Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters is accused by Secretary of State Jena Griswold of participating in activity that led to the release of election-system […]

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After-hours access of Mesa County election equipment revealed in Griswold investigation

By: - August 16, 2021

The Mesa County clerk and recorder, Tina Peters, and two other people entered a secure room that contained county election equipment after normal work hours on May 23 — the day that one of the election system hard drive images that were later shared online is believed to have been taken, according to the Colorado […]

‘Serious breach’ of voting security at center of investigation of Mesa County clerk’s office

By: - August 9, 2021

The Colorado secretary of state is investigating a potential security breach related to Mesa County’s voting system, Secretary Jena Griswold announced Monday. Griswold’s office sent an order to Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters requesting an inspection of “election equipment and other relevant materials,” according to a press release from Griswold. The release says […]

Dick Lamm, former 3-term Colorado governor, dies at 85

By: - July 30, 2021

Richard D. Lamm, a former three-term governor of Colorado, died at 85 on Thursday, according to a statement from his wife, former Colorado First Lady Dottie Lamm. Dick Lamm, as he was best known, died surrounded by family members following complications from a pulmonary embolism earlier this week, the statement said. He would have turned […]

In milestone, Polis ends health emergency executive orders, issues new one

By: - July 9, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday, citing the success of the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, announced that he had ended health emergency executive orders related to COVID-19. Polis first declared a disaster emergency, a power granted to the governor by the Colorado Disaster Emergency Act, on March 10, 2020, and he has since issued […]

Bennet in call with supporters decries McConnell’s ‘abuse of the filibuster’

By: - June 23, 2021

Three southwestern Democratic U.S. senators during a private Zoom call with supporters on Tuesday suggested they were open to filibuster reform but stopped short of offering specifics on the kind of reform they would get behind. The senators — Michael Bennet of Colorado, Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada and Mark Kelly of Arizona — are […]

Emergency Colorado election rules said to address threat of ‘sham audits’

By: - June 18, 2021

The Colorado secretary of state on Thursday announced the temporary emergency adoption of new rules that clarify and limit who is allowed to access voting equipment in Colorado. Secretary Jena Griswold said the new rules are necessary to prevent the kind of suspect election audits that are occurring or have been proposed elsewhere. “A third-party […]