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WATCH: Gov. Polis delivers the 2021 State of the State address

By: - February 17, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis delivered the 2021 State of the State address at 11 a.m. today during a joint session of the Colorado General Assembly. The speech took place in the House chamber. Polis acknowledged the extraordinary challenges and events Coloradans have experienced in the last year, including those related to the pandemic, systemic racial discrimination, […]

Listen: Rep. Lauren Boebert talks oil and gas, COVID-19 response and the Second Amendment during first tele-town hall

By: - February 5, 2021

Rep. Lauren Boebert on Thursday participated in her first town hall since joining Congress last month. The representative from Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District participated in the telephone-only event from Washington, D.C. It took place at 7:15 p.m., Feb. 4, and lasted about 43 minutes. During the call, Boebert took about 10 questions from constituents who […]

First members of Colorado congressional redistricting commission selected

By: - February 2, 2021

The first members of a new commission charged with updating the boundaries of Colorado's congressional districts were selected Monday.

Denver teachers stage walk-ins as a call for vaccinations following return to in-person learning

By: - January 28, 2021

Some teachers in Denver high schools are apprehensive about their return to in-person learning, and they’re expressing their COVID-related safety concerns through collective action this week. “It still feels very scary,” said Tiffany Choi, president of Denver Classroom Teachers Association, a 4,000-member union that represents educators throughout Denver Public Schools, Colorado’s biggest school district. DPS […]

First chance for members of the public to weigh in on 2021-22 Colorado budget

By: - January 26, 2021

Members of the public are invited to comment before the Colorado Legislature’s most powerful committee about the most important annual bill. The Joint Budget Committee is in the process of developing the state budget plan for the 2021-22 fiscal year, and members of the public on Wednesday will have their first opportunity to weigh in […]

Excerpts from President Joe Biden’s inaugural speech

By: - January 20, 2021

Below are excerpts from President Joe Biden’s inaugural address, following his swearing-in as the nation’s 46th president: We’ll press forward with speed and urgency, for we have much to do in this winter of peril and significant possibilities. Much to repair, much to restore, much to heal, much to build, and much to gain. Few […]

Lauren Boebert

Boebert’s communications director, ‘downright angry’ over Capitol destruction, resigns

By: - January 16, 2021

The communications director for U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, a freshman lawmaker who has come under fire from many Colorado constituents and even her own colleagues in Congress for her objection to electoral votes and combative behavior while in office, resigned Friday after only days on the job. Ben Goldey confirmed his resignation to Newsline after […]

‘Benedict Boebert’ rallies call for Colorado Republican’s expulsion

By: - January 8, 2021

Two days after Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert took to the floor of the U.S. House and tried to block legitimate electoral votes from being counted moments before pro-Trump extremists with the same goal staged a deadly insurrection at the Capitol, Coloradans gathered to call for Boebert to be expelled from Congress. Called “Benedict Boebert: Stop […]

Coloradans 70 and older next in line for coronavirus vaccinations

By: - January 7, 2021

State public health officials are nearing the end of the initial phase of Colorado’s vaccination distribution program, and the next phase, which includes people 70 and older, is poised to begin. That was the message from state officials including Gov. Jared Polis and Jill Hunsaker Ryan, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health […]

Rep. Lamborn will contest electoral votes in Congress

By: - January 4, 2021

Rep. Doug Lamborn said on Monday that he plans to object to presidential electoral votes when Congress convenes this week to certify results. The Colorado Springs representative was the last of three Republicans in the Colorado House delegation to state how they plan to respond during the counting of electoral votes — freshman Rep. Lauren […]

‘Tremendous victory’: Colorado elector says dismissal of Gohmert suit against Pence a win for rule of law

By: - January 2, 2021

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit that aimed to expand the powers of Vice President Mike Pence and open the possibility of overturning President-elect Joe Biden’s Nov. 3 win. A member of the Electoral College from Colorado, Alan Kennedy, who with other electors in the state and around the country cast his vote […]

Colorado member of Electoral College challenges lawsuit that seeks to expand vice president’s role

By: - December 31, 2020

A Democratic Colorado elector is challenging a federal lawsuit brought by a Texas lawmaker and Arizona Republicans that aims to expand the powers of Vice President Mike Pence when he presides over Congress’ certification of the presidential election on Jan. 6. Alan Kennedy, a Denver resident, was one of nine Democratic members of the Electoral […]