Quentin Young

Quentin Young

Quentin Young is the editor of Colorado Newsline.

Georgia and Colorado election security breaches part of same ongoing threat, Griswold says

By: - August 15, 2023

A key component of the election subversion indictment that was unsealed Monday in Georgia is a security breach of election equipment in the Coffee County elections office — an alleged criminal episode that bears striking resemblance to a security breach that occurred in the election offices of Mesa County, Colorado. In both cases, extreme supporters of […]


Trump’s Jan. 6 indictment annotated for Colorado

By: - August 10, 2023

The grand jury indictment that charges former President Donald Trump with four felony counts related to the Jan. 6 insurrection tells an appalling story of corruption and criminality at the highest levels of the federal government. Connections to Colorado appear throughout the 45-page document. The Colorado connection that most frequently occurs in the indictment involves […]

Divided Colorado Republicans plan consequential vote on primary election

By: - August 4, 2023

Colorado Republicans plan a vote Saturday on a new rule that could help dramatically alter how the party’s nominees are selected, and the debate is exposing rifts in an already divided party. The new rule would make it easier for the party to opt out next year of participating in primary elections. Party purists don’t […]


1870s racism echoes through Trump and Colorado cases

By: - August 3, 2023

In the years following the Civil War, President Ulysses S. Grant’s greatest task was to secure the Union victory he achieved as a general against a violent surge of resistance in former Confederate states. The Ku Klux Klan, formed by rebel veterans in 1866 to maintain white supremacy in the South, undertook an unprecedented campaign […]


It shouldn’t take court prodding for elected officials to follow transparency laws

By: - July 27, 2023

At one point during a closed-door meeting of the Denver school board, Vice President Auon’tai Anderson said, referring to so-called school resource officers, “We need to walk out of this room with something that we vote on today that reinstitutes SROs.” There it was. That was an explicit expression of the improper action taken by […]


The Colorado Republican plan to achieve a superminority

By: - July 20, 2023

If you’ve paid attention to the undoing of the Colorado Republican Party, you might wonder how much more could be undone. More. Much more, if party leaders succeed in eliminating the open primary election. After the party suffered a drubbing at the polls in November, largely due to the persistence of MAGA forces in its […]

Secretary won’t say whether Trump can access Colorado ballot

By: - July 13, 2023

The Colorado secretary of state declined to say whether she will grant ballot access to former President Donald Trump, who is running for president in 2024. “We are going to officially decline to comment at this time,” Annie Orloff, spokesperson for Democratic Secretary Jena Griswold, said in response to an inquiry from Colorado Newsline. In […]


We’ve never seen a violation of open meetings law like this

By: - July 13, 2023

Democrats and Republicans in the Colorado House of Representatives are responsible for what could be the most brazen and persistent violation of the Colorado open meetings law since voters adopted it more than half a century ago. Journalists and other state Capitol observers have long had some idea that this was the case. But its […]


Uinta Basin oil trains are a disaster waiting to happen

By: - July 6, 2023

So much harm would result from the Uinta Basin Railway, but there’s still a chance to block its construction, and it’s not a stretch to say that lives could depend on doing so. The proposed short railway in northeastern Utah — connecting the state’s largest oil field to the national rail network — would allow […]

Colorado designer does not have to make websites for same-sex couples, Supreme Court rules

By: and - June 30, 2023

Colorado cannot compel a website designer to create custom sites for same-sex couples, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in an opinion released Friday. The 6-3 ruling, written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, came in 303 Creative v. Elenis. Plaintiff Lorie Smith argued the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, violates her constitutional right […]


Top 10 ways Lauren Boebert broke vow to take down temperature in DC

By: - June 29, 2023

Give her some credit — far-right Rep. Lauren Boebert in December expressed worthy aspirations when she said she wanted to see more comity in the nation’s capital. Sure, politics was part of the equation. The Colorado Republican incumbent had just eked out a win against her Democratic opponent in a district that was supposed to […]

Thousands celebrate Denver Pride during parade and festival

By: - June 25, 2023

Thousands of people turned out for the Denver Pride parade Sunday in the heart of Denver. It was the marquee attraction of the weekend Pride celebration. Festive floats, performers and marchers made their way west along Colfax Avenue from Cheesman Park to Civic Center Park as throngs of spectators cheered on parade participants under a […]