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Quentin Young

Quentin Young

Quentin Young is the editor of Colorado Newsline.

Mike Lindell says Tina Peters ‘misconstrued’ his ties to impersonation figure

By: - September 28, 2022

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters during a livestream interview Saturday said explicitly what she had previously only hinted at — that a Mesa County resident named Gerald Wood was a knowing participant in a plan to allow another person to use his identity. She also said that Mike Lindell, the MyPillow CEO and nationally influential […]

COMMENTARY

Colorado is failing on climate goals. What did you expect?

By: - September 22, 2022

A new progress report on Colorado’s greenhouse gas emission reductions shows the state is not on track to meet key goals. And anyone could have seen it coming. The goals are set by statute, yet state officials haven’t taken climate action with sufficient seriousness to do right by the law, let alone public health and […]

Colorado GOP governor candidate Heidi Ganahl affirms Biden ‘legally’ elected

By: - September 18, 2022

Heidi Ganahl, the Republican candidate running for Colorado governor, answered “yes” when asked during a candidate forum Saturday if she believes President Joe Biden was “legally elected.” Ganahl, a University of Colorado regent, had long avoided questions during her campaign about whether she agrees with former President Donald Trump’s “big lie” that the 2020 election […]

Colorado election officials take physical security into their own hands

By: - September 15, 2022

This story is part of a project called Democracy Day, in which newsrooms across the country are shining a light on threats to democracy.  You can’t just walk into the El Paso County clerk’s office. Not anymore. “It used to be you could come in our front door and talk to our receptionist,” Chuck Broerman, the […]

Here’s what alleged Elbert County election security breach accomplices were texting

By: - September 13, 2022

“You are rocking it!” That’s what Mark Cook texted to Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder at 7:50 p.m., Aug. 26, 2021, as Schroeder neared completion of making what the Colorado secretary of state says were unauthorized copies of his own election system hard drives. In a series of texts, Cook, along with fellow Colorado election […]

COMMENTARY

America’s mission in Afghanistan isn’t finished

By: - September 8, 2022

In the two decades that American troops fought in Afghanistan, they received crucial help from Afghan nationals. These local allies served as translators, interpreters and in other positions on behalf of U.S. forces at great peril to themselves and their families. Now the peril is even greater, and America should not abandon them. Since the […]

COMMENTARY

More Colorado Republicans should bolt the party

By: - September 1, 2022

In 2020, national Republican Party officials decided they would dispense with writing a party platform, and they crafted a resolution instead. “The Republican Party has and will continue to enthusiastically support the President’s America-first agenda,” the resolution said. In other words, the platform was essentially a declaration of absolute fealty to Donald Trump.  It’s useful […]

Republican statehouse candidate in Boulder challenges drop box compliance in lawsuit

By: - August 30, 2022

A Republican candidate running for the Colorado House district that covers central Boulder has sued the county clerk over what he claims are violations of state law governing ballot drop boxes. The candidate, William DeOreo, filed the suit against Clerk and Recorder Molly Fitzpatrick in Boulder District Court on Monday. The suit claims that the […]

Tina Peters’ deputy agrees to testify against her in Mesa County election security case

By: - August 25, 2022

The deputy Mesa County clerk who served under Clerk Tina Peters has agreed to testify against Peters as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors who are investigating an election security breach. A Mesa County District Court judge accepted the plea agreement during a hearing Thursday. Peters and Belinda Knisley, the deputy clerk, were indicted […]

COMMENTARY

Denver police falsehoods followed by DA’s failure to hold cops accountable

By: - August 25, 2022

A few days after Denver police officers recklessly injured six innocent bystanders when they fired on a suspect in a crowded downtown area, police Cmdr. Matt Clark stood before cameras and presented the official version of what happened. The suspect “pulled out a handgun and held it in a manner that the muzzle of the […]

Gun safety advocates, Colorado lawmakers highlight need for more action as school year starts

By: - August 24, 2022

As Colorado students returned to classrooms after the summer break, gun safety advocates and Democratic lawmakers gathered outside the Colorado Capitol Wednesday to urge vigilance and further action as school shootings continue to plague American schools. “Did you know that guns are the leading cause of death among children in Colorado?” asked Karin Asensio, executive […]

Lawsuits in pair of Colorado counties seek to force hand count in November election

By: - August 23, 2022

Lawsuits in two Colorado counties seek to block the use of the voting machines used in those counties and force a hand count of ballots in the November election. One lawsuit was filed in El Paso County District Court by two El Paso voters, Timothy J. Kirkwood and Paul T. Prentice, against the El Paso […]