Menendez urged to step down by a growing number of U.S. Senate Democrats

BY: and - September 26, 2023

WASHINGTON — More than two dozen U.S. Senate Democrats, including the two from Colorado, are calling on New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez to resign following his indictment on corruption charges for the second time. Among the 26 senators on the record as of Tuesday night was New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, who said in […]

Colorado senators join call for New Jersey’s Menendez to step down

BY: - September 26, 2023

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper joined the calls for fellow Democrat U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey to step down following his recent indictment. Federal authorities indicted Menendez for the second time Friday, charging him with conspiracy to commit bribery and related offenses over his alleged aid to a North Jersey businessman and […]

Thousands of Colorado Medicaid recipients improperly disenrolled under new federal guidance

BY: - September 25, 2023

Colorado is one of several states whose Medicaid automatic renewal system wrongfully disenrolled thousands of eligible recipients under new federal guidance. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently changed its guidance regarding state systems that automatically determine whether a recipient is eligible for reenrollment. While the systems used to make assessments by household, […]

Colorado families at risk of losing WIC benefits with government shutdown

BY: - September 25, 2023

Nearly 90,000 women and children in Colorado could lose a government benefit to purchase healthy food if lawmakers in Congress do not come up with a federal funding agreement soon, according to White House estimates. The program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children — known as WIC — provides financial support […]

Colorado Newsline wins 5 awards in Colorado Press Association contest

BY: - September 24, 2023

Colorado Newsline earned five awards in the 2022 Colorado Press Association Better News Media Contest, the results of which were announced during a ceremony Saturday at the Colorado Press Association’s annual convention. The outlet’s haul included two first-place nods. Newsline editor Quentin Young won first place in best opinion writing and former intern reporter Zoe […]

Menendez steps down temporarily as U.S. Senate committee chairman amid federal charges

BY: - September 22, 2023

WASHINGTON — New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez will temporarily step aside as chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee following a federal indictment for conspiracy to commit bribery and other charges. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made the announcement Friday afternoon, saying in a written statement that “Senator Menendez has rightly decided to […]

Biden administration to create new gun violence prevention office

BY: - September 22, 2023

WASHINGTON — The White House Thursday announced the formation of an Office of Gun Violence Prevention that will help states and local governments as they implement a gun safety legislative package President Joe Biden signed into law last year. Lacking additional action in Congress to curb gun violence, “the Office of Gun Violence Prevention along […]

Biden administration offers temporary protection to Venezuelan migrants

BY: - September 21, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced late Wednesday that the agency will expand protected status to nearly half a million Venezuelan nationals, allowing them to live and work in the United States. The move comes after multiple requests from cities that have struggled to house asylum seekers and calls from […]

U.S. Senate panel grapples with how to ensure access to water amid Western drought

BY: - September 21, 2023

Decades of drought in the West has made water quality and quantity a major issue requiring government funding and innovation to fix, members of a U.S. Senate panel said Wednesday. Demand for water in growing municipalities is stretching agricultural and Tribal communities, while shrinking availability is leading to higher water prices, witnesses told the Senate […]

Anti-abortion group tries again to get ban on Colorado ballot

BY: - September 21, 2023

Two anti-abortion activists have submitted the first slate of abortion-ban initiatives to the Colorado Title Board since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that once guaranteed constitutional protection for abortions. The four initiative filings, all titled “Protections for a Living Child,” would ban abortion in Colorado statute and would define a […]

U.S. Senate confirms a military nominee, the first since Tuberville blockade began

BY: - September 20, 2023

The U.S. Senate confirmed a nominee for a high-ranking military post Wednesday night and advanced another, the first votes on military nominations or promotions since Alabama Republican Tommy Tuberville started blocking them seven months ago to protest Defense Department abortion policies. Tuberville did not object to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, […]

U.S. House passes Wounded Knee memorial bill

BY: - September 20, 2023

The U.S. House approved by voice vote Wednesday a bill that would help protect land at the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre in South Dakota, where an estimated 350 Lakota were killed by U.S. soldiers. The site is within the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River […]