Briefs

Former Georgia prosecutor denies ‘black suitcase’ voting fraud at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena

BY: - June 13, 2022

BJay Pak, the former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia who refused to certify former President Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud, on Monday told the U.S. House Jan. 6 committee that there was no evidence of fraud in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. Pak did not detail for the panel the […]

Colorado residents among Patriot Front arrests in Idaho

BY: and - June 13, 2022

A version of this story originally appeared in the Idaho Capital Sun. Law enforcement officers in Kootenai County, Idaho, arrested a truckful of men on Saturday on suspicion of conspiracy to riot during a Pride in the Park event in Coeur d’Alene. The group included a leader and members of the white nationalist group Patriot […]

Bipartisan U.S. Senate deal on gun control met with praise from Biden, Democrats

BY: - June 13, 2022

WASHINGTON — The White House and Democratic leaders expressed support Monday for a framework on gun control legislation that 10 Senate Democrats and 10 Senate Republicans agreed to over the weekend.  The second-deadliest school shooting in a decade in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were murdered on May 24, sparked pressure on […]

5 things we learned about Jan. 6 and Trump from the first hearing

BY: - June 10, 2022

The opening U.S. House hearing in a series on the Jan. 6 attack included some eye-opening new details about the events of the day and the broader plot to halt the peaceful transfer of presidential power. The nine-member investigative committee put former President Donald Trump at the center of the plot, while accusing leaders of […]

Secretary Griswold names supervisor to monitor Elbert County primary election

BY: - June 10, 2022

Secretary of State Jena Griswold appointed an official to watch election activities in Elbert County in order to put guardrails on a county clerk involved in a security breach. Griswold, a Democrat, appointed Christi Coburn, described as a “professional elections administrator,” as a supervisor through an election order on Thursday. Coburn will monitor the decisions […]

Candidates running to replace Lauren Boebert face off in bipartisan virtual forum

BY: - June 9, 2022

Five candidates for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District squared off Wednesday night in a rare virtual forum that included both Democrats and Republicans in the lead-up to party primaries. The forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Colorado and moderated by Action 22 CEO Sara Blackhurst, let candidates lay out their policy priorities and […]

First Jan. 6 hearing to reveal new evidence of Trump conspiracy, panel aides say

BY: - June 9, 2022

The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol will use its first public hearing to tie the violent attempt to overturn the election directly to former President Donald Trump, committee aides told reporters Wednesday. In addition to live witnesses — a U.S. Capitol Police officer injured by rioters during the […]

Gov. Polis vetoes bill that required EV charging in new apartments, large buildings

BY: - June 8, 2022

Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday vetoed legislation championed by environmental groups and local governments aimed at expanding the number of electric vehicle charging stations in new apartments and large commercial buildings. House Bill 22-1218, passed by Democrats in the General Assembly last month, would have required certain percentages of parking spaces at new or renovated […]

Colorado officials evaluate complaint that Boebert used campaign funds to pay off tax liens on restaurant

BY: - June 8, 2022

Colorado officials will review an allegation that Rep. Lauren Boebert falsified mileage reports during 2020 and used reimbursements from her campaign fund to pay off tax liens on her restaurant. The American Muckrakers PAC — the same group that released compromising videos of Rep. Madison Cawthorn that may have aided in his recent primary defeat […]

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Colorado to launch online portal to help ag industry comply with labor laws

BY: - June 6, 2022

Last year, Colorado lawmakers passed sweeping legislation meant to improve working conditions for farm and ranch employees. Senate Bill 21-87 established minimum standards for workplace housing, gave workers collective bargaining rights and directed the state to create and enforce overtime protections. While farmworkers’ advocates argue that the overtime rules don’t go far enough — and are […]

Advocates for $15-an-hour federal minimum wage press Biden for a meeting

BY: - June 6, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Poor People’s Campaign is urging President Joe Biden to meet with low-income workers before the organization’s march on Washington, D.C., on June 18 to advocate for a $15 federal minimum wage. “What we cannot do is be silent anymore,” Rev. William Barber II, the co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, said during a […]

GOP Senate candidates discuss guns, abortion at conservative conference

BY: - June 3, 2022

With abortion access poised to be a key election-year issue, U.S. Senate candidate Joe O’Dea, who would not support a total ban on abortion, appealed to conservative voters Friday by arguing they have more in common than not. “I know my position on abortion isn’t the same as all of yours, but we share some […]