Richard Holtorf

Republican state Rep. Holtorf runs for Rep. Buck’s U.S. House seat

BY: - November 9, 2023

State Rep. Richard Holtorf of Akron on Thursday became the first Republican officeholder to enter what is expected to be a highly competitive primary race in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District. The seat is currently held by U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, a Windsor Republican who announced last week that he will not seek reelection to a […]

Biden administration warns of dangers of turning down Ukraine aid as GOP voices doubts

BY: - November 9, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. senators from both parties and administration officials sounded the alarm Wednesday on the path forward for Ukraine amid dwindling U.S. humanitarian, economic development and security assistance and as Congress risks a government shutdown in less than 10 days. During a hearing before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Department of State and […]

Tribal leaders ask Congress for help with fentanyl crisis in Native American communities

BY: - November 8, 2023

WASHINGTON — Leaders of Native American tribes detailed the fentanyl crisis in Indigenous communities during a Wednesday U.S. Senate hearing. “This growing crisis is rooted in the longstanding structural inequities in Native communities,” said Sen. Brian Schatz, Democrat of Hawaii, who chairs the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she […]

Maryland confirmed as pick for new FBI headquarters

BY: and - November 8, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s new headquarters will be in Maryland, a significant victory for the state following years of jockeying against Virginia and debate throughout several presidencies about where best to locate the law enforcement agency. The General Services Administration picked the Greenbelt, Maryland, site Wednesday over the Springfield, Virginia, and Landover, […]

Voters pass Proposition II, boosting Colorado’s universal preschool program with tobacco tax revenues

BY: - November 7, 2023

Colorado voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure that will allow the state to retain excess revenue from taxes on tobacco and nicotine products to support its new universal preschool program. Unofficial results showed more than 66% of voters statewide cast a ballot for Proposition II as of 10 p.m. on Tuesday. It was […]

U.S. Supreme Court considers case dealing with gun rights and domestic violence

BY: - November 7, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court justices during Tuesday’s oral arguments seemed to lean toward upholding a federal law that prevents the possession of firearms by a person who is subject to a domestic violence protective order. Liberal and conservative justices appeared to side with the Biden administration’s position that the 1994 federal law is in […]

U.S. Senate panel debates how to protect children on social media platforms

BY: - November 7, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. senators at a Tuesday hearing pushed for bipartisan legislation to protect children online. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law heard testimony from whistleblower Arturo Bejar, who served as Facebook’s director of engineering for protect and care from 2009 to 2015. Committee members discussed paths forward for holding […]

Early results show conservative candidates for Douglas County school board slightly behind

BY: - November 7, 2023

Early Election Day results show the conservative majority on the Douglas County School District Board of Education may soon have additional opponents.  Four conservative members elected as a slate in 2021 took over leadership of the board. They fired former superintendent Cory Wise, resulting in a $830,000 settlement as well as an open records lawsuit. […]

Challengers neck and neck with incumbents in Woodland Park school board race’s early results

BY: - November 7, 2023

The challengers looking to oust some of the Woodland Park School District school board members responsible for the district’s new social studies standards are within one percentage point of the board’s incumbents seeking reelection, according to early election results.  All three challengers looking to undo the actions of the current board were in the lead […]

Initial Denver school board results favor three new members

BY: - November 7, 2023

Early Election Day results indicate Denver Public Schools may have three brand new members of its school board who are all backed by local charter school advocates.  In the race to replace at-large board member Auont’ai Anderson, former Denver East High School principal John Youngquist has a strong lead with about 62% of the vote, […]

Georgia man arrested while carrying assault-style firearm near U.S. Capitol

BY: - November 7, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Capitol Police used a taser on and arrested a man on Tuesday whom they alleged walked with an assault-style weapon near the Capitol building, though it didn’t initially appear the man made any direct threats against members of Congress. USCP Chief Tom Manger said during a brief press conference that a 21-year-old […]

Housing policy reform prospects improve with committee changes in Colorado Senate

BY: - November 7, 2023

Colorado Senate Democrats made changes to committee assignments that could mean a better shot for progressive housing legislation next session.  Committee updates followed the freshly reworked leadership and membership of Senate Democrats, a press release from Senate Democrats said. Sen. Robert Rodriguez of Denver was selected as the new majority leader in September. “Our caucus […]