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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 […]

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Recall of Colorado Sen. Priola, now a Democrat, would happen in new Republican-leaning district

BY: - August 30, 2022

A potential recall election of state Sen. Kevin Priola would take place in his newly-drawn, Republican-leaning district, state officials announced Monday. After Priola switched his party registration from Republican to Democrat last week, advocates began seeking a recall petition, claiming that the newly Democratic senator does not represent his district’s views. The question then was whether […]

Colorado governor appoints district attorney in San Luis Valley, where previous DA resigned

BY: - August 29, 2022

Gov. Jared Polis appointed Anne E. Kelly to the role of district attorney in Colorado’s 12th Judicial District Monday. Kelly will serve San Luis Valley after the former DA resigned earlier this summer amid violations of the state Victim Rights Act.  Kelly has nearly 20 years of legal experience working in the private sector and […]

GOP group removes video of congressional candidate Aadland’s ‘rigged’ election claim

BY: - August 26, 2022

A Jefferson County Republican group has quietly removed from its website a video of a conspiracy theory-laden speech by Colorado congressional candidate Erik Aadland, in which he falsely claimed the 2020 election was “absolutely rigged.” Aadland, an Army veteran and former oil and gas executive, spoke to the Jefferson County Republican Men’s Club in June […]

Colorado leaders ask Biden to protect lands outlined in CORE Act amid Senate deadlock

BY: - August 26, 2022

Multiple Colorado leaders penned a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to take action to protect lands legislators originally hoped to protect under the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act. Now the leaders are asking Biden to protect the lands through the Antiquities Act and other presidential authorities. Gov. Jared Polis, U.S. Rep. Joe […]

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 […]

White House calls meeting with college officials on how to curb monkeypox on campus

BY: - August 25, 2022

WASHINGTON — The White House held a virtual meeting Thursday with more than 1,000 college and university officials to help them prepare for a school year when monkeypox cases are expected to crop up on campus.  The Biden administration’s monkeypox and COVID-19 response teams as well as representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Front Range water utilities join expanded Colorado River Basin conservation pledge

BY: - August 25, 2022

Five municipal utilities that provide water to the most densely populated areas along Colorado’s Front Range on Wednesday joined their counterparts from across the Colorado River Basin in promising to increase their water conservation efforts. In a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation sent Aug. 24, the utilities — Denver Water, Aurora Water, Colorado […]

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 […]

State regulation of ambulance service advances with naming of Colorado task force members

BY: - August 24, 2022

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment named 20 members to its newly-formed Emergency Medical Services system sustainability task force, as mandated following the passage of Colorado Senate Bill 22-225 — the Ambulance Service Sustainability and State Licensing law.  The task force, according to a CDPHE news release, will evaluate medical systems and services […]

Anthony Fauci, leader on federal COVID response, to step down in December

BY: - August 23, 2022

WASHINGTON — Anthony Fauci, one of the federal government’s leading public health figures, announced Monday he’ll be leaving his post in December, though he made clear he’s not retiring.  The 81-year-old doctor who runs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, became a household name […]

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Colorado Sen. Priola jumps aisle to Democratic Party amid Republican election denial, climate inaction

BY: - August 22, 2022

Colorado State Sen. Kevin Priola announced his switch from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party Monday, though he said the way he votes on legislation will remain unchanged.  In a letter announcing his move, Priola explained that he joined the Republican Party in 1990 and has been proud to serve four terms with the […]