Government

Russia says ‘Nyet’ to any more visits from hundreds of members of Congress

BY: - May 28, 2022

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of members of Congress are permanently banned from visiting Russia, in retaliation for passing economic sanctions on the country after it invaded Ukraine in late February. The list includes nearly 1,000 Americans, including President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, along with celebrities such as actor Morgan Freeman, executives such as […]

Polis declares state emergency over baby formula shortage

BY: - May 27, 2022

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order on Wednesday that declared a disaster emergency in the state due to the nationwide baby formula shortage. It makes funds immediately available to support the free distribution of donor breast milk to parents in need across the state. As of May 10, there was a 40% baby […]

Remote voting in the U.S. House hits a second anniversary, but it may be its last

BY: - May 27, 2022

After two years of a temporary provision to allow remote voting in the U.S. House, the top 36 users of the proxy voting system are all Democrats, though Republicans have also taken advantage of it. Proxy voting was meant to keep crowds of House members smaller and thereby limit the spread of COVID-19, back in […]

Lauren Boebert, Don Coram clash at first debate ahead of GOP primary for Colorado’s 3rd District

BY: - May 26, 2022

State Sen. Don Coram tried to paint himself as a moderate, experienced alternative to incumbent U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert during the first debate between the candidates ahead of the Republican primary elections. “As George Washington said in his farewell address, our biggest threat to our young republic is excessive partisanship. We have a nation that […]

Beating Boebert a top theme of forum among 3 Democrats in Colorado’s 3rd District

BY: - May 26, 2022

Unseating U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Republican from Silt who represents Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, is a strong motivator for three Democratic primary candidates who spoke at a candidate forum in Grand Junction on Wednesday. Boebert will first have to beat her primary challenger, Don Coram, a Republican state senator and former state representative from […]

COMMENTARY

Our national pathology over guns is no longer insane. It’s inhuman.

BY: - May 25, 2022

This commentary originally appeared in the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Want to know what rage feels like? It’s waking on a Wednesday morning on a school day as the cable news talking heads sift through the latest on the shooting at a Texas elementary school that left 21 people dead, most of them children, and looking at […]

After back-to-back shootings, members of Congress from Colorado clash on policy response

BY: - May 25, 2022

As people around the world shared visceral reactions to a mass shooting Tuesday night in Uvalde, Texas, members of Colorado’s congressional delegation weighed in on the carnage that left 19 children and two adults dead at an elementary school. Some elected officials called for undefined action to reduce gun violence, while others offered prayers for […]

Reps. Sandridge and Amabile

Mentally ill Coloradans await care in jail for months. Could a new effort clear the backlog?

BY: - May 23, 2022

Ever since state Rep. Judy Amabile first experienced how difficult it was to find care for someone with serious mental health needs, she’s been a fierce advocate for expanding access to treatment. Amabile’s adult son began struggling with schizoaffective disorder — which can include symptoms of schizophrenia, like hallucinations and delusions, and symptoms of bipolar […]

Jan. 6 investigators want Georgia’s Loudermilk to explain pre-attack U.S. Capitol tour

BY: - May 20, 2022

The U.S. House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol on Thursday asked Republican Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia to appear before the committee to answer questions about a tour of the Capitol that Loudermilk gave the day before the assault. But Loudermilk and the top Republican on the House Administration […]

Climate-friendly transportation standards required for Colorado metro areas under new state policy

BY: - May 20, 2022

Colorado transportation officials on Thursday endorsed the state’s most detailed plan yet to shift billions in funding away from high-polluting road and highway projects and towards public transit and other more climate-friendly options. The state Transportation Commission voted unanimously to approve a policy directive containing detailed implementation plans for the state’s new greenhouse gas standards, […]

Congress clears $40B in Ukraine aid for Biden’s signature, but some in GOP balk

BY: - May 19, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. senators voted overwhelmingly Thursday to send President Joe Biden a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine that will provide additional economic, humanitarian and military support to the country.  The 86-11 vote marks the second time Congress cleared a multibillion-dollar package since Russia invaded in late February. Negotiators opted both times to increase […]

Mesa County DA finds no criminal evidence following investigation into Tina Peters’ fraud claims

BY: - May 19, 2022

There was no criminal conduct that led to anomalies in election logs in two Mesa County elections, District Attorney Dan Rubinstein told county commissioners during a special hearing Thursday morning. Rubinstein’s office conducted an investigation into claims of fraud made in a report commissioned by Republican Clerk Tina Peters, the third report she has released […]