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Shoulder to shoulder with a seditionist in Grand Junction

BY: - July 28, 2021

Some of the photos from Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s visit to Grand Junction last week made the rounds because they illustrated how out of place Rep. Lauren Boebert appeared. There was the freshman Republican, who seems to believe she was elected to Congress for the sole purpose of antagonizing the left, trying to fit in […]

Aurora police chief pleads for calm after released video shows officer beating, choking unarmed man

BY: - July 28, 2021

An Aurora police officer is facing numerous felony assault charges after beating, choking and threatening a nonviolent, unarmed man accused of trespassing, according to court documents. John Haubert, 39, has been placed on unpaid administrative leave after beating an unarmed man with his pistol. Haubert, who has been with the department since 2018, is being […]

Colorado human trafficking outreach campaign receives regional Emmy award

BY: - July 27, 2021

A state outreach campaign focused on educating the public and providing support for victims of human trafficking in Colorado received a regional Emmy award this year. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Heartland Chapter awarded the Colorado Human Trafficking Council a regional Emmy award in the public service announcement category during its 35th […]

Rep. Neguse encourages vaccinations in African American community in new video

BY: - July 27, 2021

Rep. Joe Neguse, a Democrat from Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, released a public service announcement video this week to encourage members of the African American community to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  The video included messages from Neguse and several Black community leaders in Colorado.  “The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and extremely effective,” Maya Wheeler, the […]

Thousands of Coloradans await rental assistance as eviction moratorium expiration looms

BY: - July 27, 2021

Colorado distributed $11.4 million in rental assistance in June — more than the previous five months combined. But thousands of households are still awaiting payments for approved rental assistance as the expiration of the federal eviction moratorium looms less than a week away. The federal eviction ban, established in September 2020, is set to expire […]

Secretary Haaland meets with Colorado delegation in Grand Junction

BY: - July 23, 2021

During her first official visit to Grand Junction, the nation’s first Native American secretary of the interior, Deb Haaland, wouldn’t say whether the Bureau of Land Management headquarters will remain in the city or return to Washington, D.C. “It’s an open question, but needs to be known soon,” she said. Haaland was joined on Friday […]

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Beware leftist bashing of redistricting commissions

BY: - July 23, 2021

As Colorado’s new redistricting commissions were forming this year a hostile view of them could be detected among Colorado progressives. It started quietly and started to grow, and now it’s emerging into full view. It demands a response. The commissions were adopted after Colorado voters in 2018 approved amendments Y and Z. States redraw political […]

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Colorado’s housing crisis touches every inch of the state. Lawmakers hope $400 million will help.

BY: - July 23, 2021

Colorado’s affordable housing crisis touches every inch of the state, whether it’s rising rents coupled with stagnant wages, limited available affordable units, or unattainable building costs.  State lawmakers this session set aside $400 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to try to alleviate the growing housing pressure seen across the state. The challenge now will […]

Feds: Florida, Missouri, Texas account for 40% of all COVID-19 cases this week

BY: - July 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — Amid a rise in infections and hospitalizations from the surging delta variant of COVID-19, the Biden administration is boosting money and other assistance to the hardest-hit areas of the country. This week, just three states with lower vaccination rates — Florida, Texas and Missouri — accounted for 40% of all cases nationwide.  One […]

Water ‘crisis’ discussed by Interior’s Haaland, Colorado officials at Denver roundtable

BY: - July 22, 2021

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s visit to Colorado began on Thursday at the headquarters of Denver Water, where she met with state and local leaders to discuss federal efforts to deal with the worsening drought conditions that have spread across much of the American West. “Being from New Mexico, I know how much climate change impacts […]

Stone-Manning nomination set to advance to U.S. Senate after emotions run high at committee vote

BY: - July 22, 2021

In a contentious meeting that distilled a weeks-long fight, the U.S. Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee deadlocked 10-10 along party lines Thursday on approving Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination as head of the Bureau of Land Management. That means an extra procedural vote will be forced before the full U.S. Senate takes up the nomination of […]

Black Coloradans arrested at twice the rate of white people nearly a decade after pot legalization

BY: - July 22, 2021

Though the total number of arrests for adults and juveniles for pot-related crimes has gone down overall since Colorado legalized marijuana in 2012, wide racial disparities persist, a new report finds. The widest disparity is among Black Coloradans, who are arrested at twice the rate of white people for pot-related charges, according to a 180-page […]