Statue of renowned Nebraska author Willa Cather unveiled in U.S. Capitol

BY: - June 8, 2023

WASHINGTON — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather, who brought to life the Great Plains of Nebraska, is now honored with a statue in the U.S. Capitol, becoming the 12th woman represented in the National Statuary Hall Collection. U.S. and Nebraska lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled the bronze figure of the woman who wrote the widely acclaimed […]

Lawmakers zero in on AI, insulin costs, pandemic prep in D.C. policy discussion

BY: - June 8, 2023

WASHINGTON — Nearly a dozen members of Congress on Wednesday outlined their work on policy during an annual legislative session focused on fostering bipartisanship. As part of the 34th legislative seminar by the law firm BakerHostetler, lawmakers in separate discussions touched on topics in which bipartisanship could be key such as artificial intelligence, agriculture and […]

Rep. Lauren Boebert speaks into microphones.

Other ways Boebert might find herself ‘unavoidably detained’

BY: - June 8, 2023

If you miss a really important event after you said you’d be there, wouldn’t it be great if you could avoid the fallout by just telling people you were “unavoidably detained”? Say you’ve got a presentation with a big client, but at the appointed time, you’re nowhere to be found. What if you could keep […]

Anti-abortion Lamborn proposal would extend personhood status to ‘unborn children’

BY: - June 7, 2023

A Republican congressman from Colorado introduced legislation aiming to recognize embryos and fetuses in the womb as persons entitled to equal protection under federal law. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs introduced the Recognizing Life Resolution on Monday. The resolution argues that the 14th Amendment — which guarantees a person’s right to life and liberty […]

Colorado GOP asks Biden to prioritize ‘sanctity of life’ over defense industry in Space Command decision

BY: - June 7, 2023

The decision on the site of Space Command’s permanent home should be based on merit, not abortion access, the Colorado Republican Party said in a letter to President Joe Biden.  In the letter, signed by Colorado GOP Chair Dave Williams, the party said “the protection of unborn children’s lives” should be prioritized over political considerations […]

Wildfires, drought have damaged Colorado watersheds. Bennet bill could boost resiliency.

BY: - June 7, 2023

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet on Tuesday introduced a plan to combat the impact of climate change and wildfires on Western fresh water sources and improve the health of forests and watersheds across the country.  The Colorado Democrat, along with Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho, introduced The Headwaters Protection Act, which would increase funding […]

Mike Johnston defeats Kelly Brough to win election as mayor of Denver

BY: - June 6, 2023

Seven years after he departed the Colorado Senate, Mike Johnston’s third time seeking higher office proved to be the charm. After placing third in the 2018 Democratic primary for governor and stepping aside for U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper in the 2020 Senate race, Johnston was on track to be elected Denver mayor in Tuesday’s runoff […]

A view of the Denver City and County Building.

Progressive Denver City Council candidates trail in runoff elections

BY: - June 6, 2023

Two of three progressive Denver City Council candidates trailed by significant margins in their runoff elections on Tuesday night, while a third race could come down to razor-thin margins, unofficial results showed. Incumbent City Council member Candi CdeBaca, a democratic socialist who defeated Council president Albus Brooks in an upset win in District 9 four […]

Right of first refusal housing bill falls to veto from Colorado Gov. Polis

BY: - June 6, 2023

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis vetoed a bill Tuesday night that would have given local governments the right of first refusal to purchase certain multifamily properties for use as affordable housing — another defeat of housing legislation during a year that was supposed to be centered on the topic. House Bill 23-1190 was aimed at boosting […]

All Colorado DMVs now offer driver’s licenses to undocumented residents

BY: - June 6, 2023

Every driver’s license office in Colorado will now offer license and ID card services to undocumented residents and international students, Gov. Jared Polis announced Friday. In 2013, then-Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law the Colorado Road and Community Safety Act, which made obtaining a standard driver’s license accessible for undocumented immigrants and international students. At […]

People ride chair lifts at Breckenridge ski resort.

Affordable housing in Colorado mountain towns could get boost from Neguse proposals

BY: - June 6, 2023

A Colorado congressman has introduced a package of bills intended to improve access to affordable housing, particularly in Colorado’s rural mountain communities.  U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, a Lafayette Democrat, introduced two bills in the House of Representatives that would change aspects of the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit as well as how local communities can […]

Statewide gun ban demanded during women-led sit-in at Colorado Capitol

BY: - June 5, 2023

Hundreds of women gathered at the Colorado Capitol Monday, some arriving before sunrise, to demand a complete firearm ban and buyback program in the state. They spread out on the Capitol lawn in camping chairs and on picnic blankets, reading, meeting one another and holding signs urging action to reduce firearm violence — many displaying […]