Tina Peters appears with militia supporters in video call that included endorsement of violence

BY: - November 22, 2021

Tina Peters, the Mesa County clerk who is under criminal investigation for her alleged involvement in a security breach of election systems in her own office, appeared on a video call last week with supporters of the Three Percenter militia. The video was posted Thursday on the America’s Mom Facebook page, which is operated by […]

All the groups urging Gov. Jared Polis to implement a statewide mask mandate

BY: - November 22, 2021

As the holidays approach and the number of COVID-19 deaths surpasses 9,000 in Colorado, more and more public health groups and medical leaders are pressuring Gov. Jared Polis to implement a statewide mask mandate for indoor settings — but he appears reluctant to follow that advice. One of the first to do so was the […]

Colorado lawmaker seeks 2020 election ‘audit’ in lawsuit against Griswold

BY: - November 20, 2021

Ron Hanks, a state lawmaker and a leading Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, is suing Secretary of State Jena Griswold as part of an effort to undertake a third-party “audit” of the 2020 election in Colorado. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in the state district court in Denver and is before Judge Christopher Baumann. The […]

House Democrats pass Biden’s $1.85 trillion ‘Build Back Better’ plan

BY: , and - November 19, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats united around a landmark $1.85 trillion social spending and climate bill on Friday, sending the major plank of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda to the Senate. Democratic leaders in the House heralded the 220-213 near party-line vote on the so-called Build Back Better bill, touting its provisions on child care, education, health […]

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Tina Peters was barred from overseeing the November election. What happens next?

BY: - November 19, 2021

A lawsuit filed by the Colorado secretary of state successfully blocked Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters from overseeing the 2021 coordinated election, but — at least for now — the controversial Republican could still hold office for next year’s primary and midterm races. In a ruling issued last month, a district court granted Secretary of […]

Immigrants make last-ditch plea for deportation protections, work permits in Build Back Better

BY: - November 18, 2021

WASHINGTON — Undocumented workers and immigration advocates are pushing for Democrats to keep work permits and protections from deportations in the final version of the $1.85 trillion social spending and climate package that the U.S. House is set to vote on as soon as Thursday night. Those immigration provisions face elimination when the bill moves […]

Former Colorado House Speaker KC Becker tapped to led Denver EPA office

BY: - November 18, 2021

Former Colorado House Speaker KC Becker has been named to lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s regional headquarters in Denver, the White House announced on Thursday. Becker, a Boulder Democrat who served four terms in the state House of Representatives and led the chamber as speaker for two years before being term-limited out of office in […]

Colorado voters to decide on another state income tax cut next November

BY: - November 18, 2021

For the second time in two years, a measure to reduce the state income tax rate gained enough signatures to land on Colorado’s ballot, the secretary of state’s office announced Thursday.  Colorado voters will decide in November 2022 whether to lower the income tax rate to 4.4% from 4.55%.  The measure, known as Initiative 31, […]

Biden pick to lead U.S. Fish and Wildlife vows ‘collaborative conservation’ at agency

BY: - November 17, 2021

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pledged Wednesday to let science guide decision-making at the agency and to collaborate with government and private partners. Martha Williams, the former director for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, told the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that wildlife […]

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The pandemic has been hard. It’s been harder on immigrants.

BY: - November 17, 2021

The year 2020 brought COVID-19 and worldwide economic devastation. But for Alexander Rios, a Venezuelan migrant newly arrived in Denver, it offered a gift. “I discovered my purpose in life,” Rios said. Rios, through an apprenticeship he began in March 2020 at Village Farms at Stanley, fell in love with growing food. The social enterprise […]

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2021 brought progressive immigration policies to Colorado

BY: - November 17, 2021

The 2021 legislative session brought a series of wins for immigrant advocates in Colorado. Democrats, who hold the majority in the House and Senate and control the governor’s office, passed sweeping legislation affecting immigrants from all backgrounds. Some bills garnered bipartisan support, but most passed without it — and with little vocal opposition. Lawmakers championed […]

Senators urge increased production of fossil fuels in reaction to spiraling energy costs

BY: - November 17, 2021

Days after global leaders agreed for the first time to decrease coal usage and subsidies for fossil fuels, U.S. senators battled over rising gasoline prices and urged action on the high cost of energy — including by increasing production of coal, oil and gas. The Tuesday hearing, led by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman […]