Government

‘You just have to act’: Thousands outraged by police brutality rally at March on Washington

BY: and - August 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — On the 57th anniversary of the original March on Washington and in the throes of a pandemic, thousands of demonstrators on Friday joined Democratic lawmakers on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to demand Congress act on police brutality and voter suppression. The event, organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, […]

State lawmaker Patrick Neville, commentator Michelle Malkin sue Gov. Polis over executive orders

BY: - August 28, 2020

Two high-profile conservative figures this week announced a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. Jared Polis and the state’s top health officials over executive orders issued during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the requirement for Coloradans to wear masks to reduce virus transmission. Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, a Republican from Castle Rock, and conservative commentator Michelle […]

‘Local control’ becomes battle in Colorado oil and gas rules overhaul

BY: - August 27, 2020

Betsy Leonard and her husband have lived in Battlement Mesa, a planned community northeast of Grand Junction, for 15 years. But not long after moving into their retirement home, nestled in the scenic desert bluffs of the Colorado River valley, the Leonards found themselves at odds with an unwelcome new neighbor. In 2009, Denver-based Antero […]

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Gov. Polis signs order aimed at advancing equity in state government

BY: - August 27, 2020

An executive order advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in Colorado government — originally scheduled for March but delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic — was issued Aug. 27 by Gov. Jared Polis. The order directs the Department of Personnel and Administration, or DPA, to develop policy promoting equity in state hiring and compensation practices; implement […]

Republican convention spotlights N.C as ‘ground zero’ for 2020 election

BY: - August 27, 2020

The decision by Republicans to host their national convention in Charlotte this week was always a politically risky one: North Carolina is famously unpredictable when it comes to which party’s candidates it will support. But it also underscored how much is at stake for the GOP in North Carolina this year, with control of the […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:45 p.m. Aug. 26

BY: and - August 26, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:45 p.m. Aug. 26 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response and economic resiliency. The news briefing will be conducted at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. State Sens. Jeff Bridges and Faith […]

Bennet, Senate Democrats call for Pendley’s removal at BLM after withdrawn nomination

BY: - August 25, 2020

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and all 47 of his Democratic colleagues in the U.S. Senate are urging the removal of William Perry Pendley from his leadership post at the Bureau of Land Management, following the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the conservative firebrand’s formal nomination to lead the public-lands agency. A former head of the […]

Oil and gas commission launches major overhaul of state drilling regulations

BY: - August 24, 2020

Reaching for a way to describe the challenge facing the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission at an Aug. 24 hearing, agency director Julie Murphy picked a Colorado-appropriate metaphor. “The only way that I could think about summarizing what the last decade, or year, or month has been for so many of us … is […]

House Democrats pummel postmaster over sharp declines in on-time mail delivery

BY: - August 24, 2020

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy came under heavy fire Monday for withholding key information about delays in the delivery of mail since he took over the Postal Service just two months ago. In a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Democrats pressed DeJoy over an internal report made public over the weekend showing steep […]

Colorado lawmakers join calls to Polis administration for faster climate regulation

BY: - August 24, 2020

Two sponsors of the landmark climate-change legislation passed by Colorado Democrats in 2019 have joined a growing chorus of criticism against Gov. Jared Polis’s administration over what environmental advocates say are unacceptable delays in implementing the new law. In a statement issued Aug. 21, state Sen. Faith Winter and state Rep. Dominique Jackson charged the […]

Republican National Convention: Featured speakers and how to watch

BY: - August 24, 2020

The Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, went live 7 a.m. Aug. 24 across multiple streaming platforms. The convention will begin streaming at the same time each day through Aug. 27, but most of the big speeches will happen at night, the New York Times reports. “Monday’s convention proceedings will be attended by six […]

House passes bill to boost post office funding by $25 billion, block service changes

BY: - August 22, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House convened a rare weekend session Saturday in an attempt to stop the U.S. Postal Service from allegedly disrupting mail service to sabotage the November elections. The Democratic-led chamber passed a bill 257-150 that would infuse $25 billion into the agency as it prepares for a surge in mail-in ballots and bar it […]