Government

Elbert County commissioners push back on primary election supervisor appointment

BY: - June 15, 2022

The Elbert County commissioners have come out in support of Clerk Dallas Schroeder and disagree with the “partisan political action” Secretary of State Jena Griswold took in appointing an election supervisor to monitor the county’s primary elections. “The suspicious timing of her latest election order — issued just as voters are receiving ballots — yet […]

Don Coram says Lauren Boebert’s public corruption accusation has ‘zero truth’

BY: - June 14, 2022

“Fake headlines” is how Colorado state Sen. Don Coram refers to his primary opponent’s weekly campaign ads that run on the front page of the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel’s Sunday edition. The Montrose Republican is challenging U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Silt, to represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. Boebert can afford the prominent spot with […]

Former Georgia prosecutor denies ‘black suitcase’ voting fraud at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena

BY: - June 13, 2022

BJay Pak, the former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia who refused to certify former President Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud, on Monday told the U.S. House Jan. 6 committee that there was no evidence of fraud in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. Pak did not detail for the panel the […]

Trump spread claims of election fraud debunked by his own legal team, Jan. 6 panel says

BY: - June 13, 2022

Former President Donald Trump planted the seeds for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by continually promoting theories that he lost the 2020 election through fraud, even though top advisers and officials told him there was no evidence to support the claim, according to testimony a U.S. House committee presented Monday. In its […]

Bipartisan U.S. Senate deal on gun control met with praise from Biden, Democrats

BY: - June 13, 2022

WASHINGTON — The White House and Democratic leaders expressed support Monday for a framework on gun control legislation that 10 Senate Democrats and 10 Senate Republicans agreed to over the weekend.  The second-deadliest school shooting in a decade in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were murdered on May 24, sparked pressure on […]

Morgan Medlock

Q&A: Colorado’s new behavioral health leader wants ‘people-first’ system

BY: - June 13, 2022

When Gov. Jared Polis appointed her in January as the state’s first ever behavioral health commissioner, Dr. Morgan Medlock knew she had a difficult task ahead of her. Mental Health America had ranked Colorado 51st in the nation for adult mental health, and media reports revealed cracks in the status-quo system of care that included […]

Morey Middle School

Conservative feedback reshapes draft Colorado social studies standards

BY: - June 10, 2022

Colorado’s State Board of Education will consider further amendments to a new set of standards for K-12 history and civics curricula in the coming months, following an extended public comment period and multiple major revisions made at the request of conservative board members and outside groups. The co-chairs of the state’s 35-member Social Studies Standards […]

COMMENTARY

What the Jan. 6 hearings will really reveal

BY: - June 9, 2022

There was some fear when the Jan. 6 committee convened that it would amount to little more than a partisan tool that could easily be discredited. That’s not how it turned out. The nine members of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, as the House panel is […]

Fourth grade survivor of Uvalde shooting tells Congress: ‘I don’t want it to happen again’

BY: and - June 8, 2022

Content Warning: This story contains graphic descriptions related to gun violence.  WASHINGTON — A fourth grader who survived the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting where 19 students and two teachers were murdered told lawmakers Wednesday that she is afraid to go back to school. “I don’t want it to happen again,” 11-year-old Miah Cerrillo said in […]

Gov. Polis vetoes bill that required EV charging in new apartments, large buildings

BY: - June 8, 2022

Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday vetoed legislation championed by environmental groups and local governments aimed at expanding the number of electric vehicle charging stations in new apartments and large commercial buildings. House Bill 22-1218, passed by Democrats in the General Assembly last month, would have required certain percentages of parking spaces at new or renovated […]

Colorado officials evaluate complaint that Boebert used campaign funds to pay off tax liens on restaurant

BY: - June 8, 2022

Colorado officials will review an allegation that Rep. Lauren Boebert falsified mileage reports during 2020 and used reimbursements from her campaign fund to pay off tax liens on her restaurant. The American Muckrakers PAC — the same group that released compromising videos of Rep. Madison Cawthorn that may have aided in his recent primary defeat […]

Julie Gonzales

Mexico’s abortion access serves as vital example to U.S., state lawmakers say

BY: - June 8, 2022

With dozens of state-level abortion restrictions already in effect, and more set to kick in if and when the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, elected officials across the U.S. are looking to Mexico as an example in the fight to protect and expand abortion access. Six Democratic state lawmakers from various states, including Sen. […]