Government

Klobuchar: Senate Dems ‘very close’ to a deal on revised voting rights bill

BY: - July 30, 2021

WASHINGTON — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Thursday that lawmakers attempting to negotiate a compromise elections overhaul bill are “very close to an agreement” on legislation, as Democrats struggle to respond to restrictive voting laws passed in Republican-led states. Klobuchar, the chairwoman of the Senate Rules & Administration Committee, has been meeting with other Senate […]

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Do not feel bad for Kristi Burton Brown

BY: - July 30, 2021

Republican lies about the election, the January coup attempt, the threat of a former president building a new regime on the ashes of American democracy — these are not matters on which political leaders can remain aloof. Every leader in the country with a constituency to answer to must choose a side. It’s either preservation […]

ACLU pushes Boulder to abandon ‘unconstitutional’ homeless policies

BY: - July 29, 2021

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado sent a letter to Boulder officials on Thursday regarding what it sees as the city’s “unconstitutional and inhumane” treatment of unhoused residents. The letter took aim at two policies impacting unhoused residents: a requirement that a person must live in Boulder for more than six months before being […]

National parks refine ticketed-entry systems to manage visitor boom

BY: - July 29, 2021

WASHINGTON — Watching the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain at Maine’s Acadia National Park is a gorgeous view — so breathtaking that on some days, as many as 500 cars could be found vying for the scenic overlook’s 150 parking spots. That competition has become more manageable since Acadia officials began using a reservation system in […]

Colorado’s new cannabis business office will focus on job creation, social equity

BY: - July 29, 2021

A new office within Colorado’s Business Support and Rural Prosperity division will focus on all things cannabis. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade announced on Wednesday the launch of the Cannabis Business Office, which was established through legislation that was signed into law this year. The office is funded by the state’s […]

U.S. Senate agrees to move ahead on $550B in new infrastructure spending

BY: - July 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators say they have worked through the sticking points on a major infrastructure package, and the Senate agreed on a procedural vote on Wednesday night to advance to debate on the proposal. That announcement came a week after Republicans blocked a test vote on the deal, with GOP […]

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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 […]