Government

More than 21,000 Guard members from 50 states headed to D.C., and numbers may grow

BY: - January 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — Wednesday’s presidential inauguration ceremony may have a scaled-down audience due to the pandemic, but the security presence on hand to ensure it goes smoothly will be supersized. At least 21,000 National Guard men and women — from all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia — will provide security support for […]

Nearly 100 recommendations from Colorado’s audit office have yet to be implemented

BY: - January 15, 2021

Every year, Colorado’s independent audit office issues hundreds of requests to state agencies who are out of compliance with state or federal laws. But year after year, agencies blow past their set deadlines to resolve the issues. Colorado’s Office of the State Auditor submitted 1,516 recommendations to state agencies between July 2014 and June 2019, […]

Colorado bill would allow electronic wills beyond COVID-19 pandemic

BY: - January 15, 2021

If a bill that moved quickly through the Legislature is signed into law by the governor, Coloradans will soon be able to create, execute and notarize wills without meeting in person — beyond the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. House Bill 21-1004, the “Colorado Uniform Electronic Wills Act,” would permanently allow and regulate the use […]

Pennsylvania congressman pushes criminal investigation of Trump for Capitol attack

BY: - January 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — A Pennsylvania Democrat filed a resolution Thursday directing the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation against President Donald Trump once he leaves office, on charges that Trump incited a mob to storm the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Brendan Boyle said the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol stemmed from a rally that Trump […]

Biden rolls out $1.9 trillion emergency package to battle pandemic and economic crises

BY: - January 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is calling on Congress to approve a sweeping package for economic and pandemic relief with a price tag twice that of the emergency aid passed in December after months of acrimonious negotiations. Biden’s $1.9 trillion proposal, which he is set to outline in a speech Thursday evening, is framed around […]

U.S. House votes to again impeach Trump, as a ‘clear and present danger’

BY: and - January 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, charging him with inciting violent rioters last week who rampaged through the U.S. Capitol, temporarily derailing the tally of presidential votes and leading to at least five deaths. The 232-197 vote concluded a swift, truncated process in the House, […]

Colorado loses out to Alabama for Space Command HQ; Polis says ‘politically motivated’

BY: - January 13, 2021

The U.S. Air Force has selected Huntsville, Ala., as the permanent headquarters for the U.S. Space Command, passing over the command’s existing base in Colorado Springs, the Air Force said Wednesday. Gov. Jared Polis and Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera, both Democrats, raised concerns that President Donald Trump overruled military decision-makers and made the decision to […]

Feds: Colorado man drove to D.C. for Capitol riot with 2,500 rounds of ammunition

BY: - January 13, 2021

A man living in Colorado brought more than 2,500 rounds of ammunition with him when he traveled to Washington, D.C. prior to last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol, and he threatened to kill multiple elected officials, federal investigators alleged in a new court filing. Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr. was arrested in D.C. on Jan. […]

Boebert slams new U.S. Capitol security after setting off metal detector

BY: - January 12, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado encountered a new obstacle Tuesday evening to her plan to carry her handgun on Capitol Hill: the heightened security measures within the U.S. Capitol building. As of Tuesday, lawmakers entering the U.S. House of Representatives have to pass through magnetometers in order to walk on the House […]

More than 170 cases opened in federal probe of U.S. Capitol attack

BY: - January 12, 2021

WASHINGTON — Almost a week after a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, top officials at the FBI and Department of Justice held their first press conference on Tuesday to announce that they are directing prosecutors to issue a slew of sedition and conspiracy charges against pro-Trump rioters. More than 170 cases have been opened […]

3 Democrats test positive for COVID-19 after sheltering with maskless Republicans during Capitol riot

BY: - January 12, 2021

WASHINGTON — The leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus said Tuesday that she has tested positive for COVID-19, and blamed Republicans who refused to wear masks in a secure room where lawmakers were kept during the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol last week. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, (D-Wash.), said those Republicans “mocked colleagues and staff” […]

Gov. Polis: Feds should weigh criminal charges against GOP leaders for inciting Capitol riot

BY: - January 12, 2021

In a lengthy message posted to his personal Facebook account on Monday, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis called for potential criminal prosecutions against Republican leaders for their role in last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol and backed an effort to expel some GOP members of Congress by invoking the 14th Amendment. “The easier part is […]