Colorado GOP participates in landmark lawsuit that seeks to block Trump from ballot

BY: - September 19, 2023

The Colorado Republican Party is allowed to participate in a landmark lawsuit that seeks to disqualify former President Donald Trump from the 2024 presidential ballot in Colorado. The judge in the case, Sarah Block Wallace of Denver District Court, granted the state GOP so-called intervenor status Monday, after party officials asked the court for permission […]


Let’s see that same Hunter Biden fervor applied to everyone who shouldn’t have gun access

BY: - September 19, 2023

This commentary originally appeared in the Louisiana Illuminator. There’s no question Hunter Biden is a troubled person. His problems were well documented before his indictment Thursday on a federal firearms charge. The president’s 53-year-old son has admitted to having a crack cocaine problem that he didn’t disclose when he purchased a handgun in October 2018, […]

U.S. prisons chief insists to Senate panel there’s been ‘visible change’ in the system

BY: - September 14, 2023

WASHINGTON — The head of the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Wednesday outlined to the Senate Judiciary Committee how she has sought improvements in the nation’s troubled prison system, and fielded questions from Republicans about transgender inmates. “Developing meaningful change throughout the agency is not something that happens in a moment,” Colette Peters, the director […]

Colorado looks to close incarceration-to-homelessness pipeline

BY: - September 12, 2023

Moving into Denver’s Project: Elevate campus was one of the toughest days of Michelle Savage’s life. While she would gain a stable home at the community corrections facility, Savage also left her husband behind to live on Denver’s streets by himself.  Savage, 51, and her husband, Bill, moved to Denver in 2018 to be closer […]

Trump attorney in 14th Amendment case defended secretary of state’s right to bar candidates from ballot

BY: - September 11, 2023

An attorney representing former President Donald Trump in a lawsuit seeking to disqualify him from running for president in Colorado has a history with some of the constitutional issues raised by the suit — as the victor in a 2012 case that plaintiffs repeatedly cited as bolstering their argument for blocking Trump from the ballot. […]

Sexual assault survivors can now track their rape kits in most states

BY: - September 11, 2023

This story originally appeared in Stateline. It can take hours for a sexual assault victim to undergo the multiple swabs, hair samples, blood and urine collections, and other invasive procedures of a sexual assault examination. And then it can take months, sometimes years, for investigators to process that evidence kit. But now, responding to demands […]

Rising crime rhetoric persists in Colorado. Data tells a different story.

BY: - September 11, 2023

In the opening days of Colorado’s 2023 legislative session, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers, mayors and law enforcement officials stood in the halls of the Capitol and unveiled what they said was the solution to a statewide spike in motor vehicle thefts. Senate Bill 23-97 increased penalties for repeat offenders and re-felonized thefts of […]

U.S. Justice Department asks Supreme Court to take up abortion pill case

BY: - September 10, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday asked the Supreme Court to decide whether the abortion pill should remain on the market after two lower courts issued differing opinions about its use. The case, Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will likely be the second time the conservative-leaning Supreme […]

Election security breach trial for Tina Peters delayed until February 2024

BY: - September 6, 2023

Tina Peters’ trial for her involvement in an election security breach is set for February, nearly a year after it was originally supposed to happen. Mesa County District Judge Matthew Barrett set jury selection to begin on Feb. 9. Barrett is expecting eight trial days. Peters, the former Mesa County clerk, is charged with three […]

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Colorado House reaches agreement with members in open meetings law violation case

BY: - September 5, 2023

Two Democratic state lawmakers and Colorado House leadership entered into an agreement over the chamber’s public meeting procedures that puts clearer expectations around notifying the public about meetings and retaining electronic communication. State Reps. Elisabeth Epps of Denver and Bob Marshall of Highlands Ranch filed an offer to enter into a so-called consent decree with […]

Trump pleads not guilty, waives arraignment in Georgia 2020 election interference case

BY: - August 31, 2023

This story originally appeared in the Georgia Recorder. Former President Donald Trump entered a not guilty plea on Thursday in Fulton County Superior Court on 13 felony counts that charge him with racketeering for attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. In the court filing on Thursday, Trump also voluntarily waived his right […]


The overlooked but crucial election subversion ties between Colorado and Georgia

BY: - August 31, 2023

When Georgia prosecutors this month charged former President Donald Trump and others in an alleged conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election, the indictment included a couple of names that were familiar to Coloradans. But the massive crimes that are said to have occurred in Georgia have ties to Colorado that go beyond those notorious defendants. […]