Housing costs top list of Colorado voters’ concerns, poll finds
Growing concerns among Coloradans about the high cost of living are being driven in large part by worries over rising housing costs, a poll released Monday by the Colorado Health Foundation found. Nearly a third of Coloradans fear they could lose their homes in the next year because they can’t afford rent or mortgage payments, […]
Polis signs bills to reduce groundwater use, fund water conservation projects
Gov. Jared Polis on Monday signed two bills into law that are aimed at conserving a precious and dwindling resource in the state: water. For the bill signings, the governor traveled to the San Luis Valley, an important agricultural region where farmers face mounting challenges from extreme drought driven by climate change. Republican Sens. Cleave […]
Tina Peters discloses campaign spending on Mar-a-Lago travel, ‘2000 Mules’ tickets
A finance report filed last week indicates Colorado secretary of state candidate Tina Peters used campaign money to fund a trip to Florida to attend a screening of a documentary focused on baseless claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election. On May 5, Peters attended a screening of “2000 Mules,” a film by […]
CDC expects more monkeypox cases in the U.S.
WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday it’s likely the United States will see additional cases of monkeypox in the coming weeks, but officials cautioned that it’s harder to transmit the virus than it is to spread respiratory illnesses like COVID-19. Monkeypox, which is also spreading throughout Europe, has an incubation […]
Mentally ill Coloradans await care in jail for months. Could a new effort clear the backlog?
Ever since state Rep. Judy Amabile first experienced how difficult it was to find care for someone with serious mental health needs, she’s been a fierce advocate for expanding access to treatment. Amabile’s adult son began struggling with schizoaffective disorder — which can include symptoms of schizophrenia, like hallucinations and delusions, and symptoms of bipolar […]
Election denial center stage as GOP secretary of state candidates face off in debate
With the primary election nearly a month away GOP candidates spoke on topics of climate change, abortion, fentanyl and where they stand on policies.
Federal judge allows continued Title 42 migrant expulsions at the border
WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday temporarily blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42, a designation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that has allowed border patrol officials to turn migrants away at the border. The order from U.S. District Court Judge Robert Summerhays for a preliminary nationwide injunction will stop […]
Progressive group alleges GOP attorney general candidate accepted illegal campaign donation
A recently filed campaign finance complaint alleges that Republican Attorney General candidate John Kellner accepted a contribution from a lobbyist during the legislative session, in violation of state campaign finance laws. The complaint, filed by left-leaning organization ProgressNow Colorado, shows that Kellner accepted a $500 contribution from Michael Fields on Jan. 27, 15 days after […]
Jan. 6 investigators want Georgia’s Loudermilk to explain pre-attack U.S. Capitol tour
The U.S. House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol on Thursday asked Republican Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia to appear before the committee to answer questions about a tour of the Capitol that Loudermilk gave the day before the assault. But Loudermilk and the top Republican on the House Administration […]
Climate-friendly transportation standards required for Colorado metro areas under new state policy
Colorado transportation officials on Thursday endorsed the state’s most detailed plan yet to shift billions in funding away from high-polluting road and highway projects and towards public transit and other more climate-friendly options. The state Transportation Commission voted unanimously to approve a policy directive containing detailed implementation plans for the state’s new greenhouse gas standards, […]
New law provides $10M for local police agencies to address high-crime areas
A new state law provides $10.3 million for grants to help local police departments address high-crime areas. The Safer Streets Grant Program is being established through Senate Bill 22-1, which Gov. Jared Polis signed into law Thursday. It was a key priority for Polis and Democratic legislative leaders, but drew little support from Republicans. Sponsors […]
Misinformation, violence and a paper shortage threaten midterm elections, officials say
Members of a U.S. Senate panel and election administrators raised a bevy of concerns Thursday about the challenges elections officials will face this fall, saying problems ranging from a lack of paper to coordinated misinformation campaigns could affect confidence in U.S. democracy. A bipartisan panel of current and former elections officials and experts told the […]