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Gov. Jared Polis, Heidi Ganahl meet in first Colorado gubernatorial debate

BY: - September 28, 2022

Gov. Jared Polis and University of Colorado Regent Heidi Ganahl squared off Wednesday night for their first debate leading up to the Colorado governor election. Ganahl focused largely on the widespread problems she sees within the state and Polis touted his record of policy accomplishments he views as addressing those same problems as a bid […]

Manchin seeks bipartisan ‘sweet spot’ for a new try at his energy permitting bill

BY: - September 28, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. senators from both parties said Wednesday they hope to negotiate an energy permitting reform bill yet this year, reviving efforts to streamline the process after West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III had to pull back his plan amid broad opposition.  The Manchin proposal was attached to a must-pass government funding bill […]

Mike Lindell says Tina Peters ‘misconstrued’ his ties to impersonation figure

BY: - September 28, 2022

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters during a livestream interview Saturday said explicitly what she had previously only hinted at — that a Mesa County resident named Gerald Wood was a knowing participant in a plan to allow another person to use his identity. She also said that Mike Lindell, the MyPillow CEO and nationally influential […]

‘The storm is here’: Ian threatens to make landfall as Category 5 in southwest FL

BY: - September 28, 2022

This story originally appeared in the Florida Phoenix. Hurricane Ian, a catastrophic Category 4 storm overnight, now threatens to make landfall as a Category 5 storm at the Charlotte County coast in southwest Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis and state emergency officials said at an early morning Wednesday news conference. Ian is “knocking on the door […]

With a fortune built on government contracts, O’Dea crusades against ‘reckless’ spending

BY: - September 28, 2022

When Colorado’s U.S. Senate candidates hit the campaign trail on the Western Slope last month, their paths briefly crossed atop a dam on the Colorado River in the high country east of Granby. Incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Joe O’Dea, his Republican challenger, both attended the groundbreaking for the Colorado River Connectivity Project, […]

Republicans in Congress say they’d keep federal abortion funding in cases of rape, incest

BY: - September 28, 2022

WASHINGTON —  A nearly 50-year-old federal law backed by Republicans allows the use of federal dollars for abortions in cases of rape, incest or the life of the pregnant person. That so-called Hyde Amendment, which is folded into spending bills, is less stringent than new or planned abortion bans in some GOP-led states, where governors […]

Stopgap spending bill advances in U.S. Senate after Manchin pulls his energy plan

BY: - September 27, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate advanced a catchall spending package Tuesday that would provide billions to aid Ukraine’s war effort, help communities throughout the country recover from natural disasters and keep the federal government funded through mid-December.  Democrats and Republicans voted 72-23 to move the measure toward a final vote later this week—a success that […]

Key U.S. Senate panel advances bill aimed at preventing another Jan. 6

BY: - September 27, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee on Tuesday passed legislation that would update an 1887 elections law and clarify how electoral votes are certified, with the hopes of averting another attempt to overturn a presidential election.  Sens. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat and Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican, put forth the bill, […]

U.S. House panel investigating Jan. 6 attack postpones hearing

BY: - September 27, 2022

WASHINGTON — A Wednesday hearing planned by the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol has been postponed due to Hurricane Ian nearing landfall in Florida. A new date has not been announced. “In light of Hurricane Ian bearing down on parts of Florida, we have decided to […]

These Colorado lawmakers seeking reelection have faced post-redistricting residency questions

BY: - September 27, 2022

The true residency of a third state legislator has been called into question as lawmakers seek reelection following the once-a-decade redistricting process, which shuffled district lines and at times put incumbents outside their current district. Boulder County Republicans Chair Theresa Watson submitted a complaint to the Boulder County district attorney’s office last week, according to […]

Billions for natural disasters, home energy included in stopgap spending bill in Congress

BY: - September 27, 2022

WASHINGTON — Congress is on track to approve billions in funding this week to help offset rising home heating and cooling costs as well as boost aid for communities recovering from natural disasters.  The package, unveiled overnight, would provide $2.5 billion in assistance for the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire that scorched much of New Mexico […]

A conspiracy-fueled push to count ballots by hand gains traction

BY: - September 27, 2022

Nye County, a rural enclave in Nevada, has positioned itself as the epicenter of a Donald Trump-fueled conspiracy about the security of electronic vote tabulators.  The Nye County Commission voted in March to make the county one of the first to act on the false narratives that machines that count votes are rigged. County Clerk […]