Menendez urged to step down by a growing number of U.S. Senate Democrats

BY: and - September 26, 2023

WASHINGTON — More than two dozen U.S. Senate Democrats, including the two from Colorado, are calling on New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez to resign following his indictment on corruption charges for the second time. Among the 26 senators on the record as of Tuesday night was New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, who said in […]

Colorado senators join call for New Jersey’s Menendez to step down

BY: - September 26, 2023

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper joined the calls for fellow Democrat U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey to step down following his recent indictment. Federal authorities indicted Menendez for the second time Friday, charging him with conspiracy to commit bribery and related offenses over his alleged aid to a North Jersey businessman and […]

Battery storage seen as ‘backbone’ of reliable electric grid but adoption uneven across US

BY: - September 26, 2023

SEARCY, Ark. — In the decarbonized future envisioned by many states, utilities and the federal government, expect more power plants like Entergy Arkansas’ facility here, where thousands of gleaming panels and banks of batteries spread across 800 acres about 50 miles northeast of Little Rock. The Searcy Solar Energy Center, a 100-megawatt solar and storage […]

Colorado officials reshuffle Moffat Tunnel lease team as passenger rail push accelerates

BY: - September 26, 2023

The state of Colorado has switched tracks on its Moffat Tunnel lease renegotiation, with the Colorado Department of Transportation taking the reins from the state’s Department of Local Affairs as the lead agency redoing the long-term deal that allows rail giant Union Pacific to use the state-owned tunnel. As first reported by Colorado Newsline in […]

Thousands of Colorado Medicaid recipients improperly disenrolled under new federal guidance

BY: - September 25, 2023

Colorado is one of several states whose Medicaid automatic renewal system wrongfully disenrolled thousands of eligible recipients under new federal guidance. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently changed its guidance regarding state systems that automatically determine whether a recipient is eligible for reenrollment. While the systems used to make assessments by household, […]

Food benefits for low income families at risk in a government shutdown, White House says

BY: - September 25, 2023

WASHINGTON — As Congress barrels toward a partial government shutdown, the White House Monday warned that a program that helps millions of low income families afford healthy food could see substantial cuts. The White House released a state-by-state breakdown, estimating that nearly 7 million people who rely on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, […]

Fox News, Hannity to be added as defendants in Boebert defamation lawsuit, attorney says

BY: - September 25, 2023

Fox News, Sean Hannity and others will be added as defendants in a defamation lawsuit against Rep. Lauren Boebert, the plaintiff in the case said this week. North Carolina political activist David Wheeler sued the Silt Republican in June, claiming she made multiple false statements about him and the political group he leads, American Muckrakers, […]

Colorado families at risk of losing WIC benefits with government shutdown

BY: - September 25, 2023

Nearly 90,000 women and children in Colorado could lose a government benefit to purchase healthy food if lawmakers in Congress do not come up with a federal funding agreement soon, according to White House estimates. The program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children — known as WIC — provides financial support […]

Abortion reversal ban survives test of Colorado regulatory board rules

BY: - September 25, 2023

Three state boards all declined to designate so-called “abortion reversal treatments” an accepted medical practice, so a new Colorado law banning the process is likely to stand. “Our intention with this bill has always been about making sure that Coloradans have accurate and unbiased information when making the pregnancy decision that is right for them,” […]

Anti-democratic moves by state lawmakers raise fears for 2024 election

BY: - September 25, 2023

In Wisconsin, Republican lawmakers are threatening to impeach both the state’s election administrator, who is highly regarded nationally, and a state Supreme Court justice despite a ruling by the state’s judicial commission that the justice had done nothing wrong — effectively nullifying a recent statewide election she won, Democrats say. In North Carolina, a bill […]

Colorado Newsline wins 5 awards in Colorado Press Association contest

BY: - September 24, 2023

Colorado Newsline earned five awards in the 2022 Colorado Press Association Better News Media Contest, the results of which were announced during a ceremony Saturday at the Colorado Press Association’s annual convention. The outlet’s haul included two first-place nods. Newsline editor Quentin Young won first place in best opinion writing and former intern reporter Zoe […]

Basic income saved lives, say supporters, who rally in Denver for extension of cash assistance

BY: - September 23, 2023

Advocates for the Denver Basic Income Project rallied at the Colorado Capitol on Friday to urge local leaders to support additional funding for the program, which provides direct cash assistance to people experiencing homelessness.  In honor of Basic Income National Day of Action, DBIP leadership and other supporters marched from the Colorado Capitol to the […]