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McConnell re-elected U.S. Senate GOP leader, fending off bid by Florida’s Rick Scott

BY: - November 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans overwhelmingly re-elected Mitch McConnell on Wednesday as their leader for the next Congress, though nearly a dozen members backed Florida Sen. Rick Scott’s attempt to usurp McConnell. Scott’s bid, which he launched Tuesday during an hours-long discussion among Senate Republicans about the future of their party amid disappointing results in the […]

U.S. Senate Democrats make a last-ditch push for a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers

BY: - November 16, 2022

WASHINGTON —  Democratic U.S. senators have set a December deadline for passing bipartisan legislation that would create a pathway to citizenship for more than 600,000 undocumented people who were brought into the country as children — but they don’t yet have enough Senate Republican votes to make it a reality. During a Wednesday press conference […]

Pace of ballot curing quickens as Boebert-Frisch race approaches finish line

BY: - November 16, 2022

In a race still too close to call, voters in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District are resolving issues with rejected ballots ahead of a Wednesday night deadline. Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert and Democratic challenger Adam Frisch more than a week after the midterm election are still in a contest for one of the few […]

Migrant women endured medical mistreatment at Georgia ICE facility, U.S. Senate report finds

BY: - November 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — Members of the U.S. Senate on an investigation panel on Tuesday grilled federal immigration officials about a bipartisan report that detailed how migrant women at an immigration detention center in Georgia underwent questionable gynecological procedures. The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Permanent Investigations released an 18-month bipartisan report that found migrant women who were […]

Colorado Gov. Polis presents requests to Legislature’s budget writers

BY: - November 16, 2022

As Gov. Jared Polis presented his budget request to the Colorado Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee on Tuesday, members pressed him on its sustainability and compatibility with prior commitments. His budget proposal for the 2023-2024 fiscal year requests $46 billion in spending, including a $16.7 billion general fund request. It requests 15% in reserves. “This budget, […]

El seguro médico y los temas climáticos son de máxima prioridad para Yadira Caraveo, nueva miembro del Congreso en un distrito nuevo de Colorado.

BY: - November 16, 2022

Por Quentin Young, traducido por Emma Athena Yadira Caraveo, una representante del estado de Colorado, se presentó desde un podio en el patio trasero de la casa de su niñez en el condado de Adams al norte de Denver. Sus padres, quienes emigraron de México hasta Denver cuando Caraveo estaba en el segundo grado, miraron […]

Colorado Legislature poised to be second in country with women in majority

BY: - November 16, 2022

Colorado’s state Legislature is poised to have more women than men in 2023 for the first time in the state’s history, with 51% of Colorado’s state legislators being women following the 2022 midterm elections.  Assuming several remaining close races are all called as expected, Colorado will have 39 women in the state House and 12 […]

U.S. House GOP picks leadership team for next Congress: McCarthy, Scalise and Emmer

BY: - November 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans elected their slate of leaders for the 118th Congress on Tuesday, even though the party hadn’t yet secured the seats needed to take the majority come January.  The new leadership team emerged from several contested races decided during an hours-long secret ballot voting session, including a three-way campaign for whip […]

Trump announces a third bid for the presidency, even as GOP reels from midterm setback

BY: - November 15, 2022

Former President Donald Trump, whose lies about his reelection loss in 2020 precipitated an insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol, said Tuesday he will make another run for the White House in 2024. His announcement came only a week after a disappointing showing by Republicans — especially those who endorsed his false claims about 2020 […]

U.S. district court strikes down use of Title 42 to expel migrants

BY: - November 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the government from continuing Title 42 —  a controversial pandemic-era health policy used by both the Trump and Biden administrations to expel nearly 2 million migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The request to halt the use of Title 42 had been filed by immigrant advocacy groups and […]

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Colorado to receive more than $40 million in settlement with Walmart over opioid crisis

BY: - November 15, 2022

Colorado will receive more than $40 million from a $3.1 billion national settlement with Walmart for its role in the opioid crisis.  A news release from Attorney General Phil Weiser’s office said the settlement will require “significant improvements” in Walmart pharmacies’ handling of opioids, as a lack of proper oversight worsened the opioid crisis. Weiser […]

Studies show gains against childhood hunger were lost after child tax credit ended

BY: - November 15, 2022

This story originally appeared in the Ohio Capital Journal. An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association in October confirmed previous research that food insecurity increased substantially after the expiration of federal monthly advanced child tax credits on Jan. 15, 2022. The study looked at the period between January and July of this […]