The Home Front: The day after on Colorado’s front pages

The Home Front: The day after on Colorado’s front pages

“After the most expensive campaign this city has ever seen, Boulder voters made clear their support for the hotly contested ballot issue 2H, which will install a tax on distributors of soda and other sugary beverages” reports The Boulder Daily Camera.

The Longmont Times-Call reports a local tax hike for schools passed and a glitch at Boulder County voting stations impacted 3,700 people.

But voters in Thompson rejected tax proposals— “an $11 million mill levy override that was to boost salaries, update curriculum and buy new buses and a $288 million bond issue for maintenance, new schools and remodels— reports The Loveland Reporter-Herald.

In the town of Palisade, “voters Tuesday night unofficially approved five ballot measures that will allow retail marijuana sales, retail marijuana testing facilities, retail marijuana product manufacturing facilities and a retail marijuana excise tax,” The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan has local elections results here.

“A new voting system designed to help election results move quicker was overwhelmed Tuesday as Pueblo County’s large ballots filled its computer server,” reports The Pueblo Chieftain. “You expect election issues to happen on Election Day. Slowness at certain places because of a judge and those are out of your control, but when a server goes down, you are truly, completely at the server’s mercy,” Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder Gilbert “Bo” Ortiz said Tuesday night.”

Voters in Cañon City approved a sales-tax hike to fix streets, reports The Daily Record. “Referendum 2A is expected to generate roughly $3.5 million annually.”

The Gazette in Colorado Springs has seven key takeaways from the election in Colorado. “Once again, the pundits and pollsters fell short – way short. Early in the evening as election returns trickled in around Colorado and across the country, you could already here quips about how this was America’s “Brexit” – a reference to the United Kingdom’s surprise vote this year to drop out of the European Union over the opposition of much of the British political establishment.”

“Trump forged a striking connection with white, working class Americans who feel left behind in a changing economy and diversifying country,” reports The Denver Post from the AP wire.


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Corey Hutchins

is a journalist in Colorado, and Columbia Journalism Review's Rocky Mountain correspondent for the United States Project. Follow him on Twitter @CoreyHutchins and email him at CoreyHutchins [at] gmail [dot] com.

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