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Tag Archives: Colorado Common Cause

We won an award!

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded Colorado Common Cause’s Champions for Democracy award for our reporting. We hope you’ll join us […]...

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May 26, 2017 Events, Just In, The Mix

Spending on ballot measures hits the big time

Labor Day traditionally marks the start of the final push of the campaign season and spending by committees involved with the nine measures on the […]...

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September 22, 2016 Blog, Campaign Finance, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Caucuses were chaos. Should Colorado have a primary instead?

  Now that Colorado’s Super Tuesday caucuses are over, attention is shifting away from the candidates and onto something else: the process. Enthusiasm for Bernie […]...

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March 4, 2016 In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Scott Gessler ain’t gonna quit

Secretary of State and GOP gubernatorial primary contender Scott Gessler has had a big week......

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May 22, 2014 Politics
Gessler’s proposed changes to election rules draw heated objections

Gessler’s proposed changes to election rules draw heated objections

Over the course of a five-hour rulemaking hearing Monday, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler probably got the message that a lot of people are unhappy with proposed rules that would stop county clerks from mailing ballots to inactive voters...

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July 26, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Records detail secret meeting between oil executives, government officials

Records detail secret meeting between oil executives, government officials

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Newly released documents confirm that politicians and industry representatives secretly met in March to hammer out a position on the Bureau of Land Management's plan to scale back available lands in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming for oil shale...

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June 18, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Controversial Colorado Open Records bill draws calls for veto

Controversial Colorado Open Records bill draws calls for veto

The bill was never really debated in the Senate where it was introduced, then it was tacked on to a House bill amid the blizzard of activity that marked the last days of the Colorado legislative session. Government watchdog and...

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May 17, 2012 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado GOP donors fly below the radar with maze of 527 committees

Colorado GOP donors fly below the radar with maze of 527 committees

In Colorado, organizing, infrastructure and fundraising within the Democratic Party and progressive organizations are the stuff of legend. The story of how liberal mega-millionaires and single-minded cooperation on the left turned this formerly solid red state to purple and blue...

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April 23, 2012 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado county clerks baffled by Gessler ‘non-citizen voter registration’ claims

Colorado county clerks baffled by Gessler ‘non-citizen voter registration’ claims

“I really have no idea what he is talking about,” Republican Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner told the Colorado Independent. ...

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March 8, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics, Top Stories
DeGette rallies state civil rights activists to spotlight, counteract new GOP voter laws

DeGette rallies state civil rights activists to spotlight, counteract new GOP voter laws

DENVER-- Colorado Democratic Congresswoman Diana DeGette and representatives of the state's top civil rights organizations this weekend railed against efforts by Republican lawmakers and officials around the country to recast voter rules. Flooded with pale mountain sun on the...

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December 12, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

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The Home Front: Longmont coughs up $200,000 for ‘warrantless police dog searches’ at a subsidized apartment

“Longmont on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to pay $210,000 to four tenants of The Suites and their ACLU attorneys as part of a […]

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