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Rocky Mountain Gun Owners: We’re suing secretary of state, Ethics Watch

Colorado’s rough-and-tumble politics firearm-liberty group Rocky Mountain Gun Owners is headed back to court. It is suing the secretary of state’s office and nonprofit Colorado […]...

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October 20, 2014 Just In

JeffCo GOP sets stage for state Senate primary

Jefferson County Republicans set up two potentially nasty state Senate primary races Saturday....

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March 22, 2014 In-Depth, Politics, The Mix

GOP sets sights on state Senate

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners is stirring it up in three GOP Senate primaries. ...

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March 13, 2014 In-Depth, Politics
At gay-rights event, GOP Rep. Nikkel speaks on battling bigotry to advance civil unions

At gay-rights event, GOP Rep. Nikkel speaks on battling bigotry to advance civil unions

Colorado state Representative B.J. Nikkel, R-Loveland, this weekend said the experience of bigotry and intimidation she experienced last spring during the debate over a same-sex civil unions bill has strengthened her position in support of the bill. She said that,...

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August 29, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Pressure mounts on Republican opponents of Colorado civil unions bill

Pressure mounts on Republican opponents of Colorado civil unions bill

As the special session of the Colorado legislature launches today centered around gay-rights civil unions legislation, national media outlets are circulating a memo written by a high-profile Republican pollster advising GOP candidates and operatives to embrace equal rights for...

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May 14, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics
Colorado civil unions supporters demand full House vote

Colorado civil unions supporters demand full House vote

DENVER-- "Let them vote! Let them vote!" chanted the crowd gathered on the west steps of the capitol here this morning, urging Republican House leaders to bring a controversial civil unions bill to the floor for consideration. ...

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May 8, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics, Top Stories
Nikkel: Legislature right place to weigh civil unions

Nikkel: Legislature right place to weigh civil unions

Conservative Rep. B.J. Nikkel, R-Loveland, voted to advance a state civil unions bill that would recognize same-sex partnerships last week in large part because she had come to believe the legislature, not the ballot box, was the best place to...

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May 8, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, 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 civil unions battle a heated all-Republican affair

Colorado civil unions battle a heated all-Republican affair

DENVER-- At a state Senate committee hearing on a same-sex civil unions bill held here Wednesday, a series of witnesses battered Republican lawmakers opposed to the bill, suggesting they were confused in their ideology, nonstrategic in their thinking...

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February 21, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories

Democratic legislators concerned by House reapportionment maps

Many Democrats are standing behind concerns raised by former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb last week after Webb said that Republican members of the Colorado Reapportionment Commission were playing it fast and loose with constitutional requirements when redrawing the state legislative...

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August 2, 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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