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U.S. House Judiciary Committee votes to impeach Trump

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Friday morning along party lines, setting up a...
AURORA, CO - Pharmacist Hank Wedemeyer fills prescriptions as generic diabetes medicine awaits distribution at a community health center on Dec. 1, 2009 in Aurora, Colorado. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Landmark prescription drug pricing bill clears U.S. House  Colorado Reps. voted along party lines...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a landmark health care measure Thursday that proponents say would dramatically reduce the rising cost of prescription drugs...
Noel Community Arts School students work through assigned classwork during a study period at the Denver school in May 2019. (Nathan W. Armes/Chalkbeat)

Colorado releases school ratings amid ongoing debate about how to measure performance

Colorado school ratings finalized Wednesday show that slightly fewer schools this year earned one of the two lowest ratings. Those that did — 154 schools...
NYTIMPEACH : House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) questions Intelligence Committee Minority Counsel Stephen Castor and Intelligence Committee Majority Counsel Daniel Goldman during the House impeachment inquiry hearings, Monday Dec. 9, 2019. POOL Photo by Doug Mills/The New York Times)

Colorado Rep. Buck to Dems: Vote for impeachment and say goodbye to your majority...

WASHINGTON — A Colorado Democrat on Wednesday night delivered a forceful plea for the U.S. House to impeach President Donald Trump, while his Republican...
Rep. Joe Neguse, of Boulder, serves on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis at the University of Colorado Law School campus on Aug. 1, 2019. (Photo courtesy Sally Tucker)

Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse has a plan to fight Trump on climate censorship “Stop...

WASHINGTON — A freshman Colorado congressman, troubled by allegations of climate censorship by the Trump administration, is attempting to make it harder for political...
A must-pass defense policy will move forward without provisions that would crack down on a wide class of chemicals known as PFAS that are linked to health problems. Among the provisions struck: language that would have required the EPA to limit PFAS levels in waterways and strengthen regulations on PFAS in drinking water. (Photo by Brandon Giesbrecht via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Key regulations on chemicals linked to health problems struck from must-pass defense bill The...

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats and environmental advocates suffered a stinging setback with the release of a defense policy bill this week that lacks key...
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) walks towards to a podium to speak to the media at the Capitol Building September 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry today after allegations that President Donald Trump sought to pressure the president of Ukraine to investigate leading Democratic presidential contender, former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, which was the subject of a reported whistle-blower complaint that the Trump administration has withheld from Congress. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Littwin: Why did House Dems decide to pull punches on Trump’s articles of impeachment?

In response to Donald Trump’s seemingly endless array of high crimes and misdemeanors, House Democrats decided to settle their impeachment hopes simply on the...
Patrick Murphy, Boulder County Public Health employee, uses a FLIR infrared camera to check for gas leaks at a Crestone operating well pad in eastern Boulder County. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Story Group)

Advocates and industry gird for battle over new oil and gas emissions rules As...

Colorado air quality officials are poised to write new rules next week for toxic and planet-warming gases emitted from oil and gas operations.  The Polis...
Former Sen. Mark Udall opens up about life after elected office, mediation and all the avocados he has been eating lately. (Photo by Susan Greene)

Mark Udall talks torture, life after political office, and dharma “I didn’t want to...

Mark Udall is not depressed.  Colorado’s former senior U.S. senator knows, five years after Cory Gardner ousted him from office, that “people have been saying...
WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 09: (L-R) House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and ranking member Doug Collins (R-GA) speak to each other during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill December 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. The hearing is being held for the Judiciary Committee to formally receive evidence in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, whom Democrats say held back military aid for Ukraine while demanding they investigate his political rivals. The White House declared it would not participate in the hearing. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker - Pool/Getty Images)

Democrats’ impeachment articles: abuse of power, obstruction of Congress

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats on Tuesday announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.  Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) joined House Speaker...