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Would Al White beating Randy Baumgardner be a win for Democrats?

Republicans and Democrats for months have said control of the state Senate hinges on who wins Republican Sen. Laura Woods Arvada seat. Could the...

Kopp lauds White selection, blasts Golumbek

Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp Monday issued a statement of support for Jean White, the wife of state Sen. Al White, R-Hayden, after she was named to fill his seat by a Republican vacancy committee in Craig. Al White is stepping down to serve as head of the Colorado Tourism Office for the administration of governor-elect John Hickenlooper.

White’s state Senate replacement likely to be named today in Craig

A replacement for state Sen. Al White, R-Hayden, will likely be chosen today by a vacancy committee in Craig from a list of at least five candidates that includes White’s wife, Jean White. The Republican District 8 Vacancy Committee is slated to meet today at 2 p.m. at the Moffat County Courthouse.

Hickenlooper appoints Al White to run tourism office

Governor-elect John Hickenlooper today announced that State Sen. Al White will be director of the Colorado Tourism Office and Joan Henneberry will be the Healthcare Exchange planning grant project director. White, from Winter Park, served eight years in the Colorado House of Representatives before he was elected to the Colorado Senate two years ago.

Kobe DA Hurlbert blasted for lesser charges in hit-and-run case

The blogosphere is alive with seething over a questionable decision by Fifth Judicial District Attorney Mark Hurlbert not to file a felony charge against...

Transportation a backburner issue, but state roads, bridges keep crumbling

With Colorado’s recession-plagued budget crisis as a backdrop, there’s been very little meaningful debate this election season about one of the most critical issues facing the state: how to fund desperately needed repairs for Colorado’s crumbling roads and bridges.

Poll finds Coloradans back gas over coal as PUC weighs Xcel...

Colorado residents overwhelmingly prefer renewable energy and natural gas to coal as an energy source, according to a poll released Tuesday ahead of Colorado Public Utilities Commission deliberations over a controversial energy bill passed last legislative session.

Still unchecked, Boulder fire sparks climate change, beetle kill debate

As strong winds whipped up again overnight in the Boulder area, where a Colorado record 169 homes have already been destroyed in the ongoing Fourmile Canyon Fire, there’s also a growing firestorm of debate over how climate change contributes to wildfires across the West.

‘Kobe DA’ Hurlbert reportedly petitioning onto Senate District 16 ballot

Mark Hurlbert, who will forever be known as the “Kobe DA” for his unsuccessful prosecution of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant on sexual assault charges...

Compromise payday lending bill passes Senate

DENVER-- On Friday the state Senate passed a compromise version of Rep. Mark Ferrandino's payday loan bill, which seeks to protect consumers against high interest rates and fees. Lawmakers fearing job-loss forecasts put forward by short-term loan industry softened the strictest limits the original version of the bill would have put in place. Ferrandino is confident the amended bill will pass in the House and head to the governor's desk for signing this week.