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How an obscure statewide race could change the way Colorado’s top...

  You might wonder: What’s a University of Colorado regent? And why do I care? The balance of power on the board of Colorado’s flagship university...

Ritter names Madden climate czar

Living in Colorado can be confusing. Last week saw record-breaking warmth along the Front Range, with temperatures reaching the 70s. Earlier this week, we marked the coldest night of the year as the mercury fell below zero. It seems as though there ought to be someone to call when the weather swings so wildly, someone in state government who could coordinate things when residents have questions or complaints about the climate changing like it does. Alas, that someone won't be former House Majority Leader Alice Madden, the Boulder Democrat named this week to the new position of climate-control coordinator. She has other fish to fry.

Musgrave says no to fire-breathing non-liberals — and to free TV

Dear Marilyn Musgrave: I am not a liberal. I am also not a “Democratic consultant.” When your spokesman called me that, my wife and all my friends laughed so hard it sounded like they were howling. And you know what? Your resulting decision to not come on TV and be interviewed, as your opponent Betsy Markey agreed to do, did nothing more than strip you of the opportunity to get a half-hour of free air time. Sincerely, Eric Sondermann.

Colorado Dem finds new meaning in ‘drill here, drill now’

Just when you think you have seen it all. State Democratic leaders sent out a press release this afternoon criticizing the Republicans for a "drill only" energy platform. Not wasting much time to marry Republicans to the latest scandal coming from Washington, D.C. that also has Colorado ties, House Majority Leader Alice Madden, D, took a shot across the bow.

CD-2 Endorsement Wars

The early political season is not for voters, but for insiders, a trading on reputations, insiders eyeballing the list of other insiders that candidates...

For Dems, The Caravan Moves On

Heralding a "sea-change of who's in power," House Majority Leader Alice Madden and Speaker Andrew Romanoff on Wednesday hammered out a list of successes...

Gay Adoption Bill Moves Forward

A bill that would allow unmarried couples to adopt children together passed through the House Health & Human Services committee Thursday. Several gay women...

Gay Couples Could Adopt Under New Bill

A new bill introduced in the state House of Representatives would allow gay and other unmarried couples to adopt children together. More after the...

The Difference A Governor Makes

A bill that would make it illegal for an employer to discriminate against a worker based on his or her sexual orientation passed through...

New Life For Vetoed Prescription Drug Plan?

A proposal to lower prescription drug costs under Medicaid could get another chance this year - but possibly in a slightly different form. Bill...