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The long march of gay marriage

Gay marriage advocates may have lost a number of battles at the ballot box this past year, but it appears they’re winning the war....

Gingrich walks back civil rights comments

The Washington Post’s Dan Balz yesterday quoted Newt Gingrich, the former Republican House Speaker from Georgia, warning that Obama’s support for sweeping health care...

Colorado Personhood fails by wide margin to draw requisite number of...

The Secretary of State announced Wednesday that Personhood Colorado failed to turn in enough signatures in support of its anti-abortion initiative to...

Udall co-sponsors bill to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Colorado Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall joined with Connecticut Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman and eleven co-sponsors to introduce legislation this morning to repeal the...

Bennet’s public option supporters mystified by Udall’s ‘weird’ silence

A trio of groups that has been rallying support for the public option health insurance plan is puzzled over the fact the Colorado Democratic...

Hudak seeks way to pay for youth prisoner education

DENVER-- Colorado state Senator Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, is weighing strategies to secure passage of a bill she's sponsoring that seeks to ensure youth prisoners charged as adults receive education. Lawmakers have signaled that any bill that requires new spending will likely fail this session. There are currently more than 130 young prisoners in Colorado awaiting trial whose constitutional rights to an education are not being met.

End of an era: Colorado moves to tax online purchases

DENVER-- Colorado joined Virginia this week in edging closer to charging out-of-state internet sales tax following a final vote on HB 1193 in the Senate Wednesday. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jack Pommer, D-Boulder, and Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, would require retailers to either collect the tax or send notices to Colorado customers informing them that they need to pay the taxes.

Focus on the Family’s ‘Truth Project’ used to retrain Christians at...

A 12-part Christian education series authored and promoted by Colorado-based Focus on the Family has been circulating around Iowa for the past few years. The program has been screened and discussed in local churches and private homes, but starting Monday the series will have its first screening in the state Capitol.

Hate crimes amendment scheduled for vote; Christian groups oppose law as...

** Updated** The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act passed the House by a wide margin in the spring. Debate included a rousing short speech...

The Case Of 58 Trees And The Constitution

Custer County accidentally took a sixth of an acre and 58 trees it wasn't entitled to when it built a road.  The state and...
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