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Perl to run for Denver Clerk and Recorder

Peg Perl, who spent more than five years at Colorado Ethics Watch, is throwing her hat into the ring for elected office. Perl today told...

Denver official slams public pot as activists take issue off November...

Save that fat blunt for a little while longer. Restaurants and bars that would allow patrons to smoke marijuana on their premises won’t be doing...

Denver Clerk Johnson on gay marriage: We’re open for business

  It's clearly a day of reward and relief for Denver County Clerk Debra Johnson, a longtime supporter of same-sex marriage -- so much so...

Littwin: Same-sex marriage on winning streak

  Same-sex marriage has finally come to Denver. It may not last forever or even till death do them part, although I'm guessing it probably...

Denver, Boulder clerks battle attorney general on proposed halt to action...

The movement to bring gay marriage to Colorado has proceeded at breakneck pace, building great momentum that critics of Attorney General John Suthers fear he is attempting a in recent legal maneuver to derail.

Gay-rights groups, supporters launch Colorado ‘Marriage Matters’ campaign

"People come into my office to get married. It's a happy office. There are a lot of benefits that come with state-sanctioned marriage. I think everyone has an equal right to those benefits."

On Hot-Button Election-Reform Bill, It’s Gessler Versus the Clerks

DENVER -- Colorado’s Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler arrived late to testify at the Senate committee hearing, but he came prepared. A practiced courtroom lawyer, he began slowly. He threw in folksy asides. He answered his own rhetorical questions. And he smiled at the majority-Democratic committee members as he railed against the election-reform bill they all support and that he wants desperately to derail. It was a dramatic moment in Colorado politics that had been building since Gessler took office two years ago.

Gessler’s proposed changes to election rules draw heated objections

Over the course of a five-hour rulemaking hearing Monday, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler probably got the message that a lot of people are unhappy with proposed rules that would stop county clerks from mailing ballots to inactive voters in some elections, change the way canvass boards are selected and give county clerks more power to determine how much access election watchers have.

Corrected Pueblo County inactive voter figures still high

New tallies released by Pueblo County Clerk Bo Ortiz on Thursday put the percentage of "inactive voters" who returned ballots this year at 1,791 or nearly 11 percent of county voters. That's a gain of nearly 5 percentage points from 2009 and well above the previous statewide 3 percent average.

Colorado lawmakers prepare to address voter ballot issue raised by Gessler

DENVER-- Depending on whether or not related legal action restarts in US district court here, Colorado lawmakers plan to take up the question of which voters county clerks will be required to mail ballots to in future elections.