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“Red flag” law for Colorado in the works, the last shot...

Colorado lawmakers are mulling legislation that would allow police officers to temporarily remove guns from people suspected of being a threat to themselves or...

In Colorado, a hard push by Hillary Clinton on gun violence

  DENVER — A week before the Colorado caucuses, Hillary Clinton is focusing on firearms safety in a state with a bloody history of gun...

Colorado lawmakers hug over testing-reform bills

For months Colorado lawmakers have been struggling to find a legislative compromise that would reduce standardized testing in schools but preserve millions in Federal funding and accountability for educators and students. On Thursday, the wait was over.

Republicans lick chops at prospect of state Senate control

With a one-seat Democratic majority in Colorado’s State Senate (18-17) and at least seven races in play, the calculus for dominance in the legislature’s...

In debate, Romanoff seeks to highlight differences Bennet calls ‘vanishingly small’

COLORADO SPRINGS-- The Democratic primary debate here Friday pitting U.S. Senate candidate and former state House speaker Andrew Romanoff against Sen. Michael Bennet was an odd tug of war. Romanoff argued that there were significant differences between the two candidates but Bennet argued that those differences were "vanishingly small" and suggested Romanoff was stooping to petty attacks to gain traction.

Ritter and U.S. Senate pick Bennet to make tracks across Colorado

Beginning today, Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and his U.S. senator-select, Michael Bennet, begin what is likely to be their first round of trips across Colorado to introduce voters outside of Denver to the guy most of them have never heard of — and hey, it’s a pretty good opportunity for Ritter to follow his Thursday State of the State address with a reminder that he’ll be running for re-election next year.

El Paso County sends three donkeys to the Capitol

The final word is in: Newcomer Dennis Apuan has edged out Catherine “Kit” Roupe in Colorado’s House District 17, making him the third member of a Democratic delegation from El Paso County — and marking the first time since the 1970s that the Republican stronghold has sent three donkeys to the golden dome.

Keith King’s Running, But Not Without A Fight

Sen. Andy McElhany has extended his blessing to Keith King to succeed him in Colorado Senate District 12. But, even with his newfound We-Can-All-Get-Along...

Merrifield’s Back, Ready To Thwack

The understatement of the year, so far, would be that state Rep. Michael Merrifield has had a bit of a rough patch. On Jan. 3,...

Morse: Merrifield’s Enemies Have “Overreached”

State Sen. John Morse has one thing to say about some people who are continuing to viciously attack Rep. Michael Merrifield, including actually making...
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