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The crushing burden of student loan debt and what one Colorado...

One thing Linsi Bowers learned growing up in rural Colorado was the importance of a college education. She heard it again and again as a...

Colorado youth turnout on pace to notch impressive numbers, again

The Centennial State this year, as in years past, will offer a counternarrative to the gloomy line that paints young Americans as digitally distracted...

Campaign urges millennials to vote on issues, not gaffes

Spoken word artist Toluwanami Obiwole is in front of Union Station, standing still amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. "Every generation needs a...

Millennials on millennials and Colorado’s midterm election

IN Clements Park in Littleton earlier this month, low turnout at a student-organized rally signaled that the fervor incited by the conservative Jefferson County...

Beware the mustache, fraudulent voters!

  Desperate Dems, take note! You may have supported the Republican-loathed election-modernization act HB 1303 mandating that mail-in ballots be sent to all registered voters and...

Obama taps energized Boulder supporters for crucial last-stretch turn-out-the-vote drive

BOULDER-- In a speech that alternated between conversational asides and full-throat exhortations, President Obama rallied roughly 11,000 supporters at the packed Coors Event Center on the University of Colorado campus here Thursday. It was the latest but not the last scheduled event in the high-intensity swing-state get-out-the-vote effort his campaign here has orchestrated for the final short stretch to Election Day next week.

Top voter registration group pushes hard in Colorado as last-day deadline...

DENVER-- Tuesday was the last day to register to vote in the Centennial state and New Era Colorado, a youth politics group that is also one of the most successful voter registration groups in the country, made the most of it. Staffers have registered upwards of 35,000 voters in the state this year, according to Director Steve Fenberg, and he says they'll register somewhere between 500 and 1000 voters across the state Tuesday.

Obama in Golden seeks to rev up swing-state campaign

GOLDEN-- On his eighth trip to swing-state Colorado this election year, President Obama came to this scenic town in battleground Jefferson County to energize and recruit ground troops to help his campaign win the state's nine electoral college votes, just as he did in 2008.

Primary election stats suggest GOP youth-voter catastrophe will continue

Low turnout among youth voters for the Republican Super Tuesday primary contests suggests the GOP is making a major strategy misstep this year, analysts told the Colorado Independent. They said that Republican campaign messages to young people are mostly absent, weak or a turn-off and they called youth outreach efforts uninspired. They said the party looks to be continuing a disastrous trend sure to be exploited in the general election by President Obama, the man whose candidacy drew out young people as voters and volunteers in record numbers in 2008.

DeGette rallies state civil rights activists to spotlight, counteract new GOP...

DENVER-- Colorado Democratic Congresswoman Diana DeGette and representatives of the state's top civil rights organizations this weekend railed against efforts by Republican lawmakers and officials around the country to recast voter rules. Flooded with pale mountain sun on the west steps of the capitol, the speakers took turns detailing ways new registration and voting requirements and restrictions will make it more difficult for millions of Americans to cast ballots in presidential election year 2012.