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Lawmakers eye drug sentencing reforms to ease projected prison population growth...

The department that oversees Colorado’s prisons is again asking the state legislature to open Centennial South, a shuttered prison in Cañon City. Corrections officials...

It’s a race to win over independents in this El Paso...

COLORADO SPRINGS — It’s a Wednesday morning and the line outside the El Paso County Judicial Building wraps around the block. The entrance is...

Lawmakers put the kibosh on leasing Huerfano prison, call for sentencing...

The Department of Corrections wants to reopen a shuttered prison in Walsenburg to house an expected rise in inmates next year, but lawmakers aren’t...

ALEC in Colorado, Day 1: Protest and policy making

It might not be the smoke-filled rooms of old, where politicians hammered out deals in secret— but that’s only because smoking isn’t allowed in...

House Democrat Lee faces tight race in conservative Colorado Springs

Pete Lee has served one term in the Colorado House, and as a Democrat from conservative Colorado Springs, he is a marked man. He calls himself a moderate, but he supports abortion rights and same-sex civil unions, which makes him a radical liberal in the eyes of some El Paso County Republicans.

No permit needed to conceal carry at private schools, says House...

With the help of a female model packing heat, the bill that could allow Coloradans to conceal their handguns without permit on private K-12 school grounds and across most other areas of Colorado passed out of a House committee Thursday with bipartisan support.

Steadman eyes House Judiciary Committee as likely high hurdle for civil...

Lawmakers, staffers, lobbyists and reporters shuffle through the narrow hallways between committee rooms in the capitol. Not enough chairs line the walls between the doors. It's an anteroom heavy with murmuring gossip and speculation. Although showy debate flares up on occasion in the two-story-high House and Senate chambers, much of the real action takes place in these tiny committee rooms. Sitting outside one of the committee rooms, Sen. Pat Steadman told the Colorado Independent he believes the fate of SB 172, the same-sex civil unions bill he introduced Monday, will be decided by the members of the House Judiciary Committee.