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After years of drought, Colorado water bosses face uncertainty

On June 1, a spark near the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gage Railroad ignited a flame in the Animas River gorge north of Durango....

Candidates for CO governor are bankrolling their own races. Chances are,...

Colorado’s 2018 governor’s race is shaping up to be a free-for-all. But this contest isn’t really “free” for some of the candidates. Several are putting...

VIDEO: Polis again urges Congress to act on immigration reform

Colorado Second District Congressman Jared Polis on Wednesday tried again to spur his colleagues to work to fix the nation's broken immigration system. A champion of comprehensive federal reform from the time he entered Congress in 2008, Polis said Americans everywhere and across the political spectrum are demanding change. He suggested that politics should no longer get in the way of action on what has become a divisive issue coast to coast. "This nation has over 15 million people who are here illegally, and yet I don't hear one word about comprehensive immigration reform," he said from the floor of the House.

Udall confident Senate will pass standalone ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal

In a final push to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy barring gay men and women from serving openly in the military before the end of the lame duck legislative session in Washington, the House Wednesday passed a standalone version of the repeal by a vote of 250 to 175. The repeal legislation now goes to the Senate where a version tied to the larger Defense Authorization bill was scuttled last week. Communications Director Tara Trujillo told the Colorado Independent that Senator Mark Udall, a dogged champion of repeal, is "fairly confident the Senate will take up DADT repeal and he is fighting to ensure that it is passed."

House passes immigrant-youth DREAM Act; Senate to vote Thursday

Wednesday night the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act of 2010, bipartisan legislation that lawmakers...

Polis: Wilson outburst boosted momentum for health-reform plan

Outside a noon pro-immigration prayer vigil on Capitol Hill, Colorado's Second District Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis said that South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson’s...

Polis parks his millions at Goldman and at Merrill

Roll Call posted its list of the 50 richest members of Congress. Eleven freshman members made the list. Number six? Our own Boulder web-millionaire,...

Fitz-Gerald Takes Early Delegate Lead

Former State Senate President wins first two county assemblies.Only two days after the Oscars, the first delegates from the CD-2 Democratic congressional race have...

CD-2 Candidates Offer Health Care Proposals

All want universal coverage, more emphasis on prevention. Payment and coverage details differ, however.Health care is rearing its Cerberus head in the second congressional...

2nd District Caucus Tally Not Yet Finalized

Both Polis and Fitz-Gerald camps believe they've done well. While the Colorado presidential caucus results are reasonably clear cut, the two contenders in the 2nd...