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Has La Plata County shed its purple skin?

As political winds change, it appears La Plata County, which traditionally has bounced between voting Democrat and Republican, might be taking a turn for the deep blue. With unaffiliated voters for...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

After Colorado’s blue wave, what’s next for the Republican Party?

The 2018 midterms swung Colorado into blue state territory as Democrats cinched a political trifecta in state politics. As Colorado Republicans gather on the political borderlands, they’ve got a...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hunters and anglers flex their political muscles

On Dec. 2, 2017, onstage in a cavernous auditorium at Boise State University, two of the three Republican hopefuls for Idaho governor, Lt. Gov. Brad Little and businessman Tommy Ahlquist, discussed...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Trump 2019

In this dark time of the year, usually a pretty slow period for politics, I like to write a column cataloging my errors of analysis and prognostication from the previous 365 days (or sometimes...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

New Mexico politics, immigration make headlines in 2018

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Democrats solidified their power over state government during the midterm elections as a long-held GOP congressional seat in a key border district was flipped by a...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Taking a look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Fort Lewis College students study what motivates young voters

Fort Lewis College students examined the factors that motivate young people to vote during a semester that featured a highly contentious midterm election. Turnout among young voters in La Plata...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s Hickenlooper staffs up for possible 2020 bid

DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his allies are taking new steps toward launching a presidential campaign, including interviews with dozens of potential staffers and hiring a pollster...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Youth will demand action on climate

In the aftermath of the 2018 midterm elections, at least one thing was made clear: younger voters are no longer willing to sit on the sidelines while our future is jeopardized by inaction on...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cory Gardner had his big chance – and blew it

Last week, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate actually stood up to President Donald Trump on America’s role Yemen. In a 63-37 vote, 14 Republicans stood with 49 Democrats to pass a resolution...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Mike Littwin

Colorado Republicans’ plan to regain power? Wait for Democrats to overreach

Colorado Republicans are preparing for life in the political wilderness. After election night’s midterm blue wave receded, the party was left without a foothold in the state government. Democrats...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Black, female, Republican – and gone, gone, gone

From proud Republican harbinger to sad Republican castaway – that’s the story of Rep. Mia Love, who finally conceded her extraordinarily close House race Monday. It’s the story of her party,...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Frank Bruni

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