Position: As originally reported by Colorado Politics

Gov. John Hickenlooper makes plea to preserve domestic-violence funding

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is making his views known to Washington about domestic violence. Congress left for its August recess without reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. Congress...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Club 20 won’t allow lieutenant governor to debate for Jared Polis

Club 20, the venerable Western Slope coalition of government and business leaders, said Friday that Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne won’t be allowed to stand in for Democratic nominee Jared Polis in next...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver aims to double affordable-housing fund by increasing pot taxes

A Denver City Council committee is backing an affordable-housing plan that depends on raising the sales tax on recreational marijuana. Mayor Michael Hancock’s office said raising the city’s retail...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke cites Colorado’s advantages in BLM move

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke gripped two hiking poles, citing a gimpy knee from his years as a Navy SEAL and a college football lineman, as he wandered deeper...

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

Jared Polis’ plan to skip Club 20 debate kicks up a fuss on the Western Slope

A gubernatorial candidate hasn’t bypassed the Club 20 debate for decades, if ever, and people on the Western Slope aren’t taking Jared Polis’ decision lightly. On Monday, Colorado Politics reported...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Backers of oil and gas initiative allege buyout of a signature gatherer

For the second time in just over a week, a group hoping to restrict oil and gas operations in Colorado says a contractor it hired to circulate petitions for Initiative 97 has hurt instead of helped...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Study cites costs of Colorado oil and gas measure

A study by a business coalition that was released Friday crunched the costs of putting 2,500-foot setbacks on oil and gas operations in Colorado. “If passed, this initiative will have a devastating...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Outdoor Retailer show in Denver brings out the politics

When the massive Outdoor Retailer market moved to Colorado from Utah last year in a fight over public lands, the die was cast to mold together the business and the politics of getting outside. The...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Democrats officially support limits on fracking this year

Most Democratic candidates for Colorado offices this year could be talking down fracking. The Colorado Democratic Party’s State Executive and Central Committee met July 14 at Elizabeth High School...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Advocacy group’s new poll shows western voters value public lands

A new poll from an environmental advocacy organization suggests western voters feel strongly about preserving public lands. The Denver-based Center for Western Priorities’ poll, Winning the West,...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado legislative leaders size up accomplishments, stress

The morning after the four-month Colorado legislative session adjourned Wednesday, Democratic and Republican leaders lauded their achievements, noting the stress brought on by controversy and...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Third Democratic candidate makes ballot in contest for Rep. Scott Tipton’s seat

Two congressional candidates made the June ballot Monday when the Secretary of State’s Office verified the signatures on their petitions. Former Eagle County Commissioner Arn Menconi will be in the...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News