Bente Birkeland

Position: Colorado Public Radio

What’s on Democrats’ agenda for state Legislature? Red flag laws and more

A resurrected contentious red flag gun bill that failed last legislative session is among a number of bills Democrats hope to revive now that they hold both a statehouse majority and governor’s...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Secretary of state will pursue campaign complaint against Unite Colorado

The Colorado Secretary of State is moving ahead with a campaign finance complaint against Unite America, a group trying to elect unaffiliated candidates to the state legislature. The Attorney...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gov. Hickenlooper dips a political toe in Iowa

Gov. John Hickenlooper ventured to Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday to lay the groundwork for a possible presidential bid in 2020. He was meeting Democratic state lawmakers, party officials, community...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Unaffiliated candidates angling to appeal to unsatisfied voters

Voters are dissatisfied with both major political parties. Nearly 70 percent say the Republicans and Democrats fail to adequately represent the American people, according to a recent survey from...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Capitol committee inches toward compromise on how to handle harassment complaints

A bipartisan committee of state lawmakers tasked with improving the Capitol’s workplace culture and handling of sexual harassment complaints has managed to find common ground in some areas, but big...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawmakers take another step in crafting the Legislature’s new misconduct policy

Nearly half of all state legislatures have taken action to reconsider internal policies and state laws on sexual misconduct. Colorado is midstream in its effort to effect change. A group of state...

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

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