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Creationism, Climate Change Denial Staying Out Of Colo. Schools

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.05.2013 | Denver

A Republican bill that would have paved the way for creationism to be taught in Colorado schools as well as encouraged teachers to deny the science of...

Year-Round Daylight Savings Time Bill In Colorado Dies

Posted 02.05.2013 | Denver

Coloradans will continue to have to set their clocks forward for the near future as Sen. Greg Brophy's (R-Wray) bill that would allow for permanent, y...

GOP Creationism Bill Faces Rough Road Ahead In Colorado

Posted 01.30.2013 | Denver

A Republican bill that would have paved the way for creationism to be taught in Colorado schools was called "D.O.A." by Claire Levy, chair of the Hous...

Spent About $8,000 On Letters To Suspected Noncitizens

AP | Posted 03.16.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler is defending his search for noncitizens registered to vote and says the voting system r...

Supportive Of Gessler's Personal Criminal Defense Fund?

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 03.15.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers' office this week made what's sure to be a controversial deci...

Matt Ferner

Hickenlooper In State Of The State: 'Let's Pass Civil Unions! | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.11.2013 | Denver

During his State of the State address, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper made it abundantly clear how he feels about the fate of a civil unions bill tha...

Matt Ferner

Hick: 'Why Can't We Have Universal Background Checks For All Gun Sales?' | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.11.2013 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper addressed one of the most talked-about and controversial issues facing the state of Colorado and the nation during his State of...

Massacre-Hardened Colorado A Gun Control Test Case

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and IVAN MORENO | Posted 03.12.2013 | Denver

DENVER — After the annual late-summer harvest on his farm in the eastern reaches of Colorado, Greg Brophy has a few friends over, breaks out the...

What's On The Docket For The Legislature This Year?

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 01.09.2013 | Denver

It'll be a busy year for Colorado lawmakers, who are expected to revive the debate on civil unions, gun control, ASSET and other headline-grabbing bil...

Gessler To Be Investigated By Ethics Commission

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 01.08.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission yesterday unanimously voted to investigate Secretary of St...

Colorado Rep Seeks Statewide Ban On Guns In College Campus Buildings

The Boulder Daily Camera | BRITTANY ANAS | Posted 03.11.2013 | Denver

State Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, today said she plans to introduce legislation in the upcoming session that would ban guns from inside buildings on ...

Watch Out for Nice-Sounding Gobbledygook From Republicans

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters should be on the lookout for Republicans who try to make themselves sound like they support reducing college tuition rates for undocumented college students, but when it comes to specifics, they actually say nothing but gobbledygook.

Popular Progressive Denver Talk Radio Host Leaves The Airwaves

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.07.2013 | Denver

One of Denver's leading progressive radio voices has just left the airwaves. David Sirota released a statement Monday morning that he is no longer wor...

Convicted Felon To Run For City Council In Colo. Springs

Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver

Can a felon convicted of accessory to murder of two teenage boys run for city council and actually win? That's just what 32-year-old Gary Flakes is tr...

Rep. Levy Drafting Bill To Repeal Death Penalty In Colorado

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 12.21.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. State Rep. Claire Levy this week told The Colorado Independent she is writing a bill to eliminate t...

Udall, Bennet Call For Stricter Gun Control Laws

Posted 12.21.2012 | Denver

On Wednesday, two more Colorado lawmakers came out in favor of stricter gun control laws: Colorado Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet. Udall spoke...

Hick Seeks To Limit Gun Sales To Mentally Ill

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2013 | Denver

* Proposal seeks to bolster background checks for gun buyers * Plan prompted by movie theater shooting rampage in July B...

Colorado Leads Again!

Katie Groke Ellis | Posted 02.13.2013 | Denver
Katie Groke Ellis

It's nice to see leadership of both the Colorado House and Senate side, putting women where they belong -- in charge. Next up, electing Colorado's first ever female governor and senator!

Colorado Senator Wants The State On Daylight Saving Time... Permanently

Posted 12.05.2012 | Denver

Colorado Sen. Greg Brophy (R-Wray) is passionate about daylight, so passionate that he is going to ask Colorado voters to weigh in on making Daylight ...

Bennet To Chair Key Dem Senatorial Committee

AP | Posted 12.04.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado's junior senator has a new responsibility – helping Democrats maintain their hold on the U.S. Senate in 2014. Sen. Michael B...

DU Citizen Panel Wades Into Campaign-Finance Swamplands

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 11.30.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. DENVER– The University of Denver’s “strategic issues panel of accomplished citizens” tasked w...

How Is Colorado Holding Up?

Wade Buchanan | Posted 01.13.2013 | Denver
Wade Buchanan

So how are we doing? Are we making the right investments for future Coloradans? What will our legacy be? This is not ivory tower, egghead stuff. It's practical and it's real, and every Coloradan needs to weigh in.

Matt Ferner

PHOTO: Colorado Gov. Poses With Munchies After Statement On Legal Pot | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.13.2012 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper has made no secret about his opposition to marijuana legalization in Colorado. Before the election, Hickenlooper said many thin...

Colo. Dems Elect 1st Openly Gay House Speaker In State History

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 11.09.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado Democrats have elected the first openly gay House speaker in state history, giving control of the chamber to a man who was the publ...

Matt Ferner

Colorado Gov. Gets Cheetos To Aid Approval Of Legal Weed Measure | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.08.2012 | Denver

Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 on Tuesday night, legalizing marijuana for recreational use in the state -- the problem is that the drug is still ...