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Colorado lawmakers to review policy on sexual harassment
Colorado lawmakers to review policy on sexual harassment

By: - 0 4 hr ago

DENVER  — Colorado's highest-ranking legislators responded Tuesday to harassment complaints against lawmakers by announcing a formal review of...

Diana DeGette alleges she was sexually assaulted in an elevator by former congressman
Diana DeGette alleges she was sexually assaulted in an elevator by former congressman

By: Ernest Luning - 0 4 hr ago

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette said Monday she faced unwanted sexual advances from a congressman who tried to forcibly kiss her in an elevator years ago. In...

Commentator Michelle Malkin throws support to Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo
Commentator Michelle Malkin throws support to Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo

By: Joey Bunch - 0 13 hr ago

Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin endorsed Tom Tancredo for governor at a fundraiser at a gun club in Colorado Springs Saturday night. His...

Gov. Hickenlooper grants clemency to 22, Nathan Dunlap not included
Gov. Hickenlooper grants clemency to 22, Nathan Dunlap not included

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 14 hr ago

In 1972 James Wachsman pled no contest in Routt County, Colo., to selling marijuana. After serving his time, Wachsman went on to start a business and a...

Gov. John Hickenlooper names new head of Colorado Department of Transportation
Gov. John Hickenlooper names new head of Colorado Department of Transportation

By: - 0 Yesterday

Michael Lewis, the No. 2 at the Colorado Department of Transportation, has been promoted to lead the agency as it works to address the...

Rep. Cory Gardner to talk taxes at town hall in Pueblo on Monday
Rep. Cory Gardner to talk taxes at town hall in Pueblo on Monday

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Yesterday

Look who’s back in town. Sen. Cory Gardner, once vilified by liberals for not holding big, rally-style town hall meetings where they could yell at him,...

Several women who work at Colorado Capitol dispute allegations of misconduct by Sen. Jack Tate
Several women who work at Colorado Capitol dispute allegations of misconduct by Sen. Jack Tate

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Sun, Nov 19, 2017

In the days since additional claims of sexual misconduct by Colorado legislators emerged in a news report, numerous women who have worked with state...

Senators Baumgardner, Tate hit with allegations of sexual harassment at Colorado Capitol
Senators Baumgardner, Tate hit with allegations of sexual harassment at Colorado Capitol

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Two Republican senators were accused Thursday of improper behavior at the Colorado Capitol amid a wave of sexual harassment and misconduct allegations...

Man says he was victimized by Colorado State Rep. Paul Rosenthal
Man says he was victimized by Colorado State Rep. Paul Rosenthal

By: Jessica Machetta - 0 Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Thomas Cavaness, a campaign organizer in 2012, says he was a young, recently out gay man when now State Rep. Paul Rosenthal, D-Denver, grabbed his...

Rep. Steve Lebsock denies sexual harassment claims, says 'I'm in fear for my life'
Rep. Steve Lebsock denies sexual harassment claims, says 'I'm in fear for my life'

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Wed, Nov 15, 2017

State Rep. Steve Lebsock denied Tuesday that he has sexually harassed anyone and said he is the victim of harassment, coercion and bribery by fellow...

Former Colorado governor says having Amazon in Denver would negatively impact quality of life
Former Colorado governor says having Amazon in Denver would negatively impact quality of life

By: Jessica Machetta - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Amazon building an "HQ2" - a second headquarters - in Denver would "leave us toothless and blind," says Former Gov. Richard Lamm. Lamm spoke at a...

Fountain's Lois Landgraf calls for investigation alleging cover-up in Lebsock sexual harassment scandal
Fountain's Lois Landgraf calls for investigation alleging cover-up in Lebsock sexual harassment scandal

By: Jessica Machetta - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

DENVER - The GOP is now firing at Democratic House Speaker Chrisanta Duran for not removing Rep. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, from leadership positions...

Denver approves first cat-declawing ban in a U.S. city outside California
Denver approves first cat-declawing ban in a U.S. city outside California

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

A newly passed Denver ordinance that bans elective cat declawing has ignited passions — including among cat owners and veterinarians. But...

Colorado legislator lodges sexual harassment complaint against fellow Democrat
Colorado legislator lodges sexual harassment complaint against fellow Democrat

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

State Rep. Faith Winter of Westminster filed an official complaint Monday against a fellow Democrat, Rep. Steve Lebsock of Thornton, accusing him of...

George Brauchler drops out of Colorado governor's race, announces bid for attorney general
George Brauchler drops out of Colorado governor's race, announces bid for attorney general

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

George Brauchler, the district attorney who prosecuted the Aurora theater shooting, is abandoning his race to become Colorado's next governor and...

Thornton lawmaker urged to resign amid sexual harassment allegations
Thornton lawmaker urged to resign amid sexual harassment allegations

By: Jessica Machetta - 0 Sat, Nov 11, 2017

The national wave of allegations of sexual misconduct that began in Hollywood spread to the Colorado legislature Friday, as a Democratic lawmaker was...

Sen. Cory Gardner says Roy Moore should leave Senate race if sexual misconduct report is true
Sen. Cory Gardner says Roy Moore should leave Senate race if sexual misconduct report is true

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Thu, Nov 9, 2017

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, called on Roy Moore, the GOP's Senate nominee in Alabama, to withdraw...

Colorado AG Coffman joins crowded GOP field for governor
Colorado AG Coffman joins crowded GOP field for governor

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Attorney General Cynthia Coffman launched a long-anticipated campaign for governor Wednesday, joining a crowded Republican primary field and turning...

Sallie Clark to head USDA rural development for Colorado
Sallie Clark to head USDA rural development for Colorado

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Mon, Nov 6, 2017

Longtime local political and civic leader Sallie Clark has been appointed to one of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's top positions in Colorado. The...

Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo says his marijuana stance won't be an issue this time around
Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo says his marijuana stance won't be an issue this time around

By: Jessica Machetta - 0 Mon, Nov 6, 2017

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo is visiting local marijuana discussion forums, he says, to gain a greater understanding of the issue as...

Insights: State rep takes the wheel for Uber, sees life isn't politics
Insights: State rep takes the wheel for Uber, sees life isn't politics

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Sat, Nov 4, 2017

State Rep. Paul Rosenthal looks out at a bigger world now that he sees it from the point of view of an Uber driver. A few months ago the Denver...

Commission explores feasibility of train across Colorado 
Commission explores feasibility of train across Colorado 

By: - 0 Fri, Nov 3, 2017

DENVER — A Colorado commission is examining the viability of developing a passenger train service running along Interstate 25 from Fort Collins to...

Colorado Justice Allison Eid confirmed to replace Neil Gorsuch on federal appeals court
Colorado Justice Allison Eid confirmed to replace Neil Gorsuch on federal appeals court

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Thu, Nov 2, 2017

The Senate voted 56-41 on Thursday to confirm Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, filling the vacancy...

Gov. Hickenlooper says PERA members, retirees should pay to fix pension
Gov. Hickenlooper says PERA members, retirees should pay to fix pension

By: - 0 Thu, Nov 2, 2017

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday unveiled a budget plan that calls on retirees and public employees to bear the brunt of looming...

Colorado governor's proposed 2018 budget doesn't lay clear path to more road money
Colorado governor's proposed 2018 budget doesn't lay clear path to more road money

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Thu, Nov 2, 2017

On paper, Gov. John Hickenlooper touts an 11 percent increase in transportation funding from legislation that passed last session, but the draft of his...

State may have to decide if you can be taxed for your Netflix
State may have to decide if you can be taxed for your Netflix

By: Dan Njegomir - 0 Wed, Nov 1, 2017

Hat tip to the Loveland Reporter-Herald for profiling an obscure tax issue that eventually could find its way onto just about every TV screen in...

Arcades keep up the heat on whether Colorado casinos encouraged raids
Arcades keep up the heat on whether Colorado casinos encouraged raids

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Wed, Nov 1, 2017

Colorado Politics told you three weeks ago that the state's arcade trade association filed open-records requests to get more information about what...

Horse feathers to 5280 magazine's handicapping of Colorado governor's race
Horse feathers to 5280 magazine's handicapping of Colorado governor's race

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Wed, Nov 1, 2017

You have to take political prognosticators with the same grain - or shaker - of salt as you do college football pundits. The college football...

Audit criticizes Colorado's handling of tourism program 
Audit criticizes Colorado's handling of tourism program 

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 31, 2017

DENVER — A two-year audit concluded that Colorado's management of a program designed to pay for tourism projects has failed to establish proper...

Republican Tom Tancredo set to launch campaign for governor of Colorado
Republican Tom Tancredo set to launch campaign for governor of Colorado

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Tom Tancredo is set to kick off a campaign for governor of Colorado, joining a crowded Republican primary field in what will be his third run for the...