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Capitol report: Recapping major bills of the 2019 legislative session

With power in both houses of the Legislature and the governor’s office, Democrats this year led lawmakers into some sweeping changes, as well as hard-fought battles that left the party short of … more

Polis urges wildfire vigilance amid milder forecast

After an onslaught of raging wildfires in Colorado in 2018, this year’s fire season looks to be less severe, but state officials are urging the public not to let its guard down. “I don’t want … more

STEM School students walk out of shooting vigil amid frustration

A vigil that brought politicians, activists and several hundred students and parents to Highlands Ranch High School after the nearby STEM School shooting devolved into chaos and chants, with many students expressing frustration with the event’s political overtones on gun policy. more

Denver metro area holds architectural gems

As the tide of bland, boxy apartment complexes rolls through metro Denver amid its housing boom, sightseers looking for a respite need not roam far. Historic buildings offer a change of pace from … more

‘There’s really not a day that goes by that I don’t think about it’

David Walcher had just gotten back from a celebratory breakfast and was on his way to lunch with a fellow member of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. “Every year, the county leaders would … more

Capitol Report: Bill aims to stop most scanner encryption

As more law enforcement and fire agencies across the state encrypt or consider encrypting their dispatch radio traffic, a bill was introduced March 12 that seeks to halt the trend. Blocking the … more

Oil-and-gas bill creates conflict at the Capitol

If you can’t beat them, slow them down. That’s the strategy Republicans at the state Capitol turned to recently to hold up a controversial oil and gas bill, requesting that a different, … more

'Red flag' bill to allow temporary removal of guns from high-risk owners is back

Introduced on the anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, a bill to allow law enforcement to remove firearms from those shown to be a risk to themselves or others has emerged again at … more

Poetry gatherings in metro area let you go out with your inner self

epression and struggling with her identity put a roadblock in Sophia Manion’s passion for poetry, but when she walked into Blush and Blu, an LGBTQ bar on Colfax Avenue, she found her voice again. … more

Capitol Report: Democratic majority pushes Legislature to left

The blue wave crashed months ago in Colorado's midterm elections, but the tide is still high at the Capitol, where Democrats wasted no time in taking up liberal causes in the first month of this … more

Coffman looks back on Congress, the changing Republican Party

In Ethiopian churches and Spanish-language radio segments, former U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman built what could have been the future of the Republican Party. The Republican who represented the 6th … more

Crow eyes ethics reform, campaign finance, guns

After besting five-term Republican Rep. Mike Coffman — who had previously proven to be ironclad in the 6th Congressional District — new Democratic Rep. Jason Crow in January entered Washington … more

Out of power, GOP aims to be 'conscience' at Capitol

The defiantly conservative voice of state Rep. Patrick Neville hit some resigned notes the day before the state Legislature convened, with the Republican House leader from Castle Rock and a Senate … more

Ring in New Year’s, with a twist

Denver metro-area residents know the scene well: Hordes of friends and families huddled in downtown Denver to watch the fireworks wave the closing year goodbye. But if the cold and crowds — and in … more
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