• Initial OK for Colorado electronic records bill in hearing

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — A House committee late Monday approved a bill to modernize Colorado's Open Records Act, with majority Democrats pushing for a measure that presumes the public is entitled to access government records in ways that can be analyzed by computer. The bill , sponsored by Rep....

  • U.S. issues 271 sanctions in response to Syrian chemical attack

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — The Latest on new U.S. sanctions against Syria (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The United States has issued 271 sanctions in response to Syrian President Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons. It's one of the largest sanction actions in U.S. history. The...

  • Younger Colorado Legislature? Change wins preliminary OK

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado may ask voters again whether 21-year-olds should be able to serve in the state Legislature. The state Senate gave tentative approval Monday to a measure to lower the age of eligibility from 25 to 21. Supporters say the change could get more young people engaged...

  • Insights: Arts accreditation is a stage to lift rural Colorado students

    By joey bunch ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 23, 2017

    An important piece of legislation by state Sen. Mike Merrifield of Colorado Springs would make the arts one of the ways schools are measured for accreditation in our state. It's stunning that it already isn't one of the ways we ensure children can get the most out of their education...

  • Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

    CATHERINE LUCEY and HOPE YEN, Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Apr 23, 2017

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It's all complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall. The symbolic 100-day...

  • Nearing 100 days, Trump’s approval at record lows but his base is holding

    Dan Balz and Scott Clement, The Washington Post
    Updated: Sat, Apr 22, 2017

    President Trump nears the 100-day mark of his administration as the least popular chief executive in modern times, a president whose voters remain largely satisfied with his performance, but one whose base of support has not expanded since he took the oath of office, according to a new...

  • Construction defects voices in Colorado Legislature finally getting in harmony

    By joey bunch ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 22, 2017

    The angrier voices in the debate over construction defects litigation are finding a harmony, based on the floor debate of House Bill 1279 Friday. The compromise legislation announced Wednesday was a long-awaited cease in hostilities. One side has argued through multiple legislative...

  • Point/Counterpoint: What should be done about sanctuary cities?

    By Deb Walker and Tim Neville -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 22, 2017

    Deb Walker Seven years ago, I found myself in the desert wilderness in the borderlands of Agua Prieta, Mexico. I encountered a group of six migrants preparing to make the treacherous crossing into the United States. Most were seeking opportunity and leaving behind all that was...

  • Police findings that were dismissed by DA faulted El Paso County GOP chair in pedestrian's death

    Kaitlin Durbin and rachel riley gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 22, 2017

    The head of El Paso County's Republican Party reportedly stopped his vehicle for one second and failed to check his rearview mirrors before backing into and fatally injuring a pedestrian while reversing to reach an angled parking spot on Tejon Street last month, according to details...

  • Lawmaker informs school on JROTC protocol after homeless student wears uniform to testify

    By JOEY BUNCH ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 22, 2017

    A Colorado lawmaker said he meant well, but to the sometimes homeless teenager who testified on a bill in his JROTC uniform, it felt like retribution. Wednesday Auontai "Tay" Anderson, an 18-year-old student from Denver's Manual High School, testified in favor of House Bill 1314, the...

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