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Colorado lawmakers hope for criminal justice reform trickle-down with First Step Act

Colorado lawmakers hope for criminal justice reform trickle-down with First Step Act

Colorado lawmakers and advocates are hoping the passage of the federal First Step criminal justice reform bill by both chambers of Congress and signature by President Donald Trump last week…

Colorado Dems promise to battle for Obamacare as 600,000 face losing ACA protections

Colorado Dems promise to battle for Obamacare as 600,000 face losing ACA protections

Colorado Democrats are vowing to vigorously fight for Obamacare in the wake of a Texas judge’s ruling late last week that every facet of the Affordable Care Act, including its…

U.S. Olympic Committee gives nod to Utah over Colorado for potential 2030 Winter Games bid

U.S. Olympic Committee gives nod to Utah over Colorado for potential 2030 Winter Games bid

The United States Olympic Committee on Friday announced it will put Salt Lake City forward as a potential host for the 2030 Winter Olympics, snubbing a Denver and overall Colorado…

Colorado lawmakers look for long-term cost solutions as ACA sign-up deadline looms

Colorado lawmakers look for long-term cost solutions as ACA sign-up deadline looms

With just a handful of days left to sign up for first-of-the-year health-insurance coverage on the individual market, Colorado is actually trending ahead of the nation in terms of signing…

Citing climate change, Xcel Energy moves toward carbon-free future

Citing climate change, Xcel Energy moves toward carbon-free future

Xcel Energy on Tuesday unveiled what the eight-state electric utility is calling “the most ambitious [carbon reduction plans] announced to date within the electric power industry,” drawing swift praise from…

As ANWR opens to drilling, Patagonia targets Trump tax bill as ‘pure evil’

As ANWR opens to drilling, Patagonia targets Trump tax bill as ‘pure evil’

Outdoor clothing and gear manufacture Patagonia last week announced it’s giving the company’s $10 million windfall from last year’s “irresponsible tax cuts” to groups “defending our air, water and land,”…

New federal climate report highlights brutal economic, social impacts of carbon pollution

New federal climate report highlights brutal economic, social impacts of carbon pollution

A dire new report called the National Climate Assessment, produced by 13 Trump administration agencies and released on Black Friday, provides a stark warning about the economic and environmental threats…

USOC narrows down list of Winter Olympic contenders to Denver, Salt Lake City

USOC narrows down list of Winter Olympic contenders to Denver, Salt Lake City

U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) officials were in Denver last week meeting with Denver Olympic exploratory committee members about the possibility of Colorado hosting the Winter Games in 2030 or beyond.…

Colorado elects nation’s first openly gay governor and state’s first black congressman

Colorado elects nation’s first openly gay governor and state’s first black congressman

Colorado, dubbed “The Hate State” 26 years ago with the passage of the discriminatory, anti-gay-rights Amendment 2, on Tuesday night became the first state in the nation to elect an…

Congress allows critical Land and Water Conservation Fund to lapse

Congress allows critical Land and Water Conservation Fund to lapse

The Republican-controlled Congress last month allowed the nearly 55-year-old Land and Water Conservation Fund that’s pumped more than $260 million into Colorado outdoor projects to expire despite bipartisan support for…

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