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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…

Kavanaugh Supreme Court pick hits home in Colorado as Bennet, Brauchler, Weiser weigh in

Kavanaugh Supreme Court pick hits home in Colorado as Bennet, Brauchler, Weiser weigh in

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, announced on Tuesday that he will vote against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Here’s the letter he sent…

Colorado Western Slope congressional district could catch women’s wave

Colorado Western Slope congressional district could catch women’s wave

EMILY’s List, which bill itself as “the nation’s largest resource for women in politics”, is betting on former Eagle County state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush to do something that’s never…

Weiser, Brauchler differ sharply on role of state AG in Trump, Russia scandal

Weiser, Brauchler differ sharply on role of state AG in Trump, Russia scandal

Both the Democratic and Republican candidates for Colorado attorney general last week expressed varying degrees of concern about President Donald Trump’s widely criticized meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in…