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Secretary of state hopefuls promise county clerk collaboration

By Greg Ruland

Speaking to the group he quit in 2012 after a disagreement over mail-in ballots, Republican El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams told the Colorado County Clerks Association on Monday that if elected secretary of state in November, ...


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Rep. Scott limits self to 2 debates; his foe is critical

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Ray Scott announced on his Facebook page Thursday that he will appear in just two debates in his bid for Senate District 7, drawing ire from his Democratic opponent. The Grand Junction Republican said demands of his businesses, ...


Opponents organize campaign 
to defeat ‘personhood’ measure

By Charles Ashby

A group opposing the proposed personhood amendment launched its campaign Tuesday, saying it hoped that three times would be the charm to squash the idea once and for all. The idea of defining an unborn child as a person has been rejected by ...


Guv touts business leaders in his camp

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s re-election campaign Tuesday trotted out a new group of what the Democratic governor calls a bipartisan coalition of business leaders from across the state who support his bid for a second term. But while the ...


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Attorney general candidate says education key to helping Hispanics

By Charles Ashby

The Democratic candidate for attorney general made an effort to connect with Hispanic voters in Grand Junction on Monday, saying the entire community regardless of ethnicity should reach out to address their needs. Don Quick, who’s ...


Substance takes back seat to sniping in Senate race

By Charles Ashby

Like children in a schoolyard pulling pigtails and making faces, the two candidates for U.S. Senate have taunted each other over a variety of politically charged issues in recent months. In almost daily emails to supporters, the Internet and ...


136,342 signatures turned in for expanded gambling, group says

By Charles Ashby

The group pushing a measure to expand casino gambling in the state turned in thousands of signatures Monday to get the initiative onto the fall ballot. The group, Coloradans for Better Schools, said it turned in 136,342 signatures to the ...


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King probe widens

By Charles Ashby

The criminal investigation into state Sen. Steve King’s possible falsifying of his time cards with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office will be expanded beyond that issue, the prosecutor who is overseeing that probe told The Daily ...


Casino backer motivated by own biz plans

By Charles Ashby

The chairman of the parent company that wants to bring casino gambling to Mesa County and elsewhere in the state told an East Coast newspaper that he wants to open casinos in other states to help bolster his casino in Rhode Island, the ...


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No local licenses issued; couples disappointed

By Charles Ashby

Despite some erroneous local reports Friday, Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner has been pretty consistent: She won’t be following the lead of a few county clerks and start handing out marriage licenses to same-sex couples. That’s ...


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