Politics

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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 ...


Disclosure rule violated with King’s CMU job

By Charles Ashby

Sen. Steve King never disclosed to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office his employment with Colorado Mesa University, nor did he tell the university he also had a job with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, according to ...


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 ...


Fracking 
heavy on
 fall ballot
 agendas

By Charles Ashby

Proponents of giving local governments the ability to limit or ban hydraulic fracturing in Colorado aren’t the only ones trying to get measures onto this year’s ballot. There’s a related effort to get other proposals onto ...


Senate District 5 candidates plan vigorous campaign

By Charles Ashby

It’s going to take a lot more than buying a lot of media advertising time to get their messages to voters in the race for the expansive Senate District 5, the two candidates in that race say. It’s going to take a lot of leg work ...


New Colorado laws take effect

By Charles Ashby

Agritourism, revenge porn and eliminating statutes of limitations on certain sex crimes were only some of the new laws that went into effect this month. Of the 419 news laws approved by the Colorado Legislature and signed by Gov. John ...


Sex-crime sentence law goes into effect

By Charles Ashby

It took some doing, but the state now has its own version of Jessica’s Law. Though there was much debate in the Colorado Legislature earlier this year over concerns that the measure, HB1260, wasn’t strict enough, in the end the ...


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