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Time short to drop off ballots for municipal races

By Amy Hamilton

Voters on each end of the Grand Valley have a few more days to get their municipal ballots to their city halls. Palisade has one contested seat, the mayor’s position, which is being sought by current Trustee Dave Edwards and current ...

Bill: In-state tuition for homeless students

By Charles Ashby

Homeless youth and high school students estranged from their parents would qualify for in-state tuition under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado Senate on Tuesday. The measure, HB1100, is designed to offer such students the ...

Gardner: Pick anyone other than Trump 
to be nominee

By Charles Ashby

Though U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s main pick for the GOP nominee for president, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, has fallen by the wayside, the Colorado Republican’s opinions about the frontrunner in that race, Donald Trump, haven’t ...

Lawmakers draw lines in sand over Clean Power Plan

By Charles Ashby

Republican lawmakers are adamant that Colorado shouldn’t go forward with its own Clean Power Plan, at least not until the issue is resolved federally. Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on the plan, ordered by President ...


Study finds voters like reforms to elections

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado’s controversial election reforms have helped save the state money on running elections and increased voter turnout at the same time, a national study released last week shows. In its study specifically on an ...


Proposal aims to explore 
why towns in mountains 
face higher health costs

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Several Western Slope legislators are hoping to discover why health care costs in mountainous parts of the state are so much higher than elsewhere in Colorado. A bill that cleared a House committee on Thursday could help them ...

Governor wants more progress on broadband

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper isn’t satisfied with what he’s seeing in the Colorado Legislature when it comes to broadband deployment in rural parts of the state. Though he and lawmakers on both sides of the political ...

Donna Lynne

Hickenlooper picks new second-in-command

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Amid a raging blizzard that shut down the Colorado Capitol and much of the rest of the city on Wednesday, Gov. John Hickenlooper named a prominent businesswoman in the health care industry to be his new lieutenant ...


Bill aims to move disabled clients

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The panel that drafts the state’s annual spending plan is to introduce a bill into the Colorado Legislature later this month calling for relocating the Grand Junction Regional Center off of its existing aging campus. In a ...

‘Devil’s Advocate’ with Jon Caldara

By Special to the Sentinel

Midway Through Colorado’s Legislative Session, The Daily Sentinel’s political reporter Charles Ashby joins Jim Anderson, Associated Press reporter, and Jon Caldara on Colorado Public Television’s “Devil’s ...

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