Politics

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Natural gas predicted as political flashpoint

By Gary Harmon

Efforts by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association to reframe drilling issues are bearing some fruit, the head of an industry association said. Natural gas, however, is likely to remain a legislative flash point, Tisha Conoly Schuller, president ...


New voter law shows big shift in registrations to unaffiliated

By Charles Ashby

Voter registrations have surged in the past month, but not because either party is running any big voter-registration campaign right now. Because of an elections reform measure approved by the Colorado Legislature earlier this year, many ...


Many hopefuls eye 2014 race for governor

By Charles Ashby

The field of candidates seeking to become Colorado’s next governor has gotten mobbed in recent months, and may get even more crowded with the primary election still 10 months away. Besides the incumbent, Democratic Gov. John ...


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Tancredo says pot opposition odd, confusing

By Charles Ashby

Tom Tancredo says he doesn’t understand other Republicans sometimes. The former congressman and current candidate for the GOP nomination for Colorado governor, who was touring Grand Junction Friday and today, said he doesn’t ...


Buck to try another bid for Senate

By Charles Ashby

After a failed bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in 2010, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck is trying again. This time, the Republican has entered the race to unseat Colorado’s other U.S. senator, Mark Udall. “Since ...


Backers of new school tax turn in 160,000 signatures

By Charles Ashby

The proponents of a measure to raise taxes to fund K-12 education turned in petitions Monday with more than 160,000 signatures to get the issue on this year’s ballot. The group, Colorado Commits to Kids, needs only about half that ...


GOP supporters pen letter to push for 
immigration reform

By Gary Harmon

Reliable supporters of Colorado Republicans have put candidates on notice that they want immigration reform this year. “As donors, we would like to see each of our four GOP congressmen from Colorado take a leadership role to get a ...


Senators urge oversight of nuclear energy illness benefits

By Gary Harmon

An independent advisory panel is needed to oversee a federal program that provides benefits to Cold War nuclear industry workers made ill by their work, two senators said. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., ...


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Treasurer denied retirees’ records

By Charles Ashby

Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton is not entitled to access all records controlled by the state’s largest public retirement system, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. Even though Stapleton’s office makes him an ...


Early birds jump into races;
 Mesa County parties bide time

By Charles Ashby

While political party officials in Mesa County on both sides of the aisle still are searching for candidates to run for various offices here, a few elsewhere in the region have already entered the fray. Chief among those announcements is that ...


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