Politics

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Tipton: Senate, Obama must negotiate now

By Gary Harmon

The federal government shutdown over, it’s now up to the Senate and President Barack Obama to negotiate with House Republicans, said U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. Conceding he was “a bit battered and bruised” by the 16-day ...


Hickenlooper leads fundraising for governor’s race

By Charles Ashby

The reason why political candidates announce their intentions to run for office more than a year before an election is because of money. They need as much time as they can get to collect it. And for some candidates in state races, ...


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John Sluder: District E

By Staff

John Sluder Age: 61 Hometown: Pueblo Years in Grand Valley: 25 Past board/committee or education experience: I’ve worked in the private sector and served on many community boards, and for the past 15 years I’ve taught students ...


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District E: Greg Mikolai

By Staff

Greg Mikolai Age: 52 Hometown: Wells, Minn. Years in Grand Valley: 20. Past board/committee or education experience: I have served on the District 51 School Board for four years, and as board president for the last two years. I presently ...


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Prominent GOP legislator Stephens announces bid for U.S. Senate seat

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Amy Stephens, the former majority leader before the Republicans lost control of the Colorado House last year, has entered the ring for U.S. Senate. Stephens, a Colorado Springs Republican, will join three others already in the hunt for ...


‘Unborn human beings’ question makes 2014 ballot

By Charles Ashby

For a third time, Colorado voters will have a chance to decide if an unborn child should be declared a person. That’s because the same group that placed similar ballot measures before the voters did so again Monday. According to the ...


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Route 66

By Charles Ashby

Dueling studies released last week from the same university show opposing impacts that a ballot question to raise taxes for education would have on the state’s economy. One study, done by the Leeds School of Business at the University ...


Nonpartisan audit panel earns award

By Charles Ashby

One of the Colorado Legislature’s least known committees is one that has done more than any other to ensure state government operates as it should, said Sen. Steve King. And that committee, which the Grand Junction Republican is set to ...


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Junction Democrat will challenge Scott to fill King’s spot in Senate

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Ray Scott won’t be the only name on the ballot next year in his bid to become Mesa County’s newest state senator. That’s because a Democrat, Grand Junction resident Claudette Konola, has entered the race to challenge ...


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Republican contender emerges in secretary of state race

By Charles Ashby

Now that Secretary of State Scott Gessler officially is running for governor, a Republican has entered the ring to replace him. El Paso County Clerk Wayne Williams, who is in his first term in that office, has announced his plans to run for ...


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