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Free-speech zones target of measure for campuses

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — College students wouldn’t be restricted to free-speech zones in order to express their First Amendment rights under a bill that cleared a Senate committee Thursday. The measure, offered by Sen. Tim Neville, R-Parker, is ...

Senator praises high-court pick, fellow Coloradan

By Gary Harmon

President Donald J. Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court met Wednesday with U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., making Gardner one of the first senators with whom he met. Trump announced the appointment on Tuesday night, to praise ...

Trump harming Colorado, guv says

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — President Donald Trump is hurting Colorado’s farmers and ranchers every time he says something negative about Mexico or immigrants, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday. The state’s agricultural industries are ...

GOP senator defends health exchange measure

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — While Democrats were rallying outside the statehouse Tuesday against repealing the federal Affordable Care Act, one Republican senator was trying to tell them that’s not what he’s trying to do. Freshman Sen. Jim ...

County auditor asked to look into budget decisions

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County commissioners have asked auditors to look into issues raised last year about how the county spends money. All three commissioners said they had raised issues about the use of the capital fund in separate conversations with ...


Thurlow bills strive for efficient government

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Individually, many of the bills that Rep. Dan Thurlow and a handful of other lawmakers have introduced this session don’t do a whole lot, but together they will help thin out the state’s voluminous statute ...

‘Sanctuary’ definition a matter of legal terms, and implications vary

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County is a sanctuary county, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, presumably putting it in danger of losing federal funding under the Trump administration’s plans to defund “sanctuary” governments. The ...


Willett wants to invest federal mineral royalties for larger county grants

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Rep. Yeulin Willett wants to do something about the dwindling royalties that states get from federal mineral lease payments. The Grand Junction Republican can’t single-handedly boost the oil and natural gas industries, or ...


House GOP leader under fire for panel assignments

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The new leader of the House Republicans isn’t earning a lot of friends on the Western Slope. That’s because many people are upset that House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, didn’t appoint his ...

Community shares views on immigration

By Katie Langford

What do a fruit grower, a high school student, a mayor, a teacher and a college student have in common? They’re all immigrants, in one way or another. Nearly 100 people attended a panel discussion about immigration at the Mesa County ...

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