Politics

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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 ...


Tipton’s beetle-kill bill clears House committee

By Gary Harmon

A measure that would give governors greater authority to deal with beetle-infested forests passed the House Resources Committee on Wednesday. The Healthy Forest Management and Wildfire Prevention Act, introduced as HR 8181 by U.S. Rep. Scott ...


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Higher ed may try to tap voters

By Gary Harmon

Leaders of higher education in Colorado are considering a ballot measure in 2014, the head of the University of Colorado said Wednesday. The exact shape of such a measure, however, is far from clear, Bruce Benson told the Grand Junction ...


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