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Props 107, 108 would open state primaries

By Charles Ashby

The timing for a measure on the ballot to create open primaries — and a second one to bring back presidential primaries — couldn’t be better. That, at least, for the numerous people on both sides of the political aisle who ...


Local religious leaders discuss presidential race

By Charles Ashby

Billed as a diverse group of faith leaders talking about the presidential campaign, a forum discussing issues surrounding who would be best to serve in the White House was tilted to one side. While the five leaders speaking at the forum ...


Thurlow loses appeal over campaign finances

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Dan Thurlow’s argument that he shouldn’t have been fined for making errors on some of his campaign finance reports last year didn’t past muster with the Colorado Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel of the court ruled ...


Amendment 69: Single-payer system pitched to solve health care problems

By Charles Ashby

It’s hard, if not impossible, to find anyone who believes that the nation’s health care system is doing just fine. The rising premiums that were the norm before the Affordable Care Act was made into law have continued, with little ...



By Charles Ashby

The last time Colorado voters approved new taxes on tobacco products more than a decade ago, sales for cigarettes declined by more than 100 million packs a year. So when cigarette sales increased last year by about 1.1 million packs, numerous ...

Prop 106: Dying patients deserve another option, proponents say

By Charles Ashby

Facts fight fear, or so say the folks backing a new law that would allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives. Those people, Yes on Colorado End-of-life Options, say there is much misunderstanding about what the proposed new law ...

Amendments T and U: Legislature seeks to clean up outdated provisions

By Charles Ashby

During this year’s session of the Colorado Legislature, lawmakers placed two referred measures on the ballot to remove some language from the Colorado Constitution and alter other wording in that document. Even though state law has long ...

Ad attacks Schwartz 
on crime legislation
 supported by many

By Charles Ashby

A Washington, D.C.-based GOP super PAC has begun airing a new television ad attacking Gail Schwartz, the 3rd Congressional District Democratic seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. The basis of the attack, however, has ...


Excerpts from Donald Trump’s campaign stop in Grand Junction

By Gretel Daugherty

Excerpts from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign stop in Grand Junction.  ...

3 in running for district judge

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper will have a second opportunity this year to name a new judge to the Mesa County District Court bench. When he does that, he might recognize at least two of the three names recommended by the 21st Judicial District ...

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