Politics

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Pot backers squawk at mistakes on ballots

By Charles Ashby

The owners of the only medical marijuana shop in the Grand Valley, who hope to begin selling recreational pot, asked Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Thursday to oversee Palisade’s Nov. 4 election. Jesse and Desa Loughman, ...


House District 55: Thurlow vs. Kennedy

By Charles Ashby

There are two candidates for House District 55, which primarily includes the city of Grand Junction. The winner would replace Rep. Ray Scott, the Republican candidate for Senate District 7. Dan Thurlow, 66, is the Republican candidate in the ...


GarCo race leans heavy on drilling

By Dennis Webb

A Garfield County commissioner race is turning yet again on the issue of natural gas development. Democratic challenger Michael Sullivan says the county needs to do more to protect residents living near gas production, while incumbent ...


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War of negative words

By Charles Ashby

The Republican candidate for Senate District 5 is promoting white supremacy. The Democratic candidate for that same Colorado legislative office wants to abort female babies. The GOP candidate, Orchard City Mayor Don Suppes, also hates Little ...


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Denver DA won’t pursue King matter

By Charles Ashby

The Denver District Attorney’s Office will not file charges against state Sen. Steve King because there is insufficient evidence to prove he violated state disclosure laws, officials in that office said. Chief Deputy District Attorney ...


Some in Palisade get bad ballots

By Charles Ashby

Some Palisade residents have gotten the wrong ballots, Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner said Thursday. A problem was discovered when a Palisade voter noticed that two ballot measures, Referred Measure 2A and 2B, were not on his mail-in ballot, ...


Reiner: Mail ballots can be returned by others

By Charles Ashby

State law allows people to deliver ballots other than their own, but some so-called elections-integrity advocates are trying to scare people into thinking that is not allowed, two county clerks said Thursday. Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner, ...


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Candidate eyes 
simplified process 
to start businesses

By Charles Ashby

Joe Neguse, the Democratic candidate for secretary of state, wants to revamp the way the office helps businesses form and licensed professionals renew their licenses. Neguse, who’s ending a six-year term on the University of Colorado ...


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No bans on contraception, Gardner insists

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, doesn’t see an inconsistency in reversing his support for a statewide personhood ballot measure and his co-sponsorship of a federal Life at Conception Act measure now ...


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Gay couples tie the knot

By Charles Ashby

Four same-sex couples were legally married in Mesa County Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the matter, making gay marriage legal in Colorado as a result. Moments after Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner made the ...


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