Politics

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Governor wants more progress on broadband

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper isn’t satisfied with what he’s seeing in the Colorado Legislature when it comes to broadband deployment in rural parts of the state. Though he and lawmakers on both sides of the political ...


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Hickenlooper picks new second-in-command

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Amid a raging blizzard that shut down the Colorado Capitol and much of the rest of the city on Wednesday, Gov. John Hickenlooper named a prominent businesswoman in the health care industry to be his new lieutenant ...


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Bill aims to move disabled clients

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The panel that drafts the state’s annual spending plan is to introduce a bill into the Colorado Legislature later this month calling for relocating the Grand Junction Regional Center off of its existing aging campus. In a ...


‘Devil’s Advocate’ with Jon Caldara

By Special to the Sentinel

Midway Through Colorado’s Legislative Session, The Daily Sentinel’s political reporter Charles Ashby joins Jim Anderson, Associated Press reporter, and Jon Caldara on Colorado Public Television’s “Devil’s ...


Dems, GOP spar over hospital fee

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Democrats tried to pick a fight Tuesday with Republicans to allow a full debate in the Colorado Senate on a plan to take the state’s hospital provider fee out from under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, and not just ...


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Wearing pink not just for women

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — At first, Rep. Yeulin Willett thought a proposal to allow hunters to wear bright pink instead of the traditional fluorescent orange was the silliest thing he’d ever heard. But after examining the idea a little more ...


Discretion in sentencing bill has opposition

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill to give judges more discretion in handing down sentences received some opposition in the Colorado House on Monday. Several lawmakers said the measure, SB51, would create a patchwork of sentencing guidelines, and takes ...


Water rights bill creates concern for 2 legislators

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Some Western Slope lawmakers are concerned that a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Monday could lead to water being permanently taken off of the state’s farms and ranches. Reps. J. Paul Brown, ...


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Legislative cure: Pharmacy choice bill lets buyer decide where to get meds

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Many people would prefer to go to a local pharmacy rather than be told where they should get their medications, Palisade pharmacist Beth Benjamin says. Under a bill to be heard in the Colorado Legislature soon, they would be ...


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97 delegate votes put Davis on primary ballot

By Melinda Mawdsley

After John Justman and John Davis delivered speeches during Saturday’s Republican county convention that outlined why they wanted to be a Mesa County commissioner, delegates showed their support for both to set up a contested race for ...


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