Politics

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Republican firm that PERA in trouble

By Charles Ashby

Despite the naysayers, Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton insisted Monday that the state’s public employee pension system potentially is in big trouble. Stapleton, a Republican who is running for re-election against Democrat Betsy ...


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Good enough to eat

By Charles Ashby

A proposed rule that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was brewing up won’t go into effect thanks to pushback from beer lovers. As part of its effort to update the Food Safety Modernization Act, the FDA was considering placing ...


Chamber of Commerce endorses GOP across the board

By Charles Ashby

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce didn’t break any new ground Friday when it released its endorsements for various political offices in the region that are up for grabs in November. They are all Republicans. The chamber, ...


Rebound in jobs elusive for some

By Charles Ashby

The number of jobs available in the state may have returned to pre-recession levels, but those jobs aren’t paying what they used to and not enough of them are full-time positions, according to a new report released today. In its annual ...


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Manzanares’ campaign centers on customer service

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County Clerk and Recorder candidate Jennifer Manzanares wants to return to the office she left four years ago and focus on improved customer service and employee retention. The Democratic opponent to incumbent Clerk and Recorder Sheila ...


Selective forum of sheriff candidates set

By Staff

A debate and forum is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 1, and organizers have invited the three candidates on the November ballot running for Mesa County sheriff. The invited candidates are Matt Lewis, a sergeant with the Mesa County ...


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McInnis regrets handling of plagiarism scandal

By Emily Shockley

Former congressman and current Mesa County commissioner candidate Scott McInnis said Thursday he made a mistake during the plagiarism scandal that helped tank his bid for governor four years ago. That mistake, he said, was ...


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Top cop candidate: Job should not be politically charged

By Charles Ashby

The Democratic candidate for state attorney general has at least one thing in common with the Republican he’s trying to replace. Don Quick, the former Adams County district attorney who’s hoping to replace GOP Attorney General ...


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Senate candidate fires staffer over tweet

By Charles Ashby

Don Suppes is neither a conspiracy theorist nor a white supremacist, the Republican candidate for Senate District 5 said Wednesday. The Orchard City mayor said he had to fire a volunteer staffer last week after she posted an unauthorized ...


Webb favors drilling, gun-law repeal

By Charles Ashby

The Democratic candidate for House District 54 knows some of his opinions won’t sit well with his fellow party members. He doesn’t agree with most people in his party over such things as Common Core, energy development and even ...


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