Politics

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Blame
 traded for Election Day technical glitch

By Charles Ashby

Colorado’s county clerks and the Colorado Office of Information Technology aren’t agreeing with Secretary of State Scott Gessler about what happened on Election Day. Gessler told state lawmakers last week that it wasn’t his ...


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Couple take on ballot measure to keep darkness at bay

By Charles Ashby

Two Colorado residents are hoping to keep Colorado on daylight saving time year-round. Sean and Teri Johnson, who live in Lakewood, are trying to get a measure onto the 2016 ballot that would keep the sun up longer in the afternoons, ...


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Republicans now must show ‘they know how to lead’

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Republican Party had a banner year in 2014, and party chairman Ryan Call wants to see that continue. That’s why Call was in Grand Junction on Wednesday to talk to fellow party members, asking what they think went right and ...


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Christie in 
Tancredo’s 
cross hairs

By Charles Ashby

Tom Tancredo isn’t happy with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The former Republican congressman and two-time Colorado gubernatorial candidate is angry at Christie, also a Republican, for opposing his campaign for the GOP nomination for ...


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‘Newbies’ on time-worn path to state Legislature

By Charles Ashby

DENVER ­— Freshman orientation at the Colorado Legislature last week was like being back in school, except for these newly elected lawmakers, the courses were like no other they’ve studied before. Beyond learning the ...


Western Slope gets second seat on key legislative panel

By Charles Ashby

The Western Slope has another lawmaker on the Colorado Legislature’s powerful Joint Budget Committee. Last year, Republicans tapped Rep. Bob Rankin, R-Glenwood Springs, to fill a post being vacated by Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, who ...


Scott chosen to chair Senate committee

By Charles Ashby

Even though he’s just a freshman, at least in the Colorado Senate, Sen.-elect Ray Scott will start as a committee chairman. The Grand Junction Republican is to chair the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee. The post ...


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A reluctant push toward the center

By Charles Ashby

With Democrats still in charge in the Colorado House and the Republicans taking control of the Colorado Senate next session, leaders in both chambers are asking several questions: What will be the tone when the Colorado Legislature convenes ...


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John Salazar to retire as Colorado ag chief

By Charles Ashby

After 12 years in public service, Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar is retiring, effective in January. Salazar, the former Democratic congressman from the 3rd Congressional District, has headed the Colorado Department of Agriculture since ...


Denver ethics group drops 
complaint against Suppes

By Charles Ashby

A Denver-based ethics group has dropped its complaint against Orchard City Mayor Don Suppes for using the town’s hall to operate part of his campaign for the Colorado Senate. The group, Colorado Ethics Watch, said it filed a motion with ...


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