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Keyser 86 signatures shy of qualifying for GOP primary ballot

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Jon Keyser, a Republican candidate hoping to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in his re-election bid, failed to get enough signatures to qualify for the June primary. Keyser, who was once seen as the Republican ...

Ninth-grade testing won’t be optional

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill that would have given school districts the option of having an assessment test for ninth-grade students died on the floor of the Colorado Senate on Monday. Supporters of the measure, SB5, said since the federal ...

‘Notarios’ deception target of measure

By Charles Ashby

A bill designed to protect immigrants from people claiming to be immigration attorneys or experts in immigration law is working its way through the Colorado Legislature. The measure, HB1391, is part of a national effort aimed at stopping what ...


Bill could allow killer, Mangum, path to parole

By Gabrielle Porter

The passage of a proposed bill in Denver that would retroactively do away with life sentences for first-degree felons who committed crimes while underage might mean that a man who committed a grisly double murder in Clifton 20 years ago could ...

Bill would nix ‘felon box’ for job seekers

By Charles Ashby

Employers would no longer be allowed to have a box on their initial job application forms asking if someone had been convicted of a felony under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Friday. While Democrats said the ...


Regional Center plan
gets initial approval

By Charles Ashby

Making sure the current residents of the Grand Junction Regional Center are taken care of will drive what happens next to the aging facility under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado Senate on Friday. Numerous senators made ...

Bill seeks return of Colorado primaries

By Charles Ashby

Voters would be able to make their choice for president in a primary election under a bill that is to be introduced soon into the Colorado Legislature. The measure, which will have bipartisan support, is in direct response to complaints that ...

Locals worry BLM plans may exclude their voices

By Staff

RIFLE — A former Interior Department official during the George W. Bush administration echoed on Thursday the concerns of some area county officials that proposed changes to Bureau of Land Management planning regulations could reduce ...


Democratic candidate for Congress vows to bridge political divide

By Gary Harmon

Frustration with the political divide drove former state Sen. Gail Schwartz, a Crested Butte Democrat, to challenge incumbent Republican Scott Tipton of Cortez, Schwartz said Thursday. “This isn’t about partisan politics,” ...

Drillers may have to reveal plans

By Charles Ashby

Local governments would be allowed to ask oil and gas operators working in their jurisdictions what their long-range plans are when it comes to drilling, under a bill that narrowly cleared the Colorado House on Thursday. While the 34 ...

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