Politics

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Tipton urges stronger Iran sanctions

By Gary Harmon

The Obama administration needs to discourage nuclear ambitions in Iran rather than threaten sanctions against Israel, said U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. Talks with Iran have been extended seven months after no agreement had been made. At ...


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Newcomers assigned to legislative panels

By Charles Ashby

The Grand Valley’s two newcomers to the Colorado Legislature received at least one committee assignment they wanted, and another they didn’t expect. Because of his business acumen, and his interest in helping boost the economy ...


Border states sue Colorado over legal pot

By Charles Ashby

The attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the constitutionality of Colorado’s recreational marijuana law. The two attorneys general, Jon Bruning of Nebraska and Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma, filed ...


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GOP aims to prove it can lead after gains

By Charles Ashby

This year’s elections did more than just give Republicans control of both chambers of Congress. It also swept them into unprecedented control of most of the legislative chambers across the nation. As a result, national GOP officials are ...


Tipton votes ‘aye’ on massive package to fund government

By Gary Harmon

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., voted for a $1.1 trillion spending plan aimed at funding the federal government through September, which will set the stage for battles in February over immigration policy. The measure, which passed the House, ...


CDOT transportation plan: There’s no money

By Charles Ashby

The 2040 statewide transportation plan that the Colorado Department of Transportation is taking public comment on comes with a dire warning: there isn’t enough money. The plan, which examines general transportation needs over the next ...


State high court upholds ruling against Gessler

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Monday and left standing a lower court ruling that said the Republican overstepped his authority. In December 2013, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled ...


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 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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