Last week, we shared news about the U.S. House voting to defund DEA medical marijuana raids in states where the substance is legal. But that doesn't mean the count was unanimous -- even here. Indeed, three of Colorado's seven representatives voted against the defunding amendment, including U.S. sen ... More >>
With Republicans determined to take back control of the U.S. Senate by unseating a handful of vulnerable Dems and polls showing the race between Senator Mark Udall and challenger Representative Cory Gardner devolving into a dead heat, it's hardly a surprise that interest groups on both sides are pou ... More >>
Secretary of State Scott Gessler has faced a lot of pushback for his efforts to identify immigrants who are illegally on Colorado's voter rolls. But over the summer, those criticisms escalated to a new level when he received multiple violent threats, some targeting his family. Through an Open Record ... More >>
Mike Coffman has been declared the winner in the race for the 6th District, with Joe Miklosi, his Democratic rival (update), waiting until past 1 a.m. to concede; see his statement below. This loss demonstrates once again the power of the incumbency even in the case of what seemed to be a vulnerable ... More >>
Update: This weekend, Colorado Springs Gazette editorial page editor Wayne Laugesen published a scathing piece in which he argued that Planned Parenthood was likely worse than Penn State when it came to covering up sexual assaults on children; our previous coverage is below. Laugesen explains the ti ... More >>
Cory Gardner is on fire. More than two hundred homes and thousands of acres of forests went up in flames in his district in the past few weeks, and the freshman congressman from Colorado knows exactly who and what to blame. Not drought, not climate change, not even the bark-beetle epidemic that's ki ... More >>
The nasty race for CU Board of Regents got nastier when Matt Arnold posted the address and phone number for his opponent online. Arnold was angry that supporters of his rival, Brian Davidson, "were calling his backers and urging them to drop their endorsement," the Denver Post said. "Arnold decided ... More >>
If we misplace a phone, we know there's a mighty good chance that whoever finds it will take an opportunity to snoop -- with the best intentions, no doubt! And most of us don't store anything that embarrassing, let alone objectionable. Roy Dunn isn't most of us, though, as evidenced by the digital c ... More >>
Laura Bradford.About the only good thing that has come out of the Representative Laura Bradford mess this week was the sarcastically suggested name (on Twitter and elsewhere) for a future Capitol Hill dive bar called the "Legislative Function." Every other aspect of this situation, from the w ... More >>
The Center for Responsive Politics has released a personal finance overview for each member of Congress. We did a little number crunching and found some interesting figures regarding Colorado's congressional members. Collectively, Colorado's nine-person delegation is worth $166,900,678.
Eugene Howrey.In June, avid bicyclist Eugene Howrey, age 73, was struck and killed by a dump truck driven by Christopher Loven, a man with a number of past run-ins with pedalers. In the years prior to the Lowrey tragedy, he was allegedly involved in two separate bike-rage incidents. Months l ... More >>
Tomorrow at 11 a.m., supporters of Proposition 103, which would hike taxes to better fund schools, will rally at the State Capitol on behalf of the measure. And while most political observers doubt 103's will win the day, one advocate thinks such so-called experts are selling voters short.
Michael Hancock.Political correctness isn't an exact science. Congressman Doug Lamborn has been pilloried in some quarters for saying that being associated with Barack Obama is like touching a tar baby -- a term previously used by Westword writers, albeit in a non-racial context. But did West ... More >>
Eugene Howrey.Dump-truck driver Christopher Loven has not yet been charged with a crime in the death of Eugene Howrey, a 73-year-old bicyclist killed in an accident this past June. However, Loven was convicted in a 2009 bike-rage case -- and now we're learning he received a citation in a bra ... More >>
FlickrNo charges have been filed against dump-truck driver Christopher Loven in the Lefthand Canyon crash that killed bicyclist Eugene Howrey, 73, on Friday. But just two years ago, Loven was convicted in another bike case -- one related to road rage.
Scott TiptonRanchers in southeast Colorado battling the Army's grand expansion schemes for the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site watched in dismay this week as a congressional subcommittee removed from its budget bill a provision that has kept the military from acquiring additional land for the 367 ... More >>
Rich in history and imperiled species, Pinon Canyon isn't like any other place on earth. Locals fear that the Army wants to tear the hell out of it.
Full posters featured below. The joy of living in Denver is that every moment of every day is exciting enough to be a Hollywood movie. Whether it's politics, sports or the arts, the weird, wonderful and wacky people of Denver -- and their pursuits -- would make for a fantastic full-slate at t ... More >>
Their German citizenship didn't exactly solve their problems.Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis likes Arizona's controversial new immigration law a whole lot more than does Representative Jared Polis, who told Politico that requiring immigrants to have their papers on them at all ... More >>
This is one politically aggressive man.In an interview last week, Ken Buck campaign consultant Walt Klein said he thinks Jane Norton, the well-heeled frontrunner for the Republican senatorial nomination, is running scared. Shockingly enough, Josh Penry, the minority leader of the Colorado Se ... More >>
Jane Norton doesn't have time to wait.Although Michael Bennet and Jane Norton remain the favorites to face off in the U.S. Senate race this November, both of them have faced strong challenges within their own parties, from Andrew Romanoff and Ken Buck, respectively. Bennet has responded by p ... More >>
Representative Wes McKinley is sitting in a bar in Denver, but his mind is hundreds of miles away -- on the rangeland of southeastern Colorado, that stunning swathe of cactus and canyons and ranches that have been in families for generations. The land that the U.S. Army would like to conquer ... More >>
Representative Jared Polis getting his drink on with an assist from Stephen Colbert.Representative Jared Polis beat Doug Lamborn and Betsy Markey to the healthcare-town-hall punch, staging a session on Monday. Not that the event got much attention. After all, that evening, Polis starred in th ... More >>
In his first week running his new website, Brad Jones crashed a state representative. What will he do for an encore?
When Reverend Benjamin Reynolds opened his church to gays, some called it a sin. He calls it a mission from God.
Manual labor is tough. Not getting paid for it is tougher.
When it's springtime in the Rockies . . .