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Colorado Gov. Polis presents 1st budget to lawmakers

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis pitched his plan for state-funded full-day kindergarten to lawmakers on Wednesday, calling it an opportunity to address educational and economic inequities facing young families. Polis asked for $227 million...

 

Colorado Gov. Polis proposes full-day kindergarten funding

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis wants to use better-than-expected tax revenue to implement free full-day kindergarten. Polis released a budget request Tuesday that includes $227 million so that all school districts can offer full-day...

 

Colorado governor pushes local controls on oil-gas decisions

DENVER (AP) — Heads up, oil and gas executives. New Colorado Gov. Jared Polis made it clear Thursday he intends to grant more local control in decisions about where and how the state's $32 billion oil and gas industry can drill and operate tank...

 

Colorado's Jared Polis makes history as gay governor

DENVER (AP) — Democrat Jared Polis' inauguration Tuesday as the first openly gay U.S. governor firmly moved Colorado to a darker shade of blue — and other celebratory colors of the LGBTQ community — as he vowed to expand health care, pursue...

 

Police: Colorado woman likely killed at home; fiance charged

DENVER (AP) — The fiance of a Colorado woman who has been missing since Thanksgiving Day was arrested Friday on allegations of killing the mother of his child, and police said she likely died at her house in a mountain town. But authorities...

 

Colorado's Hickenlooper staffs up for possible 2020 bid

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his allies are taking new steps toward launching a presidential campaign, including interviews with dozens of potential staffers and hiring a pollster and national fundraiser, according to a person...

 

Health care, Trump among diverse stands of Colorado hopefuls

DENVER (AP) — Republican treasurer Walker Stapleton has attacked his opponent in the race for Colorado governor, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, as too radical and extreme for the rapidly growing state as the GOP tries to prevent a complete...

 

Stapleton, Polis meet in Colorado gubernatorial debate

DENVER (AP) — Republican Walker Stapleton promised a good gubernatorial debate performance Saturday as he urged a small group of Denver Republicans to get out the vote hours before taking the stage in Colorado Springs. "Tonight I'll give Rep....

 

Economy, energy and Trump dominate Colorado governor's race

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is banking on his wealth, entrepreneurial experience and anti-Donald Trump sentiment as he seeks to win over independents in his quest to succeed term-limited centrist Democrat Gov. John...

 

$1.5M settlement for Muslim workers fired in prayer dispute

DENVER (AP) — A big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they were refused prayer breaks, a federal anti-discrimination agency said Friday....

 

Homeland Security head: Colorado tops US in vote security

DENVER (AP) — Colorado, whose election systems are ranked among the nation's safest, held a cyber-security and disaster exercise Thursday for dozens of state, county and federal elections officials to reinforce the state's preparedness for, and...

 

Man charged in family killings spoke on saving relationships

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man charged with killing his family and dumping their bodies at an oil worksite taped a video presentation six years ago about saving or abandoning relationships. A YouTube video posted in April 2012 shows Christopher...

 

Colorado baker: No cake for gender transition celebration

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stance partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — has sued the state over its opposition to his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a...

 

Industry head: Tariffs could have big impact on US energy

DENVER (AP) — President Donald Trump's tariffs on European steel and Chinese goods pose a multi-billion-dollar threat to America's energy industry, though a truce between the United States and Europe offers hope that trade tensions eventually will...

 

Colorado anti-fracking group recovers missing petitions

DENVER (AP) — Sponsors of a contentious proposal to strictly limit new oil and gas drilling in Colorado said Friday they've recovered thousands of voter petitions supporting the measure that had been taken to Oregon by a signature gathering firm...

 

Colorado GOP confident heading into governor's contest

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates wasted little time Wednesday in staking out their starkly contrasting visions — one liberal, one aligned with President Donald Trump — in a state whose unaffiliated...

 

Independents can vote in Colorado's major party primaries

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is joining a growing list of states that allow unaffiliated voters — the state's largest voting bloc — to participate in the major party primaries, thanks to a voter-passed initiative that coincided with disenchantment...

 

Bill on guns and mental health stalls in Colorado capitol

DENVER (AP) — Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock begged state lawmakers to pass legislation making it easier to confiscate firearms from someone considered a danger to themselves or others. People, he said, like the man who shot and killed a...

 

Colorado coroners: Exempt child autopsies from records act

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's coroners are lobbying for a late-session bipartisan bill that would remove autopsy reports on minors' deaths from the state's open records act, citing a need for family privacy and the prospect of copycat youth suicides....

 

Colorado state revenue expected to rise, give budget a boost

DENVER (AP) — Record-high oil production, rising wages and the anticipated benefits of the new federal tax law will inject hundreds of millions of extra dollars into Colorado's tax collections, giving lawmakers a cushion for the next budget,...

 

Rural broadband internet bill passed by Colorado Legislature

DENVER (AP) — A bill to accelerate the construction of high-speed broadband internet service in hard-to-reach Colorado areas is on its way to the governor's desk — one designed to bridge the economic divide between rural and urban parts of the...

 

Guns in schools? 2 Columbine survivors are split on issue

DENVER (AP) — Patrick Neville was outside, sneaking off to smoke with friends, and avoided the outburst of gunfire at Columbine High School nearly two decades ago, but he did not dodge the heartbreak. A close friend died, and the anguish in his...

 

Taylor Swift hopes her trial win inspires assault victims

DENVER (AP) — Immediately after a jury determined that Taylor Swift was groped by a radio station host at a backstage 2013 concert event in Denver, the singer-songwriter embraced one of her closest allies — her mother — and later said she...

 

Taylor Swift doesn't sugar-coat testimony in groping case

DENVER (AP) — A defiant and occasionally exasperated Taylor Swift insisted during a whirlwind hour of testimony Thursday that a Denver disc jockey grabbed her bare backside and held on for a long time during a meet-and-greet before a concert. The...

 

Mom says she didn't want incident to define Swift's life

DENVER (AP) — Taylor Swift's mother and confidante took the witness stand Wednesday, saying she and her daughter's managers had told the bosses of a disc jockey accused of groping the singer-songwriter that they hoped he would be fired but didn't...

 

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