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Colorado House approves firearm bills related to liability insurance, dealer licensure - The Colorado House of Representatives passed three firearm-related bills over the weekend, including what would be a first-in-the-nation requirement for gun owners to carry liability insurance. The trio is part of a handful of gun bills making their way
Household solar in Colorado gets boost from federal grants announced on Earth Day - The Colorado Energy Office and the Oweesta Corporation, a Longmont-based tribal nonprofit, will each receive $156 million from the Environmental Protection Agency to help low- and moderate-income families install rooftop solar panels. The award, announced
U.S. Supreme Court appears to lean toward Oregon city in complex homelessness case - WASHINGTON — A majority of U.S Supreme Court justices Monday seemed inclined to side with an Oregon town’s law that bans homeless people from sleeping outdoors, in a case that could have broad implications for local ordinances related to homelessness
NY prosecutor ties Trump hush money payments to campaign as criminal trial kicks off - WASHINGTON — Oral arguments in former President Donald Trump’s historic case in New York began Monday in a Manhattan courtroom where jurors will be tasked with deciding whether deceptive hush money payments to hide an affair amount to a criminal
Arizona women will die because yellow-bellied Republicans are afraid of political risk - A version of this commentary originally appeared in the Arizona Mirror. Republicans in Arizona reveled in their cowardice last week, as they hid behind obscure procedural rules to scuttle an effort to repeal a near-total abortion ban written during the
Law enforcement use of prone restraint limited under bill approved by Colorado House - The Colorado House of Representatives approved a bill Saturday that would limit law enforcement’s use of prone restraint, which is when an officer holds someone face down on the ground with their hands behind their back.  As soon as a suspect is
Dozens of high-stakes initiatives could appear on Colorado’s 2024 ballot - A major set of election reforms, constitutional protections for abortion rights and a series of tit-for-tat battles over property taxes and environmental regulation top the long list of measures that may appear on Colorado ballots in November. “There’s
Idaho doctor who worked at closed maternity ward says abortion ban harmed recruiting - A hospital in a rural area outside of Idaho’s capital city of Boise closed its labor and delivery and neonatal intensive care units April 1, citing declining birth rates and staffing issues. West Valley Medical Center is the third facility to close its
Aid to Ukraine, Israel overwhelmingly approved by U.S. House in bipartisan vote - WASHINGTON — Military and humanitarian aid could be on its way to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan within weeks after the U.S. House took a series of overwhelmingly bipartisan votes Saturday to approve $95 billion in emergency assistance — and the Senate
Colorado governor signs ‘for cause’ eviction bill into law - Colorado landlords will now need a specific reason to evict or not offer a lease renewal to a tenant under a new law signed by Democratic Gov. Jared Polis on Friday. It is a victory for tenants-rights organizers and progressive legislators who seek to
U.S. House heads toward Saturday vote on $95B in aid for Israel, Ukraine, Taiwan - WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Friday moved one step closer to approving billions in military and humanitarian assistance for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, with Democrats providing crucial support to Republican leaders after defections by their hard-right
Here are ways you can filter out harmful ‘forever chemicals’ at home - This story originally appeared in The Conversation. Chemists invented PFAS in the 1930s to make life easier: Nonstick pans, waterproof clothing, grease-resistant food packaging and stain-resistant carpet were all made possible by PFAS. But in recent years,
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We must buckle down on major polluters in Colorado - Have you had enough yet? The oil and gas industry is drowning us in ads where it plays the victim to environmental initiatives meant to save Colorado (and the planet) from catastrophic climate change and to prevent severe health impacts of our worsening
Biden administration to roll back the Betsy DeVos Title IX rules - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education on Friday announced a final rule that will update Title IX regulations governing how schools respond to sexual misconduct, undoing changes made under the Trump administration and former Education Secretary
Border security bill fails to lift U.S. House conservatives’ block of foreign aid package - WASHINGTON — The border security bill U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson offered to conservatives to win support for a major foreign aid package had not broken a blockade of the package by hard-right members late Thursday. The border security bill is nearly
Full jury selected in Trump’s criminal trial on hush-money charges - The New York state court trying former President Donald Trump on criminal charges empaneled a full 12-person jury on the third day of the trial Thursday, according to reports. The trial approached the end of its first phase Thursday afternoon as one of six
BLM to finalize rule allowing federal leases targeted at protection of natural areas - The Bureau of Land Management will publish a final rule soon allowing the nation’s public lands to be leased for environmental protection, a Thursday news release from the Interior Department said. The rule, which both proponents and detractors say marks
U.S. House tries anew to force sale or ban for TikTok, a ‘spy balloon in your phone’ - WASHINGTON — U.S. House leadership has packaged more than a dozen bipartisan bills into a so-called “sidecar” agreement meant to attract isolationist lawmakers’ support for long-stalled foreign aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. The wide-ranging
U.S. House speaker gains Dem backing for foreign aid plan, as far-right Republicans seethe - WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats on Thursday began coalescing behind Republican Speaker Mike Johnson’s plan to provide assistance for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan through a series of three bills, though far-right members of his own party grew
Coloradans in jail promised better voter access under bill approved by state Senate - The Colorado Senate passed a bill that would require county sheriffs to better work with county clerks to ensure eligible voters who are confined in jails can cast ballots.  Senate Bill 24-72 would require county sheriffs to designate someone who would be
Colorado lawmakers to drop controversial RTD board changes from transit reform bill - Colorado lawmakers are hitting the brakes on a controversial overhaul of the board that governs the state’s largest public transit system. Following hours of testimony from opponents, members of the House Transportation, Housing and Local Government
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Keep saying it: ‘Never again’ - The slaughter of children at Columbine High School occurred before the advent of phone cameras, but graphic images of the massacre reached millions of TV screens in real time, and this raw view of the violence imparted to the event an unusual kind of
National privacy standard eyed by Congress for data harvested by big tech companies - If you are having thoughts of suicide, contact 988. For resources regarding eating disorders, visit nationaleatingdisorders.org/get-help/. WASHINGTON — U.S. House members tasked with addressing what happens to loads of user data collected by big tech
Senate rejects two impeachment articles against DHS Secretary Mayorkas - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday dismissed two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The Democrat-controlled chamber voted, 51-49 along party lines, to adjourn the impeachment trial after finding that
U.S. House GOP rolls out aid for Ukraine, Israel; votes planned on TikTok, border security - WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans unveiled three bills Wednesday that would provide $95 billion overall in assistance to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, instead of voting on a similar bipartisan Senate-approved package that’s been waiting around for
Colorado childhood sex abuse measure fails in Senate amid Republican opposition - Colorado Senate Republicans blocked a measure Wednesday that would have asked voters to allow the Legislature to make a law letting survivors of childhood sexual abuse sue their abusers, even if the incident occurred decades ago and the statute of
Occupational licensing reform will expand Colorado’s workforce - Imagine completing thousands of hours of training to be a barber. You have learned the ins and outs of cuts, colors, and styles. You have spent tens of thousands on school and have applied for a license. And then, despite your extensive qualifications, you
The 1864 abortion ban is a feature, not a bug, of the GOP’s assault on reproductive rights - This commentary originally appeared in the Arizona Mirror. Arizona Republicans in the state legislature sent a clear message last week: They are ecstatic that the state Supreme Court outlawed virtually every abortion a day earlier when it ruled that an
Organizing the slopes - This story originally appeared at Capital & Main. After more than a year of trying to form the first ski patrol union at Eldora Mountain Resort outside Nederland, Colorado, Nick Lansing found himself navigating an unexpected trail. Like other
U.S. House Republicans deliver impeachment articles against DHS Chief Mayorkas - WASHINGTON — Eleven U.S. House Republicans serving as impeachment managers delivered two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. The ceremonial delivery of the articles of impeachment,
Divided U.S. Supreme Court wrestles with case of Pennsylvania man who joined Jan. 6 mob - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a Jan. 6, 2021, case that could potentially upend convictions for a mass of Capitol riot defendants and slash some election interference charges against former President Donald Trump. The
New DOT partnership will streamline airline consumer complaints in Colorado, other states - A new partnership between the U.S. Department of Transportation and a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general aims to streamline efforts to resolve airline consumer complaints. Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and Transportation Secretary Pete
Boebert leads GOP primary field in fundraising ahead of June primary - U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert will head into Colorado’s June 25 primary with a big fundraising advantage over a crowded field of rivals for the Republican nomination in the 4th Congressional District. In her bid to switch districts, after representing the
U.S. Rep. Massie joins move to oust Speaker Johnson, who vows: ‘I am not resigning’ - WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky called on U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson to resign during a closed-door meeting of GOP lawmakers on Tuesday, throwing more uncertainty into that chamber just months before the November elections.
Competing state waters protection bills move through Colorado Legislature - Colorado lawmakers want to implement new protections for waters left vulnerable by a U.S. Supreme Court decision that narrowed the reach of the Clean Water Act — but they disagree on the best way to do it. Following the 2023 Sackett v. Environmental
Trump makes one last presidential immunity argument to the U.S. Supreme Court - Hours after Donald Trump sat in a New York courtroom and became the first former president in U.S. history to be a defendant in a criminal trial Monday, his attorneys filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court renewing his claim of absolute presidential
Appointed lawmakers couldn’t immediately run for seat under proposed change in Colorado - Colorado voters could decide this fall whether a state lawmaker appointed to their seat through a vacancy committee should be able to immediately run for a full term or if they should have to wait and forfeit their incumbency advantage. House Concurrent
Trump on trial: Former president faces criminal charges of falsifying business records - NEW YORK — The trial of former President Donald Trump kicked off Monday in a lower Manhattan courtroom, marking the first time in U.S. history that an ex-president has been tried on criminal charges. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for
‘Are nursing homes our only option?’ These centers offer older adults an alternative. - This story originally appeared at Stateline. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — George Raines, a white-haired man in a red track suit and matching University of Alabama ballcap, cracked jokes as physical therapist Brad Ellis led him through a series of exercises
Women’s history is not just about ‘firsts’ - Editor’s note: Eileen Bjorkman is scheduled to sign copies of her book, “The Fly Girls Revolt: The Story of the Women Who Kicked Open the Door to Fly in Combat,” in the Arnold Hall Lobby at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs from 10-11:30
Colorado House approves historic ban on ‘assault weapons’ - The Colorado House of Representatives on Sunday passed a prohibition on the sale, manufacture and transfer of so-called “assault weapons” for the first time in state history, sending the measure over to a less certain future in the Senate. The chamber
Bills related to ‘abortion coercion’ and ‘trafficking’ advance in Republican-led legislatures - Abortion-related bills continue to be introduced and debated in legislatures across the country, especially in states where the procedure is already banned. It can be hard to monitor them all, so States Newsroom’s Reproductive Rights Today team tracks
‘It’s not extraordinary; it’s health care,’ says leader of Colorado abortion ballot initiative - Of the nearly dozen states with citizen-led initiatives to enshrine abortion rights on the ballot this fall, Colorado has the most liberal abortion laws. It is one of the few states with no gestational limits. But Jessica Grennan, campaign director of
Trump’s repeated escapes from political damage to be tested in NYC trial - Donald Trump on Monday in a New York City courtroom will make history as the first former U.S. president to stand trial in criminal proceedings. And it raises new issues for the presumptive Republican nominee for president in November, even as he builds a
Today’s shift to EVs and a long-ago motorcycle ride - This commentary originally appeared in Big Pivots. My grandfather was born in a sod house on the Colorado prairie in 1890. A generation before it had been the domain of buffalo and the Cheyenne, Sioux and other tribes that feasted on them.  He was taken
Ban on ‘assault weapons’ sale, manufacture wins initial approval in Colorado House - The Colorado House of Representatives gave preliminary approval Friday evening to a bill that would ban the sale, purchase and manufacture of many semi-automatic rifles beginning this summer. It was the first time the chamber has considered such a
Fatal anomaly exception didn’t spare Alabama mom who needed an abortion - Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment of an occasional States Newsroom series called When and Where: Abortion Access in America, profiling individuals who have needed abortion care in the U.S. before and after Dobbs. The first installment can be
Black voters were key to Biden’s 2020 win. But money woes make some question their support in 2024 - The economy is top of mind for caregiver and driver Jennifer Garner as the U.S. heads toward the November presidential election. Garner, 46, lives in Cleveland and can bring in about $800 a week working extra hours at both jobs. But between debt payments
Affordable child care is the key to economic freedom and prosperity for women - It’s often said that everyone depends on someone who depends on child care. Thousands of women across Colorado count on child care so they can go to work to improve the lives and futures of their families. It allows them to contribute to their
Calvarese, Padora win 4th District ballot spots in Colorado Democratic assembly - Colorado Democrats held congressional assemblies Thursday to determine which candidates will be on the June 25 primary ballot for seven of the state’s eight districts.  All districts that have a Democratic incumbent supported their current