Here are the next steps for Colorado’s psychedelic mushroom law

Now that Colorado voters passed the Natural Medicine Health Act, the state has several steps to get through before Colorado will actually see a regulated industry for psychedelic mushrooms.  The measure allows for licensed “healing centers” to provide access to psilocybin and psilocyn, the psychoactive compounds found in many species of fungi, for therapeutic purposes. […]

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J.D. Vance: Ohio’s new servile, self-seeking sycophant of a U.S. Senator

This commentary originally appeared in the Ohio Capital Journal. After two years of relentless lies from Donald Trump about the 2020 Election — lies that precipitated a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol to try to overturn a free and fair American election — Ohio’s newly elected U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance says it’s not the […]

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Two communities find a cure for medical debt: pandemic stimulus funds

Local governments in Ohio and Illinois are using American Rescue Plan Act money to relieve residents struggling with medical debt by partnering with an organization that buys debt and wipes the slate clean for debtors.  It’s a strategy advocates say could be duplicated across the country to help erase a multibillion-dollar problem. On Nov. 9, […]

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5 killed, 18 injured in shooting at LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs

At least 5 people were killed and 18 others injured in a shooting late Saturday night at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs. Officers responded to 911 calls from Club Q in East Colorado Springs shortly before midnight and took a 22-year-old male suspect into custody, the Colorado Springs Police Department said in a press […]

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Walker’s backers likely prefer DeSantis over Trump on Senate campaign trail

This commentary originally appeared in Georgia Recorder.  Donald Trump personally hand-selected Herschel Walker to be his candidate for U.S. senator, hoping that Walker would serve as the instrument through which Trump could reassert political dominance over Georgia and erase the embarrassment of his 2020 loss. So Trump wooed Walker, he flattered Walker, he publicly pressured […]

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus welcomes new House members, reflects on Latino vote

The campaign arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus welcomed the highest number of Democratic Latino lawmakers elected to Congress, during a Friday event at the Democratic National Committee headquarters. CHC BOLD PAC chair, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona, said continuing to reach out to Latino communities and young voters will be key to […]

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Frisch concedes to Rep. Boebert in race still destined for automatic recount

The race between Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert and Democratic challenger Adam Frisch in Colorado is over. During a live announcement Friday morning, Frisch said he had conceded the race, which remains exceedingly close but not likely to change in Frisch’s favor. “I just got off the phone with Rep. Boebert,” Frisch said. “I […]

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Colorado lawmakers form caucus for gun violence prevention

Members of a newly formed Gun Violence Prevention Caucus in the state Legislature hope that by heading into a new legislative session as a united group, they can accomplish major policy goals around firearms and keep the issue at the forefront of other lawmakers’ minds. “We’ve been ad hoc, but we wanted to go into […]

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Recount expected as Boebert holds slight but healthy lead over Frisch

After almost all remaining ballots were processed in the undecided Colorado 3rd Congressional District race, the tally showed Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert ahead of Democratic challenger Adam Frisch by 551 votes. That meets the threshold for an automatic recount. It’s also well beyond the margin at which a recount would be expected to […]

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Nancy Pelosi, first woman to serve as speaker of the U.S. House, steps down from leadership

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who became the first woman in history to hold the gavel, shepherding landmark bills across four presidencies, announced Thursday she’ll step aside from leadership though she’ll remain in Congress. “With great confidence in our caucus, I will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in the next Congress,” she […]

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