Diana DeGette chats with constituents. Courtesy of Diana Degette
It’s a quiet Friday morning in December, and Chief Deputy Whip, 20-year member of Congress, and healthcare warrior Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Denver) leans back in her black leather conference room chair with a satisfied smile. Congress is on a holiday break and her Denver office, just south of Governor...
March 21 2017, 4:20 PM
An estimated 2,000-4,000 citizens gathered in Civic Center Park Saturday afternoon to show support for Colorado's Muslim community following President Trump's executive order to temporarily ban immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Despite the cold, masses huddled in the shade of the Greek Amphitheater of Denver’s Civic Center Park Saturday afternoon, spilling into the sunny lawn beyond its courtyard and collecting in the grassy space facing the Denver Art Museum. Members of the crowd held signs with slogans like “No Ban No...
February 4 2017, 5:41 PM
Protestors at Denver International Airport; Photo by Katie Brown
On Friday, President Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order that shifted American policies on immigration and refugees, caused confusion at airports and for law enforcement and governmental agencies, and sparked protests throughout the United States.
The order, signed under the title, “...
January 30 2017, 11:00 AM
This could be Justice Neil Gorsuch's new office. Photo courtesy of Penn State/Flickr
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump said he would name his nominee to fill Antonin Scalia’s vacancy in the near future. At the top of Trump's list is Neil Gorsuch, who serves on the federal appeals court in Denver.
If nominated—and approved—Judge Gorsuch would be the youngest justice serving on...
January 26 2017, 3:17 PM
Top row (left to right): Rep. Scott Tipton; Rep. Jared Polis; Rep. Ed Perlmutter; Rep. Mike Coffman
Bottom row (left to right): Rep. Doug Lamborn; Rep. Diana DeGette; Rep. Ken Buck
What would you like to ask your Congressperson? That’s the question we presented to 5280 readers on social media in December. We fielded dozens of questions on topics that matter to Coloradans before selecting a few to take to our local legislators.
Voters re-elected every incumbent...
January 23 2017, 12:00 PM
President-elect Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Andrew Harnik / AP Photo
Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States on Friday in Washington, after a contentious and divisive election that has left a rift in the nation.
As President Trump was reciting the Oath of Office, citizens across the country were marching in protest of his proposed...
January 20 2017, 1:40 PM
Six Emerge Colorado graduates entered the Colorado Legislative Session this week. From left: Rep. Jessie Danielson-HD 24, Rep. Daneya Esgar-HD 46, Rep. Leslie Herod-HD 8, Rep. Dominique Jackson-HD 42, Rep. Faith Winter-HD 35, Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet-HD 30.
—Photo Courtesy of Emerge Colorado
Election Night 2016 unleashed a kaleidoscope of human emotion. For many American women, it was a complex stew of utter deflation and a primal provocation of empowerment. As they processed Donald Trump’s unexpected win, women who sent their votes elsewhere asked themselves: What now?
January 13 2017, 1:00 PM
Construction cranes are spotted across the Denver skyline. Photo by Erin Skarda
In our January profile of incoming House speaker Crisanta Duran, I wrote that in 2017, the veteran legislator's to-do list included her intention to "craft legislation that's as bipartisan as possible."
It didn't take long to test that projection. On the first day of the new legislative...
January 13 2017, 10:30 AM