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
The real action is happening outside this room. Courtesy of Flickr.
If 2016 taught us anything, it’s that pretty much everything in America—our political parties, electoral system (from polling to voting), physical infrastructure, economy, and attitudes about any number of societal issues—desperately needs a makeover.
This may be truest of all when it comes to...
December 23 2016, 10:30 AM
Charlie Jones (left) and Tre Carolina emcee “Stand Together, Break the Silence” on November 18, 2016 at Manual High School. Courtesy of Brother Jeff
On the evening of November 18, about 60 people met in the Writing Center at Manual High School to ponder the fate of a nation. “Stand Together, Break the Silence” was a gathering of students, educators, and friends who’d spent the previous 10 days digesting the surprising results of the...
December 6 2016, 3:30 PM
Although one big story of the 2016 election was how the GOP has run up surprisingly dominant numbers from the White House down to the state level, Colorado remains an outlier to this trend. That's because a new generation of Centennial State voters shifted party allegiances this year, with...
December 1 2016, 2:35 PM
—Image courtesy of Cannabis Culture / Flickr
The results are in on Initiative 300, and Denver voters have passed the measure that will allow some form of public marijuana consumption within city limits. Now we just have to figure out what that will look like.
Initiative 300 passed with about 53 percent in favor, though the...
November 15 2016, 1:55 PM