El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn gives two thumbs up during the U.S. Senate Republican Primary, Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
—Photo by Stacie Scott / The Gazette via AP
Colorado’s leadership and policy priorities came into (slightly better) focus on Tuesday night after a contentious primary campaign came to a close. And although Colorado appears to still be living up to its reputation as one of the purplest of purple states, one thing is certain: If there's a big...
June 29 2016, 1:00 PM
2016 is the year of the outsider, so it’s fitting that none of Colorado’s Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls are veterans of Washington D.C. politics. But if they don’t care about experience, what do Republican voters want from the man they will choose to oppose incumbent Democratic Senator Michael...
June 27 2016, 1:33 PM
Denverite Heidi Thomas attends a hearing at the Colorado Capitol on February 11, 2016, where she testified in support of extending Colorado's statute of limitations for sexual assault charges
—David Zalubowski / AP Photo
Although it’s received increased attention lately in American media and culture, following the Stanford University case, sexual assault remains one of the more under-reported crimes in our system. Experts have found that somewhere between one-sixth and one-third of these crimes are ever...
June 14 2016, 12:15 PM
Donald Trump speaks with supporters at a campaign rally at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 22, 2016.
—Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr / Creative Commons
As the June 28 primary looms for the five remaining Colorado GOP Senate candidates, one thing looms even larger. Hint: He’s loud, unapologetic, and has curious hair.
Whoever wins the right to square off against Democrat Michael Bennet this fall will have to contend with the incumbent and his...
June 8 2016, 9:00 AM
Will any of the GOP candidates be able to take out Democratic Senator Michael Bennet?
—Courtesy of Michael Bennet
The only thing we can assert with certainty about 2016 is that it’s a bad year to be making political predictions. From the presidential race on down, conventional wisdom has flown out the proverbial window, to the point that not even Nostradamus could divine who might be next in line to run this...
May 13 2016, 2:05 PM
The Denver City and County Building
There's a reason Colorado is a general election swing state: More than one-third of voters—around a million total—are unaffiliated with a political party. That makes the Centennial State one of just a handful where independent voters outnumber both Democrats and Republicans. And the numbers...
May 3 2016, 3:45 PM
Colorado House Majority Leader Crisanta Duran
Colorado Representative Crisanta Duran (D-Denver) is already a change-maker in local politics. Now, the House Majority Leader—the first Latina and the youngest woman ever elected to this role in Colorado—is receiving national recognition for her accomplishments.
In late March, EMILY’s List, a...
April 5 2016, 12:00 PM
After vetting candidates for the past several months, Governor John Hickenlooper this week chose Kaiser Permanente executive Donna Lynne to be his second in command.
Lynne, whose nomination must be confirmed by Colorado state legislators, would succeed Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia, who...
March 25 2016, 9:45 AM