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
Registered Democrats in Colorado at a caucus in Westminster on March 1. Photo courtesy of Kent Kanouse/Flickr via Creative Commons
Seven months ago, those who wanted to have their voices heard in selecting a Democratic nominee for president had to meet two key requirements—be registered Democrats, and be willing to vote in the (crowded) group setting of a caucus. The state’s Republicans, on the other hand, were out of luck...
November 14 2016, 3:35 PM
Supporters cheer while watching president-elect Donald Trump's acceptance speech on television at the Colorado Republican election night party on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Greenwood Village, Colo. Photo by Jack Dempsey / AP
Donald Trump has shocked the world by being elected as the 45th President of the United States.
Despite polls showing that Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton was ahead nationally and in many of the key battleground states, Trump’s anti-establishment message resonated with voters across the...
November 9 2016, 11:30 AM
—Photo by Erin Skarda
After more than 500 days of contentious campaigning, countless attack ads, an unending stream of polling, and incessant canvassing, the 2016 election is finally drawing to a close. Here in Colorado, voters are not only playing a key role in the presidential election, but we’ll also be choosing one...
November 8 2016, 4:45 PM
Photo by Erin Skarda
Colorado is more than just a presidential battleground in 2016. The bigger (and arguably most important) race this Election Day is for the control of our state legislature.
Out of 86 state legislative chambers with elections this year, Ballotpedia named 20 as battleground chambers, ...
November 8 2016, 2:35 PM