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Colorado wants you to vote. In fact, our state officials want you to exercise this important, constitutional right so badly that they’ve made it easy and convenient.
Really, you have no excuse.
If you’re registered to vote in Colorado—and if you’re not, let us help you with...
October 19 2016, 4:00 PM
Mike Coffman meets with visitors in 2013. Courtesy of Flickr
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R) told 9News, “I don’t know if I’ll cast a vote for president. I’m not going to vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. I’m struggling with it like many other Americans.”
But Mike Coffman needs to vote. It doesn't matter whether he casts a...
October 19 2016, 11:20 AM
Liberatarian candidate for president, Gary Johnson. Image courtesy of Flickr / Gage Skidmore
Compared to its national counterpart, the Colorado GOP is relatively stable. Our state legislators have a long track record of fairly consistent bipartisanship, and with a few notable exceptions, this year's Trump phenomenon hasn't yet threatened to rip the party to shreds.
October 18 2016, 1:30 PM
Alex Proimos / Flickr via Creative Commons
There’s little question that health care in America is expensive, but addressing this fundamental social issue has proved challenging. This coming Election Day (November 8), Colorado voters will have a chance to make a big change to our state’s health-care system, and the result could make history...
October 18 2016, 12:00 PM
We have the best spots for you to watch the final Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debate. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Krassotkin/Gage Skidmore
There is just one more presidential debate before Americans cast their vote in the 2016 election, and sitting at home and yelling at your TV won’t be as fun as enjoying the debate with a crowd of like-minded—or not-so-like-minded—friends. Here are a few community watch parties for the final face-...
October 5 2016, 4:15 PM
Courtesy of Tye Idleman / Twitch Photos
October 4, 2016: An update has been appended to this article.
The national debate around kratom—a Southeast Asian plant known for its opiate-like effects—reached its peak in Denver earlier this month, when the Department of Environmental Health issued a public health advisory ...
September 27 2016, 4:30 PM
Courtesy of Interiorrain / Flickr via Creative Commons
One of the primary casualties in the 2016 political scene is the irrelevance of facts. From political races to policy debates, too many people have decided that their personal point of view is just right, regardless of what empirical data might actually indicate.
Case in point: This week, two...
September 23 2016, 1:30 PM
Steinem spoke to a crowd of about a 100 crammed into the Boulder Clinton campaign office Friday afternoon.
Gloria Steinem, writer, activist and founder of Ms. Magazine, made a brief campaign stop at U.S. presidential candidate Hilary Clinton’s Boulder Coordinated Campaign Office on Friday afternoon. She was in town to promote her 2015 memoir, My Life on the Road. (She discusses the book here.) About 100...
September 19 2016, 11:40 AM