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Jessica LaRusso

Managing Editor

Jessica LaRusso is 5280‘s managing editor. LaRusso also oversees daily copy flow and deadline coordination and maintains the house style guide. She writes for the Dwell section of 5280.com and all segments of the magazine, including service packages. LaRusso grew up in northern Indiana and earned a degree in anthropology at the University of Notre Dame—along with completing the school’s Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy—before trading the Midwest for the mountains in 2010. LaRusso joined the 5280 staff full time in 2012 and lives in Denver.

Easy, Breezy Living in Eagle

How the owners of a design-build firm made a home for themselves that flawlessly suits their lifestyle and values—and the house’s mountain environs.

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A Book Lover’s Guide to Colorado

Whether you want to trace the footsteps of authors past or help our literary institutions survive to see a post-coronavirus future, consider the following required reading. Plus: 15 recently published books by Centennial State writers to add to your collection.

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Is Colorado Ready for November?

Whether it’s 1920 or 2020, any election cycle is fraught with talk about security and voting rights—but this year is unlike any ballot season we’ve seen.

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By the Numbers: Women in Office

The push for equal political representation for women has gone beyond the ballot box in recent decades.

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How Suffragist Strategies Are Used Today

Suffragists didn’t invent political organization tactics, but they took what others had used before, adjusted them for their needs, and found success. And campaigns and advocates are still using that same adopt-build-change strategy.

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Voting Rights Milestones

Making sure that Americans have equal access to the polls has been a long process—and it’s still evolving.

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Was Colorado the First to Let Women Vote?

Awarding a blue ribbon is complicated—but Western states, including Colorado and Wyoming, were early adopters when it came to extending suffrage to female citizens.

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How Colorado Women Won the Right to Vote

One hundred years ago this month, women across America gained the right to vote—something Colorado women had already been doing for 27 years.

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