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Lisa Wirthman

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A Blue Wave Crashes Into Colorado in the 2018 Midterms

Colorado Democrats had a lot to celebrate on Tuesday night, as the party swept every statewide race, picked up a congressional seat, and flipped the state Senate. But the shift wouldn't have been possible without a swell of support from young, independent, and female voters.

Jared Polis Wants to Disrupt Colorado Politics

The Democratic candidate for governor has spent his career disrupting the status quo—both in business and politics. Now, he hopes his progressive ideas will win him the state’s highest position, and give him the opportunity to change the course of Colorado history.

SCOTUS Sides with Lakewood Baker Who Refused Cake to Gay Couple

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012. In what was anticipated to be a landmark case, the concurring opinion was decidedly—and surprisingly—narrow.

Why Colorado Teachers Are Walking Out This Week

Schools across the state will shut down early or close completely on Thursday and Friday, so teachers can voice their concerns about education funding, salaries, and retirement at the State Capitol.

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