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Critics blast plan to track unaffiliated voters casting ballots in Colorado’s party primaries

May 1, 2017 — Unaffiliated voters who participate in Colorado's new semi-open primaries could lose some of their political privacy under a proposal that's expected to surface at the Colorado Statehouse this week. That has raised concerns that some independent voters could stay away from the party primaries. Draft language, backed by Republican […]

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Tipton holds comfortable lead

November 9, 2016 — Republican incumbent Scott Tipton apparently won re-election to his 3rd Congressional District seat over Democratic challenger Gail Schwartz, but Schwartz was waiting for stalled returns from the most populous county in the district before conceding. Computer server problems in Pueblo County slowed balloting, and final […]

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Colorado voters reject health care measure Colorado Care

November 8, 2016 — DENVER — Colorado voters have rejected a plan to create the nation's first government-run health care system that covers everyone. Colorado Care aimed to abandon President Barack Obama's health care law and replace it with a universal coverage plan funded by a new payroll tax. […]

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U.S. Sen. Bennet coasts to re-election over Glenn

November 8, 2016 — DENVER — Colorado Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet won re-election Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Darryl Glenn, who was vastly outfunded and struggled to make his bedrock conservatism appealing to centrist voters. Colorado's Senate race mostly was a sleeper this year — a far cry from […]

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Colorado reports brief voting delays after momentary computer problems

November 8, 2016 — Colorado's election system briefly failed shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday, momentarily crippling voting and forcing a small number of voters to cast provisional ballots. The voter registration system went down at 2:47 p.m., according to spokeswoman Lynn Bartels, who confirmed the outage at 3:13 p.m. […]

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Aspen restaurants grapple with minimum wage conundrum

November 7, 2016 — There are ample arguments for and against the proposed amendment to the state constitution that would raise the minimum wage, and at first blush, local voters might shrug it off because few workers in Aspen earn the current mandatory minimum of $8.31 an hour. Employers […]

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ColoradoCare spurs debate between docs on Western Slope

October 25, 2016 — Since summer 2015, and for several years leading up to Amendment 69's placement on this November's ballot, Dr. Christine Ebert-Santos, M.D. M.P.S., has been on a mission to change the conversation on health care from that of a privilege to being a guaranteed right. The […]

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Colorado Amendment 70 draws mixed feelings on Western Slope

October 14, 2016 — Feelings toward a constitutional amendment that would raise Colorado's minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2020 vary depending on where you are on the Western Slope. For some, it is a step in the right direction; for others, it's a misguided attempt at addressing […]

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Trying to reason with election season

October 14, 2016 — AVON — Radio ads are accusing a Western Slope congressman of trying to sell public land. The congressman says those ads are wrong. Rep. Scott Tipton, an incumbent Republican representing most of western Colorado, is the target of a series of radio and television ads […]

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Michael Bennet, Darryl Glenn spar over bipartisanship, trade and working with constituents

October 13, 2016 — GRAND JUNCTION — Colorado's U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet on Saturday night sparred with Republican challenger Darryl Glenn over bipartisanship and who meets most often with state residents. Bennet and Glenn were taking part in their first debate with each other at the Club 20 fall meeting […]

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Darryl Glenn’s challenge: Rival Michael Bennet boasts $6.1 million on hand to start July

October 13, 2016 — Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet starts the race against his Republican rival with more than $6 million in the bank, a huge cash advantage exacerbated by Darryl Glenn's poor fundraising to date. The Bennet campaign will announce Monday that it raised $2.7 million in the […]

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Schwartz, Tipton square off in Thompson debate

October 13, 2016 — GRAND JUNCTION — Third District Congressman Scott Tipton's position on disputed gas leases in the Thompson Divide area near Glenwood Springs sparked a spirited exchange between the Republican incumbent and Democratic challenger Gail Schwartz during Saturday's Club 20 debate. "You have the counties of Eagle, […]

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Do you have questions about ColoradoCare (Amendment 69)?

October 13, 2016 —   Voters, during this year's general election will decide if Colorado is to be the first state to have a universal health care payment system. The ColoradoCare System Initiative, or Amendment 69, is also known as ColoradoCare. If passed, it would create a healthcare payment […]

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Glenn’s Trump support on hold after bus video

October 13, 2016 — DENVER — Colorado's Republican U.S. Senate candidate, Darryl Glenn, said Tuesday he has "absolutely" suspended his endorsement of Donald Trump over Trump's lewd remarks about women — but he still wants to meet Trump "to know what's in his heart" before making a final decision. […]

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Election 2016: Health care professionals raise concerns about Amendment 69; supporters say it will cure state’s health care ills

September 22, 2016 — Although a number of ColoradoCare supporters who have spent years championing universal health care say Amendment 69 could be a cure for Colorado's health care woes, many hospital officials fear bad results should voters approve the initiative this November. In the first part of a […]

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Club 20 debate hits on economic impacts of Amend 69

September 13, 2016 — A proposal before Colorado voters this fall to provide health care coverage for all state residents with a new income tax-funded system in place of private insurance premiums may sound appealing on the surface, says a leading Western Slope opponent of the proposal, Amendment 69. […]

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