Thousands of Colorado King Soopers workers go on strike for better pay, protections

More than 8,000 grocery workers at King Soopers stores in Colorado walked off the job Wednesday morning, striking over what they say are unfair terms being offered by the company in ongoing contract negotiations. The strike by members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 officially began at 5 a.m., impacting more than 75 […]

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It’s time for Colorado to protect abortion access (again)

Colorado needs to act to protect abortion access, today, tomorrow and always. And as leaders of the abortion rights organization Cobalt, and the reproductive justice organization COLOR, we are calling on the Colorado General Assembly to step in, just as it did in 1967, when we became the first state to decriminalize abortion, and affirmatively […]

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Schumer insists ‘failure is not an option’ as voting rights fight intensifies

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that the Senate will act as soon as Wednesday to attempt to again pass voting rights legislation.  “Failure is not an option for the democracy of America,” the New York Democrat said at a Tuesday press conference with other Senate Democrats. “We’re running out of time.” Schumer […]

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At MLK alma mater, Biden pitches Senate rule change to safeguard voting rights

President Joe Biden called for an end to the Senate filibuster during a visit to Atlanta’s Morehouse College campus, arguing Senate Democrats can push past GOP opposition now blocking major voting rights legislation. The visit by Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to Atlanta was the latest sign of Georgia’ central role as a battleground […]

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A child’s best interests are not the same as what a child wants

The role of a guardian ad litem is not for the faint of heart. The attorney, by putting themselves into that important and often critical role, takes on the responsibility of making recommendations that will significantly affect the direction of a child’s future. I, myself, have never been guardian ad litem, however as a family […]

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Conservative groups target state, local voter registration rolls with multiple lawsuits

North Carolina’s voter rolls are like a refrigerator that needs to be cleared periodically of rotting milk and other items past their expiration date, according to Jason Torchinsky.  Torchinsky is a lawyer representing Republican plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to force the state to more regularly maintain its voter rolls.  But Jeff Loperfido, an attorney […]

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Colorado Democrats plan to tackle K-12 education, high cost of living in upcoming session

It’s getting more expensive to live in Colorado, a fact that Republicans are counting on to help them in a midterm election year. State GOP leaders held a news conference in August at a Denver gas station, seeking to call attention to rising fuel prices and blame Democrats — who control the state Senate, House […]

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Supreme Court appears wary of Biden vaccine-or-test employer mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared unconvinced Friday of the Biden administration’s authority to impose a vaccine-or-test mandate on private businesses, casting doubt on a key piece of the White House COVID-19 response. The justices seemed potentially more comfortable with another Biden administration rule to fight the virus that requires certain health care workers […]

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GOP candidates for Colorado governor discuss policy priorities in Weld County forum

Five Republican candidates for governor shared their vision for Colorado’s future, as well as ample criticism for incumbent Gov. Jared Polis, during the first forum of the primary season on Thursday night.  The ticketed forum in Fort Lupton, hosted by the Republican Women of Weld and moderated by Republican consultant Dick Wadhams, featured candidates Greg […]

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Lawsuit alleging child sexual abuse filed against Archdiocese of Denver

At least one lawsuit alleging child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy has been filed in Colorado following the passage of a new law last year. On Monday, Colorado resident Brian Barzee sued the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver, alleging exploitation and sexual abuse by a former priest during his time at St. Andrew’s Preparatory Seminary […]

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