Arizona could force U.S. Supreme Court to consider proof of citizenship for voter registration

A GOP-sponsored bill signed into law Wednesday in Arizona requires documentary proof of citizenship to register to vote, a mandate that the U.S. Supreme Court has said is unconstitutional. By signing the bill, Republican Gov. Doug Ducey is setting up Arizona for an inevitable legal challenge that will likely allow the U.S. Supreme Court to […]

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Biden OKs release of 1 million barrels of oil a day from reserve, calls for supply boost

President Joe Biden called Thursday for U.S. energy companies to do their part in lowering gasoline prices by boosting supplies of oil, saying the industry should plow record profits back into increased production. Biden also said he would release 1 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve daily for the next six months […]

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E-bikes, electric school buses eyed in air-quality proposals ahead of 2022 ozone season

One year after Colorado’s long-running battle with air pollution took another turn for the worse, Gov. Jared Polis joined Democratic lawmakers at the Capitol on Thursday to tout a package of new funding aimed at averting another smog-filled summer in 2022 and beyond. “(This) is a package of bills that is a major step forward,” […]

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Climate timidity rules in Colorado

Every climate-enabled fire in Colorado should spark fury at the timidity that inhibits the state from taking serious climate action. Every instance of climate blowback should prompt fierce campaigns of accountability. Every time lives and property are threatened due to human-caused warming in the West, Colorado residents should demand a change in approach or, absent […]

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Regulation of journalism proposed as Republican resolution during Mesa County assembly

Republicans who gathered at the Mesa County party assembly on Saturday in Grand Junction had the opportunity to vote on 46 proposed resolutions. One of the resolutions proposed supporting the “registration and regulation of journalism to protect against the Marxist agenda.” Anyone may submit a resolution at their party precinct caucus. Resolutions are then compiled […]

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Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases could curb colleges’ use of affirmative action

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Supreme Court dominated by conservative justices could fundamentally reshape the college admissions process later this year when it takes up two landmark cases challenging affirmative action in higher education. The court recently agreed to hear two cases that challenge race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina, the […]

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GOP candidate Heidi Ganahl launches women’s coalition to bolster bid for Colorado governor

Approximately 80 women gathered at a private Christian school in Lakewood on Tuesday morning to talk politics. They mingled to a playlist that featured hits like Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire.” They took photos with a golden retriever puppy outfitted in a blue campaign bandana. And they prayed over the gubernatorial […]

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Climate misinformation still reigns in GOP Senate primary amid Colorado drought, fires

Residents in Big Thompson Canyon east of Estes Park became the latest Coloradans to flee their homes in fear of a nearby wildfire on Monday, just hours after the NCAR Fire forced evacuations and closures 30 miles to the south in Boulder. It’s been three months since the Marshall Fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes […]

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Colorado Legislature prepares to debate $36 billion budget

Over the past few weeks, state lawmakers who serve on the powerful Joint Budget Committee put the final touches on a nearly $36 billion budget, known as the “long bill,” for fiscal year 2022-2023. They’ve been meeting for months to consider requests from department heads and craft a budget package that makes good use of […]

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An unsolved math problem on the Colorado River

This commentary originally appeared in Big Pivots. Spring runoff last year in the Colorado River Basin was a bust, with snowpack of almost 90% of average reduced to a 30% inflow at Lake Powell. Nobody yet predicts another bust this year. Maybe a meteorological March madness will compensate for last year. While we wait, water […]

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