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Democrats take state Senate, grow House lead

The much-mentioned “blue wave” broke on the state Capitol on Nov. 6, sending the Democrats a three-seat advantage in the 35-member state Senate and more power in the state House. Nineteen … more

Polis, other Democrats secure state offices

Colorado's new governor says he's focused on saving familes money on health care coverage and being a leader for all people. The night of Nov. 6, Jared Polis walked onstage at the Democrats' watch party in downtown Denver as loudspeakers played Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'." more

Arvadan seeks to be first openly transgender person to hold state office

Brianna Titone, an Arvada resident seeking election to represent House District 27 in Jefferson County, is hoping to make history as the first openly transgender person to hold state office in … more

Drop off ballots, don’t mail them, state says

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, which oversees elections in the state, urged voters to drop off their ballots rather than mailing them after Oct. 29, according to a news release from the office. more

Officials with business edge vie for Colorado governor's seat

In the governor’s race, Coloradans have a choice between two candidates with business acumen who have each served in their current public offices for about a decade. Republican Walker Stapleton, … more

Colorado governor candidates juggle local issues

To hear the candidates, their campaigns and political ads tell it, voters might get the impression the race for Colorado’s governor seat is all about President Donald Trump. But up close, the … more

Karen McCormick, candidate for 4th Congressional District

Party: Democratic
Profession: Veterinarian and small business owner
City or town of residence: Longmont
Campaign website: www.mccormickforcongress.org more

Colorado voter guide: Get to know the 2018 state ballot measures

Colorado voters will decide on 13 state-level measures, addressing big issues like education and road funding, oil and gas setbacks, and congressional redistricting. The measures are of three types: … more

Ed Perlmutter , candidate for Congressional District 7

Incumbent Party: Democratic
City or area of residence: Arvada
Profession: Attorney
Campaign Website: www.perlmutterforcolorado.com more

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when … more

Charter schools have role in DCSD tax conversation

Of the Douglas County School District’s 91 schools, 21 are charter schools. The seven charter schools built before 2007 need about $7.7 million for critical building repairs that risk school … more

Unaffiliated voters on rise in Colorado, but impact unclear

Colorado’s status as a “purple” state often gets tossed about, and in the battle to tilt the state to Republicans’ and Democrats’ liking, unaffiliated voters are caught in a tug-of-war. … more

Mary Lynch, candidate for Douglas County commissioner, District 1

Party: Democratic
City or town of residence: Parker
Profession: Software analyst
Campaign website: MaryLynch4DougCo.com more

Abe Laydon, candidate for Douglas County commissioner, District 1

Party: Republican
City or town of residence: Lone Tree
Profession: Land-use attorney
Campaign website: www.abeforcommissioner.com more

Mistrial declared after surprise testimony in case of trucker accused of killing trooper in I-25 collision

In an unexpected turn of events, a Douglas County judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of killing a Colorado state trooper after hitting him with his vehicle in 2016. Noe … more

Spacecraft will take astronauts back to the moon

A spacecraft capsule that will return astronauts to the moon has been completed and shipped to Florida for final assembly into a full spacecraft, according to a news release from Lockheed Martin. The … more

CDOT to hold telephone town hall on I-25 Gap project

Residents who were unable to attend recent open houses can learn about the Interstate 25 South Gap project by participating in a telephone town hall Sept. 6. With construction on the project … more

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures … more

After truck fire, I-25 back open south of Arapahoe Road

A truck fire on southbound Interstate 25 south of East Arapahoe Road has closed down that direction of the highway and the light rail in the area, according to South Metro Fire Rescue. An extended closure is expected. more

Primary 2018: Q&As with candidates for attorney general of Colorado

Both Republicans and Democrats have a choice to make on this year's primary ballot regarding which candidate they would like to see on the general ballot this November. MORE: To see candidates for … more
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