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New law restricts how county commissioner districts are drawn

A new state law sets new rules for how powerful Colorado county commissions redraw their political boundaries. It currently applies only to three counties, but would apply to counties with growing...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado courts may be forced to hold bond hearings within 48 hours of arrests

Arrested on a Friday? For some Coloradans, that may mean waiting in jail until Monday or a Tuesday for a bond hearing when courts are back open. Now, Democratic state lawmakers want to make it...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will opponents to gray wolf reintroduction largely end up paying for program?

When Colorado voters in November narrowly passed a ballot initiative to reintroduce gray wolves in western Colorado, detractors said it was a prime example of the state’s deepening rural-urban...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chair of Colorado redistricting commission ousted over social media posts

Danny Moore was removed Monday from his role as the chair of Colorado’s newly formed Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission following scrutiny of social media posts where he touted...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New effort aims to ensure county commission districts are drawn fairly

El Paso County isn’t as Republican as it used to be. Unaffiliated voters now make up the largest share of the county’s registered voters at 43%, with Republicans coming in second with 36%. And...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado bill would allow cities and counties to require affordable housing

More than two decades ago, Telluride’s leaders were grappling with the growing pains of a booming resort industry. Housing prices shot up, forcing many workers to live outside of San Miguel County....

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Colorado cities use ranked-choice voting. Democrats want to make it easier

It’s a relatively rare way to vote in the United States, but a group of Democratic state lawmakers want to make it easier to use ranked-choice voting to elect leaders in Colorado cities. Here’s...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis pitches billion-dollar coronavirus stimulus plan

Colorado has a “once-in-a-generation opportunity,” Gov. Jared Polis said, and it lies within his billion-dollar economic stimulus proposal to help the state rebound from coronavirus. “This billion...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s hourly rate jumps to $12.32 an hour

A new minimum wage increase will take effect in Colorado on New Year’s Day, bringing wages to $12.32 an hour, or $9.30 for tipped workers. The 2.7% statewide increase is based on language in the...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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