Tag Archives: Colorado

Handicapper Moves CO Senate Race To Leans Dem

Just in from the Cook Political Report: Cory Gardner in Colorado, announced Monday he will back moving forward with a nominee — a change in the view he held in 2016, saying that the “next election is too soon.” Gardner’s vote may well seal his fate, even if it was probably heading toward a loss anyway. Colorado Senate now moves …

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Court Blocks False USPS Voter Mailer In Colorado

The Wall Street Journal reports: Colorado won a temporary restraining order blocking the U.S. Postal Service from sending the state’s households a postcard about voting by mail, after its top election official said the information on the mailer was misleading. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat, said in a written statement that the mailer included multiple inaccurate statements …

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Colorado To Sue USPS Over False Voting Mailer

From the Colorado Secretary of State: On Thursday my office received notice that the United States Postal Service would be sending out a national pre-election mailer to every household in America that contains incorrect election information for Colorado. The mailer incorrectly asks that voters request a mail ballot 15 days before the election and return their ballots by mail at …

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QAnon/GOP Nominee Has Been Arrested Four Times

The Denver Post reports: Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert — who often espouses a pro-police, law-and-order message on the campaign trail — has been arrested and summonsed at least four times over the past decade, records show. Boebert was arrested twice in Mesa County in 2015 after a verbal altercation with police at Country Jam, a music festival near Grand Junction. …

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Dem Colorado Gov Finally Issues Statewide Mask Rule

The Denver Post reports: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis issued a statewide mask mandate Thursday afternoon, after days of pressure from his fellow Democrats to make the move. Polis announced at a news conference that he has issued an executive order requiring everyone age 10 and older to wear a mask or other facial covering while in public indoor spaces. The …

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Colorado Now 11th State To Ban “Gay Panic Defense”

Denver’s CBS News affiliate reports: Using a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity as an excuse for murder or violence is no longer a valid defense in Colorado courtrooms. Colorado is now the 11th state to outlaw the so-called “gay or trans panic defense.” The most publicized case where the defense was used is the Matthew Shepard murder trial in …

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Bubonic Plague Found In US Squirrel Because 2020

ABC News reports: Public health officials have announced that a squirrel in Colorado has tested positive for the bubonic plague. The town of Morrison, Colorado, in Jefferson County, which is just west of Denver, made the startling announcement saying that the squirrel is the first case of plague in the county. “Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria …

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Colorado #QAnon Cultist Defeats Trump-Endorsed GOP Incumbent In House Primary After Defying Lockdown

CNN reports: A five-term Republican congressman endorsed by President Donald Trump conceded his primary reelection bid in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday evening, a stunning upset that will vault his far-right challenger, Lauren Boebert, into the state’s general election. Boebert is the latest GOP candidate associated with the QAnon conspiracy theory, though she doesn’t go as far as self-professed …

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Colorado Gov Re-Closes Bars Two Weeks After Opening

The Denver Post reports: Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday closed Colorado bars for in-person service — after allowing them to reopen at limited capacity on June 19 — due to the increasing spread of the novel coronavirus. The move comes as Colorado has seen COVID-19 cases increase in the past two weeks. Other states experiencing surges in infections have also …

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Colorado Man Arrested After Holding Two Salesmen At Gunpoint Because He Thought They Were Antifa

The Loveland Herald reports: A Loveland man has been arrested for allegedly holding two roofing salesmen at gunpoint because he thought they were members of antifa. On Thursday at 6 p.m., Loveland Police Department officers responded to the 600 block of Dawn Court on a report of a caller seeing two members of the militant antifa group. The caller said …

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COLORADO: Hickenlooper +18 In New Senate Poll

Colorado Politics reports: Former Gov. John Hickenlooper leads U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner by 18 percentage points in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race, according to a poll from Colorado firms released Wednesday. The Keating-Onsight-Melanson poll of likely voters, made available in advance of its release to Colorado Politics, shows Hickenlooper with 54% support to Gardner’s 36% in a hypothetical head-to-head contest, with …

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Lockdown Protest Organizer Busted With Pipe Bombs

McClatchy reports: A 53-year-old anti-lockdown protester in Colorado has been arrested on suspicion of having pipe bombs and bomb-making materials at his home, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says. FBI agents found four pipe bombs at the Loveland home of Bradley Bunn on Friday, a statement from the office says. They also allegedly found two 1-pound containers of gunpowder in his …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Healthcare Workers Bravely Block Protest

The Denverite reports: Not six feet nor six inches apart in many cases, hundreds of people have gathered downtown near the Capitol building in Denver to protest Colorado’s stay-home order, currently set to expire on April 26. The event, dubbed “Operation Gridlock,” followed a similar demonstration in Michigan and comes as some Colorado communities are chafing against the social distancing …

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Denver Post: Trump Is Playing Games With Our Lives

From the editorial board of the Denver Post: President Donald Trump is treating life-saving medical equipment as emoluments he can dole out as favors to loyalists. It’s the worst imaginable form of corruption — playing political games with lives. For the good of this nation during what should be a time of unity, he must stop. The federal government should …

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COLORADO: Hobby Lobby Open In Defiance Of Gov

The Denver Post reports: Hobby Lobby locations across the Denver area were open to shoppers Monday despite the statewide stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Jared Polis last week mandating all non-critical businesses shutter until April 11. The chain’s decision to stay open in the face of coronavirus social-distancing orders hasn’t gone unnoticed on social media. Employees from locations nationwide have …

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Colorado Gov Issues Statewide “Stay At Home” Order

Denver’s ABC News affiliate reports: Gov. Jared Polis issued a statewide stay-at-home order Wednesday afternoon. It goes into effect 6 a.m. Thursday and will last until April 11. Many Coloradans, including the vast majority of people in metro Denver, live in counties where stay-at-home orders have already been announced. In-person gatherings with people outside one’s residence are prohibited. People can …

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Colorado Becomes 22nd State To Abolish Death Penalty

The Week reports: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed a bill on Monday abolishing the death penalty. Colorado is the 22nd state to ban capital punishment since it was reinstated by the Supreme Court in 1976. Polis also commuted three death sentences to life in prison without the possibility of parole, saying the “commutations of these despicable and guilty individuals …

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Projection: Bernie Sanders Wins Colorado

The Associated Press reports: Bernie Sanders is the winner of the Colorado Democratic presidential primary, the Associated Press has projected. The U.S. senator from Vermont received 32% of the vote in results released as voting ended at 7 p.m., with Joe Biden at 27%, Michael Bloomberg at 21%, Elizabeth Warren at 16% and Tulsi Gabbard at 1%. The rest of …

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Right Wing Radio Host Fired After Saying He Wants A “Nice School Shooting” Due To Boring Impeachment

ABC News reports: A Denver talk radio host has been fired after he said he wanted “a nice school shooting” to interrupt coverage of “the never-ending impeachment of Donald Trump.” The firing came just hours after a father who lost his son in a school shooting in Colorado earlier this year said the host should be fired. Chuck Bonniwell, cohost …

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Feds Bust White Supremacist Plot To Bomb Synagogue

The Denver Post reports: A 27-year-old man is accused in federal court of domestic terrorism for plotting an attack on Temple Emanuel in Pueblo and spreading white supremacist views encouraging acts of violence, according to federal court documents. Richard Holzer allegedly met an undercover agent on Friday at a motel with explosives he intended to use on the synagogue. He …

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