Politics

  1. Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.
  2. Rep. Clarice Navarro urges bipartisanship for teachers
    Colorado state Rep. Clarice Navarro, R-Pueblo, talks with her then 5-year-old daughter, Jorji, during the opening day of the legislative session in 2013.
  3. Additional pot taxes advance
    A state Senate committee gave first approval for additional sales taxes on retail marijuana that voters in Adams and Pueblo counties already have approved.
  4. Aurora city manager under fire by some female council members
    Female Aurora City Council members initiated a no-confidence vote in Manager Skip Noe because of what they say is his lack of respect of women on the council.
  5. Colorado legislature hosts Military Appreciation Day
    Jon Keyser, now a state lawmaker from Morrison, in eastern Afghanistan in 2009. The Air Force Academy graduate will participate in his first Military Appreciation Day at the legislature on
  6. Colorado DMV to reduce immigrant driver's license services Monday
    Colorado's program granting driver's licenses to those living in the country illegally will be dramatically reduced starting Monday, with the number of offices offering the licenses dropping from five to one.
  7. Rep. Libby Szabo's last day is Thursday, successor to be selected Saturday
    State Rep. Libby Szabo has resigned her legislative seat effective Thursday, will be sworn in as a Jefferson County commissioner on Friday and a vacancy committee on Saturday will select someone
  8. Colorado House advances bill on statewide delivery of telemedicine
    A bipartisan bill that would bolster telehealth across Colorado by preventing insurance plans from requiring in-person care to patients when it can be appropriately provided remotely passed the House Wednesday.
  9. Congress urged to approve more money for Denver VA hospital
    U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and Sen. Cory Gardner are asking Congress to raise the spending limit on Denver's new veterans hospital from $800 million to $1.1 billion so the troubled project can be completed.
  10. Colorado lawmakers to debate a "death with dignity" law
    Colorado could join four other states with laws that allow terminally ill patients to end their lives if a bill introduced Tuesday is adopted.
  11. Clash over GOP move against licensing for Colorado child-care homes
    Key state Republican lawmakers want to pass legislation that would abolish state oversight of most child-care homes, where nearly 80 percent of licensed child-care deaths in Colorado occur.
  12. Erie rejects fracking freeze
    The Erie Board of Trustees Tuesday night voted not to impose a moratorium on new oil and gas drilling permits on a 4-3 vote.