Politics

  1. Great Outdoors Colorado contributes $600,000 to state wetlands program
    Great Outdoors Colorado funds — totaling $600,000 — will help pay for 15 wetland and riparian restoration projects statewide selected by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, including two damaged in last year's floods.
  2. GMO food labeling initiative approved for Colorado ballot proposition
    A proposition seeking the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms will be on the November ballot, the Colorado Secretary of State said Wednesday.
  3. Well-funded women could help gain control of Senate for Democrats
    The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.
  4. Obama weighs move on immigration
    President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration.
  5. Colorado buys fire-spotting planes to battle fires
    Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks, deploying aircraft designed to pinpoint the location of blazes quicker after the first sighting of smoke with the aim of beginning suppression efforts faster.
  6. High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia. The court on Wednesday granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to block same-sex marriages across the state while the issue is being appealed to the Supreme Court.
  7. Watch: Mike Coffman and Andrew Romanoff in 6th Congressional District debate, part 3
    Aaron Harber hosts a debate between U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and Democratic challenger Andrew Romanoff on today's episode, part three of a five-part-series.
  8. Western Governors' Association calls to end "wildfire borrowing"
    The Western Governors' Association in a letter last week urged U.S. Senate and congressional leadership, and President Barack Obama, to increase federal wildfire budgets so agencies can stop using fire prevention funds for fire suppression.
  9. Denver mayor adds two council members to sheriff reform group
    Bowing to pressure from City Council and the public, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock added six people to an already-large, multilayered team tasked with reforming the Denver Sheriff Department.
  10. Uber hires former Obama adviser David Plouffe
    Uber Technologies Inc. is adding to its executive ranks by hiring David Plouffe, a former top political adviser to President Barack Obama.
  11. Castle Rock ballots still being counted on open carry issue
    Residents have spent much of the past year trying to figure out the future of this town's gun laws, and now they will have to wait a few more days as officials scramble to tally ballots from Tuesday's special election.
  12. Attorney asks for dismissal in Montezuma vs. voters lawsuit
    An attorney for three residents of the Town of Montezuma has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit the town filed recently naming all its voters as respondents in a legal dispute that revolves around a botched election.
  13. Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot.