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Spring is the time when farmers get back out into their fields to start planting the year’s crops. But U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is planting seeds for the next Farm Bill in 2018 by hosting listening sessions with his staff throughout the … more
It’s difficult to say no to a cold beer on a warm Colorado afternoon. And if it provides the opportunity to get to know one of your elected representatives, so much the better. That’s the idea behind Sen. Andy Kerr’s (D-Lakewood) monthly … more
A bill that recently advanced in the state Senate would allow teachers and other public school employees who have the proper permit to carry a handgun on campus after completing safety … more
During his election campaign, President Donald Trump spoke often about deportation plans for undocumented immigrants and keeping a close eye on the Islamic community. But after Trump’s win in November, police departments in cities like Denver … more
There's no debate — Colorado needs a big plan to pay for billions in needed highway upgrades. But that's where agreement ended Jan. 11 as the state's divided Legislature began work for the year. Republicans in the House and Senate gave … more
With one eye on a $500 million state budget gap and the other on Washington, Gov. John Hickenlooper and a split Colorado Legislature enter the 2017 lawmaking session with little expectation of fiscal reform and plenty of uncertainty over … more
Max Tyler, the Democrat representative for state House District 23 serving Lakewood, has only had one elected office in his life, but he held onto it for seven years. Tyler first joined the Legislature after being picked to step in for Gwyn Green … more
Lakewood was as busy as ever in 2016, with residents and community leaders focusing on what the city’s future will look like. This came in the form of passionate discussion about development in Rooney Valley, growth in the Belmar area, and new … more
One thing is certain, most observers agree: No one knows what the federal government will look like after Inauguration Day in January. But Rep. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, is ready in her new leadership roles to keep Colorado moving … more
Colorado's state Legislature isn't changing hands between parties — but both the House and Senate have elected new bosses because of term limits. House Democrats chose Rep. Crisanta Duran of Denver to be speaker on Nov. 10, and Senate … more
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