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Colorado Politics - MORNING UPDATE

Residents in parched Colorado county fight water speculation

A former state senator and other Baca County residents are in a bitter feud with a Georgia-based real estate company, which they believe is buying up land in order to speculate on the water rights that come with it. Read more

DIA CEO nominee’s former agency under investigation

The Los Angeles transportation agency formerly headed by Phil Washington, who has been nominated to be Denver International Airport’s next chief operating officer, is under investigation, an official with the L.A. County District Attorney’s office confirmed Monday. Read more

City Council postpones vote on extending zoning for outdoor dining, managed homeless camps

The Denver City Council voted Monday to postpone its final vote on a bill that would extend zoning for outdoor dining and managed homeless encampments in the city through 2023. Read more


Divided Supreme Court upholds sex offender sentencing practices

The state Supreme Court has created an exception to its major ruling from two years ago striking down criminal sentences that combined prison and probation, deciding on Monday that sex offenders may indeed be subject to both types of punishment. Read more

Return of in-person City Council meetings, vote on hybrid model delayed over technical issues

Though the Denver City Council intended to return to in-person meetings next week, that plan has been postponed due to the need for further testing of new technological equipment. Read more

"No vaccine, no entry": Colorado bar requires proof of vaccination for some

"No vaccine, no entry," says one bar in Colorado. Read more


House Ethics Committee clears Boebert of allegation she helped instigate Capitol riot

The House Ethics Committee will not investigate a claim from the co-chair of the Progressive Caucus that Rep. Lauren Boebert helped instigate the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Read more

Marijuana-funded construction grants include new school — with a hitch

Of the 41 school construction projects the Colorado State Board of Education approved Wednesday — funded in part by marijuana excise taxes on retail sales — seven have been awarded to Pikes Peak region school districts. Read more