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Colorado Politics - WEEKEND ROUNDUP

COVER STORY: THE TRAINING GROUND | Colorado's left focuses on diversity and building the bench

The bottom line: The training ground has never been so fertile on the left. It wasn’t always that way. Read more

INSIGHTS | America has endured pain, politics way worse than this

Our nation has been divided by politics, economics and public health repeatedly, and it seems a tall order to become one nation under God (or your higher being) again, but we always have and, I believe, always will. We're American. It's what we do. Read more


TRAIL MIX | Colorado voters have made mark on state, country with ballot measures

Colorado has ranked high among states that use the form of direct democracy to resolve thorny questions, take care of government housekeeping matters and tackle problems the legislature won't. Read more

El Paso County Republicans brawl over election integrity questions on school board candidate survey

A dispute between factions of the El Paso County Republican Party over whether to ask school board candidates to answer questions about election integrity and voting equipment ramped up this week, with one party officer resigning, another finding his official party email address had been disabled, and the county party distributing two competing sets of candidate questionnaires. Read more

Tina Peters slams 'power grab,' says she'll appeal Mesa County court ruling

"I intend to appeal this decision, and am hopeful the Colorado Supreme Court will restore control of local elections to locally elected officials." Read more


INSIGHTS | Amache is another reason to put SE Colorado on the map

In a state that relies on tourism, the plains get the short end of the stick. Tourism offers an opportunity, though certainly not a cure-all, for what ails an economically imperiled region of our state. Read more

Q&A with Bart Brookman | Colorado exec says 'big oil is big on the environment'

The president and CEO of PDC Energy says that the biggest misconception about the oil and gas industry is it doesn't care about the environment.  Read more