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President Joe Biden announced a budget blueprint Monday that calls for higher taxes on the wealthy, lower federal defici...
03/30/2022

President Joe Biden announced a budget blueprint Monday that calls for higher taxes on the wealthy, lower federal deficits, more money for police and greater funding for education, public health and housing.

President Joe Biden announced a budget blueprint Monday that calls for higher taxes on the wealthy, lower federal deficits, more money for police and greater funding for education, public health an…

President Joe Biden's $5.8 trillion budget for next year would trim federal deficits and boost taxes on the wealthiest A...
03/29/2022

President Joe Biden's $5.8 trillion budget for next year would trim federal deficits and boost taxes on the wealthiest Americans. Both could appeal to Sen. Joe Manchin amid Democratic hopes of reviving talks with him over the party's derailed social and environment plan.

President Joe Biden’s $5.8 trillion budget for next year would trim federal deficits and boost taxes on the wealthiest Americans. Both could appeal to Sen. Joe Manchin amid Democratic hopes o…

Homeless camping will soon be prohibited in Aurora after the conservative-majority City Council voted to approve an urba...
03/29/2022

Homeless camping will soon be prohibited in Aurora after the conservative-majority City Council voted to approve an urban camping ban Monday night.

The Pentagon may have to ask Congress for additional money to support Ukraine's battle against Russia& #8217;s invasion,...
03/29/2022

The Pentagon may have to ask Congress for additional money to support Ukraine's battle against Russia& #8217;s invasion, including to replenish America's arsenal for weapons sent to Kyiv, officials said Monday.

The Pentagon may have to ask Congress for additional money to support Ukraine’s battle against Russia’s invasion, including to replenish America’s arsenal for weapons sent to Kyiv…

A federal judge on Monday asserted it is & #8220;more likely than not& #8221; that former President Donald Trump committ...
03/29/2022

A federal judge on Monday asserted it is & #8220;more likely than not& #8221; that former President Donald Trump committed crimes in his attempt to stop the certification of the 2020 election, ruling to order the release of more than 100 emails from Trump adviser John Eastman to the committee investigating the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

A federal judge on Monday asserted it is “more likely than not” that former President Donald Trump committed crimes in his attempt to stop the certification of the 2020 election, ruling…

In a decision that could dramatically undercut President Joe Biden& #8217;s ambitious climate goals, the Commerce Depart...
03/29/2022

In a decision that could dramatically undercut President Joe Biden& #8217;s ambitious climate goals, the Commerce Department said Monday it is investigating whether imports of solar panels from Southeast Asia are circumventing anti-dumping rules that limit imports from China.

In a decision that could dramatically undercut President Joe Biden’s ambitious climate goals, the Commerce Department said Monday it is investigating whether imports of solar panels from Sout…

A federal judge ruled on Monday that former President Donald Trump and John Eastman, a lawyer who advised him on how to ...
03/29/2022

A federal judge ruled on Monday that former President Donald Trump and John Eastman, a lawyer who advised him on how to overturn the 2020 election, most likely committed felonies, including obstructing the work of Congress and conspiring to defraud the United States.

A federal judge ruled on Monday that former President Donald Trump and John Eastman, a lawyer who advised him on how to overturn the 2020 election, most likely committed felonies, including obstruc…

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Monday that forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in ...
03/28/2022

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Monday that forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, a policy that has drawn intense national scrutiny from critics who argue it marginalizes LGBTQ people.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Monday that forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, a policy that has drawn intense national sc…

Health care workers, child protection workers, code enforcement officers and other public-facing, but unelected, workers...
03/28/2022

Health care workers, child protection workers, code enforcement officers and other public-facing, but unelected, workers can now get a new layer of protection under a new law signed by Gov. Jared Polis this week.

Health care workers, child protection workers, code enforcement officers and other public-facing, but unelected, workers can now get a new layer of protection under a new law signed by Gov. Jared P…

With Europe facing its most precarious future since World War II, President Joe Biden will huddle with key allies in Bru...
03/28/2022

With Europe facing its most precarious future since World War II, President Joe Biden will huddle with key allies in Brussels and Warsaw this week as the leaders try to prevent Russia& #8217;s war on Ukraine from spiraling into an even greater catastrophe.

BRUSSELS (AP) — As war rages on in Ukraine, President Joe Biden will huddle with key allies in Brussels and Warsaw this week to talk through plans for imposing punishing new sanctions on Russ…

President Joe Biden visited U.S. troops stationed near Poland& #8217;s border with Ukraine on Friday and was getting a f...
03/27/2022

President Joe Biden visited U.S. troops stationed near Poland& #8217;s border with Ukraine on Friday and was getting a first hand look at the growing humanitarian response to the millions of Ukrainians who are fleeing to Poland to escape Russia& #8217;s assault on their homeland.

President Joe Biden visited U.S. troops stationed near Poland’s border with Ukraine on Friday and was getting a first hand look at the growing humanitarian response to the millions of Ukraini…

COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) & #8212; In Donald Trump's push to fundamentally reshape the Republican Party, few places are a highe...
03/27/2022

COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) & #8212; In Donald Trump's push to fundamentally reshape the Republican Party, few places are a higher priority than Georgia.

COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — In Donald Trump’s push to fundamentally reshape the Republican Party, few places are a higher priority than Georgia.

A bill that would have protected workers from getting fired for using medical or recreational ma*****na, but rewritten t...
03/27/2022

A bill that would have protected workers from getting fired for using medical or recreational ma*****na, but rewritten to create a task force just to look at employment around medical ma*****na use, fell at its first committee hearing Thursday.

A bill that would have protected workers from getting fired for using medical or recreational ma*****na, but rewritten to create a task force just to look at employment around medical ma*****na use…

“My spirit feels it was to bring this Black woman down because she’s about to break the glass ceiling that, once broken,...
03/26/2022

“My spirit feels it was to bring this Black woman down because she’s about to break the glass ceiling that, once broken, opens the door to more.”

Justice Clarence Thomas was discharged from the hospital Friday after a stay of nearly a week, the Supreme Court said.
03/26/2022

Justice Clarence Thomas was discharged from the hospital Friday after a stay of nearly a week, the Supreme Court said.

A new, bipartisan statehouse bill that will be unveiled this week includes stiffer criminal penalties for those who dist...
03/26/2022

A new, bipartisan statehouse bill that will be unveiled this week includes stiffer criminal penalties for those who distribute fentanyl -- though not for those who merely possess it -- and millions of dollars for life-saving Narcan and naloxone, test strips and jail-based drug treatment.

A new, bipartisan statehouse bill that will be unveiled this week includes stiffer criminal penalties for those who distribute fentanyl — though not for those who merely possess it — an…

A divided, tearful Colorado Senate surprised itself Friday afternoon when it narrowly passed a Republican bill that seek...
03/25/2022

A divided, tearful Colorado Senate surprised itself Friday afternoon when it narrowly passed a Republican bill that seeks to require hospitals to allow more patients to have visitors during health emergencies.

A divided, tearful Colorado Senate surprised itself Friday afternoon when it narrowly passed a Republican bill that seeks to require hospitals to allow more patients to have visitors during health …

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced Friday that he plans to vote for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supre...
03/25/2022

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced Friday that he plans to vote for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court, likely assuring the confirmation of President Joe Biden& #8217;s nominee.

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced Friday that he plans to vote for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court, likely assuring the confirmation of President Joe Biden’s nom…

For the third time in under a decade, the Colorado legislature has decided against allowing bars and nightclubs to stay ...
03/25/2022

For the third time in under a decade, the Colorado legislature has decided against allowing bars and nightclubs to stay open past 2 a.m.

Downtown boosters have stats to back up their rebound narrative. They also have high hopes for the future. But even work...
03/25/2022

Downtown boosters have stats to back up their rebound narrative. They also have high hopes for the future. But even workers who are returning to their downtown offices this spring remain skeptical. The city they see now is not the city they left behind when COVID-19 arrived.

Downtown boosters have stats to back up their rebound narrative. They also have high hopes for the future. But even workers who are returning to their downtown offices this spring remain skeptical.…

After more than 30 hours of hearings, the Senate is on track to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman o...
03/25/2022

After more than 30 hours of hearings, the Senate is on track to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. But Democrats seem unlikely to confirm her with a robust bipartisan vote, dashing President Joe Biden& #8217;s hopes for a grand reset after partisan battles over other high court nominees.

After more than 30 hours of hearings, the Senate is on track to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. But Democrats seem unlikely to confirm her with a robust…

Inspired by an office that launched in Colorado nearly a decade ago, U.S. Rep. Jason Crow wants to set aside more than a...
03/24/2022

Inspired by an office that launched in Colorado nearly a decade ago, U.S. Rep. Jason Crow wants to set aside more than a billion dollars to help states and tribes prepare for climate change.

The Denver City Council unanimously approved rezoning for a lot across from Coors Field after the property owner address...
03/24/2022

The Denver City Council unanimously approved rezoning for a lot across from Coors Field after the property owner addressed concerns expressed by the Colorado Rockies.

A prosecutor who had been leading a criminal investigation into Donald Trump before quitting last month said in his resi...
03/24/2022

A prosecutor who had been leading a criminal investigation into Donald Trump before quitting last month said in his resignation letter that he believes the former president is “guilty of numerous felony violations” and he disagreed with the Manhattan district attorney’s decision not to seek an indictment.

A prosecutor who had been leading a criminal investigation into Donald Trump before quitting last month said in his resignation letter that he believes the former president is “guilty of numerous f…

Madeleine Albright, the first female U.S. secretary of state, has died of cancer, her family said Wednesday. She was 84.
03/23/2022

Madeleine Albright, the first female U.S. secretary of state, has died of cancer, her family said Wednesday. She was 84.

Madeleine K. Albright, a child of Czech refugees who fled from N**i invaders and Communist oppressors and then landed in the United States, where she flourished as a diplomat and the first woman to…

Colorado state senators passed HB22-1279 on a party-line vote of 20-15 Wednesday, a measure brought by Democrats aimed a...
03/23/2022

Colorado state senators passed HB22-1279 on a party-line vote of 20-15 Wednesday, a measure brought by Democrats aimed at proactively protecting abortion rights with the impending threat of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

Colorado state senators passed HB22-1279 on a party-line vote of 20-15 Wednesday, a measure brought by Democrats aimed at proactively protecting abortion rights with the impending threat of the U.S…

The state legislature is now debating how and whether to continue an expanded free school lunch policy. An impactful fed...
03/23/2022

The state legislature is now debating how and whether to continue an expanded free school lunch policy. An impactful federal tax credit for parents has already gone away.

About two and a half years ago, Jen Snook and Lisa Dacey wanted to add a fourth to their burgeoning Boulder family.
03/22/2022

About two and a half years ago, Jen Snook and Lisa Dacey wanted to add a fourth to their burgeoning Boulder family.

History was made the instant Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the first Black...
03/22/2022

History was made the instant Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court.

The Denver City Council approved a $1 million incentive package on Monday night designed to help global beverage giant P...
03/22/2022

The Denver City Council approved a $1 million incentive package on Monday night designed to help global beverage giant Pepsi Co. move into a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant out by Denver International Airport.

The Denver City Council approved a $1 million incentive package on Monday night designed to help global beverage giant Pepsi Co. move into a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant out by Denver Inter…

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