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Cynthia Coffman, attorneys general ask Congress to preserve federal legal aid funding

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman talks about her accomplishments during an interview on Feb. 24, 2017, at her office in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, a Republican, and her Democratic counterpart in Massachusetts this week organized 30 of their fellow attorneys general urging Congress to reject a Trump administration budget proposal that would eliminate federal spending on civil legal services for rural and low-income Americans.

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John Hickenlooper proclaims official John Elway Day in Colorado to honor Broncos legend

Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, declares May 24, 2017, a day honoring John Elway, right, in Colorado at the Mizel Foundation's annual dinner held the same day at the Wings Over the Rockies museum in Denver. (Photos by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday declared May 24, 2017, John Elway Day in Colorado, but the Denver Broncos general manager and former quarterback didn’t know he had a holiday until late in the evening after he’d finished eating dinner along with 2,000 business, political and civic leaders at the Mizel Institute’s annual dinner in Denver.

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Getting to yes, just saying no: Lawmakers Everett, Hansen and Kennedy talk session votes

State Rep. Chris Kennedy, D-Lakewood, left, presses the 'yes' button at his desk in House chambers on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the state Capitol in Denver. Kennedy and fellow first-year state Rep. Chris Hansen, D-Denver, were the only lawmakers to have voted 'yes' on third reading for every bill in the just-completed 2017 regular session of the General Assembly. State Rep. Justin Everett, R-Littleton, right, presses the 'no' button at his desk in House chambers on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Everett was the only lawmaker to have voted 'no' on third reading more times than he voted 'yes' (Photos by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

By one measure, state Rep. Justin Everett, a House Republican serving his third term in the Colorado General Assembly, and state Reps. Chris Hansen and Chris Kennedy, a pair of Democrats in their first terms, stand as far apart as any lawmakers at the Capitol, based on the votes they cast in the just-completed 2017 […]

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