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While not a Trump fan, Gardner impressed by Tillerson

Rex Tillerson, Cory Gardner
Following the Senate confirmation hearing last week for Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner walked away impressed by the candidate presented to him as the incoming presidential administration and its appointees begin to filter in closer to filling their executive branch positions. Gardner said he came away from […]

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Williams disappointed at DHS election systems classification

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams has joined his peers across the country in expressing disappointment with the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to classify election systems as “critical infrastructure” without a promised collaboration process. A news release from Williams’ office said one concern is that the classification may give the federal government more control […]

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McCann makes history as first female DA

Beth McCann takes the oath of office as Denver's first female district attorney from 2nd Judicial District Chief Judge Michael Martinez on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Mike McKibbin/The Colorado Statesman)
Beth McCann is now doing the job she really wanted to do. As a result, she made history as the first female district attorney in Denver. McCann, who defeated independent candidate Helen Morgan in last fall’s general election, was sworn in to office Tuesday, Jan. 10, before a couple hundred supporters, family, friends, colleagues and […]

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Obama, Pence to Capitol as health care overhaul fight begins

Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrives at Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Donald Trump warned congressional Republicans on Wednesday against letting Democrats dodge blame for problems with President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, even as the GOP-led Congress takes initial steps toward dismantling the law. “Massive increases of ObamaCare will take place this year and Dems are to blame for the mess,” the president-elect said in three […]

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Colorado Dems, enviros wary of Trump cabinet picks

In this Oct. 20, 2016 file photo, Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont. speaks with a supporter in Billings, Mont., as he campaigns for re-election. Edging closer to completing his Cabinet, President-elect Donald Trump announced his choice of Zinke as Interior secretary Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, picking a man who should fit smoothly into an administration favoring more energy drilling and less regulation. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
Despite a growing list of climate change doubters and fossil fuel industry supporters and executives comprising the list of Trump administration cabinet nominees, Democratic Colorado lawmakers and environmentalists are hopeful the state’s clean energy economy and outdoor recreation industry can continue to thrive. Mostly, though, there’s a growing sense of dread from the conservation community […]

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