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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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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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Statehouse Dems, Republicans eye environmental policy opportunities

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, front, announces that the federal government has canceled 25 leases for oil and gas wells on pristine federal land in Colorado during a news conference Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, in the State Capitol in Denver. With the election of President-elect Donald Trump and the divided Colorado Legislature, General Assembly leaders are already sending cues that environmental policy will be a battleground topic during the 2017 legislative session. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
State Senate Republican and Democratic leaders have signaled they will dedicate additional resources and attention next year to energy and environmental issues, but in the turbulent wake of the surprise election of Donald Trump as president, the news has observers wondering whether the party caucuses are simply shoring up positions or seeing new opportunity to […]

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Stamp of approval: Secretary of State certifies results of November election

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams has certified the results of the 2016 general election after the deadline passed for people to request a recount from the state. The results include nine statewide ballot measures. Gov. John Hickenlooper has 30 days to sign the successful measures into law. The Colorado General Assembly then has to […]

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Preparing for White House, Trump to attend Army-Navy game

A crowd waits to enter the DeltaPlex to hear President-elect Donald J. Trump to speak as part of his "USA Thank You Tour" in Walker, Mich., Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Trump is thanking supporters in Grand Rapids, Michigan, noting that the state helped power him to the White House. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press-MLive.com via AP)

President-elect Donald Trump is partaking in one of the nation’s most storied football rivalries, saluting U.S. troops at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday as he prepares to enter the White House. The future commander-in-chief planned to attend the 117th game between the military academies at West Point and Annapolis, which is being held on […]

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Sanctuary city? Denver officials pledge to resist Trump’s mass deportation threat

In this Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, photo, supporters link arms around a group of Hispanic demonstrators at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Aurora, Colo., after an 11-mile prayer walk to show solidarity with immigrants. Several hundred people marched from Denver to Aurora on Saturday to urge the new Trump administration and Congress to work together to solve problems with immigration, saying they "want to build bridges, not walls." (AP Photo/Steven K. Paulson)
Denver and other Colorado cities stand in the crosshairs of President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to cut off federal funding to “sanctuary cities” for illegal immigrants. Sanctuary cities refer to cities that make no more than mediocre efforts to block illegal immigrants from employment or to deport them. Denver city and county officials have sought to […]

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