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Smith: U.S. ties with Mexico matter now more than ever

Morgan Smith
With all the excitement, chaos, turmoil — whatever you want to call it — that has filled Donald Trump’s first days in office, it’s easy to forget that Joaquín Guzmán, “El Chapo,” the world’s most notorious criminal and drug cartel leader was extradited from Mexico to the United States the same day as Trump’s inauguration.

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Coffman moves to clarify stance on ACA repeal

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, an Aurora Republican, smiles at the conclusion of a debate conducted entirely in Spanish with his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, on Oct. 4, 2016, at Univision studios in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
Repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has stirred up a hornet’s nest among American citizens. With Republicans in charge of both the U.S. House and Senate and President Donald Trump solidly behind the goal, Democrats and health care advocates have energized to let their voices be heard.

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ICYMI: ‘Rolling coal,’ pot water rights, switchblades and more

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If you ride your bike along busy streets or even highways, you’re probably aware of what “rolling coal” means. For those who don’t, a bill before state lawmakers may not matter, but those who do are pretty excited. The Colorado Independent reported the legislation would impose a $100 traffic fine on motorists who change their […]

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In Depth: Perlmutter joins Lakewood legislators for jam-packed town hall

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter answers a question from the stage as stte Sens. Andy Kerr and Cheri Jahn and state Reps. Chris Kennedy and Brittany Pettersen, along with a panel that discussed women's health issues, look on at a town hall meeting sponsored by legislators on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at the Lakewood Cultural Center. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
Next week, a Czech ensemble, Cirk La Putyka, brings its contemporary take on the circus to the stage, blurring the lines between acrobatics, dance, puppetry and music, and a couple weeks after that it’s the boisterous “Hello, Dolly!” musical that’ll be filling the theater’s seats for a two-week run. But last Saturday, Feb. 18, it […]

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Political protests seem at all time high, but do they work?

Gwendalynn Roebeke, left, was among dozens of people at a protest of President Donald Trump's travel ban on several mostly Muslim nations at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Such scenes have become daily occurrences since Trump took office, and their ultimate success will depend on whether they can be sustained, according to a Metropolitan State University political science professor.( Cliff Grassmick/Daily Camera via AP)
Protests, email and letter writing campaigns targeted at members of Congress and packed town hall meetings have seemingly become the norm since Donald Trump assumed the presidency. Opposition is nothing new to anyone who’s sat in the Oval Office — or in any elected office for that matter — and tried to carry out new […]

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Hancock doubling down, holding immigration forum

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will co-host a public forum Saturday, Feb. 11, to help tell immigrants and other community members about what the city can and will do in response to President Donald Trump’s recent executive actions regarding immigration. In a statement released the same day Trump announced a ban on immigration from several mostly […]

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