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Colorado driverless car bill wins bipartisan support in state Senate

At Seoul National University, a smartphone application for a driverless car. (Lee Jin-man/AP)

A Colorado legislative proposal meant in part to attract automated car entrepreneurs advanced in the state Senate on Tuesday. The bill is being promoted by its sponsors for being ahead of the curve nationwide and welcomed by the burgeoning industry. Supporters played down public-safety and job-loss concerns posed by driverless car technology, arguing that the […]

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House Democrats stage a roll call without women to mark International Women’s Day

"Excused," says House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, as it turns out 18 of the 19 women in the chamber's Democratic caucus aren't there during morning roll call on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the Colorado Capitol. The women were sitting out at the start of the day to demonstrate solidarity with the Day Without A Woman strike underway worldwide. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

When the Colorado House began its business Wednesday morning, nearly all the women were absent on the Democratic side of the chamber. “Excused,” said House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, every time the name of one of her female fellow caucus members was called during the morning roll call. “What’s going on here?” she asked at […]

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ICYMI: Teachers and guns, Denver Water investigated, TABOR changes? and more …

What did you miss in Colorado's under-surface political news last week? Catch up with The Statesman's weekly ICYMI media roundup. (Photo by Steve Sokolik/The Colorado Statesman)
You know all about the big political news of the past week: Hickenlooper says (projecting about two years out) he has no plans to run for president in 2018; support seems to be growing for the confirmation of Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court and the Trump administration may be about to […]

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Boulder Day in state Senate education committee: Heath, DiStefano, George

Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, congratulates former Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, after he was confirmed as a member of the state's community colleges and occupational education board, February 3, 2017. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)

Three big hitters from the Boulder community appeared before the Colorado Senate education committee Thursday in Denver. You don’t say to no to these guys. The University of Colorado Boulder brought out its big guns. Chancellor Phil DiStafano sat at the witness table next to Athletic Director Rick George. They took turns testifying in support […]

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Neville campus free speech bill wins surprise unanimous committee support

State Sens. Mike Merrifield, left, and Tim Neville speak after an education committee hearing on Neville's campus free speech bill. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)

The debate over free speech, campus safe zones and political correctness moved into the Colorado Capitol on Thursday and took a surprise turn when three Democrats joined with four Republicans on the Senate education committee to unanimously advance a campus free speech bill sponsored by arch conservative-libertarian Sen. Tim Neville. “Elected officials have a duty […]

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What, no football? The Thanksgiving holiday spent with some of Colorado’s legislators

President Barack Obama with his nephews Aaron Robinson and Austin Robinson, and National Turkey Federation Chairman John Reicks, pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey, Tot, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. This is the 69th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Turkey pardoning aside, Thanksgiving is a time for political puff-pieces. So, in retrospect of this year’s food-filled holiday of grace, here’s a well-deserved “puff-piece” for our hard-working and fierce campaigning Statehouse candidates … Thanksgiving provided Colorado’s politicos — many of them still recovering from the campaign trail — an opportunity to take a break from […]

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Photos: Inside the 10th annual Patricia Schroeder dinner

"Ed Perlmutter, this is for you," says U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat and the first Muslim ever elected to Congress, as he dons a Denver Broncos cap after taking the stage to deliver the keynote address at the Arapahoe County Democratic Party's 10th annual Patricia Schroeder dinner on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast in Aurora. "That picture's going to get me in a lot of trouble back in Minnesota," he added before delivering a 40-minute speech that ripped Republicans, arguing that Americans side with Democrats on by wide margins on nearly every key issue. Ellison, a prominent supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during the primary, urged Democrats to support nominee Hillary Clinton. "We've got to stop this narrative where we're apologizing for our candidate," he said. "We have an excellent candidate." (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
In Aurora, at the at Arapahoe County Democratic Party’s 10th annual Patricia Schroeder dinner, lots of political insiders mingled with heavy-hitter progressive U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-MN5, who even donned a Broncos hat out of respect for the Centennial State during the Saturday night festivities. The dinner was named for former U.S. Rep. Patricia Nell […]

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