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Governor asks CDOT to establish ‘high priority’ project list to submit to feds

Traffic backs up on Interstate 25 approaching Castle Rock along a stretch of highway known as "The Gap," which is a top construction priority for the state. (Courtesy Colorado Department of Transportation)

Colorado could get some help from the federal government to speed up highway construction projects, including the nettlesome bottleneck on Interstate 25 between Castle Rock and Monument, but transportation officials caution against expecting the pedal to hit the metal on the projects. Gov. John Hickenlooper this week told the Colorado Department of Transportation to come […]

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Supreme Court case influences use of Native American names for sports teams

Glynn A. Crooks (Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community) salutes during the Presentation of Colors by the Native American Women Warriors at the Native Nations Inaugural Ball at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, . (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian)
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling is pending in a trademark registration case likely to influence policies in Colorado on the use of Native American names for sports teams. An Oregon rock band called The Slants is challenging a denial by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to register a trademark for its name. Trademark officials […]

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Faulty data doesn’t stop bill to ban corporal punishment

This map shows which states have banned (in blue) corporal punishment in public schools and other facilities and those who still allow the practice (in red). Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill to ban the practice. (Graphic courtesy Creative Commons)

Colorado would become the 32nd state in America to outlaw corporal punishment in public schools under a bill approved by the House Education Committee, after lengthy discussion and questions about disputed data about the number of such incidents in the Sheridan School District No. 2 and other districts. State Rep. Susan Lontine, D-Denver, sponsors House […]

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El Paso County’s Jeff Hays to launch bid for state Republican chairman

El Paso County Republican Party Chairman Jeff Hays speaks at a GOP meeting in this undated photograph. Hays announced this week that he's running for state Republican chairman. (Photo provided)

El Paso County Republican Party Chairman Jeff Hays likes to talk football and politics, but chances are that even the most detailed political discussion will soon start sounding like football. “Everything in my life is a football analogy,” he said with a chuckle in a recent interview with The Colorado Statesman, and he wasn’t kidding.

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Nicolais: In 2017, Legislature’s judiciary committees are in good hands

Mario Nicolais
For the Colorado Legislature, the new year means new bills and new issues to tackle under the gold dome. In one of the legislative chambers, the state Senate, this new season in state politics will also mean plenty of new faces as well. Even before the session convenes on Jan. 11, the judiciary committees will […]

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