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Steve Fenberg talks about engaging young voters, his mountain bar and being mistaken for an aide

State Sen. Stephen Fenberg answers questions on “Behind the Politics,” a weekly podcast produced by the Senate Democrats, on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the state Capitol in Denver. (Photo courtesy Senate Minority Communications Office)

State Sen. Steve Fenberg discusses a range of topics in an episode of “Behind the Politics,” a weekly podcast produced by the Senate Democrats posted online this week, including his work engaging young voters over the course of a decade with New Era Colorado, the Silver Plume bar he opened last summer with a few […]

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Trump kids, grandkids swarm Aspen for spring break

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's children Donald Trump, Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump celebrate on the convention floor during the second day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Donald Trump’s three oldest children, Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka, along with their spouses and eight presidential grandchildren — and what a local newspaper reported would be “about 100 Secret Service agents” — have been vacationing in Aspen this week for spring break, and it’s got some of the mountain resort’s denizens howling.

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Republicans, conservative groups rip proposal to send transportation tax hike to voters

House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, and Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Cañon City, talk with reporters about a bipartisan transportation funding package the two are sponsoring on Thursday March 9, 2017, in Duran's office at the state Capitol in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

In the halls of the Colorado Capitol and across social media, Republican elected officials got creative this week coming up with ways to declare a long-awaited bipartisan transportation-funding package dead on arrival. “If it was a trial balloon, it has more of a resemblance to the Hindenburg,” state Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, told The Colorado […]

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Wilson discusses ‘ground-up’ education initiative in House GOP’s video update

State Rep. Jim Wilson, R-Salida, discusses education policy and legislation in the weekly video update released by the House GOP caucus on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (Photo via YouTube)

Although it starts with a splash of levity, the House Republican caucus’s weekly video update quickly moves onto more serious ground. “This is Jim Wilson from Salida, Colorado,” says state Rep. Yuelin Willett, R-Grand Junction, as his serious gaze dissolves into a grin and an imposing figure enters the frame, shooing away the imposter. “Not […]

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As traffic deaths rise, study finds young adults rank highest in risky driving behavior

Distracted driving is on the rise, transportation officials say, and a February report released by the AAA Foundation backs that finding up with survey data. (Photo courtesy Pexels.com)

An annual study released this week by the Washington, D.C.-based AAA Foundation found that an overwhelming majority of young-adult drivers engage in risky behavior behind the wheel, including texting, running red lights and speeding, making them the worst-behaved drivers on the road. Their older cohorts however, don’t do much better, the study found, with the […]

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CDOT director blames jump in traffic fatalities on ‘epidemic of distracted driving’

Traffic deaths are on the rise in Colorado over the past two years — reversing what had been a decade-long trend of falling fatalities — and the state’s transportation chief says it’s because more drivers are paying less attention to the road. “What the data tells me is we have an epidemic of distracted driving,” […]

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