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Colorado’s election system was ‘scanned’ by Russians but not breached, DHS tells state

DENVER – Russians scanned Colorado’s election system for possible points of weakness in the weeks before last year’s election but were not able to penetrate it, the Department of Homeland Security told the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office Friday. Colorado was one of 21 states DHS informed Friday were “impacted” by Russian activity in the […]

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Sen. Michael Bennet says it would be ‘a shame’ if Graham-Cassidy prevails over bipartisan talks

DENVER – As Senate Republicans try to get another measure to the floor to repeal the Affordable Care Act with the Graham-Cassidy amendment, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., sat down to discuss the measure and bipartisan health care reform discussions he’s been a part of in recent weeks. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said Friday he […]

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Denver to buy Park Hill Golf Course, could pay $20 million over next 30 years

DENVER – Denver will buy the 155-acre Park Hill Golf Course property and work with Clayton Early Learning to develop a master plan for the area in an agreement expected to be presented to the city council next month. As terms of the agreement, the city of Denver will immediately spend $10 million on the […]

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Colorado Hospital Association opposes Graham-Cassidy as another analysis shows losses for state

DENVER – The Colorado Hospital Association said Thursday that the latest effort by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act “has the potential to have a significant and harmful impact on the health of all Coloradans” as another nonpartisan analysis found the measure could cost Colorado billions in federal health care dollars. […]

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Bennet, Gardner back legislation to separate wildfire prevention, suppression money

DENVER – Both of Colorado’s U.S. senators are calling for changes to the system that funds firefighting efforts as we reach the end of what has already been the costliest fire season in U.S. history. Sens. Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) are cosponsoring a bill with senators from several other western states that […]

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Graham-Cassidy analysis shows billions in federal funding losses for Colorado’s health care programs

DENVER – Senate Republicans’ latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would quickly cost Colorado at least $6 billion in federal funds, and could end up taking $78 billion from the state in the long-term, according to new analysis out Wednesday. The Graham-Cassidy amendment, named after its writers, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., […]

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Colorado universities host DACA renewal sessions as members of Congress push DREAM Act

DENVER – Staffers and students at the University of Colorado Law School hosted the first of two workshops Wednesday helping DACA recipients renew their eligibility on the same day that Rep. Diana DeGette again pushed for Congress to put the DREAM Act into law. Only a handful of Dreamers showed up to the first session, […]

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Rep. Mike Coffman asks feds to consider fixes for DACA wind-down

DENVER – U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and one of his Democratic fellow members of Congress are asking the Department of Homeland Security to give some Dreamers leeway to get their immigration statuses in order as DACA is wound-down over the next six months. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Sept. 5 that he was […]

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Excavation of triceratops fossil discovered in Thornton complete; largest Cretaceous find in Colo.

DENVER – The excavation of a triceratops skeleton discovered last month is complete, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science says the find is the most-complete Cretaceous-period fossil ever unearthed in Colorado. The museum says it recovered 80 percent of the dinosaur’s skull and 15 percent of its skeleton. On Monday, excavators discovered part […]

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Colorado authorities try to find ‘serial pooper’ caught defecating in people’s yards

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The “Mad Pooper” of Bob’s Burgers lore might be more than cartoon fiction, according to Colorado Springs police who say a woman has repeatedly done her businesses in people’s yards over the past several weeks. A witness snapped photos of the female runner, who has apparently been caught treating people’s yards […]

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