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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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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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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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Record low uninsured rates prop up Obamacare in Colorado as Senate GOP tries another repeal

DENVER – Colorado continues to have record-low percentages in the number of uninsured people, and programs under the Affordable Care Act have led to more Coloradans being insured than ever, according to a new biannual study released Tuesday. The report comes in the midst of a last-minute push by Senate Republicans to try and repeal […]

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Study uncovers 48 cases of possible improper voting in Colorado in 2016, just 0.001% of total vote

DENVER – A five-state study that included Colorado, which looked at possible improper voting in 11.5 million voter records, uncovered 112 possible instances—48 of which happened in Colorado. The study looked at 11.5 million voter records from Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Delaware and Maryland. The first three states are mail-in ballot states, while Delaware and Maryland […]

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Ingrid LaTorre will get time to make family arrangements before deportation, ICE says

DENVER – Ingrid LaTorre, the Peruvian national whose plea for a pardon from Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper was denied Thursday, will get around a month to make arrangements for her family before she is deported. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed Friday to Denver7 it was working with LaTorre’s attorneys regarding her departure since she […]

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Colorado’s Gardner, Coffman change course from pre-2014 with support of DACA legislation

DENVER – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner signed on Tuesday for the first time to cosponsor the Dream Act, which would effectively implement DACA through legislation, on the same day that his fellow Republican member of Congress, Mike Coffman, tried to force the House to vote on a DACA extension. After President Donald Trump and Attorney […]

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Hundreds of Denver students rally at Auraria Campus to protest Trump’s DACA decision

DENVER – An estimated 1,100 students in Denver walked out of class Tuesday after the Trump administration announced it was rescinding the Obama-era immigration program that has protected more than 17,000 people in Colorado from being deported. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the move Tuesday morning, and the Department of Homeland Security officially rescinded […]

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DACA rescinded: Colorado’s elected officials react to Trump’s immigration decision

DENVER – Reaction from Colorado’s members of Congress and other state government officials to the Trump administration’s decision to roll back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program started pouring in shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement Tuesday morning. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security formally rescinded the Obama-era policy, which […]

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