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Judge orders U.S. to revive public role in oil and gas lease sales

A federal judge has ordered the reinstatement of public participation opportunities in oil and gas lease sales in Western states that were largely eliminated by the Trump administration to speed up sales.

Scott Reed, the face of RTD, to step down from transit agency after 27 years


Scott Reed, long the public face of the Regional Transportation District, will retire from his post as assistant general manager of communications after 27 years.

Monday, Sep 24


Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and…


Kavanaugh says he won’t withdraw as Trump calls accusations “totally political”

WASHINGTON -- Denouncing his accusers for launching "smears, pure and simple," Brett Kavanaugh said Monday he'll continue fighting for Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court, even as Republicans battled to prevent a second woman's…


Rosenstein to meet Trump Thursday as job hangs in balance

The White House delayed until at least Thursday a decision on the fate of Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official overseeing the Trump-Russia investigation, following chaotic hours of breathless and sometimes conflicting reports…


Ben & Jerry’s creating “take back Congress” flavor for Colorado Democratic congressional candidate

The founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in Bernie Sanders’ home state are putting their ice cream expertise to work to support seven congressional candidates they call progressive.

“If she said something happened, it happened”: Friends back Boulder woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault

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Boulder's Deborah Ramirez now has a new role that will make her a household name: Brett Kavanaugh’s second accuser. Shockwaves are rippling through Washington after Ramirez told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her while…


Denver rally puts pressure on Sen. Cory Gardner as office says he “absolutely supports” investigation of Boulder woman’s claim

The Denver Post

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner "absolutely supports" a Senate panel's investigation of sexual misconduct allegations levied by a second woman -- this one from Boulder -- against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


Inside Democrats’ struggle with the Brett Kavanaugh accusation

Democrats, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein in particular, have faced fierce criticism from Republicans for keeping their secret until what they say was the eleventh hour. The timing suggests a coordinated ploy to sabotage a conservative jurist…

New sexual-misconduct accusation rocks Brett Kavanaugh nomination

A second allegation of sexual misconduct has emerged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that has further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled…


Outside groups help fill imbalance in money race for Colorado governor

The Denver Post

Conservative outside groups are jumping into the gubernatorial money race to bolster Republican candidate Walker Stapleton's campaign against much wealthier Democrat Jared Polis.

Two sections of I-25 are going under the knife. Here’s what it means for you.

The Denver Post

Two major road construction projects broke ground this month, within a week of one another, on Interstate 25 both north and south of the Denver metro area.


Side effect of trafficking law: More street prostitution?

Recent crackdowns targeting the sex-for-hire industry have reduced the number of commercial ads on the internet and helped fight online trafficking. But activists and police say the efforts may have had unintended consequences — landing…


Colorado oil and gas setbacks proponents try and fail to reach Democrat Party leaders at fundraiser

Ten demonstrators marched trying to reach Democrat party political leaders at a Denver fundraiser Sunday, urging support for Colorado's setbacks Proposition 112 ballot measure that would require a 2,500-foot buffer separating new oil and…


Colorado woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in college dorm room, per report

The Denver Post

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, as a claim of sexual misconduct emerged from…

Sunday, Sep 23


RTD seeks to slash service on Longmont-Denver bus route

The Regional Transportation District will hold meetings in Longmont and Lafayette over the next two weeks to gather feedback about proposed cuts to the LD bus routes that runs from Longmont to downtown Denver.

Dozens rally for Trump in Longmont

A pro-Trump rally went on without incident Saturday afternoon in Longmont. Demonstrators gathered under clear blue skies, hoisting signs and waving at passersby in the hopes of rallying support for the president and his allies ahead of the…


Kavanaugh, accuser tentatively agree to hearing Thursday

(Bloomberg) -- Christine Blasey Ford will testify in an open hearing on Thursday at 10 a.m. about what she says was a sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a party decades ago,


Tentative agreement reached to hear Kavanaugh, Ford testify on Thursday, sources say

WASHINGTON -- Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault from…

Saturday, Sep 22


Control of Congress at stake in state legislative races like Colorado’s

Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It didn't work out that way.


AP sources: Rod Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump last year as law enforcement agencies grew increasingly unnerved about chaos in the White House, according to people familiar with the exchange. One…


GOP, Brett Kavanaugh accuser in standoff over her Senate testimony

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The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman on Friday rejected key concessions sought by Brett Kavanaugh's accuser if she is testify about her claim Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, and threatened a Monday vote by his…


Workplace harassment investigation finds “more likely than not” state senator repeatedly used wrong bathroom

The Denver Post

A workplace harassment investigation found it "more likely than not" that Sen. Daniel Kagan, D-Cherry Hills Village, used a private, women-only restroom at the Capitol three times during the 2017 legislative session.

Friday, Sep 21


Allegation against Brett Kavanaugh tests support of GOP women

For women like Jayne A. Cordes, the steady stream of investigations in Washington is exhausting. That's why, when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her more than three…

Donald Trump abandons restraint, calls out Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser

President Donald Trump challenged the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault by name Friday, saying that if the alleged attack was that "bad" then she would have filed charges.


AP Analysis: Other nations adjust to “America first” policy

As President Donald Trump prepares for his second U.N. General Assembly, the Olympics of international diplomacy, his administration has turned unabashedly and profoundly inward, pursuing ever more unilateral policies in what critics argue…

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer says he is providing "critical information" as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between…

For Brett Kavanaugh, path forward could be like Clarence Thomas’

When Clarence Thomas arrived at the Supreme Court in 1991 after a bruising confirmation hearing in which his former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, fellow justice Byron White said something that stuck with him.


Colorado BLM considers deferring parcels on Western Slope in upcoming oil and gas lease auction

The Colorado BLM says it's considering whether to pull some parcels from a December federal oil and gas lease sale after Gov. John Hickenlooper and Sen. Michael Bennet joined local officials and residents in expressing concerns.


Under right terms, Brett Kavanaugh accuser may testify after all

Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown next week over Ford's accusation that he assaulted…