I cover Colorado state government for @denverpost. Interested in civil rights, prisons, immigration, bugs.

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Joined July 2013
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Just back from talking to @MayorHancock about legal challenge filed by 7 @DenverPolice officers trying to nullify city vaccine order; if not fully vaxxed by 9/30, city employees face termination. Hancock said 'if you choose not to comply you fired yourself'. Says he ..
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CU Boulder is obviously mortified that attempted coup architect @DrJohnEastman is on this list. His bio is cursory, his photo absent. At least 2 conservative visiting scholars listed here are election deniers. Current one is a Steve Bannon apologist. coloradonewsline.com/2021/09…
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Latest Colorado congressional redistricting map came out today. Quite similar to the last one. 12-member commission has until 9/28 to pick a map (this one or a previous one) and submit to CO Supreme Court. If there aren't 8 votes for a map they'll submit this one by default.
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This opens with a violent arrest and a cop held accountable — evidence CO’s big policing law is working as intended. The greater test of whether lawmakers achieved their stated goals will be whether these incidents stop happening so often to begin with. theatlantic.com/politics/arc…
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Colorado’s policing law was inspired by the protests. But a big difference between lawmakers and (many) protesters is the former group’s fundamental belief that the problems they perceive in policing are indeed reformable. That’s where the coming years of data will be crucial.
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New - Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert paid rent and utility bills with campaign funds in violation of federal campaign finance laws, new filings with the Federal Election Commision show. Her campaign reimbursed the payments. More here: denverpost.com/2021/09/22/la… #copolitics
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.@Sam_tabachnik has been doing some great reporting on big money and vulnerable tenants at mobile home parks in Colorado.
Almost 40% of the 241 open complaints in the state system are against just 10 mobile home parks, according to state data, and a quarter of all open complaints are against four large corporations that own dozens of parks around Colorado. dpo.st/39tKMxh
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Must be extra annoying to be super famous and unmistakably humongous. At least a point guard can throw on a hoodie and blend in.
Nikola Jokic said he’s hoping his MVP doesn’t increase his profile. “It’s not really fun being a celebrity.” Said he’d rather nobody knows him than everybody knows him.
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Just a glimpse at the lean, powerful, compassionate writing of @jimsheeler. His talent was surpassed only by his kindness. Big loss to journalism, and to the world.
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Resurfacing this story from 2019 about which domestic violence victims we as a society obsess over, and which we do not. “Certain lives matter and certain lives don’t ... It’s absolutely a class, race and gender issue," one expert said. denverpost.com/2019/01/20/co…
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Sales at hotels + restaurants are, for the first time, back above pre-pandemic levels in Colorado, state economists report this morning. But they also say there are 25,200 fewer workers in that sector now than there were pre-pandemic. Be patient, tip well.
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At the time he was doing this, John Eastman was serving as the University of Colorado Boulder's visiting scholar of conservative thought and policy —>
This is the six-point plan advanced by Trump lawyer John Eastman for VP Pence to overturn the election on January 6th. cdn.cnn.com/cnn/2021/images/…
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When Colorado launched its new Mobile Home Park Oversight program last summer, home owners finally felt like they had someone to help them resolve issues. But it’s been a year and out of 288 complaints to the state, 241 are still open. denverpost.com/2021/09/20/co…
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Colorado GOP leaders vote against opting out of open primaries, meaning independents and Republicans will continue deciding nominees for the party. The opt-out needed 75% to pass but got about 1/3 support.
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