Articles Tagged 'Colorado'

Colorado becomes first state in nation to cap price of insulin

Diabetics in Colorado who use insulin to control their blood sugar levels won’t pay more than $100 per month for the drug starting in January thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday. “Today, we will declare that the days of insulin price gouging are over in Colorado,” Polis said in his office as he… READ MORE

Trump to target Clinton states: Minnesota, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Mexico, and Colorado

The Trump campaign believes it can flip several states in 2020, including Minnesota, New Hampshire, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico, according to senior Trump campaign officials who spoke with the Washington Examiner. The five states went to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, but the campaign says it is confident it can turn them for Trump in… READ MORE

Denver could make history with vote on ‘magic mushrooms’

Voters on Tuesday were deciding whether to make Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin — the psychoactive substance in “magic mushrooms” — and add a new chapter to the city’s role in shaping wider drug policy. A citizen initiative on the ballot followed the same tack taken by marijuana activists to decriminalize pot possession in 2005 in the… READ MORE

When it comes to enforcing red flag bill, Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams tells CNN he’ll sit in his own jail if necessary

Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams told CNN recently he’s willing to be a prisoner in his own jail rather than enforce a law he feels is unconstitutional. Reams’ statement came during a recent visit from CNN, during which he gave the crew a tour of the jail as well, Reams told The Tribune via text message Sunday. House Bill 19-1177,… READ MORE

Colorado joins effort to elect presidents by popular vote, go around Electoral College

Colorado is the latest state to join a group pledging to elect presidents based on who wins the national popular vote Colorado has become the latest state — and the first swing state — to join a group pledging to elect presidents based on who wins the national popular vote. Eleven other states and the District of Columbia have signed… READ MORE

Masterpiece Cakeshop, state of Colorado agree to mutual ceasefire over harassment, discrimination claims

More than six years of legal battles between Lakewood’s Masterpiece Cakeshop and the state will end after baker Jack Phillips agreed to drop his lawsuit alleging the Colorado Civil Rights Commission was harassing him for refusing to make LGBTQ-themed cakes, in exchange for the commission halting its own actions against him. “After careful consideration of the facts, both sides agreed… READ MORE

Colorado’s John Hickenlooper enters presidential race, says country faces a ‘crisis’

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Monday that he is running for president, positioning himself as fighter for progressive priorities who won’t shy away from a brawl with President Donald Trump. In a video released Monday morning, Hickenlooper says his campaign would center on taking action on key issues like guns and climate change, but also in “repairing the damage… READ MORE

Polis to sign bill that opts Colorado out of Electoral College

DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis (D-Colorado) will sign a bill into law that opts Colorado out of the Electoral College, the governor’s office tells Next with Kyle Clark. The Democrat-controlled legislature formally approved the measure last week. Under the bill, Colorado’s nine electoral college votes would go to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote, rather than the… READ MORE

Union stays away from negotiations on eve of expected DPS teachers strike

DENVER — Top officials with Denver Public Schools returned to the bargaining table Sunday morning, but as expected, the teachers union negotiators failed to arrive on the eve of expected strike in the state’s largest school district. On Saturday night, negotiations broke apart and the Denver Classroom Teachers Association said its members will go on strike beginning Monday. The union… READ MORE

‘Gun-toting hippies’ greet Boulder ‘assault weapons’ ban with mass noncompliance

BOULDER, Colorado — Boulder’s newly enacted “assault weapons” ban is meeting with stiff resistance from its “gun-toting hippies,” staunch liberals who also happen to be devoted firearms owners. Only 342 “assault weapons,” or semiautomatic rifles, were certified by Boulder police before the Dec. 31 deadline, meaning there could be thousands of residents in the scenic university town of 107,000 in… READ MORE

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