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Ganahl wants to eliminate state income tax

Heidi Ganahl, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, is campaigning on a bold promise to eliminate Colorado’s 4.55% individual income tax, the largest source of revenue for the state’s general … more

Emergency agency scrutinized

State officials are seeking a consultant to evaluate the culture, structure and effectiveness of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, state documents show, days after a Denver … more

More home sellers cutting prices in metro Denver

Putting your house up for sale is stressful enough. Now, sellers find themselves having to cut their listing price after the home is already on the market. Two to three times more sellers in Denver, … more

PHOTO GALLERY: Big Boy comes roaring back

Having Big Boy 4014, Union Pacific's massive 1940s-era steam train engine, blast through Fort Lupton and Bright is becoming an annual experience. This is the third year straight the rail company … more

Plane pull to benefit state’s Special Olympics athletes

There’s a certain amount of effort involved in pulling an airplane and in helping your community. Tim Miner, the Special Olympics Colorado Male Athlete of the Year, likes to do both. more

United Power launches EV charging at home service

United Power launched United EV, a new charging-as-a-service pilot program designed to provide at-home charging solutions for cooperative members with electric vehicles. The Brighton-based energy … more

Metro Denver’s homeless population on the rise

The number of people experiencing homelessness was up 12.8% in 2022 compared to 2020, before the pandemic, according to preliminary data from the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative point-in-time … more

The statewide gun regulations adopted after Aurora theater shooting

The 2012 Aurora theater shooting, which left 12 people dead and 70 others injured, prompted Colorado Democrats to immediately begin pursuing tighter regulations on firearms. Since the attack 10 years … more

Medicaid numbers up in Colorado since COVID

In normal times, about 35,000 people drop off the government health insurance plan for the needy each month, usually because someone in their household got a new job and they no longer qualify. But … more

Energy czar, wife recovering after 1,000-foot fall

Will Toor was thinking he was at the end. He was pretty sure his leg was broken. He was shivering uncontrollably in the snow high in the mountains. He’d watched his injured wife limp away to get … more

Dems spent $4 million to influence GOP primary

The Senate Majority PAC, a group aligned with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, was behind the shadowy, $4 million campaign to encourage voters in Colorado’s Republican … more

Coloradans face 10-12 week wait for unemployment pay

It’s now taking 10 to 12 weeks for Coloradans to get new unemployment claims processed by the state Department of Labor and Employment. There hasn’t been a sudden rise in new claims. Rather, said … more

Brighton police chief to retire after 34-year career

Brighton Police Chief Paul Southard announced his retirement, effective Oct. 15. It wraps up 34 years in law enforcement. more

Tips to stay healthy during summertime air pollution spikes

Jefferson County Public Health wants to remind residents of simple steps they can take to protect themselves from poor air quality in summer months when the hot, dry climate can worsen air quality and make everyday outdoor activities riskier. more

Falling Tree kills young boy in Jeffco

On July 15, a young boy was struck by a falling tree in Jefferson County.  more

Food pantry looks for donations as shelves empty

Lakewood’s Action Center, a Jeffco organization with a mission to provide a quick response to community members experiencing hardship is going through a hard time itself. more

BizBeat: Local distillery releasing limited-edition whiskey for Colorado Day

To celebrate Colorado Day on Aug. 1, State 38 Distilling is releasing a wheat whiskey as unique as its namesake. more

Police investigate homicide in Commerce City

Commerce City police are looking for a murder suspect. Detectives think the unidentified man died during a robbery at the 5400 block of Leyden Street early July 25. more

State board approves Golden Mine expansion

A state land board has approved Denver Brick Company’s application to expand its clay-mining operations on the Dakota Hogback in northwest Golden. more

Republican HD27 Candidate Christina Carlino withdraws

Republican Colorado House District 27 Candidate Christina Carlino submitted her intent to withdraw from the race on July 20, leaving a ballot vacancy the Colorado GOP hopes to fill by the end of the month. more
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