Check out Denver political analyst Floyd Ciruli’s 6 Trends to Watch today
DENVER — Today’s off-year election has lots of moving parts, but it all boils down to one question: Who’s got the momentum right now in Colorado politics?
Is it rural voters angry with the liberal state legislature, or urban voters pushing Colorado to the left? Taxpayers or benefits recipients? The teachers’ unions or education reformers? Pot smokers who support higher taxes, or pot smokers who don’t?
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COFFMAN: Every dollar wasted on lavish conferences…is a dollar not being spent on caring for our veterans
WASHINGTON — More than a year after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was found to have spent at least $6 million for two conferences at a high-end Florida resort, the agency has failed to carry out half of the recommendations Congress asked it to undertake. Read more »
Though the school district administration notified the county clerks that Amy Speers was disqualified, she has not officially withdrawn
DENVER – In one of the more contentious school board races pitting labor unions against conservative reform candidates, voters won’t know if their ballots will be counted for Amy Speers, a union-bankrolled Adams 12 Five Star School District candidate who was disqualified. Read more »
A member of a wealthy Muslim family, al-Turki has pushed repeatedly to be sent home since his conviction in 2006 for keeping his housekeeper as a sex slave at his Aurora home
CENTENNIAL—An Arapahoe County judge is weighing whether to allow convicted sex-offender Homaidan al-Turki to return to his home in Saudi Arabia as his supporters step up international pressure for his release.
Arapahoe County District Judge J. Mark Hannen said Friday he expects to rule on al-Turki’s request within the next 60 days. Read more »
Fracking bans on the ballot in Boulder, Broomfield, Fort Collins and Lafayette could fuel unemployment if they are approved
FORT COLLINS—Political activism has already pushed jobs out of Colorado this year, and more could follow if voters approve four local anti-fracking measures on Tuesday’s ballot.
Industry and business officials are worried that voters could wind up fueling unemployment by passing anti-hydraulic fracturing initiatives on the ballot in Boulder, Broomfield, Fort Collins and Lafayette. Read more »