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CO's Recall Elections a Referendum on National Gun Control

CO's Recall Elections a Referendum on National Gun Control
If there were any further evidence needed that Colorado’s state-lawmaker recall elections scheduled for September 10 were from the start a proxy national battle over gun policy, that evidence came yesterday, when campaign finance reports in the races came due. The reports included major donations from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, California entrepreneur Eli Broad and the National Rifle Association.
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Court Ruling Favors Less Turnout, Republicans in CO Recall Election

Court Ruling Favors Less Turnout, Republicans in CO Recall Election
A Colorado judge ruled that voters in the upcoming recall elections cannot use mail-in ballots, and must vote in person. The ruling is a blow to Democrats, who wrote the more inclusive mail-in legislation when deciding how the election would be run earlier this year.
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Extremist Ken Buck Looks to be Next CO Senator

Extremist Ken Buck Looks to be Next CO Senator
Weld County Republican D.A. Ken Buck announced Wednesday he is running to represent Colorado in the U.S. Senate, looking to unseat first-term Democrat Mark Udall. The news made a splash, fired up conservative supporters hungry for a substantial Republican candidate to enter the race, but generated groans and sharp criticism from Democrats who were relieved to see him recede from the statewide political stage three years ago.
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CO Department of Corrections Ordered to Disclose Execution Plans

CO Department of Corrections Ordered to Disclose Execution Plans
The Colorado State Department of Corrections has been ordered to reveal details about how it carries out executions. This follows a state-wide conversation begun by Governor John Hickenlooper regarding the necessity and efficacy of state-sponsored lethal sentences.
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Feds Probe Denver for Violating Deaf Prisoner Rights

Feds Probe Denver for Violating Deaf Prisoner Rights
The federal Justice Department is investigating Denver – which touts itself as “one of America’s most accessible cities” — for failing to provide sign-language interpreters for deaf prisoners.
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Conservative CO Representative Supports Abortion Pill in Instances of Rape, Incest

Conservative CO Representative Supports Abortion Pill in Instances of Rape, Incest
Rep. Amy Stephens (R-Colorado Springs) argued Tuesday against an anti-abortion proposal that would have made providing emergency contraception to victims of rape and incest a Class 3 felony.
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Plan B Politics: Title X Clinics Take the Pill Off the Table

Plan B Politics: Title X Clinics Take the Pill Off the Table
Dr. Mark Wallace, who directs the county’s health department, explained to commissioners on at least three separate occasions that Plan B contraception can not abort a fertilized egg. He objected to Garcia’s proposal to include any language in the county’s Title X contract that would suggest Plan B was an abortion drug.
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Upward Trend for Democrats in CO Early Voting

Early voter numbers released this morning by the Colorado secretary of state’s office bring good news for Democrats. The lead notched by registered Republicans dipped a point over the weekend to 38 percent of all votes cast so far in the state. Registered Democrats stayed even at 36 percent and unaffiliated voters gained two points to hit 25 percent.
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