More moves in Colorado’s political jounalism world. In his “Local News and Media” newsletter, Corey Hutchins reports:
One year later, Colorado Springs survivors of Planned Parenthood clinic attack share stories of trauma and finding their way forward
Just before noon on November 27, 2015 — a gray, wet, and snowy day in Colorado Springs — the tragic shooting assault on the clients and staff of a Planned Parenthood clinic, the subsequent shoot out and standoff with first responders, and the eventual arrest of a suspect in the shooting forced a community to directly confront the manifest threat of ideology-inspired violence against abortion providers, and to begin the difficult task of healing for victims and the community.
With a few of our more bigger badder news outlets (CPR, Denver Post, Fox 31 Denver, and KMGH-TV Denver 7) finally getting around to covering Arvada’s state senate race, which is the most important contest this election, the simple point should be made: follow-up stories are needed.
In a welcome Denver Post piece Sunday about the most important election contests in Colorado—the under-the-radar races that will likely determine if Democrats take control of the state senate—State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada/Westminster) is referred to as “one of the most conservative lawmakers in the chamber.”
Colorado voters received ballots this week, which contain a number of complicated initiatives affecting taxes, elections, health care, and more. To help Coloradans decide how to vote on these measures, many public interest groups, including ProgressNow Colorado, The Bell Policy Center, the Colorado AFL-CIO, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, and the Colorado Fiscal Institute (CFI), released ballot guides.
While some Republicans who once supported Trump are now backing off, Colorado state senate candidate Nancy Doty, who previously said she’d vote for the GOP presidential nominee, is now refusing to reveal whom she will vote for, saying she considers “everyone’s vote to be a private decision.”