Representative Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) voted in favor of a bill that would slash Obamacare funding, place new restrictions on Planned Parenthood, and lift a ban on flying the Confederate flag at veteran cemeteries. These controversial measures were riders on an appropriations bill intended to provide funding for the looming Zika crisis.
Douglas County School Board Members Bemoan Chaos, Distance Themselves from Controversy, on KLZ 560 am
Douglas County Board of Education President, Meghann Silverthorn, and board member Dr. Judy Reynolds appeared on KLZ’s Rush to Reason show Monday, to present their perspective on the recent controversy surrounding a student-organized protest this spring, opposition to their actions in anticipation of that protest, and the resulting fallout, which including an independent investigation into their actions.
Colorado State Rep. JoAnn Windholz, who called Planned Parenthood officials the “real culprits” in last year’s clinic massacre in Colorado Springs, took to Facebook yesterday to condemn the Supreme Court’s decision affirming a women’s right to choose.
In yesterday’s Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt ruling, the Supreme Court overturned 5-3 a Texas law that would have severely obstructed a woman’s ability to get an abortion in the state. The law, among other requirements, mandated that clinics meet hospital-grade standards and that doctors who provide abortions have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic. The Supreme Court found that these requirements unfairly target abortion clinics and are not actually aimed at increasing safety.
Reporters should find out why Woods thinks her extreme comparison of police to Crips and Bloods is justifiable
In a Facebook post Saturday, State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada/Westminster) defended her comparison of police to Crips and Bloods.
Tensions were high at Tuesday night’s Douglas County School District board meeting following a report deeming two DCSD directors innocent of any wrongdoing. The report was ordered after President Silverthorn and Vice President Reynolds engaged in a highly contested one-on-one meeting with 15 year old student Grace Davis. Denver7’s Mark Boyle exposed a verbal altercation between Board Members Doug Benevento and Wendy Vogel when they thought the cameras were done rolling.
Derrick Wilburn, founder of Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives, will deliver a keynote address Saturday at the annual Lincoln Day dinner of the Delta County Republican Party, whose leader, Linda Sorenson, found herself in the national spotlight this month for sharing a Facebook Post comparing Obama to a chimpanzee.
Rumors are swirling about which Denver Post reporters are accepting a buyout offer from the newspaper, which seeks 26 editorial staffers to volunteer to leave, even though, according to sources cited by Michael Roberts at Westword, The Post made $25 million last fiscal year.
Candidate for State Representative and Aurora Public Schools Board Member Eric Nelson is being called on to withdraw from the race for House District 42 after various allegations have surfaced about his record. Nelson is accused of fabricating a diploma from Northwest Nazarene University, making up his military honors, and possessing a robust criminal record.