The U.S. Senate race between Colorado state Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) and businessman Joe O’Dea is highlighting a growing divide amongst Republicans on the subject of abortion. The debate over how extreme GOP politicians should be on abortion has not just affected Colorado’s Senate race, but was also front and center in Louisiana, where earlier this month House Bill 813, a near duplicate of Rep. Dave Williams’s (R-CO Springs) failed personhood bill, was blocked not by pro-abortion Democrats, but by Republicans and anti-abortion groups that felt it went too far.
Heidi Beedle is a former soldier, educator, activist, and animal welfare worker. She received a Bachelor’s in English from UCCS. She has worked as a freelance and staff writer for the Colorado Springs Independent covering LGBTQ issues, nuclear disasters, cattle mutilations, and social movements. She currently covers reproductive justice and politics for the Colorado Times Recorder.
Last Friday’s Hold the Line conference at The Road Church in Colorado Springs featured not just national evangelical thought leaders Sean Feucht and Eric Metaxas and federal legislators Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), but a slate of local elected officials as well. El Paso County Commissioner Stan VanderWerf, Colorado Springs City Councilor Dave Donelson, and Academy School District 20 and Pikes Peak Library District board member Aaron Salt spoke with Steve Holt, pastor of The Road Church, during a brief panel discussion.
Friday’s Hold the Line conference at The Road Church in Colorado Springs featured a host of prominent political figures, including U.S. Representatives Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO). Comprising nearly a third of Colorado’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, Lamborn and Boebert addressed the crowd of evangelical Christians and discussed their political agendas within the context of their faith.
The Christian political activist conference Hold the Line, led by controversial conservative worship leader Sean Feucht, made its Colorado stop at The Road Church in Colorado Springs on Friday.
Candidates for El Paso County Clerk and Recorder discussed Dominion Voting Systems, ballot boxes, the Colorado Election Security Act, the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), and other hot topics during a Wednesday forum at the Church For All Nations in Colorado Springs.
The U.S. House Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation (C3) Subcommittee held an open hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon, or UAP, which addressed the work of the recently created UAP Task Force. It was the first public hearing regarding the U.S. government’s investigations into unexplained phenomena since the 2017 New York Times article which revealed the existence of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), a military program that investigated reports of UFOs, and the June, 2021, release of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s preliminary report from the UAP Task Force.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet was the keynote speaker for the El Paso County Democratic Party’s annual “Everybody Welcome Gala” fundraiser event Saturday evening at the Antlers Hotel. Bennet’s speech, which touched on gun violence, the Russia-Ukraine War, and economic disparities in the U.S., drove home the stakes in this year’s election.
Denver District Court Judge Marie Moses has denied anti-SLAPP motions filed by defendants in the defamation case brought Dominion Voting Systems executive Eric Coomer.
CO Governor Candidate Greg Lopez’s Advice for Pregnant Rape Victims: ‘Really Evaluate How This Might Change for the Positive’
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Lopez appeared on Leland Conway’s radio show yesterday to discuss his interview with Kyle Clark of 9News. Lopez reiterated his position against abortion and Colorado’s Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA), which enshrines access to abortion under Colorado law, saying that victims of rape who become pregnant should “think of the long-term situation” instead of opting for abortion.