Former Dominion Voting Systems executive Eric Coomer filed another defamation lawsuit against former Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne on Friday for his 2021 film “The Deep Rig,” which prominently featured Douglas County podcast host and election conspiracist Joe Oltmann. Byrne wrote a self-published book of the same name and served as a co-star and producer of the film.
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.
Three months after Colorado legislators passed the Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA), which enshrines the right to an abortion in Colorado law, the Supreme Court today ruled 6-3 in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade.
State Rep. Brianna Titone (D-Arvada) has been accused of using her position as an elected official to “assert political pressure” on the Jefferson County District Attorney in a lawsuit filed by YouthSeen, a nonprofit that provides support for LGBTQ youth.
Republicans are waging an all-out war on the rights and existence of transgender people this election cycle, and that battle is being carried into Colorado by legislators like state Representatives Mark Baisley (R-Roxborough Park) and Dave Williams (R-CO Springs), among others.
The Jan. 6 Committee held its second of seven hearings Tuesday, continuing to present the results of their investigation into the former President Donald Trump’s voter fraud conspiracy claims and the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.
Heidi Ganahl, in her capacity as a regent of the University of Colorado, proposed a resolution during last week’s Board of Regents meeting to encourage the university to strengthen its policies and practices in order to ensure that aborted human fetal tissue is never used for research purposes.
Three Colorado members of the white supremacist organization Patriot Front were arrested in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on Saturday for conspiracy to riot. A group of 31 members from Patriot Front arrived at a pride event in City Park in downtown Coeur d’Alene, where counter protesters had gathered to protest the LGBT people and families participating in the event.
Like the races across Colorado for Secretary of State, U.S. Senate, and County Clerk and Recorder, the race for the District 1 El Paso County Commissioner seat is being dominated by conspiracy theories around Dominion voting machines. Incumbent Commissioner Holly Williams is facing a challenge from “grassroots” Republican Lindsay Moore, who unsuccessfully ran for the Academy School District 20 Board of Education last year.
Like many of the local races in El Paso County this year, the race for the District 5 El Paso County Commissioner seat features a “grassroots” Republican candidate, Dave Winney, hoping to unseat a Republican incumbent, Cami Bremer. Winney was originally a candidate for Colorado Secretary of State, but dropped out of the race at the urging of QAnon influencer Juan O Savin after Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters announced her candidacy.
The term-limited Colorado House Majority Leader, Rep. Daneya Esgar (D-Pueblo), is leaving some big shoes to fill at the Capitol. In Pueblo, a pair of experienced Democrats, Tisha Mauro and Jason Muñoz, will be competing in the June 28 primary to challenge Republican Jonathan Ambler for Esgar’s seat.