Over the past few weeks, Colorado’s Human Trafficking Hotline has been very busy. An increased number of callers are reaching out, many of them believing they’ve witnessed perpetrators or victims. The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT), is a Denver-based nonprofit that operates the hotline and runs other programs, including training first responders to identify possible signs of trafficking.
Asked to defend a voucher program he and his Republican colleagues proposed earlier this year, state Sen. Bob Rankin (R-Carbondale) said, “I don’t think we used the word ‘voucher,’” despite the fact that the policy they floated meets the textbook definition of a voucher program.
In an effort to expand voting access, the Colorado Secretary of State’s (SOS) office has announced that it will provide funding for counties to open Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) on November 1, the Sunday before Election Day.
Multiple Colorado Republicans in swing districts won’t say anything about what’s arguably the most important topic of the November election: Donald Trump.
Ever since refusing to meet with Judge Merrick Garland, whom President Obama nominated to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has insisted his objection to Garland was about the process, not the person. In an interview last week, however, Gardner said his decision to block Garland was because he “disagreed with the selection.”
In an apparent effort to give herself a nonpartisan shine, Suzanne Staiert, a Republican who’s running for a critical state Senate seat in Arapahoe County, has scrubbed information about her partisan background from her campaign website.
Below are comments in response to the Colorado Times Recorder’s article last month titled, “State Senate Candidate Lynn Gerber is Latest CO Republican to Support QAnon”
An “atmosphere of intimidation” is how Miriam Arneros, a naturalized citizen who immigrated to the U.S. when she was 11, chooses to describe Amendment 76, a ballot measure up for vote in Colorado this November.
Republican congressional candidate Lauren Boebert is engaged in a full-on war of words with two Pueblo-area military veterans who run a political action committee responsible for billboards questioning Boebert’s “law-and-order” brand and highlighting her multiple warrants and arrests.
In a blog post yesterday, gun rights blogger and Virginia State Director of Gun Owners of America (GOA) John Crump claimed that I erred when I wrote Sept. 3 that Larry Pratt, the retired executive director of GAO, has pushed conspiracy theories for years, including that the 2012 Aurora theater shooting was a false flag operation by the federal government.