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Colorado lawmakers: Toughen workplace harassment protections

DENVER – A proposal to rewrite Colorado’s rules for workplace harassment claims is expected to be introduced soon at the state Capitol. It would change things for employers by limiting the use of...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Dems plan to pursue stricter gun laws in 2020

Colorado Democrats are poised to make a bid for stricter gun policies during the 2020 legislative session. The move follows the passage of a red flag gun law in 2019 that allows a court to...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The clock is ticking for lawmakers at the Capitol

With only five days left in the legislative session, state lawmakers still have more than 200 bills left on the calendar, leading many to worry some may die not because of policy concerns, but...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado comprehensive sex ed bill advances after combative, explicit testimony

The biggest hearing of the 2019 legislative session to date – on the future of sex education in Colorado – brought hundreds of people to the state Capitol on Wednesday. The emotional, and at times...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s history of women in politics marks another milestone: A house majority

Colorado’s House of Representatives is in an exclusive club. It’s one of only two legislative chambers in the country where female lawmakers hold a majority. Overall, women make up nearly half of...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers take step toward new misconduct policy

Nearly half of all state legislatures have taken action to reconsider internal policies and state laws on sexual misconduct. Colorado is midstream in its effort. A group of state lawmakers looking...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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