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Activists and students deliver petitions demanding action

A message to Sen. Gardner Ten activists from Environment Colorado and Conservation Colorado joined forces in fighting climate change, gathering on the steps outside of Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office on Friday, Oct. 8. The group, which included several CU Denver students, had convened to

Colorado fracking disputes continue

Local organization files legal complaint As the global climate change protests slow down, Colorado’s fracking debate grows increasingly tense. On Oct. 9, local anti-fracking group Colorado Rising filed a legal complaint on behalf of the Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee against the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC)

Understanding legal options to protect natural world

“Rights of Nature” event held for students On April 29, the CU Denver Political Science Student Union and the Auraria Student Sustainability Club hosted an event confronting the legal rights of nature, featuring Thomas Linzey, the Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Club.

Polis signs “Red Flag” gun control bill

Many Colorado sheriffs have denounced the new law Gov. Polis signed the HB19-1177 bill into law on April 12, which puts in place extreme risk protection order (ERPO) laws to minimize gun violence. This bill allows for family members or law enforcement to temporarily remove

Jared Polis introduces plan for all-day kindergarten

Other officials express concerns about cost Recently elected Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has unveiled his proposal for state-funded, full-day kindergarten in Colorado. The plan adds up to $227 million in order to fund numerous school districts’ kindergarten programs. This was one of Polis’ chief concerns

Governor Jared Polis’ State of the State Address

Polis’ plans for the future Jared Polis, the first openly gay governor of Colorado, gave his first State of the State Address on Jan. 10. In the address, Polis’ first proposal was his plan for free all-day kindergarten as an opportunity to put education first.

2018 Midterms Provide Historic Firsts

The significance of the election results went beyond the gubernatorial race In a historic midterm election that ended with the democrats flipping the House of Representatives, the republicans retaining their majority in the Senate, and the most women ever being elected to Congress, Colorado made