Capitol Coverage

  • Red Flag Bill killed in committee despite bipartisan support in Senate
  • SNAP benefits can be doubled in Colorado if used for local produce
  • Capitol Coverage feature about the culture at the state capitol
  • Nearing end of session, lawmakers believe little was done to fight sexual harassment

  • Senator Randy Baumgardner removed from committees, Democrats want more punishment
  • Bill would allow cities in Colorado to set their own minimum wage rates
  • Western State University in Gunnison initiates new suicide prevention program
  • Delta County sets final public hearing for Master Plan, adoption to be on May 16th

  • Lawmakers debate bill that prohibits salary discussion in job interviews
  • Western Slope Resource Reporting about Russian Olive Trees
  • Plan in place to remove invasive Russian Olive Trees outside Durango
  • Colorado Springs ranked second best city to live in across the country

  • Capitol Coverage discusses recent report on sexual harassment
  • Report estimates over 30 percent of workers at capitol witnessed harassment
  • KDNK interview with Congressman Scott Tipton
  • Tipton discusses omnibus budget, opioid crisis in Colorado

  • Cuts at Denver Post weaken already minimal local news coverage
  • Colorado researcher looks at link between domestic violence and mass shootings
  • Olathe, Parks and Wildlife to host off highway vehicle registration, workshop

  • Staff aides, workers at state capitol told not to talk with media
  • Lawmakers asked to pass aid for homeless bill for fourth time
  • Governor John Hickenlooper responds to rumors he'll run for President

It was a dramatic and at times tearful day at Colorado’s Capitol as member after member of the House made statements for and against the removal of a fellow legislator. In the end, the chamber voted 52-9 to oust Rep. Steve Lebsock, who had been accused by five women of sexual harassment and retaliation. Those allegations were “more likely than not” to have occurred, an investigation concluded early this week.

  • Montrose school district to hold school safety meeting Monday night
  • Capitol Coverage previews possibly historic vote at state house
  • Lawmakers poised to expel colleague for first time in 102 years
  • Big game hunting license application period underway

  • Denver CoC seeks bill asking voters to raise taxes for transportation
  • Economies that rely upon winter sports having difficulty this year
  • Capitol Coverage feature about potential vote to oust Lebsock
  • Lawmaker stands to be first expelled from capitol in over a century

  • Montrose Regional Airport fastest growing in state
  • Capitol Coverage talks issues at statehouse

  • Partisan battle brewing at statehouse over Civil Rights Division
  • Feature story about the first dam on the Colorado River
  • Recap of results from high school wrestling state tournament

  • Spate of harassment claims in November cloud state house
  • Lawmakers look for ways to move forward with business
  • GOP tax bill will both help, hurt renewable energy production

  • Capitol Conversation discusses broad band initiatives at state house
  • Colorado home to eight of the richest people on the planet
  • President Trump to give his first State of the Union speech tonight

  • Colorado lawmaker brings loaded gun to DIA, no charges filed
  • Resignation of committee in Dept. of Interior displays conflict with Zinke
  • Snowmobile Awareness week kicks off, report from Crested Butte
  • Hotchkiss visits Paonia in basketball, boys pull off a shocking upset

  • Tension at State Capitol after Trump's immigration remarks
  • School District 51 in Mesa County announces administration overhaul
  • Governor John Hickenlooper gives last state of the state address

  • Governor Hickenlooper on eve of last legislative session
  • Capitol Coverage talks broadband, PERA, sexual harassment with Governor
  • Legislature opens Wednesday, lawmakers hope for progress
  • New minimum wage increases not likely to help struggling Colorado families

  • Capitol Coverage preview upcoming legislative session
  • House minority leader sets priorities for lawmakers
  • Cloud of sexual harassment culture hangs over State House
  • Statewide abortion, teen pregnancy rates on the decline

  • Senator Cory Gardner, Republicans want Doug Jones to vote GOP
  • White tailed prairie dog will not be listed as endangered
  • Constituents react to accused lawmakers at state house
  • Most voters want lawmakers accused of harassment to resign

  • Hinsdale County Courthouse gets facelift
  • Lawmaker charged after bringing a gun to Denver International Airport
  • KSJD report on school shooting in Aztec, New Mexico
  • BLM suspends rules on methane gas collection

  • State lawmaker brings gun to airport, under investigation
  • Dreamers from Colorado go to DC to seek action on DACA
  • Water chemistry: why can't we just make water? KUNC reports

  • Four lawmakers at state house face formal harassment complaints
  • Zinke's plans, actions opposite of conservationist mentor Theodore Roosevelt

  • Capitol Coverage of ongoing sexual harassment at state house
  • More accusers stepping forward at state capitol, feature story
  • Court case in DC will have impact on state, national journalists

  • Allegations of sexual harassment at State Capitol
  • Colorado coal companies seek Federal money to stockpile emergency coal
  • Montrose Republican will run for state house in 2018
  • Coloradans still eligible to receive tax break when buying electric cars
  • Glance at area high school football scoreboard, playoffs underway

  • BLM to auction oil and gas leases at Dinosaur National Park
  • Health care premiums set to rise on average 34 percent; 40 percent on Western Slope
  • Lawmakers, executives meet at state capitol to discuss health care affordability
  • Two girls killed outside of Norwood identified through DNA testing

  • Governor Hickenlooper moves forward with bipartisan health care plan
  • Solar tariffs threaten energy infrastructure, jobs in Colorado
  • Capitol Coverage of the possible repeal of DACA
  • Children of immigrants in Colorado face uncertainty as they plan for college

  • Conundrum Hot Springs overuse causes conundrum for land managers
  • Xcel Energy's proposed Colorado Energy Plan receiving tentative support
  • Capitol Coverage of President Trump's plan to get rid of DACA
  • Local prep football teams kickoff the new season

  • Capitol Coverage beat reporter Bente Birkeland in studio
  • Governor's race, transportation, rural/urban divide all issues facing lawmakers
  • 25th annual Olathe Sweet Corn Festival is tomorrow

  • Capitol Coverage of transgender ban in military
  • Transgender veteran of 20 years confident military won't make snap decision
  • Protests across country hope to save ACA
  • Montrose County names new attorney

  • Gutzler Fire triples in size
  • Fire near Breckenridge forces 450 home evacuations
  • Capitol Coverage discusses marijuana tax money
  • Trump Administration prepares to rollback water pollution regulations

The Scripps Agency

KVNF News talks with State Sentor Kerry Donovan, Representative Millie Hamner, Capitol Coverage reporter Bente Birkeland and Delta County Memorial Hospital Administrator Jason Cleckler about the Colorado Legislative session. Hospitals and transportation were the hot issues in Denver this year.

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