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Bente Birkeland
Position: Staff reporter

Colorado clerks hope they’ve turned a corner on election disinformation

At their annual conference, election officials vow to win over doubters

A diverse slate of Colorado GOP candidates hopes to prove the party is more than ‘old white men’

Republicans focused on recruiting more people of color to run in state legislative races

In final hours of legislative session, GOP state lawmakers dig in on delay tactics

Representatives are asking for bills to be read out loud, in their entirety

New Colorado law bans open carry firearms near voting locations

Vote Without Fear Act was a priority election bill for Democrats

Colorado lawmaker drops gun in Capitol while hurrying to abortion vote

Witnesses call incident ‘reckless and scary’

Colorado secretary of state wants security amid threats

DENVER (AP) – Across the political spectrum, Colorado’s elected officials say they’re facing increasingly significant threats of violence and online harassment just for doing their jobs. No...

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters arrested for allegedly recording court hearing

Grand jury is investigating election official for possible security breach in her office

Officials weary as Mesa County election breach probe continues

DENVER (AP) – Mesa County has occupied an uncomfortable place in the national spotlight since last summer, when security information from the county’s voting machines was leaked to a right w...

Mesa County clerk fights to keep her job in new court filing

Embattled election official says her removal was an overreach by Colorado secretary of state

Lauren Boebert is becoming a big name in fundraising – for Democrats

Candidates, some who won’t even face her, use congresswoman as foil to bring in campaign cash

Colorado’s new law to restrict teen marijuana use faces legal challenge

The parents of a medical marijuana user in Colorado say a new law that aims to curb young people’s access to highly potent marijuana is unconstitutional. Nineteen-year-old Benjamin Wann uses...

Election of war veteran puts focus on wheelchair access at Colorado Capitol

Denver resident hopes changes made for him will improve accessibility for all