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Jefferson County politicians named to legislative committees

The 2019 legislative session begins on Jan. 4, and committee assignments for both the House and Senate for the Democratic and Republican parties have been announced. Colorado House of Representatives … more

Jeffco goes to market with bond sale Wednesday

Jefferson County Public Schools is looking to get a good chunk of its voter-approved $567 million bond money as soon as possible, to begin some of the facility work it has promised. The school … more

A thank-you to voters of Jefferson County

The results of the 2018 election have finally been certified and they mean improved opportunities for students, better pay for our educators and staff, and improved buildings in Jefferson County. … more

Why we did not vote … and why we did

This column is not about vote shaming – we all have our reasons for what we do. Rather, it’s about what I’ve learned since the midterm elections. Did you know that Colorado’s voter turnout … more

Jeffco goes deep blue

All contested Jefferson County elected positions on the ballot this year have gone the way of the Democrats, as of Nov. 9. While candidates note that getting the job done in many of the county … more

Titone makes history claiming HD27 seat

History was made in Arvada when the constituents of House District 27 elected Democrat Brianna Titone, the first transgender representative elected to the Colorado House of Representative. more

Democrats take state Senate, grow House lead

The much-mentioned “blue wave” broke on the state Capitol on Nov. 6, sending the Democrats a three-seat advantage in the 35-member state Senate and more power in the state House. Nineteen … more

Post election here’s how to unwind

Whew. Thank God that’s over. I know, this was an ugly election season, and, today, some people are celebrating, and some people are lamenting. And, there’s probably a pretty good chance that some … more

Democrats leading the way in state senate and House races in Jeffco

It was a ballot packed with amendments, special questions, a governor race and house and state senate races, but now election results are beginning to trickle in. Republicans may not be celebrating … more

West Metro Fire wins big on ballot issue 7C

Voters appear to have approved a ballot question from the West Metro Fire Protection District Board of Directors to “de-Gallagherize,” 68.45 percent to 31.55 percent as of 7:14 p.m., Nov. … more

Story takes Senate District 16 race

Tammy Story, a mother of two from Conifer, has spent 20 years as a public education advocate, supporting Jeffco Public Schools. Story, a Democrat, leads the way in the Senate District 16 race over … more

Democrats take majority of Jefferson County offices

Races for Jefferson County offices are neck-and-neck, with only a couple of percentage points separating the candidates, as of 7 p.m. Nov. 6. In the race for clerk and recorder, incumbent Faye … more

Polis, other Democrats secure state offices

Colorado's new governor says he's focused on saving familes money on health care coverage and being a leader for all people. The night of Nov. 6, Jared Polis walked onstage at the Democrats' watch party in downtown Denver as loudspeakers played Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'." more

Perlmutter to remain in his House seat

Congressman Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat of Arvada, is in the lead to remain in his seat representing Colorado’s 7th Congressional District. As of 7 p.m. Nov. 6, Perlmutter had 59.56 percent of the … more

Tracking 2018 ballot measures and races in Arvada

As of 9:30, voters had approved the City of Arvada bond reauthorization and the Arvada Fire Protection District revenue stabilization questions on this year’s ballot. The city of … more

Titone takes the lead in HD27

Just after 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 7 Democrat Brianna Titone took the lead in the race for the House District 27 seat. Titone now narrowly leads Republican Vicki Pyne  50.01 to 49.99 percent.... more

Dahlkemper wins race for Jefferson County commissioner

Although close, the first results of the polls at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, show that Democrat candidate Lesley Dahlkemper is leading with 54.74 percent of the vote for Jefferson County commissioner. Tina … more

Results leave funding for Jeffco schools uncertain

Early results released by the Colorado Secretary of State at 10:10 p.m. show support for the Jefferson County Public Schools bond and mill levy override is split: 51.67 percent are saying yes to … more

Arvadan seeks to be first openly transgender person to hold state office

Brianna Titone, an Arvada resident seeking election to represent House District 27 in Jefferson County, is hoping to make history as the first openly transgender person to hold state office in … more

How Prop 109 and 110 would affect Jeffco

According to Ed Peterson, the transportation commissioner for District 2, which includes Jefferson County and parts of Broomfield County, there is a need of $10 billion to go towards Colorado’s … more
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