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Election 2022: Abortion central in first post-Roe primaries

Jun. 28, 2022 01:23 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The midterm primary season enters a new, more volatile phase on Tuesday as voters participate in the first elections since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision revoking a woman's constitutional right to an abortion jolted the nation's politics. In Colorado's Republican...

Focus is on GOP as Colorado holds party primaries Tuesday

Jun. 28, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s top Republican primary contests Tuesday — for U.S. Senate, secretary of state and governor — will show if right-wing candidates have made inroads in the party’s quest to break a Democratic stranglehold on the state’s top offices. Voters also are...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 27, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

What to watch in primaries in Colorado, Illinois, elsewhere

Jun. 27, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven states are set to host primary elections Tuesday as the nation comes to terms with last week's stunning Supreme Court ruling eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion. This week's nominating contests could offer the first clues as to whether the...

Colorado guilty plea a first for US election task force

Jun. 20, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Nebraska man has pleaded guilty to making death threats against Colorado’s top elections official in a what officials say is the first such plea obtained by a federal task force devoted to protecting elections workers across the U.S. who have been subject to increasing threats...

Clela Rorex, who issued 1st same-sex marriage licenses, dies

Jun. 20, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Clela Rorex, a former Colorado county clerk considered a pioneer in the gay rights movement for being the first public official to issue a same-sex marriage license in 1975, has died. She was 78. Rorex died Sunday of complications from recent surgery at a...

Digital currencies flow to campaigns, but state rules vary

Jun. 05, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

For congressional candidate Shrina Kurani, cryptocurrency is not only the future of money, it’s a transformative technology that could revolutionize campaign funding and attract a new generation of voters. She is among a vanguard of candidates courting campaign contributions in...

Colorado, Nebraska jostle over water rights amid drought

May. 18, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

OVID, Colo. (AP) — Shortly after daybreak on the high plains of northeastern Colorado, Don Schneider tinkers with seed-dispensing gear on a mammoth corn planter. The day’s task: Carefully sowing hundreds of acres of seed between long rows of last year’s desiccated stalks to ensure the...

In US, states struggle to replace fossil fuel tax revenue

May. 16, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Government budgets are booming in New Mexico: Teacher salaries are up, residents can go to an in-state college tuition-free, moms will get medical care for a year after childbirth, and criminal justice initiatives are being funded to reduce urban violence. The...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 13, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanishyna. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; former Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican candidate for the Senate in...