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Past articles by John:

Election takeaways: Colorado’s primaries show Democrats have momentum heading into November

Moments after Colorado voters picked candidates in the primary election, the race to November began. → Read More

Jared Polis, Walker Stapleton face off in a Colorado governor’s race that became testy from the start

The Colorado governor’s race is set: Democrat Jared Polis will face Republican Walker Stapleton in a November election in which big money and President Donald Trump will play major roles. → Read More

Jared Polis wins in Democratic primary for governor

Jared Polis claimed the Democratic nomination for governor in Colorado with a clear victory Tuesday after he spent $11 million of his own fortune to vanquish four rivals. → Read More

A dry-hopped salted cucumber cider? The reinvention of cider arrives in Colorado

Colorado is a craft beer mecca but it is also home to 21 cider makers, many of whom are borrowing a few techniques and drawing new fans to the style. → Read More

5 things to watch for in Colorado’s primary election Tuesday

The 2018 primary election in Colorado is a kaleidoscope of national political trends -- whether the influence of President Donald Trump and a leftward Democratic tilt or big spending from super PAC-styled committees and an energized women’s vote. → Read More

Colorado’s economic growth expected to continue and bring $1 billion boost to state budget, forecasts say

The latest Colorado revenue forecasts presented to lawmakers Wednesday anticipate about $1 billion in new money to spend, save or refund in fiscal year 2019-2020, a 6 to 8 percent increase from the budget year that begins July 1. → Read More

Donald Trump nominates Jason Dunn as Colorado’s U.S. attorney, a move state’s marijuana industry likely to watch

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced the nomination of Jason Dunn to serve as Colorado’s U.S. attorney, ending a year-and-a half delay in selecting the state’s chief federal prosecutor. → Read More

Victor Mitchell’s belief in a Colorado “deep state” traces to his experience with criminal justice system

Victor Mitchell's concern about a "deep state" in Colorado and how criminal records are kept is linked to a personal experience in which he was wrongly accused of a crime 12 years ago. It affects the Republican candidate's views on criminal justice issues ahead of the Republican primary for governor in Colorado. → Read More

Great American Beer Festival 2018 ticket sales dates announced

Colorado beer fans can set the countdown clock. → Read More

Great American Beer Festival 2018 ticket sales dates announced

GABF tickets go on sale months ahead the festival, which takes place this year Sept. 20-22 in Denver. There's also new features for the event. → Read More

Here are 5 summer beer festivals in Colorado that reinvent the experience

Colorado breweries are reinventing the common beer festival this summer. Imagine rafting trips, curated brewery lists, intimate tours and vintage releases. → Read More

Why Colorado’s environmental battles aren’t the focus of the nation’s top Democratic donor in the 2018 election

Tom Steyer, a billionaire climate activist with a big-money legacy in Colorado politics, suggests his focus is flipping the U.S. House to Democratic control, not major environmental efforts in Colorado in the 2018 election. → Read More

Meet the top 10 donors in Colorado’s 2018 election and who they support

The campaign cash in Colorado is targeted toward the open governor’s race, where four of the 10 top donors are aligned with Democratic candidate Mike Johnston and promote charter schools. Three of the other top donors are oil and gas companies. → Read More

Colorado wants to allow political donations in bitcoin and other cryptocurrency

The cryptocurrency political donations -- whether bitcoin or another digital currency – would be subject to the same state limits as a cash donation and the value is determined at the time of the contribution. → Read More

A major change to state employees’ pay fails, and the botched rollout may cost taxpayers even more

A move to biweekly "lag pay" for more than 27,000 state employees will no longer take place in July as expected after the move failed to win approval from Colorado lawmakers and prompted renewed finger-pointing. → Read More

Teachers union slams PERA deal as Gov. Hickenlooper characterizes it as a fair compromise

Colorado's largest teachers union on Thursday slammed an 11th-hour deal reached Wednesday night by lawmakers to rescue the state's pension fund from the fiscal brink, saying they were especially frustrated with the results after thousands of educators protested at the Capitol recently calling for bolstered funding. → Read More

Colorado lawmakers vote to rescue PERA from the fiscal brink and reach deals on beer and civil rights

Colorado lawmakers late Wednesday reached a deal to rescue the state pension fund from the fiscal brink by passing a bill at the eleventh hour to cut retirement benefits, raise employee contributions and pump in $225 million a year in tax dollars. → Read More

Colorado politicians approve — and then reject — bill to distinguish blockchain tokens from securities

One vote was all it took for Colorado to be on the cutting edge of blockchain policy movement. But that one vote was overturned minutes later. And HB-1426 died Wednesday as the 2018 legislative session came to a close. → Read More

Colorado wants to address opioid abuse, but even the advocates say the effort isn’t strong enough

Colorado's much-touted 2018 legislation to address the overprescribing of opioids is filled with so many exemptions and caveats that some of the bill’s sponsors and advocates question whether it will make a difference. → Read More

Colorado breweries take home 7 gold medals at “Olympics of Beer Competitions”

Colorado took home 7 golds at the biannual World Beer Cup Awards, presented at the Craft Brewers Conference hosted by the Boulder-based Brewers Association. → Read More