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  • University’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Violates US Constitution: Court

    05/19/2024 12:32:08 AM PDT · by CFW · 31 replies
    A Colorado university’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal court has ruled. The Sept. 1, 2021, mandate “clearly violates the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause as interpreted by our precedents,” a majority of a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit said in the May 7 decision. While the mandate was later updated, the newer version also violates the Constitution, the judges said. The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in 2021 required COVID-19 vaccination of all students and employees. It initially offered religious exemptions to anyone who checked a box, but later said...
  • Wolf advocates charged with illegal lobbying at state Capitol. ( Colorado )

    05/17/2024 9:01:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | May 17, 2024 | Marianne Goodland
    The state's election office on Monday began proceedings against an advocate for wolves in Colorado over allegations of illegally lobbying during the 2024 session at the state Capitol. ... The complaints, filed in March by John Williams, who operates Colorado Wolf Tracker, claimed Stephen Capra and his organization, Bold Visions Conservation, lobbied multiple legislators on behalf of a paying client, all without registering and without disclosing the client’s identity as required by law. The Elections Division of the Secretary of State launched the proceedings against Capra ... The bill Capra was lobbying on was House Bill 1375, which was sponsored...
  • Wyoming Sheriff Recruits Denver Cops after Mayor Slashes City Budget

    05/15/2024 8:03:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 14, 2024 | Karen Townsend
    Denver is a sanctuary city. Last month Mayor Mike Johnson announced he was cutting $45M from city agency budgets to pay for the influx of over 40,000 illegal aliens into the city. Of the budget cuts, $8.4M is being taken from the Denver Police Department. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has been targeting Denver by sending illegal aliens to the sanctuary city. Why not? Sanctuary cities said they would welcome anyone, regardless of legal status. Abbott is giving them what they asked for with the added bonus of spotlighting the burden on Texas and other border states created by Biden's border...
  • E.J. ANTONI: Biden’s Giveaway To His Donors Is SALT In The Wound

    05/11/2024 6:30:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | May 11, 2024 | E.J. Antoni
    Joe Biden has pledged to ensure that Trump’s tax reform expires next year. While many have already pointed out that this will mean a significant tax increase for most Americans, few have noticed that it will also mean a windfall for Biden’s political donors, in the millions of dollars. A key feature of the Trump tax reform, also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), was to limit the state and local tax (SALT) deduction to $10,000. Previously, ultra-high-income earners in high-tax states could use this unlimited deduction to reduce their taxable income by millions of dollars. This...
  • Illegal Immigrants in Denver Won't Leave Tent Encampment for Shelters Until the City Meets 13 'Demands'

    05/10/2024 8:15:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/10/2024 | Rick Moran
    The city of Denver has seen more than 40,000 illegal aliens arrive within the city limits in the last few months, as the city's resources have been stretched to the breaking point. The illegals are grateful, for sure. Well, some of them are grateful. A group of illegals staying in an encampment under a railroad bridge made a list of 13 demands they sent to the mayor. If the mayor doesn't play ball, the illegals are threatening to stay outside. Given that summer will be here in a few weeks, it's not much of a threat. But these illegals have...
  • Court: School's refusal for COVID-shot exemptions is 'religious animus'

    05/09/2024 4:16:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    WND News Center ^ | May 9, 2024 | Bob Unruh
    'These heroes were callously tossed aside'.. Multiple times already Colorado, led by homosexual Democrat Gov. Jared Polis, has been cited for its "hostility" to Christianity. It happened in the state's attack on the faith of specialty baker Jack Phillips. Then the same issue arose in a fight involving state censorship of a web designer... Both times the state got slapped hard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Now it's another court, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and a division of the state, the University of Colorado, That court now has ruled that CU's Anshutz School of Medicine's policies that...
  • Group of migrants sends list of demands to Denver’s mayor

    05/08/2024 5:29:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 78 replies
    KDVR ^ | 5-7-24 | Rogelio Mares
    A group of migrants staying at an encampment in Denver sent a list of demands to the mayor’s desk. That group said if their demands are met, they will voluntarily stay in city-funded shelters and leave their encampment where families, including young children, still live in tents. he migrants have been lobbied by Denver Human Services to get off the street and into shelters — an offer that remains, according to city officials. But they are holding out and said the city has reneged on its deal with them, while the city maintains it will continue to offer services to...
  • Hosting a migrant family in your home is now as simple as a phone call (Denver, CO)

    05/08/2024 6:02:27 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 92 replies
    KDVR ^ | 5-4-24 | Nate Belt
    An organization in Denver is working to get migrants off the streets and into homes of host families across Colorado, and a new partnership is making that task easier than ever before. Hope Has No Borders began pairing migrant workers and their families with hosts in Colorado in late 2023. Now, with help from the United Way, getting paired up is a simple phone call away by dialing 211. Erin Lennon is one of the many hosts the organization has paired with migrants. She didn’t realize the scope of Denver’s migrant crisis until talking with a friend late last year....
  • State Libertarian Leaders Invite Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Seek Libertarian Presidential Nomination

    05/05/2024 10:12:20 AM PDT · by Angelino97 · 24 replies
    Independent Political Report ^ | May 5, 2024 | Jordan Willow Evans
    State leadership and delegation chairs from several Libertarian Party chapters, including those in Florida, California, Colorado, Tennessee, Minnesota, Vermont, Nebraska, and the District of Columbia, have extended an invitation to independent Robert F. Kennedy Jr., urging him to seek the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination. The letter, published on Friday by Libertarians for Kennedy and signed by various party leaders, including an alternative region representative on the Libertarian National Committee, urges Kennedy to seek the presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party, with the understanding that the undersigned would consider voting for him in the first round if he accepts. Notably, the...
  • How long before they chant “Gas the Jews”?

    04/27/2024 6:24:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    the Aspen beat ^ | April 24, 2024 | Glenn K. Beaton
    First, let me apologize to my Jewish readers. I realize that hearing those three words must be painful. Many of you have parents or grandparents whose friends or family were gruesomely murdered in that very manner. The reason I use those words is that today in the year 2024 we are closer to such horror than we’ve been for 80 years, and we must not pretend otherwise. The Jewish nation that promised “never again” is being explicitly threatened with “again.” This moment comes in the wake of the atrocious murdering, raping, beheading, burning alive and hostage-taking committed by Palestinians against...
  • Governor Polis signs ‘for cause’ eviction bill into law (Colorado)

    04/21/2024 6:20:07 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 16 replies
    kiowacountypress.net ^ | 4/20/24 | Sara Wilson
    (Colorado Newsline) Colorado landlords will now need a specific reason to evict or not offer a lease renewal to a tenant under a new law signed by Democratic Governor Jared Polis on Friday. It is a victory for tenants-rights organizers and progressive legislators who seek to include renters in the conversation about how to address the state’s housing and affordability issues. Colorado is the sixth state to enact such a policy. “Everybody here wants to prevent unnecessary evictions and save families money. And House Bill 1098 does these things while placing no financial burdens on landlords. This is the right...
  • New-home construction posts biggest drop in four years, despite America facing a housing shortage

    04/18/2024 7:17:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Market Watch ^ | April 16, 2024 | Aarthi Swaminathan
    Housing starts fell to 1.32 million. The numbers: Construction of new homes fell 14.7% in March, as home builders scaled back new projects. The pace of construction slowed as builders contended with higher mortgage rates sapping demand. Housing starts fell to a 1.32 million annual pace from 1.55 million in February,
  • After Chicago Approves $70M More for Illegals, Alderman Says “We are Not Taking Care of Our Own’

    04/17/2024 9:04:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Apr. 17, 2024 | Margaret Flavin
    Like communities around the country, Chicago is hemorrhaging cash to deal with the devastating consequences of Joe Biden’s border disaster. On Monday, the Budget and Government Operations Committee of the Chicago City Council voted 20-8 to send Mayor Brandon Johnson’s request for $70 million in additional City funding to care for illegals to the full Council. CBS News reports that the request is part of a spending plan announced by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in February. The State of Illinois and Cook County pledged a combined $250 million to help fund the crisis,...
  • Gov. Jared Polis signs bill eliminating most occupancy limits in housing — here’s what is still allowed

    04/16/2024 9:00:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | 04/16/2024 | Seth Klamann,
    DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law Monday that officially eliminates most restrictions on how many unrelated roommates can live together in Colorado. House Bill 1007 prohibits local governments from enacting occupancy limits, which Polis and other critics of the policy have derided as discriminatory and outdated. Roughly two dozen Colorado cities have such restrictions on the books, though lawmakers said that only a few — including the college town of Fort Collins — actively enforce them. “This issue is both a housing issue and a civil rights issue,” Polis said during a bill-signing ceremony outside the...
  • Colorado House Democrats Pass Bill Banning AR-15s and 9mm Pistols with Threaded Barrels

    04/15/2024 6:53:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/15/2024 | Awr Hawkins
    Colorado House Democrats passed “assault weapons” ban legislation Sunday to prohibit the sale of AR-15s and certain 9mm pistols. On March 20, 2024, Breitbart News reported that the legislation, HB24-1292, bans 9mm pistols that have threaded barrels and accept a detachable magazine. Moreover, the text of HB24-1292 makes clear that a semiautomatic handgun of any caliber would be banned if it takes a detachable magazine and has a threaded barrel.
  • Denver To Defund Police, Fire Dept In Order To Fund Services And Housing For Illegal ‘Newcomers’

    04/14/2024 11:40:30 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 74 replies
    OAN ^ | 4/14/2024 | Brooke Mallory
    Denver intends to defund its police force and fire department in order to better support those illegally entering the U.S. through a program that provides a monthly debit card based on family size, free housing, “access to language instruction, career pathway explorations, industry-recognized credential training, and work-based learning opportunities.”
  • Republicans tee up primary between Gabe Evans, Janak Joshi in Colorado's 8th Congressional District

    04/12/2024 1:50:34 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 2 replies
    Colorado Policitcs ^ | Apr 3, 2024 Updated Apr 4, 2024 | Ernest Luning
    Republican congressional candidates Gabe Evans and Janak Joshi will face off in the GOP primary to decide who challenges Democratic U.S. Rep. Yadira Caraveo in Colorado's most closely divided district. Evans, a first-term state representative from Fort Lupton, won top-line designation at the GOP's 8th Congressional District assembly on Saturday in Greeley. In contrast, Joshi, a former three-term state representative from Colorado Springs, barely made the primary, with only a few delegate votes to spare. A third Republican who went through the assembly process, insurance agent and first-time candidate Joseph Andujo, endorsed Evans after falling short of the 30% support...
  • Littleton Public School bus aide fired after Colorado students with autism "tortured and traumatized"

    04/09/2024 7:23:58 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | April 9, 2024 | Kelly Werthmann
    Fractured bones, a knocked-out tooth, deep bruises, and immeasurable heartache. Those are just some of the injuries suffered by at least three students with autism allegedly at the hands of a Littleton Public Schools paraprofessional trusted to care for them. The kids take a dedicated bus provided by the LPS transportation system to get to one of Colorado's most highly regarded private schools for students with autism – The Joshua School. Yet, as some parents discovered and told CBS News Colorado – that bus was a place of torture. -snip That video was shared Tuesday morning, showing Dax aboard that...
  • Boebert 'got so drunk at GOP Christmas party bar staff stopped serving her - and tried taking so many selfies with Donald Trump his security pulled her away'

    04/05/2024 11:31:23 PM PDT · by RandFan · 138 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 6 | By ALEX HAMMER
    Waitstaff declined to serve Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert more drinks During the New York Young Republican Club’s annual gala in December, attendees have claimed. Three months after her theatre scandal, Boebert, 37, was seen repeatedly trying to take selfies with Trump at their shared table at the New York Young Republican Club’s annual gala in Manhattan, at Cipriani Wall Street. The alleged outbursts, multiple witnesses claimed, prompted Trump's security to intervene, requesting she desist. Still, the GOP frontrunner issued a glowing endorsement for the firebrand this past month - as a series of consecutive scandals threatens to upend her congressional...
  • Boebert clinches top spot on primary ballot in new Colorado district

    04/05/2024 6:56:55 PM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/05/24 7:37 PM ET | BY CAROLINE VAKIL
    Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) clinched the first spot on the ballot for her Colorado GOP primary after securing the highest percentage of delegate support on Friday at the district assembly. Boebert, who is running for the full two-year term in former Republican Rep. Ken Buck’s eastern Colorado district, received 41 percent support from the 527 delegates gathered at the assembly, according to the Colorado Sun. That allows her name to be placed first on the GOP ballot in June.