End of an Error in SD-19

COLORADO POLS In 2013, a unified Democratic Colorado General Assembly passed a slate of gun safety bills in the aftermath of two horrific mass shooting events in the prior year: the December 2012 massacre of elementary students and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, and especially the July 20th, 2012 killing of a dozen movie patrons at

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Meet the Colorado lawmakers

By Nicholas Garcia CHALKBEAT Plenty of familiar faces — and political fault lines — are returning next year to the state legislature’s education committees. State Sen. Owen Hill, a Republican from Colorado Springs, and Rep. Brittany Pettersen, a Democrat from Lakewood, will return as chairs of their respective committees. Many topics the committees and the

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Opposition group still spreading lies about China trip

By Eliza Carter COLORADO INDEPENDENT Colorado state Senate candidate Rachel Zenzinger is once again in the peculiar position of having to insist that she has never been to China. Colorado Citizens for Accountable Government, a conservative political group, is under fire for spreading untrue messages about Zenzinger traveling to China with taxpayer money. Both Zenzinger’s

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Q&A with Rachel Zenzinger

By ARVADA PRESS About Zenzinger: A former Arvada city council member, Zenzinger was appointed to the SD-19 chair in 2013. She served in the state Senate until defeated in the 2014 election by Laura Woods. Zenzinger has a background in education and community service, including volunteering on several boards and commissions, including the Arvada Community

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