Jared Polis

  • The Purple State Update with the Colorado Sun
  • First poll in governor's race, debates, and Governor Hickenlooper travels
  • Amendment 73 proposes to raise taxes on high earners to pay for schools

  • Colorado's senators take stances on Kavanaugh's SCOTUS nomination
  • Polis gives statements about wild horse management, suicide prevention
  • Rise For Climate action at Paonia Town Park part of nationwide movement

  • Colorado River flow declines 15 percent in last century
  • Blue Mesa Reservoir facing record low levels this Fall
  • Curecanti National Recreation Area announces closures
  • Governor candidate Jared Polis talks Western Slope issues with KDNK

  • Peak season of West Nile approaches, human case confirmed in Mesa County
  • Bull Draw Fire slowed by steady rains over the weekend
  • Full containment of Bull Draw Fire expected in mid-September
  • Polis speaks in Carbondale about immigration, rural broadband access

  • Big spending Jared Polis wins Democratic nomination for governor
  • Outspoken Walker Stapleton wins Republican nomination for governor
  • Paonia activist wins lawsuit against him, gives interview with KDNK
  • North Fork Activist hopes his story inspires others to talk truth

Several efforts in Washington are converging on the sensitive question of how best to safeguard the information software programs are gathering on students.

A proposed Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015 is circulating in draft form. It has bipartisan sponsorship from Democratic Rep. Jared S. Polis of Colorado and Republican Rep. Luke Messer of Indiana.

hemp plants
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A federal bill to legalize industrial hemp farming has the backing of a Colorado Congressman. 

The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 was introduced in the U.S. Senate last week. 

The bill would remove industrial hemp from the marijuana definition in the Controlled Substance Act thus allowing farmers to grow it.

Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner is one of the bill’s co-sponsors.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has announced a last-minute compromise to avert a costly political battle over oil and gas drilling. As Dan Boyce of Inside Energy reports, the deal is meant to find a solution to disputes related to fracking — but it also serves the political interests of Colorado Democrats.

In a news conference Monday Governor John Hickenlooper, alongside Democratic Congressman Jared Polis and other supporters, announced a deal on local control for oil and gas, heading off a showdown on the November ballot.