2020 election

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Colorado State Senator Bob Rankin is running for re-election to Senate District 8 this election. He spoke with KDNK's Lucas Turner about economic recovery, rural school funding, healthcare costs and more.

Garfield County ballots for the November general election go in the mail Friday, October 9. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh recently spoke with county Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico about how national U.S. Postal Service concerns could impact the county.

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Glenwood Springs based attorney Karl Hanlon is running for Senate District 8 against Bob Rankin this election. He spoke with KDNK's Lucas Turner about issues like climate change, economic development and recovery, western slope water, healthcare costs and more.

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Every election is a challenge for blind, vision-impaired, and disabled voters to keep their voting preferences confidential. The Tactile Traveler’s Nick Isenberg spoke with Curtis Chong, voting rights spokesperson for the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, to find out how this is changing in 2020.

Garfield County Votes Part 1: Jean Alberico on Ballots

Sep 28, 2020
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Garfield County ballots for the November general election go in the mail Friday, October 9. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with county Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico about how she and her staff plan to weather what could be an extraordinary event. Here’s a clip from that interview...about ballots.

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Grand Valley Citizens Alliance chair Leslie Robinson is running for Garfield County Commission's District 3 seat. She spoke with KDNK about her vision for the county's future.

Dan Thompson says he has seen wolves at their best, and their worst.

As the big carnivore supervisor for Wyoming Fish and Game, Thompson has gotten to step within a few feet of a wolf after biologists prepared to tranquilize the animal in a trap.

“Just to see that yellow in the eyes and that little bark and howl, I mean, it kind of penetrates your soul quite honestly,” Thompson said last month from his home in Lander, Wyoming.

But on the flip side, Thompson says he has seen a more unflattering side of wolves.

Glenwood Springs Lawyer Colin Wilhelm is running for House District 57 as a Democrat this election. He spoke to KDNK's Lucas Turner about economic recovery after COVID-19, energy, water issues and more.

State Rep. Jeni Arndt joined a very exclusive club in the world of Colorado politics last year when one of her bills became so controversial, it triggered the first statewide referendum since 1932.

“I got a lot of feedback (on the bill) … some death threats,” Arndt said of her bill to put Colorado in the National Popular Vote Compact, a growing group of states that want to award their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who gets the most votes nationwide.

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Representative Perry Will is running as the Republican incumbent for Colorado House District 57 this election. He spoke to KDNK's Lucas Turner about healthcare, economic development, energy, water issues and more. 

Bennet and Hickenlooper Stump for CORE Act in Carbondale

Sep 10, 2020
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Democratic US Senator Michael Bennet and former Colorado Governor and Democratic Senate candidate John Hickenlooper were in Carbondale recently and made a windy whistle stop at Bill Fales’ ranch along Highway 133. In this clip, they respond to press questions about the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act.

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser said Monday he is considering taking legal action against the Trump administration to prevent cuts to the U.S. Postal Service that might threaten mail-in voting in November.

Weiser’s threat comes days after Trump said he opposed providing billions of dollars of emergency funding to the USPS during the pandemic because he does not want the money to be used to expand voting by mail.

Some top Democrats in Colorado, including Secretary of State Jena Griswold, are accusing Trump of trying to suppress voters by opposing the extra funding.

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Democrat Katrina Byars has stepped down as candidate for Garfield County Commissioner District 2. KDNK's Lucas Turner has more.

Colorado Primary 2020: Unofficial Results

Jul 1, 2020
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Tuesday’s primary election in Colorado ended with some expected and some surprising results. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports. Click the headline for all primary results.

Now less than seven months away from a general election that could be held under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled a plan to radically reshape voting to respond to the emergency.

It's a massive set of proposals that shows where the more liberal section of the Democratic Party wants to take Democracy, even if Republican lawmakers in the Senate and the White House have made it clear that such changes are political nonstarters.

Unofficial election results for Basalt and Carbondale’s municipal elections are in. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has the details.

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Carbondale resident Arn Menconi wants to be the Democratic challenger in November's face-off against incumbent State Senator for the 8th District, Republican Bob Rankin. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh recently talked to Menconi to find out why he's running and how issues have changed since the onset of COVID-19. Click the headline to find more of the conversation.

The thousands of Colorado Democrats who caucused Saturday chose former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff as their top choice to take on Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in the race for US Senate.

The preference poll results are a setback for former Gov. John Hickenlooper, who was leading in fundraising and most polls ahead of the caucuses.

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  Carbondale resident Karl Hanlon has thrown his hat in the ring to challenge incumbent Republican State Senator Bob Rankin to represent the 8th District at the statehouse. Hanlon recently spoke with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh. In this clip. they talk about why he's in the race, his upbringing in Jackson County, Colorado, and how climate change is showing up in rural parts of the state. Click on the headline for Hanlon's take on affordable housing, rural Colorado jobs and more.

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Presidential Primary ballots for Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin County residents go out in the mail today. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more details.

Colorado Public Radio reporter Bente Birkeland speaks to KDNK's Gavin Dahl about the dynamics of her award-winning reporting on sexual harassment at the State Capitol. She also shared her perspective on the US Senate primary race and the current legislative session. Birkeland was KDNK's Capitol Coverage reporter for more than a decade before getting a new reporting position at CPR.

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Former Carbondale Town Trustee Katrina Byars is challenging Garfield County Commissioner John Martin for his District 2 seat this November. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more from her campaign announcement Saturday.

State Rep. Dylan Roberts (D-Avon) represents two counties on Colorado's Western Slope that face some of the highest health insurance costs in the state. So for his first two years in office, Roberts has been a key player on some of the biggest health care proposals coming out of the Capitol. His latest, which has bipartisan support, would create a new health insurance plan.

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Andrew Romanoff, democratic candidate for US Senate in 2020, joined a group of citizens wednesday evening at Bonfire Coffee to talk policy priorities and politics. Primary topics included climate change, gun reform, and mental health. KDNK's Lucas Turner joined the crowd to learn more about this candidate.