Government

Bennet, Gardner Raise Concerns Over Amtrak Withholding Funding for Southwest Chief Route

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Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R), with a bicameral group of lawmakers, today urged Amtrak to uphold its side of a longstanding public-private partnership to maintain the Southwest Chief passenger train and long-distance passenger service. The Southwest Chief runs from Chicago to Los Angeles, and stops in several Colorado communities, including Lamar, La Junta, and Trinidad.

Governor Hickenlooper Orders Flags Lowered to Honor Memorial Day 2018

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Colorado GovernorJohn Hickenlooper has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide Monday, May 28, in recognition of Memorial Day, and as proclaimed by President Donald J. Trump. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to noon.

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2018

HONORING MEMORIAL DAY 2018
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Hickenlooper Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Specialist Gabriel Conde

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise to sunset Saturday, May 12, 2018, in honor of Specialist Gabriel Conde.

Conde, 22, died in the line of duty April 30, of injuries sustained from small arms fire while serving in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan.

Conde was assigned to A Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Colorado Joins Suit to Prevent Collecting Citizenship Information in Census

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The State of Colorado is now part of a bipartisan coalition of 18 states plus the District of Columbia, nine cities, four counties, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The coalition has filed an amended lawsuit to block the Trump Administration from demanding citizenship information in the 2020 decennial Census, adding new co-plaintiffs and bolstering the arguments in their complaint.

Federal Judge Orders Lamborn to be Placed on Primary Ballot

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A U.S. District Court judge today ordered Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams to put Congressman Doug Lamborn's name on the June 26 primary ballot.

Judge Philip Brimmer said the secretary cannot enforce a state law that requires petition circulators be residents of Colorado. With that law struck, the six-term congressman had enough valid voter signatures to get on the ballot. His candidacy was in question after two separate courts ruled that some of his signatures couldn't be counted because they were collected by nonresidents.