Gold Dome: Jared Polis Passes on Club 20 Appearance

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Jared Polis drew ire yesterday when he turned down an invitation to attend the Club 20 debate in Grand Junction and offered to send Donna Lynne in his place. The debate is typically considered a kickoff for the governor’s race.

Republican state Rep. Tim Leonard of Evergreen is dropping his bid for re-election to the House District 25 seat in order to find additional work to pay for child support.

One Colorados aid a Department of Justice task force is intended to harm others and make “discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans into law.”

Over the objections of residents, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted to approve two drilling and spacing orders that will drain minerals from 4,000 acres in east Boulder County.

More information is available on the Aurora police shooting of a resident inside his home. The resident had shot a naked intruder who broke into the home and attacked his grandson, an 11-year-old boy, who was sleeping on the couch.

Attorney general candidates George Brauchler and Phil Weiser sparred in Highlands Ranch on topics such as oil and gas development, sanctuary city policies and legalized marijuana.

Not long before his debate with Brauchler, Weiser took to Reddit where he answered questions from a different crowd. He faced a broad range of questions like whether he’d rather fight one horse-sized Corey Gardner or 100 Corey Gardner-sized horses.

A federal judge blocked the release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns after several states sued the federal government claiming that the guns were a security risk because they are untraceable and could potentially bypass metal detectors.

The Paul Manafort trial began yesterday, and it’s already moving along at a blistering pace. The trial made it through jury selection and opening arguments and even some witness testimony yesterday.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to say Robert Mueller is “totally conflicted” and that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should shut down his investigation right now.

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