Gold Dome: House Democrat Faces Domestic Violence Charges

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House Democratic whip Jovan Melton is denying he committed any acts of domestic violence, despite two police reports from 1999 and 2008 that surfaced recently. He pleaded guilty to one charge, and the other was dismissed.

The attorney who worked with Deborah Ramirez said he was frustrated by the FBI’s investigation of her allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but at the end of the day, he and Ramirez were glad to get the information out.

Seven Southwestern states have reached an agreement on how to manage the Colorado River amid an unprecedented drought.

President Donald Trump gave his endorsement to Walker Stapleton in the Colorado governor race.

The two gubernatorial candidates have met in debates four times since Friday, and Walker Stapleton is keeping to his strategy of calling out Jared Polis as radical and extreme.

And in that race, polls show Polis leading Stapleton by 11 points.

Democratic candidates for the state Senate are raising more than their GOP counterparts, but Republicans are seeing more money overall thanks to outside contributors.

Housing and health care are the biggest issues for Coloradans, but priorities change depending on who you ask.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh took his spot on the bench and heard arguments in his first cases yesterday. Justice John Roberts welcomed him to the bench, and the day went without disruption.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor expressed her concerns about the court’s cert denial to a Colorado case challenging solitary confinement conditions.

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