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John Frank
8 hours ago - Politics

What you need to know about the 2022 primary election in Colorado

Illustration of the Colorado flag with a checkmark and box instead of a C and the sun.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

The ballot should have arrived in the mail weeks ago, and it's probably still sitting on your kitchen table.

  • We're here to help with the next part: making your choices.

What Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade reversal means for Colorado

Data: Axios research; Cartogram: Sara Wise and Oriana Gonzalez/Axios

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday effectively repeals the right to an abortion for millions — but it won't have an immediate impact on Colorado.

Driving the news: "The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the 6-3 Dobbs v. Jackson ruling.

Colorado hosts the best women's soccer team in the world

Colorado natives Lindsey Horan (left) and Mallory Pugh celebrate the USA women winning the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. Photo: VI Images via Getty Images

The U.S. women's national soccer team will play Colombia Saturday in an exhibition game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.

Why it matters: It's the first game the American team will play since a landmark equal pay agreement that guaranteed them the same prize money awarded to the far less successful men’s team.

Alayna Alvarez
12 hours ago - News

Six can't-miss festivals to catch this weekend in Colorado

Bettie Pages, middle, takes part in the Denver Pride parade along Colfax Avenue in 2019. Photo: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

🏳️‍🌈 Denver PrideFest, hosted by the Center on Colfax, will take over Civic Center Park on Saturday and Sunday for a colorful celebration featuring more than 250 exhibitors, food trucks, a rally at the State Capitol and more.

🍺 Head to Evergreen on Saturday for the Hops Drops Evergreen Music and Beer Festival, showcasing over a dozen bands, including the California Honeydrops, and some of the state's best breweries.

Alayna Alvarez
12 hours ago - COVID

Colorado COVID cases wane, but rates remain elevated

Data: Household Pulse Survey; Map: Jared Whalen/Axios

COVID cases in Colorado are beginning to fall, but how long this downturn will last remains anyone's guess.

Why it matters: Over two years into the pandemic, the disease continues to wreak havoc on the health of thousands of Coloradans.

Alayna Alvarez
Jun 23, 2022 - News

1-minute voter guide: Republicans battle for chance to take a Democratic district

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter walks down the House steps at the Capitol in 2021. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

In the wake of U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter's decision to retire, Republicans see a moment to capture his district.

State of play: The rare open-seat race for Colorado's competitive 7th Congressional District could be a tossup, given the political winds of the midterm elections.

John Frank
Jun 23, 2022 - News

1-minute voter guide: GOP primary for U.S. Senate will speak volumes

Ron Hanks, right, speaks at a rally. Joe O'Dea attends a campaign event. Photos: Hyoung Chang/Denver Post via Getty Images; Courtesy of Joe O'Dea
Ron Hanks, left, speaks at a rally. Joe O'Dea, right, attends a campaign event. Photos: Hyoung Chang/Denver Post via Getty Images; Courtesy of Joe O'Dea

Only two candidates from a massive field of contenders made the ballot in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, and they are staking out different turf.

Why it matters: Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is one of the most vulnerable incumbents facing reelection in November, but the Republicans' odds of beating him depends on who they nominate.

John Frank
Jun 23, 2022 - News

1-minute voter guide: GOP governor candidates fight long odds

Greg Lopez, left, at a debate in 2018. Heidi Ganahl at a campaign event in 2021. Photos: Andy Cross and RJ Sangosti/Denver Post via Getty Images
Greg Lopez, left, at a debate in 2018. Heidi Ganahl at a campaign event in 2021. Photos: Andy Cross and RJ Sangosti/Denver Post via Getty Images

Two Republicans are competing for a chance to do the improbable: Defeat an incumbent with tens of millions to spend and become their party's first governor in Colorado in 15 years.

What to know: Heidi Ganahl, a University of Colorado regent, and Greg Lopez, a former Parker mayor, are the GOP's two options in the June primary election.