Justin Wingerter is a political reporter for The Denver Post. He previously covered Oklahoma politics for The Oklahoman and Kansas politics for The Topeka Capital-Journal. He is a native of Granite City, Illinois.
Colorado requests $116M in emergency federal funds for I-70 in Glenwood Canyon
“(T)he disruption to people’s lives and livelihoods grows as the interstate remains closed,” Gov. Jared Polis wrote to the feds.
How Colorado’s senior senator Michael Bennet helped create a major anti-poverty program
Colorado's senior U.S. senator, Michael Bennet, is at the center of a new $120 billion social safety net, which is forecast to cut child poverty nearly in half but could...
Former Japanese internment camp in Colorado could become national historic site
Camp Amache, where thousands of Japanese Americans and Japanese immigrants were held against their will during World War II, would become a national historic site under bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday...
Justice Department will regulate gun accessory allegedly used in Boulder shooting
A senior Biden administration official said the president will announce Thursday regulations for a gun accessory allegedly used in the March 22 Boulder mass shooting.
Colorado redistricting chairman removed due to Facebook posts about election
Danny Moore, the chair of Colorado’s new congressional redistricting commission, was removed from his chairmanship after previously sharing conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election on Facebook.
U.S. House votes to shield Colorado federal lands, limit oil and gas drilling on them
After considerable debate among themselves, Colorado’s U.S. representatives split neatly along party lines Friday during a vote to expand and add protections for the state’s federal lands.
Two Coloradans chosen for positions in Biden’s transportation department
Two former state employees have been picked for positions in President Joe Biden's U.S. Department of Transportation.
Colorado Rep. Jason Crow recounts being trapped in House chamber as pro-Trump mob attacks Capitol
As rioters attempted to break down the doors of the U.S. House of Representatives, and police pointed their guns through the broken glass of the chamber's doors, Rep. Jason Crow...
Lauren Boebert and Joe Neguse debate Biden’s win on the House floor
Two Coloradans took center stage Wednesday afternoon as Congress debated whether to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Most Colorado Republicans in Congress will object to election certification
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn announced Monday that he will object to certification of the presidential election this week.