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2016 Elections

Aspen Public Radio's news coverage, interviews and public forums on the issues and the candidates of the 2016 elections in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.  

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Prospective candidates for Aspen City Council and mayor can now throw their hat in the ring for this spring’s election.

Dear Community Member,

Whatever your politics, the results of the 2016 election have shown us all how divided we are. Both as a nation, but also in our own community.

Check out the unofficial election results on a local, regional and national level.

On the eve of Election Day, Republicans in Colorado have turned in more ballots compared to Democrats and unaffiliated voters. This is a switch from earlier returns.

If voters in Garfield County, Aspen and Carbondale want out of Senate Bill 152, now is their chance; it’s on the ballot.

The gap is narrowing between Republicans and Democrats who have turned in ballots so far in Colorado. 

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Coloradoans have nine statewide ballot initiatives to decide on by Election Day. This fall, Aspen Public Radio is exploring how these measures affect area residents. Today, we look at Amendment U.

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There are three seats open on Snowmass Village Town Council in this fall’s election, including the mayor’s post. Five candidates debated issues facing the resort town on Aspen Public Radio on Wednesday.

Ideological differences were clear last night in a debate over the future of Basalt’s Pan and Fork property.

Opponents for a measure that would allow terminally ill patients to take medication to end their lives launched statewide television ads Wednesday.

The two candidates vying for Garfield County Commissioner discussed their positions in a debate Wednesday hosted by Aspen Public Radio.

Two candidates for Pitkin County commissioner faced off last night at a live debate hosted by Aspen Public Radio. Greg Poschman and Scott Writer are running for a vacant seat on the board and discussed affordable housing, development, and the open space and trails program.     

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  Candidates vying for chief law enforcement official for the Ninth Judicial District squared off last night during a live debate hosted by Aspen Public Radio. Incumbent Sherry Caloia, and challengers Chip McCrory and Jeff Cheney, took on the topics of plea bargains, law enforcement, domestic violence, and the role of political parties in the DA’s office.

The first wave of ballots will be mailed to Colorado voters on Monday. Bente Birkeland has more at the state capitol.

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Amendment 70: minimum wage increase.  A “yes” vote will raise the minimum wage in Colorado, a “no” vote keeps the status quo.

 

The main party candidates in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race will meet Tuesday evening on 9 News for their only televised debate of this election.

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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

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 Presidential hopeful Donald Trump brought his campaign message to Colorado Monday with stops in Pueblo and in Loveland.

Skippy Mesirow of Aspen NextGen Commission, and Ashely Feddersen of Aspen Young Professionals Association with details on their election event at the Limelight Hotel Oct. 5.

  Propositions 107 and 108 — Primary elections

Both propositions would allow unaffiliated voters to cast ballots in a primary election

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