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The attorney for Colorado’s 18th District has filed to dismiss the criminal tampering case against a Colorado woman who wrote a chalk message outside Rep. Ken Buck’s office.

Shauna Johnson

Shauna Johnson of Castle Pines, Colorado is outraged over the Trump administration’s decision to take children away from migrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border — and now she faces possible jail time for expressing her anger in a chalk message to an elected official.

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Big news on the budget front dominated headlines out of D.C., while Colorado representatives also tackled issues ranging from birth control access to the declaration of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency.

Office of Sen. Michael Bennet

This week of recess marked another in which Colorado’s representatives and senators visited with constituents. Town halls, North Korea and health care dominated their time.

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Congress is out for its August recess, yet Colorado’s delegation is staying busy. Here’s KUNC’s roundup of what your senators and representatives have been up to.

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The future of health care and the politics of gender have been front and center in the national headlines this week. Colorado’s congressional delegation -- made up of the representatives and senators elected to office -- have been part of the action. Here’s a round-up of the votes, reactions and statements from your Colorado representatives.

Alexandria Police

A gunman opened fire at a GOP congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. on June 14, wounding several people including Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

While none of Colorado’s congressmen are on the Republican team, Rep. Ed Perlmutter and Rep. Jared Polis play for the Democrats and were at practice across town when they learned about the shooting.

Perlmutter said when police told the team what happened, they were in total shock.

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“Follow the money.”

That’s a line from All The President’s Men, the film about the 1970s Watergate scandal -- and the investigative reporting that brought down the Nixon presidency. In the aftermath, Congress created the Federal Election Commission to enforce laws governing the funding of elections. The commission has always been made up of six members – three Republicans, three Democrats.

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Election Night brought plenty of drama to races at the top of the ticket with Republican Cory Gardner upsetting Democratic incumbent Mark Udall. But further down the ticket, races for the U.S. House of Representatives brought few surprises.

Election 2014: Colorado U.S. House Results

Nov 4, 2014
Buck For Colorado Campaign / Vic Meyer For Congress Campaign

Results for the Colorado races for the U.S. House. Polls in Colorado close at 7 p.m. MST, results will be gathered here.

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