Megan Verlee

Colorado Public Radio

Megan Verlee is a reporter at Colorado Public Radio

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Colorado clerk is indicted for election tampering and misconduct

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

The indictment of Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and her deputy on a laundry list of felony and misdemeanor charges is related to an election security breach in her office last year.


American Icons: Buffalo Bill

Thursday, May 04, 2017

William F. Cody’s stage show presented a new creation myth for America, bringing cowboys, Indians, settlers, and sharpshooters to audiences.

A Colorado Farm Helps Refugee Kids Put Down Roots In A New Home

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

In exchange for working on a farm, the kids get fresh, healthy produce to take home. They also get a way to break through the isolation refugees often face in a new country.


Ballot Measures Transform Into Political Chess Pieces For Special Interests

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Voters across the country will weigh in on more than 70 ballot measures this fall — the most in a decade. NPR takes a look at how ballot measures can become political chess pieces for outside interests from the view of Maine and Colorado.


Colorado Republicans Commend Donald Trump's Acceptance Speech

Friday, July 22, 2016

How did the GOP convention go down with Republicans outside of Cleveland? At one watch party in Denver, Republicans said Donald Trump gave exactly the acceptance speech that was needed.


Colorado Not Hopeful About Gun Control Movement

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Not everyone was impressed by the Democrat's sit-in and demand for a vote on gun control. Many in Colorado, where guns are popular, don't think stricter laws will reduce the violence.


Americans Don't Like Caucuses, But Replacing Them With Primaries Isn't Easy

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Americans strongly prefer primary elections open to all voters but it's tough to move away from caucuses and closed primaries even in states where there's lots of unhappiness with the current system.


Colorado's GOP Voters Decide Whether To Fight For Trump Or Switch Alliances

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

How divided are Republicans about the rise of Donald Trump as their presidential nominee? Are moderate GOP voters in the swing state of Colorado rallying behind the billionaire?


Why Trump Supporters Have Declared War On Colorado's Republican Party

Friday, April 15, 2016

After Ted Cruz swept the state's slate of delegates, Donald Trump's supporters plan a demonstration against a process they say is rigged. The state GOP's defenders accuse Trump of sour grapes.


See Where Women Have The Most And Least Political Representation In The U.S.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Women may make up half the population in the U.S., but just 24.5 percent of state lawmakers are women.


As Odds Of Contested Convention Rise, GOP Candidates Seek Colorado's Delegates

Friday, April 08, 2016

Colorado was supposed to be a sideshow in the Republican presidential race. But with the odds of a contested convention rising, suddenly presidential campaigns are trying to woo Colorado's delegates.


Three People Killed In Colorado Springs Shooting At Planned Parenthood

Saturday, November 28, 2015

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Colorado: The Purple State Every 2016 Candidate Wants

Monday, August 24, 2015

When it comes to politics, Colorado is as unpredictable as the river that bears its name.


Aurora Theater Shooter James Holmes Sentenced To Life In Prison

Friday, August 07, 2015

A jury in Colorado had been weighing whether he'd get the death penalty after finding him guilty of first-degree murder last month. Twelve people were killed and 70 injured in the 2012 attack.


Aurora, Colo., Theater Shooter Found Guilty Of First-Degree Murder

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Jurors convicted James Holmes in the 2012 attack on a movie theater that left 12 people dead and dozens wounded. They must now decide whether he should be executed or sentenced to life in prison.


Verdict Reached In Aurora, Colo., Theater Shooting

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of James Holmes, who opened fire on a packed movie theater in Aurora, Colo., in 2012.


Employees May Be Fired For Marijuana Use, Colorado Supreme Court Rules

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The state's high court ruled that even if a doctor prescribes marijuana, the patient may be fired for smoking pot off the job. The case was filed by a man who smokes marijuana to control seizures.


Colorado Debates Whether IUDs Are Contraception Or Abortion

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A Colorado program has allowed more than 30,000 women to get long-term contraception for free, lowering teen birth and abortion rates. Now lawmakers have to decide if it can qualify for state funding.


For Colorado's Undocumented, The Wait At The DMV Just Got Longer

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Last year, the state became the 10th to offer driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. This year, Colorado Republicans made it virtually impossible for those immigrants to get a slot at the DMV.


American Icons: Buffalo Bill's Wild West

Thursday, January 29, 2015

William F. Cody’s stage show presented a new creation myth for America, bringing cowboys, Indians, settlers, and sharpshooters to audiences.

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