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Rural Coloradans to vote on breaking away as 51st state, angered by liberal policies on guns, energy
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“People are looking for hope because they feel like the government is out of control,” said Mr. Hare. “They feel kind of hopeless.”
Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway called Monday’s vote “a very positive move forward” that “gives us a chance to address our grievances from the last legislative session.”
The Greeley Tribune came out against the statehood movement in an Aug. 7 editorial, “Time to drop 51st state idea.”
“While we understand and agree with the message commissioners are trying to send to Denver — rural counties feel disenfranchised — we think Weld residents would be better served if commissioners drop the 51st state idea and focus on engaging the state’s political leaders in a constructive dialogue that addresses their issues,” the editorial said.
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