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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Valerie Richardson

Abortion opponents hold signs and listen to speakers as they hold a rally on the steps of the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Vermont doubles down on 'no-limits' abortion amid late-term backlash

Vermont may already be the most abortion-friendly state in the nation -- there are no restrictions in state law -- but a bill to put unfettered access in writing has raised alarm about sanctioning late-term procedures and opening the door to another Kermit Gosnell. Published February 12, 2019

Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who won her bid for a seat in the House of Representatives in New York's 14th Congressional District, at the Kennedy School's Institute of Politics at Harvard University, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Democrats struggle to defend much-mocked Green New Deal

Democrats struggled Sunday to defend the Green New Deal after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's botched roll-out threatened to turn the sweeping climate plan into a national punchline. Published February 10, 2019