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Colorado WILL Apply For Round 2 Of "Race To The Top" Funding

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In a statement Tuesday, Governor Bill Ritter's office announced that Colorado will in fact compete in the second round of the federal "Race to the Top...

Bill Ritter Submits Plan For Colorado To Manage Its Own State Parks

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter today is submitting a request to the Obama administration to let Colorado manage roadless national forests in the state according to ...

Bill Ritter Unlikely To Support Bill That

The Colorado Independent | Joseph Boven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter doesn't think it's a good idea to limit district attorney authority to determine whether to try suspects in juvenile or criminal cour...

Ritter Slams Race To The Top Judges, Suggests Colorado May Not Compete For Second Round

New York Times | SAM DILLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado, which had hoped to win $377 million, ended in 14th place. Now Mr. Ritter says the scoring by anonymous judges seemed inscrutable, some Color...

Bill Ritter Receives Letter Demanding He Leaves Office

KUSA | Matt Clough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - The Governor's Office confirmed Friday that Governor Ritter has received a letter from an anti-government group. The Associated Press report...

Will Gusher Trauma Lead Us to National Energy Goals?

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

We need to adopt a pioneering spirit that sees our vast landscapes at home as something to be mapped with new purpose. And that means committing to large scale renewable power.

Why Michael Bennet Will Win the Colorado Senate Race

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Andrew Romanoff will not win; newly appointed US Senator Michael Bennet will win his first race. Here's why.

Colorado Race To The Top: Officials Ponder Whether It's Even Worth Applying

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The decision of whether Colorado should apply for up to $175 million in federal education grants in the second round of the Race to the Top competitio...

Colorado Prison Population's Decline Could Save State $160 Million In 2013

The Denver Post | Michael Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

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Colorado Pinnacol Assurance Deal Is Off

KDVR | Eli Stokols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - Lawmakers this week began work to set a budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year that require more cuts -- and more severe cuts -- than any of the ...

Finishing Out of the Money

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

Hopes that Colorado would win in the first round of the Federal Race to the Top competition, or at least finish close enough to carry momentum into the second round, were dashed Monday.

Colorado WINNERS Of The Week (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Which Colorado newsmakers earned the long weekend? It's time for our weekly look at the week's biggest winners. Don't forget to check out our list o...

Pinnacol Pledges Travel Policies After Pebble Beach Trip Exposed

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The state-chartered workers' compensation insurer, Pinnacol Assurance, on Wednesday promised to re-evaluate its travel policies after 7News revealed b...

John Hickenlooper Says He Would Retain

The Colorado Independent | Joseph Boven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver Mayor and candidate for governor John Hickenlooper plans to retain Gov. Bill Ritter's executive order authorizing state-employee partnerships, ...

Colorado Unemployment Rate Rises To 7.7% In February

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

According to Data released by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Friday, Colorado's unemployment rate rose in February To 7.7%. January'...

How the West Is Winning Against Coal

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

There is so much good news coming out of the western U.S. these days on coal and clean energy, from Colorado to Los Angeles.

Colorado LOSERS Of The Week (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The week wasn't kind to all Colorado newsmakers. A few will be eager to put the last week's events behind them. Check out our picks for Colorado Los...

Bill Ritter Vetoes Sex Offender Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Governor Bill Ritter has vetoed House Bill 1364, which would have extended the life of the state's Sex Offender Management Board, over a controversial...

Bill Ritter Fires Back At Hickenlooper For Criticizing Oil And Gas Regulations

KDVR | Eli Stokols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - In the race to be Colorado's next governor, Republicans continue trying to tie the Democrats' new candidate, Mayor John Hickenlooper, to Gov....

Hickenlooper Calls Ending Tax Exemptions 'Crazy,' Slams Ritter On Oil Regulations

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper told a business group Thursday that it's "crazy" to raise fees or taxes when revenues are down, or for Colorado to be k...

Erin Toll Suddenly On Leave From Colorado Division Of Real Estate

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The sudden disappearance from duty of the woman charged with enforcing Colorado's real estate regulations marks the latest development in long-standin...

Pinnacol Debate: House Dems Not High On Ritter's Privatization Plans

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

With the legislative session halfway over, leaders from both parties are saying it's less likely lawmakers will consider a proposal to spin off Pinnac...

Hickenlooper Attack Ads Cite Hick's Own Staffers As Sources

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It didn't take very long for critics to debunk many of the claims of the Republican Governors Association's (RGA) "No Jobs John" campaign against Denv...

Wyoming Roadless Rule Lawsuit:

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Environmental attorneys were encouraged by the tone of a final 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on the controversial 2001 Clinton Roadless R...

Michael Bennet In Dead Heat With Jane Norton: Public Policy Polling

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows Colorado Senator Michael Bennet tied in his reelection bid with likely Republican opponent Jane Norton, wi...