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Congressman's Quote About His Marriage Disappears

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.11.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Of all the crazy stories we heard last summer about the GOP efforts to depose Colorado Republican Party Chair Steve House, this snippet from the Washi...

Ballot Fiasco Raises Questions About Keyser's Competency

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In its report on a Denver judge's decision to allow U.S. Senate candidate Jon Keyser on the Republican primary ballot, after the Secretary of State ha...

More Sadness Added to Depressing Situation at Denver Post

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.30.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Westword's Michael Roberts reported yesterday on The Denver Post's announcement  that it plans to offer buyouts another 26 journalists: If this reduc...

Are Republicans Already Gving Up on Colorado's Senate Race?

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.25.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

After State Sen. Tim Neville was surprisingly knocked out of the Republican battle for the right to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, State...

Denver Post Deceives Subscribers with Stealth Fees

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.21.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Denver Post is shortening the length of subscriptions with a deceptive tactic, allowing the newspaper to collect more money by forcing subscribers...

Exit interview: Greg Moore Leaves The Denver Post After 14 Years As Editor

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.01.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Greg Moore leaves The Denver Post today after 14 years as editor. Under his leadership, the newspaper won numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Aurora theater shooting.

Rethinking What It Means to Raise Kids in the Outdoors

Joshua Berman | Posted 03.28.2016 | Travel
Joshua Berman

Wind blasts off the Continental Divide and across the playground, making it almost too cold to play outside in the winter sun -- but not quite. My daughters are nearly oblivious to the crazy gusts as they scream and laugh and run.

Which Poor People Do the Republicans Want to Cut from the Health Care Rolls?

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.11.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you're a journalist or even a blogger, you love to point out evolving explanations by politicians for taking a political stance. They're usually an indicator that politicians have ulterior motives, which they're struggling to hide by trying to come up with a false explanation that makes sense.

Whose Gold Spoon Is Feeding Nonsense to The Denver Post?

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.09.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Denver Post is an outfit that likes to think of itself as standing up for everyday people, who rightfully worry about the ways the rich take advantage of tax loopholes to get richer, while most people are left treading water and wishing politicians would stand up for them.

Colorado Republicans Mostly Won't Say What They Think of Trump

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.04.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

At last night's caucuses, local Republicans generally didn't hold preference polls on the presidential race but there were exceptions, like Adams Country, a swing district north of Denver that might possibly serve as a barometer of how Colorado would have gone on the red side.

'Denver Post' Editor Wants Your Questions and Corrections

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.18.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If I were in charge of a newspaper like The Denver Post, as part of my survival strategy, I'd do everything I could to try to explain to readers how much thought and effort goes into producing the news.

The Story Behind the 'Orange Flush'

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.09.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Of all the strange and excessive news coverage of the Denver Broncos, my own favorite article appeared about three weeks ago, revealing that near halftime during Bronco games, so many fans take potty breaks that it appears as if a water main has busted.

Has Coffman Voted to Defund Planned Parenthood Six or Seven Times?

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.14.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you're a reporter, and you want to be fair to Coffman, do you count his vote last week as number seven? Or does he remain a six-time voter to defund Planned Parenthood?

Newspapers Too Quick to Support Plan for Designing New Election Districts

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.08.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In other words, there's no guarantee that the 12-member commission, equally split among Democrats, Republicans, and independents, would have any real power. Instead, it could all go to the researchers and the judges.

Independent Journalism in Colorado Takes Another Hit

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.12.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Health News Colorado folded last month, after five years of taking shots from both the left and right. But it was praised by the Columbia Journalism Review and others for its detailed reporting, often covering major health-policy developments that were completely overlooked.

Gun Extremists May Propel Colorado Senate Candidate

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Everyone knows Brown loves Neville, and vice versa, and it goes beyond their mutual dream of eliminating all background checks on anyone who purchases any gun anywhere, in this life or the next.

How to Be a Successful Sitting Duck

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.21.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's after Labor Day, and the thin lineup of Colorado Republicans even thinking about challenging Sen. Michael Bennet would make you believe they're scared of Bennet and his war chest.

GOP Senate Candidate Blaha Expects Attacks from 'Permanent Political Class'

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.17.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Appearing on a Colorado Springs radio station over the weekend, Robert Blaha, a Republican likely to run for U.S. Senate in Colorado, said he expects the "permanent political class" to fire attacks and lies at him, as it did when he ran for office previously.

Fear and Loathing at 'The Denver Post': Leading Outdoors Columnist Dropped for No Good Reason

David Petersen | Posted 09.02.2015 | Denver
David Petersen

Recently, two editors at The Denver Post decided to ditch the paper's long-running and wildly popular "Outdoors" column... and by extension, to disappear an award-winning Post writer of some 20 years, Scott Willoughby.

Denver Post Society Editor Departs After 29 Years

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Joanne Davidson's coverage of social gatherings, fundraisers, and nonprofit events was a benefit to our community, beyond what many people understand. Her work will be missed.

Ending a 31-Year Run at The Denver Post

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Claire Martin departed from the newspaper last month, along with 18 other staffers who accepted a buyout offer. Martin was mostly a feature writer at The Post, and her obituaries received national acclaim. Her writing at The Post will be missed.

Denver Post's Lynn Bartels Leaves Journalism After 22 Years as a Reporter in Colorado

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.04.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

After starting her career in New Mexico, Bartels joined the Rocky in 1991 as its night cops reporter. In 2000, she started covering the state legislature. The Denver Post hired Bartels in 2009, immediately after the Rocky closed.

Recalling Coffman's Proposal for English-Only Ballots, as the Voting Rights Act Turns 50

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.03.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Over the weekend, I enjoyed reading Jim Rutenberg's piece in the New York Times magazine on how conservatives have methodically dismantled the Voting...

Why You Should Stop Laughing At The Collapse of The Denver Post And Colorado Journalism

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.15.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Can't grandstanding politicians, maybe a few from each party, spotlight the problem and call on philanthropists to step up and fund local journalism? Or figure out something else to say? Even if it's just to acknowledge the tragedy unfolding in front of us?

Attack on "Liberal Columnist" Spotlights Tragic Defeat of Family-Planning Legislation

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.18.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In her column, Pollitt provided the widely-known fact that insurance companies are not currently paying for the services and care provided by the LARC program.