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Pot Holes Are Wake-Up Call for Republican Mayor of Colorado Springs

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.14.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I wasn't sure the phrase existed in right-wing Colorado Springs, despite the pot holes that are proliferating due to the lack of tax money to fix them.

Matt Ferner

Colorado Governor Walks Back 'Reckless' Weed Legalization Comment | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) said Tuesday his state's recreational marijuana law is not "reckless," as he called it a day earlier, but "risky."...

Matt Ferner

Colorado Governor: Legalizing Marijuana Was 'Reckless' | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), a vocal opponent of his state's legalization of marijuana, said Monday that recreational marijuana laws are "reck...

Colorado Governor Fights To Stave Off Republican Challenger

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

By Daniel Wallis and Keith Coffman DENVER, Aug 10 (Reuters) - When Colorado Democrat John Hickenlooper was elected governor four years...

Beer Taps Installed In Colorado Governor's Mansion, Because Of Course

AP | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's governor used to brew beer for a living, and now he has new beer taps in his home. State officials announced...

Colorado Gov. Touts New Air Pollution Rules

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is touting the state's new air pollution curbs on the oil and gas industry — but he insists that loc...

Friday Talking Points -- As The Wedgie Turns

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We decided it was time to coin a new political term. We'll repeat the definition we gave it, back in May. Wedgie: When a political party's "wedge" issue turns on them and instead of dividing the other party, begins to divide their own.

Crime Makes A Comeback As Political Issue

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 07.06.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- The ad seems like an artifact from an earlier political era – a grainy mug shot of a convicted murderer, flashing police lights, a rec...

Friday Talking Points -- So You Think You Can Rant?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Lincoln Chaffee is our Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award-winner. See, Republicans? Not only will you be welcomed, you'll actually get awards for making the trek across the aisle! Step right up, there's room for everyone!

Aurora Theater Shooting Prompts New Mental Health Law

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.17.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- Days after a gunman entered a suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 moviegoers and injuring 70 others, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colora...

Hundreds Of Colorado Schools Required To Serve Breakfast

Posted 05.15.2013 | Denver

Hundreds of Colorado schools will be required to start supplying breakfast to students next year after Governor John Hickenlooper signed the bill into...

Colorado Medicaid Expansion Signed Into Law

AP | By IVAN MORENO | Posted 07.14.2013 | Denver

DENVER (AP) — An expansion of Medicaid eligibility that's expected to add 160,000 adults to public health care assistance in Colorado was signed int...

Colorado Employees Get More Legal Remedies In Discrimination Cases

AP | Posted 07.07.2013 | Denver

DENVER (AP) — Employees at smaller Colorado businesses will have more legal remedies for discrimination cases under a bill Gov. John Hickenlooper si...

Gov.: 'I Am Constantly Attacked For Being In The Pocket Of Oil And Gas'

The Boulder Daily Camera | JOE RUBINO | Posted 07.03.2013 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper has been a lightning rod for the controversy surrounding oil and gas production in Colorado, specifically the industry's use of...

Hickenlooper On Boston Marathon: 'Our Hearts Ache'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.16.2013 | Denver

The deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon Monday has left at least three people dead and more than 140 others wounded. And although Boston may seem fa...

Hickenlooper: Suspect In Prison Chief Slaying Had A 'Bad Streak'

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2013 | Denver

March 24 (Reuters) - Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, a longtime family friend of a prime suspect in the shooting death of the state's prisons c...

Task Force Recommends Recreational Weed Purchasing Limits

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.26.2013 | Denver

By the time marijuana can be purchased for recreational use in the state, it may be capped off at a much lower amount than the stated limits in Amendm...

Matt Ferner

Hickenlooper In State Of The State: 'Let's Pass Civil Unions! | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.11.2013 | Denver

During his State of the State address, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper made it abundantly clear how he feels about the fate of a civil unions bill tha...

Matt Ferner

Hickenlooper Jokes He Can't Remember Amendment 64 Passed | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.10.2013 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper is once again cracking jokes about marijuana policy in Colorado, this time during his State of the State address on Thursday. ...

Matt Ferner

Hick: 'Why Can't We Have Universal Background Checks For All Gun Sales?' | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.11.2013 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper addressed one of the most talked-about and controversial issues facing the state of Colorado and the nation during his State of...

Weed's Legal, But Task Force Works On How To Regulate It

Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver

Pot is legal in Colorado -- now what? Well, that's just what Gov. John Hickenlooper's marijuana task force is working on, how to best regulate marijua...

Hick: Violence In Media, Video Games Play A Role In Shootings

Posted 12.18.2012 | Denver

The level of violence depicted in video games and in the media may be partially to blame for the wave of mass shootings in 2012, Colorado Gov. John Hi...

Marijuana Legalization Low-Key By Design In Colorado

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 12.11.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado gave a lonely reception to marijuana when it became the second state to legalize the drug. Just as state leaders planned. Gov. Joh...

Pot Officially Legal In Colorado Today

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 02.09.2013 | Denver

DENVER — Marijuana for recreational use became legal in Colorado Monday, when the governor took a purposely low-key procedural step of declaring...

Matt Ferner

Recreational Marijuana Is Officially Legal In Colorado Today | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.10.2012 | Denver

Marijuana for recreational use is now legal in Colorado. Today, Governor John Hickenlooper signed an Executive Order making an "official declaratio...