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How Reporters Can Do a Better Job Representing the Poor

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.26.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters covering the Medicaid debate at the Capitol should read Denver Post opinion writer Megan Schrader's column today and act on it. Schrader: "...

How a Refusal to Lie Changed Colorado History

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.16.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rolly Fischer, who bravely fought off 2o1o GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis' attempts to blame him for McInnis' plagiarized water articles, d...

Hickenlooper's Ride with Journalism

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.28.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In his new autobiography, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper offers lots of kind thoughts about journalism, which has served him well, but he doesn't giv...

Back in Graduate School at Cities for Tomorrow

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.27.2016 | New York
Joel Epstein

These are curious times. In Cleveland last week there was a strange gathering celebrating a narcissistic nativist who doesn't have a nice thing to say...

Governor Who Dealt With A Mass Shooting Slams Trump's Orlando Response

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), who was leading his state in 2012 when a gunman killed 12 people and injured 70 at a movie theater in his state, ...

A Setback in Longmont Will Only Lead to More Victories

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.09.2016 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

While it's good to see Big Oil pull the plug on a bad idea, citizens must put pressure on their elected officials to make sure fossil fuels stay in the ground. That's what the residents of Prince George's County in Maryland did this month, convincing the County Council to pass a resolution banning fracking. The vote was unanimous.

Governor Hickenlooper: Fix the Hole in Colorado Municipal Courts

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley | Posted 05.06.2016 | Denver
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

In Colorado municipal courts, justice is often hard to come by if you're poor. ACLU of Colorado client Shawn Hardman found that out the hard way when...

Woods, Neville Are Against Preventing Teen Pregnancies

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.08.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In a vote Thursday, Colorado Senate rejected an amendment, sponsored by Sen. Tim Neville (R-Littleton) and Laura Woods (R-Westminster) that would have deleted funding for a state-run program credited with decreasing the teen pregnancies and abortions by over 35 percent.

These Governors Are Betting On The Super Bowl, But For A Good Cause

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

The only sure bet for Super Bowl 50 is that charities in Colorado or North Carolina will win big, thanks to friendly wagers placed by the states' gove...

Gov. Hickenlooper Cites 'Inflammatory Rhetoric' As Possible Cause of Planned Parenthood Murders

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.30.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The question being asked by Gov. John Hickenlooper is, are shootings, like Friday's massacre in Colorado Springs, caused by "inflamatory rhetoric" of some anti-abortion crusaders?

After Colorado Shooting, Renewed Questions On Gun Violence

the New York Times | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics

The governor of Colorado, where a gunman killed three people and wounded nine others in a rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic last week, called the...

Like Hickenlooper, This Colorado Governor from the 1940s Would Have Accepted Syrian Refugees

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.18.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

During WWII, the U.S. government forced Americans of Japanese descent from their homes on the West Coast and moved them to interior states. Kansas Gov. Payne Ratner, reflected the opinions of many governors when she responded at the time with, "Japs are not wanted and not welcome in Kansas."

Colorado Death Penalty In Focus As Massacre Trial Enters New Phase

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

DENVER, July 22 (Reuters) - The lead prosecutor in the Colorado movie massacre trial tore into the state's governor at a news conference, calling him ...

How Clean Energy Works for Colorado

Bob Keefe | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Bob Keefe

Smart clean energy policies like Colorado's percent renewable energy portfolio standard and the now-expired federal production tax credit for wind have created tens of thousands of jobs, attracted billions in new investment and generated serious economic growth in the state.

John Hickenlooper Advises Other States To Wait On Pot Legalization

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper (D) spoke about life after marijuana legalization in an interview with HuffPost Live at Davos. "It's interesting, we've ...

It's the Media's Fault! Or Is It?

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Here's a chance to talk back to the media directly. On Tuesday, a panel of top local journalists will discuss the highs and lows of media coverage of the 2014 election--and take questions from the audience.

Matt Ferner

Hickenlooper Defeats Republican Challenger In Hotly Contested Colorado Governor Race | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

Colorado's Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper defeated his Republican challenger, former Rep. Bob Beauprez, in the state's competitive gubernatorial ra...

Hickenlooper Squeaks By In Colorado Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Bob Beauprez (R-Colo.) was defeated by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) in the state's competitive gubernatorial race Tuesday. Beau...

John Hickenlooper Narrowly Wins Colorado Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) has defeated former U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez (R-Colo.) in the state's competitive gubernatorial contest Tuesday. ...

'Green News Report' - October 28, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Climate Change and Election 2014: High stakes on energy, the environment,...

Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Cormier

Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your ballot box divas.

Special Guest Bob Beauprez

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Internet's dark world of bizarre online media programs and bunker-crazy talk-radio hosts has probably cost gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez the governor's office.

Samantha Lachman

Colorado School Board Controversy Turning Frustrated Republicans Into Democrats | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- "For the first time in my life, I will probably vote a straight Democratic ticket." That realization came as something of a surprise to n...

Bob Beauprez vs. John Hickenlooper Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Colorado Governor's Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Bob Beauprez vs. John Hickenlooper Governor's race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you!

Samantha Lachman

Marijuana Legalization Not Lighting Up Colorado's Hottest Races | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- "It's tough to get the stoners to the polls," budtender Maxwell Cranford said from behind the counter at The Clinic, a medical and recreatio...