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Hickenlooper-McInnis Hitler VIDEO

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A new youtube video is comparing the Colorado Governor's race to World War II, and Scott McInnis won't like the side he's on. The video overlays su...

Andrew Romanoff to Stay In Senate Race

The Denver Post | Jessica Fender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Despite speculation to the contrary, a spokesman said U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff's mysterious press conference this afternoon is to re-up h...

Andrew Romanoff Staying In Senate Race: Full Text Of Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

On Tuesday, former Speaker of the Colorado State House Andrew Romanoff re-confirmed his commitment run for Senate against Michael Bennet, an incumbent...

Andrew Romanoff Will Continue To Run For Senate, Says He Wanted To 'Clear The Air'

The Colorado Independent | Becca Blond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER- Former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff minutes ago announced that he was rededicated to his primary campaign to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen...

Bill Ritter Retirement Announcement: 'Intensely Personal' Decision Will Free Him To Make 'Tough Decisions' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An emotional Bill Ritter addressed the media Wednesday morning to officially announce that he would not be seeking a second term as Governor of Colora...

Hickenlooper, Sheriff's Deputies Agree To Postpone Pay Raises

The Denver Post | Christopher N. Osher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver sheriff's deputies have agreed to delay their negotiated pay increases of 4.5 percent scheduled for next year to help balance the city's budget...

John Hickenlooper Receives Call From President Obama

KDVR | Eli Stokols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - Mayor John Hickenlooper, who spent most of the day Friday in private meetings and phone conversations, is hoping to take a few more days befo...

Hickenlooper: Vestas Closing Like 'A Short Term Punch In The Stomach,' Not 'End Of The World'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

When Vestas Wind systems announced Tuesday that it would temporarily be halting production at its Colorado blade manufacturing plant, Colorado Democra...

Denver Police Agree To Delay Pay Raises In Order To Avoid Layoffs

The Denver Post | Christopher N. Osher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver police today agreed to delay their negotiated pay raises for 2010 and 2011, protecting officers from lay-offs. The ratification reversed the...

Hickenlooper: "I Want To Be The Next Governor Of Colorado"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

"My Name is John Hickenlooper and I want to be the next Governor of Colorado." With that sentence, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper became the likely D...

John Hickenlooper Governor? Rumors Circulating That Mayor May Run For Governor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In the aftermath of Bill Ritter's shocking announcement that he will not seek reelection in 2010, reports have circulated that Denver Mayor John Hicke...

Hickenlooper Removes $910,000 From Budget Cuts After Pressure From City Council; Library To Stay Open

Posted 11.15.2011 | Denver

In a press release this morning, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, announced that the city would eliminate $910,00 from budget cuts that had been propos...

What Makes a Candidate?

Faith Winter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Faith Winter

Ask people what makes a viable candidate and most will answer, "experience." In these volatile times, the voting public is wary of electing someone who hasn't been around the block a few times.

The Threat of Tone Deafness

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper is basing his potential gubernatorial run on his belief that "there should be a lot more people in government who come out of the business community." To say this is tone deaf is an understatement.

Which Canned Beers Are The Best? (VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Wynkoop Brewing, the patriarch of Denver brewpubs, recently announced it will be distributing its flagship beer, Rail Yard Ale, to area liquor stores....

Ed Perlmutter Announces He Won't Run For Governor

Denver Post | Michael Riley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter this morning said he would not run for governor, clearing another potential candidate from the Democratic field as the party a...

Bill Ritter Retires: Colorado Governor Won't Seek Reelection

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Update: The Denver Post reports that Governor Ritter briefed his cabinet Wednesday morning in preparation for his 11:00 AM announcement about his fut...

Hickenlooper, Denver City Council Set To Battle Over Budget Cuts This Week

The Denver Post | Christopher N. Osher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Denver City Council has identified about $3.4 million in budget cuts it wants Mayor John Hickenlooper to consider reversing in his proposed 2010 b...

How Anti-Marijuana Romer Can Still Lead America's Most Pro-Pot City

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

Romer has isolated a grassroots community that includes thousands of Denver voters who see his actions not just as political posturing, but also as a threat to rights they utilize to live their daily lives.

USOC says no Denver Winter Olympics bid for 2018

Denver Business Journal | Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Chicago's loss will not be Denver's gain -- at least in 2018, local leaders say....

Hickenlooper Budget Cuts Run Into City Council Opposition

The Denver Post | Christopher N. Osher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver City Council members expressed concern Wednesday over Mayor John Hickenlooper's plan to transfer management of four city recreation centers to ...

Frontier Airlines Bankruptcy Ends As Airline Emerges A Part Of Republic Holdings

JOSHUA FREED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Update: In an interview with Westword's Michael Roberts, Frontier Spokesman Steve Snyder reassures Denverites that Frontier isn't going anywhere: "...

Lessons From Federico Peña

Joel Judd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Joel Judd

I am running against another old friend and ally of Mayor Peña's for the State Senate. I do not know whether Federico will endorse or stay neutral in this race. Whatever he chooses to do will not diminish my respect for him.

Denver Library Closing: Tempers Fly At Local Town Hall

Denver Daily News | Gene Davis | Posted 11.15.2011 | Denver

A standing-room-only crowd packed the Byers branch library over the weekend to vocalize their opposition to a proposed budget-cutting plan that would ...

Imagine a Great Beer City

Gregory Daurer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gregory Daurer

It's unlikely that any other American city has ever gone as far out of its way to position itself as The Great Beer City in quite the way that Denver is going about it through this next week.