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Denver Cops Speak Out Against Gun Control As Obama Visits Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.03.2013 | Denver

President Barack Obama is back in Colorado Wednesday to pressure Congress to pass federal gun control measures similar to those recently passed in the...

Hickenlooper To Debate Boulder Commissioner On Fracking

The Boulder Daily Camera | | Posted 05.26.2013 | Denver

Boulder County Commissioner Elise Jones is set to debate Gov. John Hickenlooper on natural gas hydraulic fracturing -- or fracking -- on April 1 in De...

Friday Talking Points -- Happy Sestercentennial Column!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The sequester was set in stone for the next six months, so America is now going to learn what "budget cutting" really means.

Colorado Muslims Disgusted At Clements Murder Coverage

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 03.22.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. News surrounding the murder Tuesday of Colorado Department of Corrections Chief Tom Clements centers ...

Christina Wilkie

Colorado Governor Deals Blow To NRA

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) signed three major gun control measures into law on Wednesday morning, just hours after the state's ...

Is Saudi National Involved In Shooting Death Of Colo. Prison Chief?

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.20.2013 | Denver

According to anonymous sources that spoke to Fox31, officials will look into the possibility that the recent denial to transfer Saudi national Homaida...

Does GOP Gun Nuttiness in Colorado Portend the Upcoming Gun 'Debate' in Congress?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.19.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Lawmakers are in the home stretch of passing a set of gun safety bills. This new legislation wouldn't take a single gun away from a real-life, law-abiding person. Yet, by the reaction of some, you'd think the government was on the verge of confiscating every firearm in Colorado.

Governor Hickenlooper Chooses Oil and Gas Industry Over Colorado, Will Be Primaried

Wade Norris | Posted 05.18.2013 | Denver
Wade Norris

If you were to Google the name of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper as recently as a couple of months ago, you'd see articles such as "John Hickenl...

Boxers-or-Briefs With Mayor Hancock, Governor Hickenlooper and More

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 05.15.2013 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

This week's podcast asks some of this city's most important people an array of silly and serious Denver-themed "this or that?" questions. It's "boxers or briefs?" for the Mile High City.

Hickenlooper Not the Only Government Official Trying to Frack Colorado

Gary Wockner | Posted 05.08.2013 | Denver
Gary Wockner

Helen Hankins has also been in the very-uncomfortable glare of public fracking scrutiny, and for a good reason. The Colorado BLM has stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy over the past year proposing fracking in three areas of the state.

Biplane From Another Planet

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You're feeling pretty good right now if you were one of the gun-rights activists who paid to have a biplane fly over the Colorado Capitol Monday carrying a banner: "Hick: Do Not Take our Guns."

Hick Says State Willing To Compromise On Fracking Bans

Posted 03.07.2013 | Denver

After criticism from Fort Collins city council and many residents of the northern Colorado city, Gov. John Hickenlooper appears to be softening on his...

Fort Collins Bans Fracking Despite Hickenlooper's Threat Of Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.06.2013 | Denver

On Tuesday night, Fort Collins City Council banned fracking within city limits defying a recent threat from Gov. John Hickenlooper saying the state wo...

Hickenlooper: State Will Sue Any City That Bans Fracking

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.28.2013 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper is defending fracking once again, but this time he's ready to go to court. In a recent interview with CBS4, Hickenlooper tol...

Addressing Climate Change Gaining Momentum in States Coast to Coast

Gene Karpinski | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

President Obama can't solve the climate crisis alone, and this momentum in the states is an encouraging sign for anyone who wants to see our elected officials address the challenge of our generation, our changing climate.

'Democratic' Gov. Hickenlooper Feels the Heat on Fracking

Wade Norris | Posted 04.17.2013 | Denver
Wade Norris

By now, it's clear that those of us in the environmental community who held our breath and our vapors over the idea of a President Romney, now are not willing to compromise in the face of environmental disaster.

NRA Chief Slams Gun Control Measures In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.08.2013 | Denver

In an interview with The Denver Post, head of the NRA David Keene criticized Colorado's overburdened background check system for gun purchases as well...

Who Funded Amendment S, and Why It Still Matters

Luis Toro | Posted 04.09.2013 | Denver
Luis Toro

Once thought of as an uncorruptible populist device to bypass politicians beholden to special interests, ballot initiative elections have become a big-money playground. Merely getting on the ballot is expensive, and more often than not the side with the most money wins.

Teachers Will Not Be Carrying Concealed Weapons In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.29.2013 | Denver

Colorado teachers will not be carrying concealed weapons at schools any time soon. In Senate committee on Monday, Colorado Democrats rejected a Rep...

2016 Presidential Talk Still Abuzz

Posted 01.28.2013 | Denver

Gossip surrounding whether or not Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will be seeking a higher officer in 2016 is still abuzz, despite the governor's clai...

Hickenlooper Settles Bet.. With Lamb Chops

Posted 03.19.2013 | Denver

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper grilled lamb chops Thursday in front of the capitol, that are making their way to Maryland. "We're here to settle a...

In 2012, Grassroots Democracy Led in Boulder County

Gary Wockner | Posted 03.16.2013 | Denver
Gary Wockner

Over the last few months, democracy has reared its beautiful head in Boulder County, Colorado, where citizens are proving that democracy is about citizens first and foremost, and if bureaucracies don't pay attention, the citizens can seize control.

2013: Ground Zero for Fracking

Wade Norris | Posted 03.05.2013 | Denver
Wade Norris

This November, against all odds, the town of Longmont, Colorado, passed the first Fracking ban in CO. In support of the citizens of Longmont and to inform and encourage other communities in Colorado, Be the Change held a rally and performance event.

Udall, Bennet Call For Stricter Gun Control Laws

Posted 12.21.2012 | Denver

On Wednesday, two more Colorado lawmakers came out in favor of stricter gun control laws: Colorado Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet. Udall spoke...

Hick Seeks To Limit Gun Sales To Mentally Ill

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2013 | Denver

* Proposal seeks to bolster background checks for gun buyers * Plan prompted by movie theater shooting rampage in July B...