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John Hickenlooper

Hickenlooper: 'Missinformation' About Fracking

Posted 06.20.2012 | Denver

Governor John Hickenlooper was invited to give the keynote address at The Atlantic’s Next Generation Energy Forum and, after opening with a methane ...

Walker Using Old Strategy Following Recall Win

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Nothing brings people together in Wisconsin like the promise of beer and brats. At least that's what Gov. Scott Walker hopes....

Gov. To Sign Wildfire Victim Compensation Bills

Posted 06.04.2012 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign two bills into law on Monday that will help victims of the late-March Lower North Fork wildfire that destroyed 23 hom...

In Colorado, Open Records Law Can Be a Weapon Against Transparency

Luis Toro | Posted 08.01.2012 | Denver
Luis Toro

Coloradans have allowed our state's aversion to taxation to trump our desire for open government, while government lawyers have figured out how to put citizens seeking public records on the defensive.

Agreement Removes Hurdle To Denver Olympic Bid

AP | Posted 07.24.2012 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado's governor and the mayor of Denver say they're pleased the International Olympic Committee and U.S. Olympic Committee have rea...

Speaker McNulty Sends Civil Unions Bill To 'Kill' Committee

Posted 05.14.2012 | Denver

All eyes are on Colorado to see whether the special session ordered by Gov. John Hickenlooper will push the state to join five others that have legali...

Hickenlooper Makes Impassioned Push For Civil Unions

AP | IVAN MORENO and KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 07.09.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- An emotional Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday that he's pulling Colorado lawmakers back to work to resolve a debate over civil unions t...

State's Civil Unions Bill Overcomes Another Hurdle, Gets Closer To Becoming Law

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

DENVER -- A bill to allow civil unions for gay couples in Colorado must survive two more votes in the Republican-led House before it gets to the gover...

Rocky Mountain Higher? Hick Signs Bill To Expand Spaceflight Biz

Posted 09.26.2012 | Denver

The Rocky Mountain high is poised to get even higher. On Thursday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the "Spaceflight Entity Limited Liability" bill (SB12...

US Reviews Ideas For Boosting West's Dwindling Water Supply

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 04.11.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Demand for water in a river basin that serves more than 36 million people in the West and Mexico is expected to overwhelm supply in the next...

Conservative Talk Radio Fights United Nations Threat to America

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Who knew how much of a threat the U.N. is? I've been depressed that it was in decline, but I guess I was wrong.

John Celock

Governors Target Prescription Drug Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

The nation's governors have begun studying prescription drug abuse and plan to develop best practices that can be used by state governments. The N...

Hickenlooper Takes Heat For Frack Ads

Posted 03.14.2012 | Denver

Fracking, the practice of injecting highly pressurized mixtures of fluid deep underground to release oil and gas trapped there, never fails to evoke p...

Hickenlooper May Be in Bed With the Oil Industry, But Coloradans Have His Wake-up Call

Sam Schabacker | Posted 05.12.2012 | Denver
Sam Schabacker

Governor Hickenlooper had a few particularly cozy days with the oil and gas industry the other week. Even so, the grassroots movement that opposes fracking in Colorado is starting to win.

Latest Hickenblooper Brings Pastor Protest

Posted 03.07.2012 | Denver

It was a harmless gaffe, worthy of the poorly disguised snickers that surely followed. Last week, Governor Hickenlooper mistakenly introduced Lt. Gov...

Hicken-blooper: Gov. Accidentally Calls Lt. Gov. A 'Sex Star'

AP | Posted 03.01.2012 | Denver

By Associated Press DENVER -- Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's flattering comments about Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia turned into a bit of a flub. While...

Is Hickenlooper VP Material?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.28.2012 | Denver

When George Bush ran for U.S. President in 2004, he trounced John Kerry in the "who you'd rather have a beer with" poll. And for good reason, too -- ...

State Of The State: Hickenlooper To Address Colo.'s Pressing Issues

Posted 01.12.2012 | Denver

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will deliver his second State of the State address to the House and Senate and is expected to address a wide range of ...

Rocky Mountain High To Get Higher With Colo. Spaceport

Posted 09.26.2012 | Denver

Colorado, known for its majestic Rocky mountains, clean air and water, outdoor lifestyle... and spaceport? That's just what Gov. John Hickenlooper is ...

Wesleyan Students Revoke Governor's Diploma

Posted 11.18.2011 | Denver

No one envies Governor Hickenlooper's position when it comes to dealing with Occupy Denver. A situation involving freedom of speech, tiptoeing betwee...

Three Steps Forward and a Couple Steps Back for Drug Law Reform in Colorado

Mike Krause | Posted 01.01.2012 | Denver
Mike Krause

While lawmakers continued reform momentum this year, those efforts were tempered by other bills that expanded an already intrusive and expensive drug law regime that returns questionable public safety value.

Dave Jamieson

Restaurant Lobby Fights Paid Sick Days For Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

Voters in Denver, Colo., will head to the polls next week to decide whether or not the city's employers should be required to give workers paid sick d...

WATCH: Colorado's Politicians Celebrate Ally Week

Posted 12.21.2011 | Denver

One Colorado produced a video celebrating national Ally Week, honoring local straight allies of LGBT youth. The video features Democratic Sens. Mar...

#OccupyDenver Has Gov. Hickenlooper In A Tent Tizzy

Posted 12.11.2011 | Denver

Now home to hundreds of supporters of the Occupy Denver movement, Civic Center Park is sprouting a multitude of tents and, as of this morning on conse...

The Down Low on Denver/Colorado

Robert Schwab | Posted 12.03.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

The national buzz is all about creating jobs nowadays, but are metro Denver and Colorado hot commodities among people who sell cities and regions to worldwide companies as places to expand or relocate?