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Former Political Reporter Writes News-Like Blog for Secretary of State

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When political reporter Lynn Bartels left The Denver Post last year for a communications job at the Secretary of State's (SOS) office, it appeared she...

Denver Post's Lynn Bartels Leaves Journalism After 22 Years as a Reporter in Colorado

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.04.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

After starting her career in New Mexico, Bartels joined the Rocky in 1991 as its night cops reporter. In 2000, she started covering the state legislature. The Denver Post hired Bartels in 2009, immediately after the Rocky closed.

Why You Should Stop Laughing At The Collapse of The Denver Post And Colorado Journalism

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.15.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Can't grandstanding politicians, maybe a few from each party, spotlight the problem and call on philanthropists to step up and fund local journalism? Or figure out something else to say? Even if it's just to acknowledge the tragedy unfolding in front of us?

Attack on "Liberal Columnist" Spotlights Tragic Defeat of Family-Planning Legislation

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.18.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In her column, Pollitt provided the widely-known fact that insurance companies are not currently paying for the services and care provided by the LARC program.

Best Reporting on Colorado Legislature This Year

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Below, I've listed some of my favorite reporting about Colorado's legislative session that ended Wednesday.

Re-Run: Buck Supports Personhood Again!

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.17.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The GOP's newbie House members elected U.S. Representative-elect Ken Buck as their president Thursday. If you follow Buck's history here in Colorado,...

Best Journalism of the Election Season by Local Reporters

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.01.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In a time when everyone complains about the demise of local journalism, we saw some great stuff. Of course, there were epic lapses, but I'll get into those later, or perhaps at our (bipartisan) Nov. 11 panel discussion on media coverage of the 2014 election.

Journalists Revolt Against Gardner's Lie

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

We're seeing a full-scale revolt by journalists against senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's obnoxious denial of the simple fact that the Life at Conception Act, which he co-sponsored  last summer, is federal personhood legislation.

Coffman Still Mad at Being Square Peg in Round Hole of Aurora

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.24.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

But whether you think Coffman is anything like a Cuckoo bird, you wouldn't expect Coffman, three years after redistricting, to be bringing up the square-peg issue himself, almost hating on his own district.

Nugent Apologizes to Obama But Not to Colorado!

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I wrote a blog post a while back regurgitating rocker Ted Nugent's appearance on KNUS Peter Boyles' show, where Nugent said Colorado is the poster chi...

Fewer Political Reporters at Denver Post Points to Decline in Colorado Journalism

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You hear complaints about The Denver Post's reduced coverage of politics, but the newspaper still has more political reporters than any other news out...

Still Waiting for the GOP News Conference Against Abortion Extremism

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.16.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Why the move to the right when logic would dictate a move to the middle, in light of the power of the women's bloc in the 2012 election, and the GOP collapse?

With No Supporting Evidence, Coors Accuses "Perlmutter Camp" of Spreading Nasty Rumors

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

On KLZ's Grassroots Radio Colorado Wednesday, a caller put the following question to Joe Coors, who's running against Rep. Ed Perlmutter for a congressional seat...

A List of the Best Political Reporting in Colorado This Election Season

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Compared to the 2010 election in Colorado, this one has been mostly a snoozer, journalistically. Still, reporters have turned out some excellent work this time around, and I've listed my favorite reporting below.

Post to Publish Clarification That GOP State House Candidate Webster Shot Twice at Ex-Wife; Fox 31 Should Do Same

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Fox 31 took information from a front-page Post article Tuesday and told us something the Post didn't report.

Misleading Denver Post Story Spreads to Washington Post

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

A March 28 Denver Post article included a misleading anecdote that unfortunately has now spread to the Washington Post.

The GOP Is for Lovers

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

Many Republicans can and do support gay rights without believing that expanding government intervention or mandates into our personal lives is the most effective way to fight discrimination.

Colorado Republicans Abandon Social Issues

Laura Chapin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Laura Chapin

It remains to be seen if this political kumbayah can survive a divisive Republican primary. The intolerant wing of the Republican party is notoriously intolerant of its own candidates.