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200 More Ideas for the President's Climate Plan

William S. Becker | Posted 03.22.2014 | Green
William S. Becker

If you thought that the climate action plan President Obama announced last June contained a complete global warming agenda for the next three years,...

Chamber of the Americas: A Conduit to Latin American Commerce and Culture

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 09.17.2013 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

The ubiquitous chamber of commerce populates America's business topography comparable to apple pie, baseball and midsummer pyrotechnics. Every munici...

Lights, Camera, Educate!

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Zachary K. Pearce

When the lights and camera are cued, not only is a news show taking place, but an outstanding education is in the making.

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.

Bank Failures Reflect Badly on Colorado

Robert Schwab | Posted 11.19.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Colorado's bank failures in the first years of this century will reflect badly on the state for some time to come. But you don't hear many calls for crackdowns on the fast-money track records of the failed banks.

Ritter Endorses Hancock For Mayor

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.10.2011 | Denver

The Denver mayoral runoff is heating up with political figures now siding with either candidate, giving each campaign a much needed jolt -- Former Gov...

Bill To Punish Districts That Oppose Controversial Federal Immigration Crackdown Passes Second Reading

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill that would compel local governments in Colorado to comply with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency's (ICE) Secure Communities progra...

Why Did Colo. Officials Choose To Forgo Disaster Status For The Worst Wildfire In State History?

NewWest.Net | Jeff Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Fourmile Fire was Colorado's largest wildfire disaster in history. But in terms of becoming a declared federal disaster with assistance for indivi...

Natural Gas and America's Clean Energy Future

Bill Ritter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Ritter

Natural gas has many applications, for utilities, transportation and other energy needs. It can and must be a major part of our energy future -- along with wind, solar, biofuels, clean coal, nuclear, energy efficiency measures, and other technologies.

Post Should Call on Moonlighters Like Stapleton to Follow Hick's Lead on Cellphone Use

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

John Hickenlooper told a conservative journalist that he'll use two cellphones, one for conducting the people's business and another for personal and campaign work. Other state officials should now follow Hick's lead.

COGA Drops Lawsuit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The trade group representing oil and natural gas drillers in Colorado announced on Thursday that it was dropping a lawsuit over the state's environmen...

Secure Communities

The Pueblo Chieftain | PATRICK MALONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Advocates for immigrants' rights are commending Gov. Bill Ritter for withholding Colorado participation in a federal deportation program unl...

Forest Service Looks To Timber Industry To Help Quell Bark Beetle Problem

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DILLON, Colo. — A strong wood-products industry is key to removing thousands of dead, bark beetle-infested trees that threaten to topple onto ro...

Ritter Pardons Disabled Man Executed In 1939

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A mentally disabled man executed more than 70 years ago has been pardoned in Colorado. Outgoing Gov. Bill Ritter on Friday awarded a p...

Ritter To Head New Energy Program At CSU

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter announced on Wednesday that he will become director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State Universit...

Ritter Reaches Deal With ICE Over Anti-Illegal Immigration Program

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter is expected to sign into law a program that seeks to crack down on illegal immigration using fingerprints to check a per...

GOP Deflecting Accusations That It's Capitulating On Drilling Regs

The Aspen Times | Steven K. Paulson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado Republicans who vowed to reverse oil and gas regulations that they claimed were strangling the industry and driving jobs out of sta...

Hickenlooper Defeats Tancredo In Colorado Governor's Race

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Democratic Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper has won the Colorado governor's race after a campaign in which the GOP nominee imploded and a...

Colorado Board Of Education Defies Governor Ritter,

The Denver Post | Susan Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Bill Ritter's administration is in a turf war with the State Board of Education over sex, kids and health care reform. State law requires schools t...

Ritter Pardons Anti-Gang Activist Convicted On Robbery Charges In '79

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter issued 20 pardons on Wednesday. Among the pardoned was Rev. Leon Kelly, Executive Director of Open Door Youth Gang Alte...

Colorado's Legislative Council Makes Few Changes To Budget Projections; Poor Real Estate Values Could Hurt

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

The Colorado Legislative Council's quarterly economic and revenue forecast, issued Monday, showed little movement from third-quarter predictions, a si...

Taking on King Coal

Pete Maysmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Pete Maysmith

Bipartisanship is dead. At least that is what the chattering class would have you believe. Look a little deeper however, and you'll see that there is a different story to tell in the Rocky Mountains.

Colorado Commission On Higher Ed Draws Line In The Sand On Spending Cuts

EdNewsColorado | Todd Engdahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education drew a symbolic line in the sand Wednesday, saying the state's higher education system can stand no furthe...

Monica Marquez Set To Become First Latina, Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

lawweekonline.com | Matt Masich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Monica Marquez will be announced as the 101st justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, two sources have independently told Law Week Colorado. ...

Will Hickenlooper Really Be Pro-Business, or Ritter Redux?

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

How Hickenlooper will manage to be "pro-business," while also serving a core party constituency that is hostile to free markets and free enterprise, is a contradiction he'll have to work through.