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GOP Lawmaker's Gun-Toting Family Photo That May Horrifies 'Metrosexual Liberals'

Posted 07.26.2013 | Denver

A 2011 family photo of State Sen. Greg Brophy (R-Wray), who has announced a run for Colorado governor, recently got renewed attention when ColoradoPol...

Crime Makes A Comeback As Political Issue

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 07.06.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- The ad seems like an artifact from an earlier political era – a grainy mug shot of a convicted murderer, flashing police lights, a rec...

State's Strict New Gun Control Laws Go Into Effect

Posted 07.01.2013 | Denver

Colorado's sweeping new gun control legislation signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper in March finally goes into effect today. Universal backgr...

Death Penalty, Hickenlooper Supported By Coloradans: Poll

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 06.13.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. DENVER– Coloradans support the death penalty by wide margins, according to a poll released today by...

Undocumented Immigrant Driver's Licenses Bill Signed Into Law In Colorado

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 08.05.2013 | Denver

DENVER — Immigrants living illegally in Colorado will be able to get driver's licenses under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper, ...

ACLU Still Pushing For Secret Nathan Dunlap Execution Documents

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 05.26.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. When Gov. John Hickenlooper this week blocked the execution of Nathan Dunlap, he called for a statewi...

Colorado Killer's Reprieve Sharply Criticized

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 07.23.2013 | Denver

DENVER — Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper's decision to block the execution of convicted killer Nathan Dunlap for as long as he is governor inf...

Aurora Theater Shooting Prompts New Mental Health Law

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.17.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- Days after a gunman entered a suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 moviegoers and injuring 70 others, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colora...

State Lawmakers Advance Crimes Against Pregnant Women Act

Posted 05.03.2013 | Denver

A bill that would allow prosecutors to punish criminals who harm an unborn child during a crime received final approval by state lawmakers on Friday a...

Weld Commissioners 'Appalled' At New Gun Laws, Vote To Block Them

The Greeley Tribune | Analisa Romano | Posted 07.02.2013 | Denver

Weld County commissioners on Wednesday added their voices to the national debate on gun control, initially passing an ordinance that prohibits the boa...

Hick Blasted For Civil Unions Means 'Equal Rights' For All Coloradans Remark

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.13.2013 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper supports civil unions and celebrated yesterday's historic civil unions bill passage in the Colorado House by posting this messa...

Colorado Governor: Universal Background Checks Are Highest Priority

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.25.2013 | Denver

On Sunday's edition of CBS's "Face The Nation," Gov. John Hickenlooper said that on gun control policy, universal background checks for all gun purcha...

Hickenlooper Supports Gun Control Measures In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.15.2013 | Denver

After having not made a statement about the many gun control bills Colorado lawmakers are considering, Gov. John Hickenlooper made his stance on the g...

Matt Ferner

Hickenlooper In State Of The State: 'Let's Pass Civil Unions!

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.11.2013 | Denver

During his State of the State address, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper made it abundantly clear how he feels about the fate of a civil unions bill tha...

Matt Ferner

Hickenlooper Jokes He Can't Remember Amendment 64 Passed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.10.2013 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper is once again cracking jokes about marijuana policy in Colorado, this time during his State of the State address on Thursday. ...

Matt Ferner

Hick: 'Why Can't We Have Universal Background Checks For All Gun Sales?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.11.2013 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper addressed one of the most talked-about and controversial issues facing the state of Colorado and the nation during his State of...

Rocky Mountain High Could Get Higher With Spaceport

Posted 09.26.2012 | Denver

The Rocky Mountain High is poised to get even higher. Colorado U.S. Sens Michael Bennet and Mark Udall announced Tuesday that the Federal Aviation ...

Hickenlooper: 'Colorado Should Not Be Known For Marijuana'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.13.2012 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today he is opposing Amendment 64, Colorado's marijuana legalization measure which seeks to regulate and tax marijuan...

Colorado Remembers 9/11: Hick, Hancock Host Denver Event

Posted 09.11.2012 | Denver

This year's Colorado Remembers ceremony will not only pay tribute to the lives lost during the September 11 terrorist attacks, it will also honor the ...

Coloradans Still Strongly Support Civil Unions Bill Killed By GOP

Posted 08.13.2012 | Denver

According to a survey released by Public Policy Polling last week, Coloradans are still in favor of the bill that legislative Republicans killed in Ma...

Colorado and Warner Bros. Can Help Change Gun Laws

Bruce Kluger | Posted 09.26.2012 | Crime
Bruce Kluger

As the nation once again struggles to wring some clarity from yet another blood-soaked story, it strikes me that two such formidable institutions, a state government and a major motion picture studio, might join forces to find a solution.

Never Speak His Name

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 09.24.2012 | Media
Peter J. Ognibene

As individuals, we can comfort those who survive and mourn those who are lost. As a nation, however, we can put into practice what I first suggested in the wake of the atrocity in Tucson: Do not speak his name.

'Mother Nature Is Giving Us Some Relief'

Posted 07.09.2012 | Denver

After several days of rain drenched much of Colorado since the end of last week, Gov. John Hickenlooper lifted the statewide fire ban on Sunday that h...

Civil Unions Battle Could Affect Obama's Winning In Colorado

AP | IVAN MORENO and KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 07.19.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Minutes after President Barack Obama endorsed gay marriage on May 9, Colorado's Democratic governor choked back tears as he ordered state la...

Tensions Remain High After Civil Unions Defeat

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 07.15.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Opponents of same-sex unions rallied at the Colorado Capitol on Tuesday as tensions remained high one day after state House Republicans reje...