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Marijuana Legalization Update: The Jury's Still Out

Howard Meitiner | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics
Howard Meitiner

It has now been six months since Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana. This week, Washington became the second state to roll out retail pot sales. All eyes are on these two states, but to me, it's quite telling that Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is reluctant to call legalization a success.

Colorado Gun Restrictions Upheld By Federal Judge

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

A federal judge upheld gun restrictions in Colorado on Thursday, throwing out a lawsuit aimed at overturning the state's new gun laws, Fox 31 and the ...

Bike To Work Day

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Natalie Pace

Today, tens of thousands of Coloradans are garaging their car and hitting Colorado's bike trails to commute into work for Colorado's annual Bike to Work Day. One of the biggest upsides to biking, and other clean energy and conservation policies, is how empowering it is to the average person.

Tancredo the Biggest Loser?

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Gessler launched an ad yesterday attacking his rival Tom Tancredo as a loser because Tanc lost his 2010 campaign for governor. The conservative radio world isn't buying Gessler's attack.

Friday Talking Points -- From Bears to Zombies

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Gay marriage is becoming legal in so many states, it's hard to keep up these days. As federal court after federal court strikes down laws against marriage equality, some politicians have realized it's a losing battle.

GOP Gubernatorial Debate Spoofs 'The Dating Game' In Appeal To Women Voters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Republicans attempted to show that they're really trying to reach out to women voters by talking about women as “ornamental” and playing music fro...

Political Battle Lines Blurred By Fracking, Keystone Debates

AP | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country. Democrats are split between...

Will Beauprez Be Banned from Saturday's GOP Convention?

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Delegates at the state Republican convention will vote Saturday to pick one or more of the GOP gubernatorial candidates who will appear on the primary...

Tea-Party Radio Host Wins Argument with GOP Candidate

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you really want to understand the dynamic playing out right now among conservative candidates battling each other to win the June primary election,...

Beer Taps Installed In Colorado Governor's Mansion, Because Of Course

AP | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's governor used to brew beer for a living, and now he has new beer taps in his home. State officials announced...

Riding a Joint Into the Governor's Office

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo thinks he can ride his support for pot legalization into the governor's office. That's what he said T...

Republicans Want to Stop Gays From Filing Joint Tax Returns? Really?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.06.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Over the objection of Republicans, Democrats, who control the Colorado Legislature, passed a bill last week allowing same-sex couples to file joint st...

Colorado Gov. Touts New Air Pollution Rules

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is touting the state's new air pollution curbs on the oil and gas industry — but he insists that loc...

Matt Ferner

No, Colorado Isn't Releasing People Imprisoned For Pot Crimes. But Why The Hell Not?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- A parody news story went viral earlier this week, claiming that Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) had proposed a bill that would release p...

Dem State Rep: Legalizing Marijuana Isn't That Different Than Bourbon

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

One day after Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) urged states to take caution on legalizing marijuana, one Democratic lawmaker weighed in on his comm...

Matt Ferner

Colorado Governor Discourages Other States From Legalizing Pot

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has a word of warning for states considering marijuana legalization. "I urge caution," Hickenlooper said at the Nat...

Govs Throw Cold Water On Legal Weed Despite Public Support

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — All the buzz at the National Governors Association meeting over legalizing pot, some say, is just smoke. Nearly three months afte...

Colorado Sued Over Marijuana Advertising Limits

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Two publications have sued Colorado in federal court over restrictions that prohibit the ...

Candidate Will Debate Talk-Radio Hosts But Not Real Opponents!

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I was worried that the re-constituted Dan Caplis radio show (minus the occasional left-leaning questions from Craig Silverman) would turn out to be a ...

Business Etiquette - Or Just Basic Training?

Debra Fine | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

Attention! There is some big news coming out of Colorado Springs. In order to graduate from the Air Force Academy, cadets will have to pass inspection in decorum. Yes, you read that right.

Matt Ferner

Colorado Gov. Hates His State's Legal Weed 'Experiment'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Recreational marijuana is now legal for adults to purchase in Colorado. Those same adults have been able to possess and consume pot legally since 2012...

Politicians Wary About Legal Pot Sales

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Midnight tonight will trigger the beginning of a new year and, in Colorado, a new era for the marijuana industry -- but don't expect all of the politi...

Shootings, Other Woes Take Political Toll On Colorado Governor

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Stepping away after consoling families and victims in the latest of a string of violent s...

Hickenlooper Visits Arapahoe High Shooting Victim

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado's governor has asked the nation for prayers for the 17-year-old girl who was critically wounded by a classmate at ...

Governors Gather In Vegas To Talk Land Use, Fires

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Leaders from around the West convened a two-day meeting on Wednesday in Las Vegas to discuss land use, wildfires and environmental ...