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John Hickenlooper

Doug Bruce's Unlikely Ally

Posted 10.16.2011 | Denver

Few letters are as divisive in Colorado politics as T, A, B,O, and R. TABOR, or the 'Colorado Taxpayer's Bill of Rights,' was enacted in 1992 as a vo...

How Does Government Money Create Jobs?

Robert Schwab | Posted 10.15.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

How can government money actually create jobs? Gov. John Hickenlooper's administration is working hard to find an answer.

Hickenlooper: Fracking Fluid Regulations Imminent

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.02.2011 | Denver

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper told oil and gas companies on Tuesday to expect heavier regulations on fracking fluid in the state by the end of t...

Education Lawsuit Argues State Expects Too Much, Pays Too Little

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.01.2011 | Denver

Denver District Judge Sheila Rappaport began hearing arguments yesterday on one of the most provocative education lawsuits in Colorado's history, Loba...

Excuse Me Republicans, But How Will You Pay for That?

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporter Tim Hoover received House Speaker McNulty's good news about the end of the "tough budget" era, allowing seniors to enjoy a tax break on property taxes. And so he asked McNulty how he'd adjust the state budget to pay for it.

How Not to Pick Aurora's Mayor

Jessica Peck | Posted 09.19.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

While the race for mayor of Aurora is basically among various flavors of Republicans, including one convert to the party and one defector from it, the race is not your father's GOP primary.

Grace Potter/Nocturnals, the Avett Brothers Find Love on the Rocks

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.16.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Thunder and lightning hit Red Rocks amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. Only this time, the electrical impulses of the Avett Brothers followed the human boombox known as Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

State Health Exchanges Tilting Toward Insurers

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

The insurance industry made it abundantly clear this week that it is in the driver's seat--in both Washington and state capitals -- of one of the most important vehicles created by Congress to reform the U.S. health care system.

Gov. Hickenlooper's Veto of SB 213 Insults Low-Income Parents

Brian T. Schwartz | Posted 09.05.2011 | Denver
Brian T. Schwartz

For some families, SB 213 would have increased the Child Health Plan Plus enrollment fee to $20 per month. It's insulting to eligible parents to suggest that they would not pay the increased fees.

New Law Will Curb Bullying of LGBT Students in Colorado Schools

Jessica Cook Woodrum | Posted 08.14.2011 | Denver
Jessica Cook Woodrum

It's a fact: Colorado schools are hostile environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) young people. But change is on the way.

Colorado Education Gets A Boost From Bill And Melinda Gates

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.13.2011 | Denver

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has invested a three-year $9.7 million fund into four of Colorado's school districts to initiate and aid education...

5.6 Million Gallons Of Oil And Gas Fluid Spilled In Three Counties

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 07.31.2011 | Denver

Three northwestern Colorado counties have reported 5.6 million gallons of spilled oil and gas fluids from 2001 to 2010, according to a report released...

Denver Mayoral Race Heats Up With Hecklers and... a Romer Running Mate?

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 07.26.2011 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

From the looks of the ballot, there are two men left standing: Chris Romer and Michael Hancock. But last week, Romer signs began appearing around Denver with a second name, James Mejia.

From Patient To Princess: Make A Wish Foundation Gives Girl Royal Treatment

Posted 07.16.2011 | Impact

The Make A Wish Foundation gave a girl suffering from a life-threatening heart condition an experience fit for a princess, reports KDVR. Along with...

Hickenlooper Cracks Down On School Bullying

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.13.2011 | Denver

Governor John Hickenlooper is expected to sign House Bill 1254 today. The bill, lauded by high schools, minority leaders and LGBT rights groups seeks ...

Boulder Youths Sue Colorado For Global Warming

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.10.2011 | Denver

Three Boulder County youths are suing the State of Colorado for polluting the atmosphere, contributing to global warming and climate change. 10-ye...

Serious Challenges Await Denver's Next Mayor

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 06.09.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A $100 million budget deficit, a police department under scrutiny, an over-budget mass transportation project and the chance to work in...

Controversial Singer Asks, "Show Me Your Beautiful Country"

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 06.04.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

In the jazz realm, where fans are finicky and standard remakes a dime a dozen, Rene Marie's Voice of My Beautiful Country is grabbing headlines for both quality and controversy.

Hickenlooper Backs 'Fracking,' With A Caveat

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Dennis Webb | Posted 06.01.2011 | Denver

GLENWOOD SPRINGS -- Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday defended the use of hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas development in Colorado but renewed h...

Colorado Passes Nation's Most Far-Reaching Concussions Law

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.29.2011 | Denver

DENVER — The nation's most sweeping measure addressing youth-concussions in sports was signed into law Tuesday in Colorado, where the guidelines...

Does Colorado Have to Cut Education? The Answer Is No

Michael J. McCarthy | Posted 05.29.2011 | Denver
Michael J. McCarthy

3,600 school district jobs, making an average of $56,000 a year, will be eliminated in Colorado in the near future. If that isn't worth getting out of your seats -- you're already dead where you sit.

E-mails: Brewers Pressed Hick Early On Beer Rules

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.28.2011 | Denver

Hours after John Hickenlooper was sworn in as Colorado's governor Jan. 11, the former microbrewer was already being lobbied by his friends in the craf...

Opportunity Scholarships in D.C. Give Lawmakers Chance to Put Actions to Words

Malcom Glenn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Malcom Glenn

The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program has improved reading scores for students involved and raised graduation rates for program participants to 91 percent.

Sportsmen, Conservationists Skeptical Of Hick's DOW, Parks Merger

coloradoan.com | Bobby Magill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Sportsmen's groups are expressing great skepticism about Gov. John Hickenlooper's plan to merge the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State P...

WATCH: Boigon Channels Hick In First TV Ad Of 2011 Mayoral Cycle

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The first television ad of the 2011 Denver mayoral race looks awfully familiar. In an ad released Monday, mayoral candidate Carol Boigon, an at-large...