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On a week when the Bob Beauprez campaign was buoyed by a poll that showed him in a 44 percent tie with Gov. John Hickenlooper, it was instead a different number that stirred a media buzz. Hours … more
An attack ad released against Gov. John Hickenlooper last week started out like any other negative ad — grainy, black-and-white footage followed by a series of assaults on the governor for his failure to “make the tough decisions.” The ad, … more
Over the years, Tom Tancredo has been called an extremist and a racist and countless other pejoratives. And, most recently, a fellow Republican in a crowded GOP field looking to unseat Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said that a Tancredo … more
Death penalty politics resurfaced in the gubernatorial race last week on the heels of comments made by Gov. John Hickenlooper during a recent television interview. But political observers wonder just how much voters actually care about capital … more
An effort to ban the carrying of concealed handguns on college campuses ended June 26 out of supporters' concerns that the issue could be used as a “political football” to impact the November election. For months, backers of the campus gun … more
The House last week passed an 11th hour marijuana banking bill, capping an eventful chain of events on that and other pot-related legislation during the final days of the session. With the May 7 passage of House Bill 1398, Colorado is on its way … more
President Barack Obama told a Denver audience on July 9 that the country's economy is better off now than when he took office five years ago and blasted Republicans in Congress who "have blocked or voted down every serious idea to helping the middle class." more
Voters will not be weighing in on hydraulic fracturing this November after all. Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis announced an 11th hour deal on Aug. 4 to create a special task force to address issues surrounding fracking - the very day that signatures to put fracking on the November ballot were due for submission to the Secretary of State's Office. more
In front of a group of school children who are just starting to grasp basic arithmetic, Gov. John Hickenlooper on May 21 signed into law a pair of complex, multimillion dollar school finance measures. The new laws will allow a state school … more
Gov. John Hicklenlooper prepares to sign into law three new bills that will help Colorado prepare for an “unpredictable” wildfire season, as Sen. Gail Schwartz looks on. The governor, along with … more
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