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Colorado House of Representatives

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Ken Gordon, lawyer, politician and crusading Coloradan, passes away

    I have had the pleasure of writing about Ken Gordon when he was a public defender; when he was a member of the Colorado House of Representatives, where he served as speaker, and the Colorado Senate; when he was a candidate for Colorado Secretary of State and then as founder of cleanslatenow.org, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Marvin Booker jail death: Judge asked to stop city from blocking FBI access to evidence

    Last month, the family of Marvin Booker, who died in custody at a Denver jail in 2010, expressed frustration over delays in a lawsuit they filed against the city the following year. Weeks later, a trial date still hasn't been set, but court action is taking place: The family's attorney, Darold Kilme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Video: College women may not know if they'll be raped, could shoot wrong person, says rep

    During the last presidential campaign, Republicans were put in an awkward position by Missouri senatorial candidate Todd Akin's comments about "legitimate rape;" remember how Mitt Romney dodged a CBS4 question about it? Now, however, a Colorado Democrat, state rep Joe Salazar, is the person backpeda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Civil unions bill passes Senate, heads to House

    Last May, a civil-unions bill died an ugly death in the Colorado House of Representatives, alternately frustrating and pissing off backers. But this year appears to be a very different story. A short time ago, the state senate approved the Pat Steadman-sponsored measure -- and while that happened i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Voter misinformation bill a tool to use against fraud, says Colorado Common Cause

    In January 2008, the night before the presidential election, Gilbert Ortiz received his first strange phone call. The following morning, the Pueblo county clerk and recorder would receive thousands repeating the report, but his relative caught him first. She asked why he had changed her polling loca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    James Mejia: Activist attacks Denver mayoral candidate for using phrase "illegal immigrants"

    James Mejia.​James Mejia is now among the frontrunners in the race for Denver mayor, which makes him a target for attacks -- including an unexpected one from a group of Latino activists led by Lidia Ortiz. They've written an open letter blasting Mejia for using the phrase "illegal immigrants" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Medical marijuana advocate's call not to disturb legislative process for bill stirs controversy

    Greg Goldfogel.​ The Cannabis Therapy Institute sent out an "action alert" to its members regarding today's planned second reading of HB 1260, a bill to set THC driving limits. But after a similar alert last week regarding HB 1250, which originally sought to ban all MMJ edibles, infused-produc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Doug Linkhart: A Denver mayor's race profile

    Doug Linkhart.​With John Hickenlooper having been elected Colorado's governor, we know Denver will have a new mayor next year, and the race promises to be wild and wide open. To introduce you to the players, we're offering profiles of official candidates. Next up: Doug Linkhart. "I want to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Bill Clinton loves him some Andrew Romanoff

    A Flickr photo"'V' for 'victory.'"​Update, 2:27 p.m.: New info below the original 1:37 p.m. item. While Republican Ken Buck used the caucus system to transform himself from a senatorial dark horse into a frontrunner (the kind now getting attacked by the likes of Politico), Andrew Romanoff, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Bill Ritter vetoes sex offender bill over Joyce Foster's controversial amendment

    Bill Ritter just says no.​Senator Joyce Foster's last minute amendment to House Bill 10-364, which allowed sex offenders to choose among three treatment options, stirred plenty o' controversy, owing largely to her subsequent admission that the action was inspired by her brother-in-law, Julian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Betsy Markey: Cory Gardner's ebetsy.com attack off-target

    Betsy Markey as pictured on ebetsy.com.​Fort Collins Coloradoan editor Bob Moore's blog is a must-read for anyone interested in Northern Colorado politics -- and his post about congressional wannabe Cory Gardner's latest attack on incumbent Betsy Markey shows why. This morning, Gardner's camp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Scott McInnis (kind of) tops Colorado Ethics Watch's top five ethics scandals of 2009 list

    "Hey, my hands are clean!"​Last year, ethics in Colorado improved by 50 percent -- at least judging by Colorado Ethics Watch's list of the year's top ethical standards. After all, the 2008 edition was ten items long, but the 2009 sports just five. "We realized it had been a slow year," says ne ... More >>

  • News

    October 1, 2009
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    September 9, 2009

    Jane Norton for Senate: The next great GOP hope

    Jane Norton.​Last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee registered a couple of domain names on behalf of former Colorado Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton -- and today, Norton's using one of them, JaneNortonForColorado.com. Up-front: A news item that declares, "Jane Norton official ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: New jobs for Andrew Romanoff

    On November 5, the day after Democrats scored such a stunning upset in Colorado, I spotted affable, outgoing Colorado House of Representatives speaker Andrew Romanoff at the Saucy Noodle, of all places. He was on the phone with Bernie Buescher, the Grand Junction rep who'd looked to be next in line ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    TV host Aaron Harber on why he should be Colorado's next Secretary of State

    Aaron Harber. At present, twenty people have submitted applications for Colorado's Secretary of State job, including several big-name politicos: Andrew Romanoff, the term-limited speaker of Colorado's House of Representatives; Ken Gordon, the majority leader for the state senate; Rosemary Rodrigue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Andrew Romanoff loses one, wins one

    Andrew Romanoff. Andrew Romanoff, the outgoing speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, will be back at the Statehouse today, helping to choose the leadership for the next session. In his last year of his last term before the state's term-limits law booted him out, Romanoff crafted a plan ... More >>

  • News

    March 13, 2008

    No More Sex in Public Bathrooms, By Court Order

    How did this candidate for public office end up with a restraining order?

  • News

    January 31, 2008

    A Louse in the House

    Doug Bruce stars in the newest reality TV show.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2008

    Best of Denver Winners from 1996

    In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    The Ride of Their Lives

    The LaFores make their living off of motorcycles -- even though motorcycles have already been the death of two sons.

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    White on White

    So what really happened to Frosty and Frank?

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    The Gay Nineties

    Since Amendement 2 passed seven years ago, Colorado Springs has learned a lesson in Family Values.

  • News

    November 25, 1999
  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Big Boss Lady

    CRL knows how to buy friends and influence people.

  • Music

    May 6, 1999
  • News

    April 1, 1999

    The Young and the Restless

    As the turks of Denver's black politics grow old, what's to be made of their legacy?

  • News

    February 18, 1999

    A Monkey Wrench

    Animal-rights activists say CU researchers are worming out of a debate.

  • News

    April 16, 1998

    Juvenile Behavior

    What's the real reason the state pulled forty boys from a controversial private prison?

  • News

    May 1, 1997

    God's Own Party

    Everything's divine in Arvada, where the GOP has veered sharply to the religious right.

  • News

    April 10, 1997

    That's My Boy!

    Mo Udall's son Mark climbs into politics. Guess where he stands on environmental issues.

  • News

    January 16, 1997

    Party Crasher

    Back from the abyss, Sam Zakhem campaigns for the forgotten man: himself

  • News

    November 8, 1995

    BURIED TREASURE

    THE HONEYMOON'S LONG OVER FOR EX-EPA CHIEF ANNE BURFORD AND HER LATE HUSBAND--BUT THE DIVORCE IS FOREVER.

  • News

    April 26, 1995

    CHECK, PLEASE

    MEET THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO KICK THE NEW MAYOR AROUND.WHO'S WATCHING THE WATCHDOGS NUMBERS AREN'T THE ONLY THINGS GETTING CRUNCHED IN THE RACE FOR DENVER AUDITOR.

  • News

    December 28, 1994

    STRANGE BUT TRUE

    DRIBBLES AND BITS AND BITS AND BITS.

  • News

    October 26, 1994

    SICK TRANSIT

    HE'S LEFT A TRAIL OF ANGRY CREDITORS AND ONCE SUED THE STATE AFTER FALLING OFF A BRIDGE. DAVID SHORTRIDGE SAYS HE'S A NATURAL CANDIDATE FOR THE RTD BOARD.

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