In 2007, Seung-Hui Cho, a student at Virginia Tech, killed 32 people in one of the deadliest campus shootings in U.S. history. About 1,500 miles away, Ben Reed, a teacher at Standley Lake High School in Westiminster had seen enough. But little did he know what his search for a positive way to deal ... More >>
Update: We've been following a series of surprising incidents involving Gunsmoke Guns, a Wheat Ridge store that served as the setting of American Guns, a reality TV series that was recently canceled by the Discovery Channel; see our previous coverage below. First, there was a robbery. Then, there w ... More >>
In the contentious debates on gun policy that are likely to remain at the forefront of national politics in the coming months, Colorado is an important player given its history of tragic mass shootings. And on one national task force dedicated to reducing gun violence, U.S. Representative Ed Perlmut ... More >>
Candidates for Congress fielded questions for hours this morning at a forum in Thorton where six politicians debated the economy and job creation, taxes, energy policy and unsurprisingly, health care -- launching a jam-packed week of political events in Colorado.
When Colorado Senator Michael Bennet defeated Republican challenger Ken Buck in the 2010 U.S. Senate race, observers were surprised -- but they also saw in Bennet's approach a potential template that might be applied elsewhere. Last night, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow outlined the concept, pointing out in ... More >>
Last night, House GOP leadership killed a civil unions bill sponsored by Senator Pat Steadman by preventing a procedural vote that would have brought it to the chamber's floor today. Steadman was severely disappointed by this manner of murder, which also prevented the passage of many other bills. B ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, the Colorado Senate approved Senator Steve King's THC driving bill by an 18-17 vote thanks to the support of Senator Nancy Spence, who'd recommended additional study for a similar measure that fell short of passage last year. Now, the proposal is headed to the Colorado House, an ... More >>
Later today, the Colorado Senate is expected to formally approve a bill that would legalize civil unions. Of course, the Senate also approved a civil unions measure last year, only to see the proposal die in a House committee, with all six Republican members voting against it. Can it avoid a similar ... More >>
Morgan Carroll.Before she committed the lessons to the page, state senator Morgan Carroll had delivered hundreds of workshops and seminars on citizen advocacy. Since her career in politics began, the forty-year-old Democrat continues to be overwhelmed by the disconnect between paid lobbyists ... More >>
Our post about the 9th Circuit Court declaring Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban, unconstitutional, focused on the Colorado case that spelled doom for the state's anti-gay Amendment 2 circa the '90s. But could this ruling cause problems for measures like the civil unions bill progressing ... More >>
Mitt RomneyCops and Secret Service agents who protect Republican presidential hopefuls are dealing with a new kind of threat -- one that sparkles. Last Tuesday, Denver got into the act when Peter Smith, a college student and politics intern, was arrested after he tried to throw blue glitter o ... More >>
OK, it's not really a leak if the source publishes the info -- more like a sneak-peek of Denver #WebAwards winners, we're publishing ten award winners this morning, in advance of tonight's party at Casselman's. It's open to anyone age 21 and up at 8 p.m.. (although anyone on our list of final ... More >>
John Suthers.When House Bill 1261, which would have set THC driving limits, was killed on Monday, many people -- including most of the bill's supporters, and just about all of its opponents -- were surprised. John Suthers, Colorado Attorney General and medical marijuana dispensary foe was out ... More >>
FlickrOn Monday, the Colorado Senate will take up HB 1261, a bill that sets THC driving limits at five nanograms per milliliter of blood -- a level to which many critics object. Indeed, even its sponsor, Representative Claire Levy, now thinks this number may be too strict. But attorney M. Col ... More >>
Jorge Moromisato.Jorge Moromisato is running for Colorado Senate as an independent, and whatever you think of his policies, criticism that his platform is short on specifics is not an accusation that will stick. The Denver Plan details Moromisato's ideas on how to end unemployment and fix th ... More >>
A Flickr photoAmerica loves its wounded soldiers. So much so that the Colorado Wildlife Commission will offer free big-game hunting licenses this fall to Colorado veterans severely wounded in action overseas over the past nine years. Still, that might not be much consolation for possibly tho ... More >>
Mark Udall.In April, Senator Mark Udall marked the anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide with a strongly worded statement. But these words didn't satisfy Rocky Mountain Hye Advocates, an organization trying to get all members of the Colorado congressional delegation to support a national ... More >>
See full-size image below.Plenty of cities romance corporations looking for a new home. But few go to the extremes of Longmont, which so wants Google Fiber to set up housekeeping there that it's created a photo from space expressing its desire, plus a video contest and more. Check out exampl ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonIs impeachment a black-and-white issue?The idea that a White House job offer to Pennsylvania's Joe Sestak -- one allegedly designed to convince him not to challenge Senator Arlen Specter -- might be an impeachable defense has been popular in Republican circles of late. ... More >>
Their German citizenship didn't exactly solve their problems.Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis likes Arizona's controversial new immigration law a whole lot more than does Representative Jared Polis, who told Politico that requiring immigrants to have their papers on them at all ... More >>
This is one politically aggressive man.In an interview last week, Ken Buck campaign consultant Walt Klein said he thinks Jane Norton, the well-heeled frontrunner for the Republican senatorial nomination, is running scared. Shockingly enough, Josh Penry, the minority leader of the Colorado Se ... More >>
"You've heard of me? Really?"Is Andrew Romanoff's Colorado senate run against Michael Bennet making an impact in the Beltway? Prominent mentions in the Washington Post serve as telling indications -- and the paper has name-checked Romanoff twice in as many days. Yesterday, the Post's Dan Bal ... More >>
Where Scott McInnis leads, all of his former rivals plan to follow.Last Thursday, Tom Tancredo confirmed in this space that he was part of a group coming up with a unity platform Republican Scott McInnis could use against Bill Ritter in the 2010 gubernatorial campaign -- and that if all went ... More >>
Governor James H. Peabody.What's the best way to mark Colorado Day? Should we go outside and contemplate nature? Pet a cow instead of eating one? Or listen to John Denver albums until your brain begins to boil and your ears erupt in pustules? Not according to the citizens behind Colorado Ethi ... More >>
"In this country, we have to let every child -- it doesn't matter if they are documented or undocumented -- live the American dream and have a chance to go to college," Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said yesterday on a tour of Bruce Randolph School with Michael Bennet, the former Denver Public ... More >>
In today's Rocky Mountain News, FOX News contributor Michelle Malkin claims she didn't realize she posed for a photo with a man holding a swastika-bearing sign at an anti-Obama stimulus bill protest Tuesday outside the State Capitol in Denver. Malkin suggests to Rocky reporter David Montero that "S ... More >>
Rima Sinclair. Presumably, websites operated under the auspices of daily newspapers subscribe to the same ideals as the printed product. Yet it's hard to imagine that "Jews Slant Media, Candidate Claims," a piece by ex-Colorado Senate president John Andrews published August 10 on the Denver Post's ... More >>
Even attorney Dani Newsum doesn't know precisely how long she's been affiliated with Channel 12. She's pretty sure she started working at the station as a volunteer in 1989, then served in a series of mostly behind-the-scenes roles prior to becoming a regular panelist on Colorado Inside Out, a weekl ... More >>
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