Joe Garcia, Colorado's coolest lieutenant governor, won't be going to Washington, D.C. -- not now, at least, and not as the head of the Department of Labor. Yesterday, the White House announced that Tom Perez, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, will take that post. Like Garcia, ... More >>
Linda NewellAs the state's legislative session draws to a close, a group of parents involved in grim custody battles are celebrating a quiet victory -- the passage of a bill that strips court-appointed child/family investigators, or CFIs, of their long-running immunity from state oversight an ... More >>
A bill to expand midwives' scope of practice in Colorado that's seen its fair share of compromises may have had its easiest day in the spotlight yesterday.
After several hours of testimony and questions about infant death rates and medical liability insurance, the House Judiciary Committee ... More >>
Poker Junkies may eventually come to a theater near you -- but it could take longer than hoped thanks to action by the Division of Securities at Colorado's Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Officials there have issued a cease and desist order against producers for failing to register ... More >>
Hickenlooper.John Hickenlooper is moving fast to build his administration. Since December 31, he's announced more than a dozen appointments, including three yesterday alone: Barbara Kelley will remain as director of the Department of Regulatory Agencies, Larry Trujillo will continue as head o ... More >>
Full-sized comic below.Broomfield Bluenose
Real name: Mariya Barmak; Occupation: Assistant Colorado Attorney General; Suburb of operation: Broomfield; Hair: Scarved; Eyes: Burning
Suburban superhero skills: Broomfield Bluenose possesses the conventional attributes of a Latvian immigrant as w ... More >>
Joseph Garcia.When John Hickenlooper unveiled his education platform yesterday, he touted the experience of running mate Joseph Garcia, currently the president of CSU-Pueblo.
Which would make Garcia, who's already served as director of the Department of Regulatory Agencies under then-governo ... More >>
Louis Hampers.Dr. Louis Hampers, a prominent staffer at The Children's Hospital in Aurora and the subject of the recent Westword feature ""When This Physician Gets the Fever, It's the Women He Dates Who Can't Shake the Bug," has temporarily lost his medical license.
This week, Hampers signed ... More >>
Louis Hampers.9News investigative reporter Deborah Sherman's relationship with Children's Hospital ER doc Louis Hampers started on a swinger's website and ended in court, where Sherman won a restraining order against him.
Hampers' increasingly creepy behavior toward Sherman (and another woma ... More >>
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 >>
Imogene Jackson's family would just like for her to rest in peace.Yesterday, we told you about the strange case of Imogene Jackson, who was mistakenly buried in place of another woman with the same last name -- who happened to wind up in the open coffin of a wake held to honor Imogene.
This ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Keeping dead people in the kitchen is not okay.A funeral director allegedly tells a family that the county coroner recommended him to bury their twelve-year-old child -- when the law prohibits such recommendations. A mortuary embalms a body without the final okay from the famil ... More >>