Even though medical marijuana businesses are legal at the state level, they still are illegal under federal law. And while this raises the spectre of federal law enforcement coming down on Colorado businesses, the bigger concern revolves around banking. Since banks are monitored federally, they do n ... More >>
While Secretary of State Scott Gessler continues to face backlash for his efforts to remove potentially illegal voters from the rolls, his communications team last week was also forced to respond to more serious allegations -- that the Republican official misused public dollars for his private, poli ... More >>
Today is the first day that voters can cast their ballots in person as part of early voting in Colorado -- and the state's top Democratic officials set an example by voting in front of a bunch of cameras in Denver. The photo op underscores how important the ground game is for Obama in key swing stat ... More >>
Since James Holmes purchased an AR-15 assault rifle and shot twelve people dead in an Aurora movie theater, we've asked different local officials if they think stricter gun control laws could help prevent this kind of tragedy in the future. Recently, Denver mayor Michael Hancock told us that he woul ... More >>
Like the PrideFest parades and celebrations of yore, Denver's 2012 edition left me sunburned, emotionally confused, laughing and borderline crying. I was laughing because, in my hour or so of parade watching, I saw at least ten rainbow streamer-covered flatbed trucks jammed with tiny under ... More >>
The RTD Board FasTracks monitoring committee will announce its pick of the three options for the Northwest Rail Line at 5:30 p.m. today, with a final board vote on March 27. You can watch the announcement live -- as well as public comment that promises to be lively, since all the options would requi ... More >>
Say you're in the mood to look up a factoid about something odd -- like, for instance, the history of Velcro. So you go to Google, ignore the weird bar over the logo, and type in "Velcro" and "Wiki." A Wikipedia link appears, and a click brings it up -- but it vanishes an instant later. Oh my God! W ... More >>
The Center for Responsive Politics has released a personal finance overview for each member of Congress. We did a little number crunching and found some interesting figures regarding Colorado's congressional members. Collectively, Colorado's nine-person delegation is worth $166,900,678.
Yesterday, amid an unusually genial gathering of environmental and energy leaders, Governor John Hickenlooper unveiled new state rules requiring detailed disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") methods of drilling for oil and gas -- a major step toward transpa ... More >>
Beware the killer cantaloupes! It sounds like a horror-flick spoof, but for Jensen Farms in Holly, it's all too real. In September, the Colorado farm recalled all of its potential globes of death, approximately 300,000 cases. Nonetheless, the case of the listeria-carrying melons already ranks as the ... More >>
Ty Lawson.We've gathered here today to check out these Denver blog posts. Denver Stiffs' Nate Timmons notes that the Nuggets are at home tonight versus Toronto -- a blessing after a long road trip that ended with defeats to the Magic and Heat. 5280's Michael de Yoanna: Mark Udall is more ha ... More >>
John Elway.We're out of Denver blog posts. JK! Mile High Report's Troy Hufford applauds John Elway for tweeting with fans about the draft, a new CBA and more. Education News Colorado's Alan Gottlieb previews the DPS elections and introduces readers to new hire Charlie Brennan, formerly with ... More >>
John Fox.We felt like sharing these three Denver blog posts. Bronco Talk's Kyle Montgomery oversees a live blog of John Fox's introductory press conference as Denver Broncos head coach. For the most part, the masses liked what they heard. Colorado Independent's David O. Williams: Jared Poli ... More >>
Time for an Exchange. There is only one thing people love more than Christmas gift shopping, and that is after- Christmas gift-return shopping! As seen below, It's also the one time of the year that Josh McDaniels and Carmelo Anthony can return what they've been handed, and ask for exactly ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Colorado's gubernatorial race has offered a good dose of unintentional humor on its own. But Complete Colorado has upped the laugh ante by creating "Real Gubernatorial Genius," satirical commercials (based on a popular Bud Light campaign) that lampoon Dan Maes, John Hickenlooper ... More >>
"Tweet me right."Former state lawmaker Ken Gordon is a passionate advocate of online communication, particularly emerging social media, as a powerful tool in the service of democracy. In bursts of electronic energy, known as "e-mails," he's reached out across cyberspace to encourage citizens ... More >>
aflcio / flickr The best of today's Denver blogs Is Xcel using green sentiment to justify hiking its rates for "dirty" power? Face the State makes the case that the legislature is writing the power utility a "giant blank check." 5280 congratulates Colorado schools for getting 29 schools on ... More >>
Today, President Barack Obama gets to enjoy the ultimate, inevitable result of tapping Janet Napolitano -- Janet Napolitano, as though the governor of Arizona was the ideal person for the job! -- to head the Homeland Security department: He'll meet with Republican governor Jan "Jannie Get Her ... More >>
Douglas Bruce's bark and his bite are both pretty savage.Blogs about Denver don't suffer from a lack of oxygen, no matter what flatlanders say. Here are three examples. ColoradoPols highlights reporting by Eileen Welsome, a former Westworder turned Colorado Springs Gazette staffer, who detai ... More >>
Photo by Brett AmoleWoody Paige has opinions -- and he isn't afraid to use them.These are some Denver-centric blogs we enjoyed reading today. Bronco Talk's Kyle Montgomery notes that the Post's Woody Paige dismissed him as "some kid in Arizona who is a Broncos fan and writes a blog, without ... More >>
Betsy Markey doesn't like the House's healthcare bill -- and she's not that into talking about why not, either.Even though Diana DeGette has big problems with an amendment to the mammoth healthcare bill limiting access to abortions, she voted for the measure. Not so Betsy Markey, the only Dem ... More >>
Just because speech is free in America doesn't mean it's always enlightening. That truth comes through loud and clear from the video above, assembled by Fireside Productions during Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's visit yesterday to the Stout Street Clinic, 2100 Broadway -- an effort by Democra ... More >>
Jared Polis A leisurely stroll through the local blogosphere. Send tips. Jared Polis and Diana DeGette don't ask but tell Obama to kill Don't Ask Don't Tell. (Colorado Independent) In Aurora, a curious play to discourage new construction. (Face the State) A Denver illustrator whose work you shou ... More >>
The stir over KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles's use of the names "Vagina DeGette" and "Vagina DeJet" in reference to Congresswoman Diana DeGette has pretty much run its course -- which is precisely what Clear Channel Denver exec Kris Olinger hoped when she ordered Boyles to drop the topic. But toda ... More >>
Peter Boyles. The craziness couldn't go on indefinitely. In an attempt to quiet the controversy caused by KHOW radio host Peter Boyles' off-the-cuff decision to call Congresswoman Diana DeGette "Vagina DeGette" and "Vagina DeJet" (documented in blogs such as "Is It Peter Boyles, Peter Boils or Boil ... More >>
Shortly after this morning's blog "Peter Boyles, Peter Boils or Boil Peters?" went live, Denver Post columnist Susan Greene joined the aforementioned Boyles on his KHOW radio show to debate the subject of the item: Boyles' reference to Congresswoman Diana DeGette as "Vagina DeGette" and "Vagina DeJe ... More >>
Peter Boyles's show isn't popular for its intelligent discourse. Sure, the longtime Denver radio shock jock is a smart man himself and he gets plenty of intelligent people on his program, but things typically devolve quickly. As with most radio shows, ratings trump reason. But Vagina DeJette? Serio ... More >>
Denver's fireworks display won't officially start until 9 p.m. December 31 (with a repeat performance at midnight), but there have already been plenty of explosive discussions over who, exactly, Governor Bill Ritter should nominate to fill Ken Salazar's soon-to-be-empty Senate seat -- and what covet ... More >>
At parties and openings, all the talk is about who's going to take Ken Salazar's seat in the U.S. Senate -- it's a lot more fun than talking about the economy -- and what spot might then open up. If outgoing Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff gets the nod, there's no game of musical chairs, becaus ... More >>
The new 8 Rivers, at 1550 Blake Street, is becoming a hot spot for politics as well as Caribbean cooking. Even before it officially opened on October 1, six weeks behind its original target, it hosted hungry and thirsty politicos -- including Nancy Pelosi, Walter Mondale, Harry Reid, Ken Salazar and ... More >>
A mellow mix of booze and art goes down easy at First Fridays.
Runners and walkers lace up for freedom.
Congress is putting on the squeeze, but Colorado's private investigators still can't agree how -- or if -- they should be regulated.
Immigration issues deal the media a tough hand.
The annual PrideFest parade mixes frolics with politics.
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A PROMINENT COLORADO LEGISLATOR FINALLY PAYS HER DEBT TO SOCIETY.