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 >>
We recently profiled Colorado's Secretary of State Scott Gessler, who has received a great deal of attention due to allegations of corruption and accusations that he has suppressed voters. In our reporting, we got perspectives from many local politicians and elected officials on Gessler's first ye ... More >>
Ken Gordon is a crusader. Term-limited out of the Colorado Senate, the one-time candidate for Secretary of State, a position that oversees elections, has now decided to fix the system from the outside. Last year, he founded CleanSlateNow.org, a non-partisan organization working to get money out of p ... More >>
Katie Reinisch kept her cool through four years at the Colorado Legislature, when she was communications director for the Senate Democrats, so it's not surprising that she's having a blast running her own frozen-yogurt spot. "It's so fun, and I'm learning so much," she says. "I'm actually creating j ... More >>
Ken GordonOccupy the Courts supporters met on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol at 10 a.m. holding signs that read "Corporations Are Not People" and "Restore Democracy" -- step one in their two-part protest of corporate personhood under the umbrella title Move to Amend. CleanSlateN ... More >>
It was the sixteenth anniversary of the Million Man March, October 16, 2011, and thousands gathered in Washington for a ceremony dedicating the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Steve Justino, co-chair of Colorado's Move to Amend, remembers sitting by his computer in Colorado losing sleep -- ... 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 >>
Whereas the sentence of this line does lack reasonable syntax therein, devoid of wordiness or legalese or both, or otherwise does lack sizable font to a specified degree, or both, call John Kefalas consumers concerned about it should.Even as President Barack Obama and a divided Congress are o ... More >>
During U.S. senatorial hopeful Andrew Romanoff's first official campaign event in Denver yesterday afternoon, he told a story related by Ken Gordon, the man he succeeded in the Colorado House. One of Gordon's constituents thought he was retiring from politics instead of moving to the Senate -- and ... More >>
Ken Gordon was term-limited out of the Colorado Senate in 2008 -- but he's not going quietly. In fact, he's started a new blog, where he offers this thesis: "I believe that the American people fundamentally misunderstand their form of government and their place in it." As proof, he offers this st ... More >>
While the Obama cabinet carousel -- Ritter! Salazar (Ken)! Salazar (John)! Michael Bennet! Salazar (Ken, again)! -- continues to go 'round, with a name thrown out each week (although now, with Ken Salazar back in the ring for Interior, we're on repeats) -- Colorado's top Dems will gather at t ... More >>
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 Rodri ... More >>
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