Initiative 84, a proposed ballot measure that would have reformed the state's foreclosure process, is effectively dead -- but it will enter a third life in the next legislative session. Five weeks before 87,000 signatures were due at the Secretary of State's office -- and with only 25,000 in the bag ... More >>
The issue of foreclosures is one the Colorado Progressive Coalition has remained involved with for two and a half years -- though many of its members can put that number to shame. So as House Bill 1156 nears the chamber's economic and business development committee hearing tomorrow, CPC, Moveon.org, ... More >>
Big pics below.Boulder has just updated its online registered sex-offender list. Not every offender is pictured due to Colorado statutory provisions related to their sins. But the page does feature photos of 48 men (no women) reportedly living in Boulder area.
The crimes for which they were ... More >>
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 >>
Illegal immigrants took over the State Capitol yesterday -- figuratively speaking, at least -- when Senate Bill 54 was introduced by Senator Kent Lambert. It's essentially a copycat of Arizona's controversial (and constitutionally challenged) law, and a major waste of time. Until Arizona pass ... More >>
Large photos below.Even though Ken Buck hasn't conceded defeat in Colorado's tightly contested U.S. Senate race, Michael Bennet and supporters declared victory anyhow, celebrating the achievement during an event today at City Park. Westword photographer Johnny Molfetta was there, capturing ca ... More >>
More photos below.What brings New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Denver? An invite from his Denver counterpart, John Hickenlooper, to participate in tonight's Denver Scholarship Foundation fundraiser at the Colorado Convention Center Hyatt. But before then, he made a carefully scripted ... More >>
Reeves Whalen didn't mean to touch a nerve when he organized tonight's panel discussion on Senate Bill 191, the controversial "teacher tenure bill" drafted by Senator Michael Johnston and approved by lawmakers earlier this year.
But the lineup of speakers the personal injury attorney and act ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Colorado was chosen today as one of nineteen finalists in round two of the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top grant contest. If successful, the state stands to win $175 million. If not, Colorado gets zilch -- which is what happened when it applied for $377 million i ... More >>
Will Colorado win round two of Race to the Top? a) Yes b) No c) Maybe so After not succeeding the first time, Colorado is try-trying again to win Race to the Top.
The state submitted its application today for round two of the federal education-reform grant contest, in which it stands to win ... More >>
Does Senator Johnston's teacher tenure bill deserve one of these?The Colorado branch of the American Federation of Teachers today endorsed Senator Michael Johnston's controversial teacher tenure bill (learn more about it by clicking here), which heads to the House Education Committee at 1:30 ... More >>
Education commissioner Dwight Jones's op-ed got poor grades from the CEA.Update, 1:30 p.m., April 15: This blog, originally published yesterday afternoon, has been updated to reflect the comments of Education Commissioner Dwight Jones.
A union that represents 40,000 teachers in Colorado is a ... More >>
Photo by Mark MangerMichael Johnston, with a certain President of the United States, circa May 2008.
On the surface, Michael Johnston might have seemed an unlikely choice to fill the seat of Peter Groff, the departing president of the state Senate. After all, Groff is an African-American, as are Ro ... More >>
So long, succulence.
Is it almost dinnertime?
Today in Cafe Society:
• Ruth's Chris shutters downtown Denver location.
• Guess where I'm eating?
• Drink beer out of a bowling pin. No, really!
• A Crush on Cans: Ska Brewing.
• The Gelato Spot: One more reason to visit 13th Avenue.
Today ... More >>