In the latest installment of a long-running saga, yesterday Governor John Hickenlooper reappointed five of the ten public trustees who resigned last month -- at his request. And he appointed three new trustees in three counties, including one who really puts the "public" in public trustee: sometime ... More >>
Update: Now that the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act has been approved for the November ballot (get more details below), proponent Mason Tvert is busily lining up allies for what should be among the season's most interesting campaigns -- and at a 2 p.m. news conference, he'll be introducing thre ... More >>
Mike Kopp.Yesterday's ruling by Virginia judge Henry Hudson voiding the health-care-bill requirement that citizens buy insurance may not mean much long-term according to this Washington Post piece, but it's certainly given opponents of what many conservatives call Obamacare an early Christmas ... More >>
John Hickenlooper.The election's been over for a month, but people on governor-elect John Hickenlooper's e-mail list got one last fundraising message today. Turns out Hick's campaign still owes $9,500 to small vendors and local businesses, and he's hoping to raise that much by midnight tonigh ... More >>
The Blue Parrot is an institution -- like the legislature.A former bar owner will be moving into the governor's office at the State Capitol -- so it only makes sense that a bartender will be soon be serving as chief of staff of the House Democrats, now the minority party. Paul Weissmann has ... More >>
Paul Weissmann.In a state where a onetime brewpub owner, Democrat John Hickenlooper, was just elected governor, it makes sense that a onetime bartender, Paul Weissmann, would be named the House Dems' chief of staff. Weissmann, the former House majority leader, is term-limited, so he couldn't ... More >>
A bill to abolish the death penalty in Colorado passed the House by a single vote today. HB 1274, which would use the cost savings of eliminating the death penalty to fund a cold case unit, is on its way to the state Senate. The vote was 33-32, just as close as a preliminary vote last Thursday, whi ... More >>
How does DA Carol Chambers beat the high cost of a death-penalty prosecution? By billing the prison system.
Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.
The squish pundits and squash-eating liberals are once again questioning the wisdom of Colorado's death penalty. But that doesn't mean squat to Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers. Okay, so the death penalty as practiced here has claimed exactly one life since 1968 - that of the emine ... More >>
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