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Penfield Tate

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Prison, nonviolent criminals and saving money with a "game changer"

    Last month, two new reports on Colorado's prison system urged officials to get smarter in how they spend precious tax dollars -- specifically, in how they classify and monitor high-risk offenders, while figuring out which inmates are more in need of rehab than expensive cell time. Now, a pilot pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Dorothy Rupert on the prison industry and being a game changer

    There was a time in the mid-1990s when Dorothy Rupert, then a state senator from Boulder, made a point out of touring every prison in Colorado. No easy feat, since at the time the state had the fastest-growing corrections system in the country. "I was just appalled at the rapid growth," Rupert recal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Civil unions like marrying a sheep or a horse?: GOP goes forward into the past

    It's 2006 all over again. That was the year that Coloradans passed a constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. It was also the year when lieutenant governor candidate Janet Rowland, when discussing same-sex marriage, uttered this: "Do we allow a man to marry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Denver Water unanimously approves 5.5 percent rate hike

    While (appropriately) pouring over glasses of ice water at their meeting this morning, the members of the Denver Water Board voted unanimously to support a 5.5 percent hike in the city's water rates. After four months of public discussion, the decision comes as a direct result of analysis indicating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Wake-Up Call: Whoa for all those would-be mayoral candidates after John Hickenlooper's job

    ​It may be "giddyup" time for John Hickenlooper, but his announcement that he does not plan to resign as Denver mayor in order to run for Colorado governor put a major "whoa" on all the dark horses already preparing for a run at the top slot at City Hall. And that's a good thing. Here's why: ... More >>

  • News

    August 24, 2006

    Beauty and the Bestiality

    Quit horsing around, Bob Beauprez!

  • Music

    May 6, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Russell's next jam may not be as def as expected.

  • Music

    March 11, 2004

    The Beatdown

    A long-awaited Hip-Hop Summit looks like the real deal.

  • News

    June 26, 2003

    The Message

    Public Row

  • News

    June 19, 2003

    The Message

    The Mayor's Race

  • News

    May 1, 2003

    Pop Quiz

    Feud for Thought May 1, 2003

  • News

    May 1, 2003

    Imagine a Great Mayor

    The candidates are spit-shining their images, trying to prove that, really, they're not all the same person.

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    Mayberry, BFD

    When pollsters start dialing the denizens of a small city, it's all Opie gone bad.

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    Dangerous Liaisons

    Strategic talk about winning Denver's most coveted seat.

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    Imagine a Great Campaign

    It takes more than money to make a mayor. You have to know your way around Colfax, when to cry Republican and how to handle a drag queen.

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Pop Quiz

    January 16, 2003

  • News

    November 21, 2002

    Off Limits

    Pressing engagements

  • News

    August 29, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of August 29, 2002

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Smart Bombs

    There's nothing intelligent about the way the DPD kept its spy files.

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Tricks of the Trade

    Loose laws have turned Denver into an easy place for hookers to do business, but the fun's about to end.

  • News

    January 10, 2002

    Off Limits

    Jet-set fret

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    The Accused

    Colorado keeps an extensive list of suspected child abusers, but is anyone checking it twice?

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    All the World's an Empty Stage

    For the locked-out founder of Eulipions, the play’s still the thing.

  • News

    December 2, 1999

    Race for the Cure

    In the special election for a new District 8 City Councilman, the field is wide open -- just like all those empty lots.

  • News

    April 1, 1999

    The Young and the Restless

    As the turks of Denver's black politics grow old, what's to be made of their legacy?

  • News

    September 25, 1997

    Bill of Fare

    The meter ran out on this DIA concessionaire.

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