Both Governor Bill Ritter and Lieutenant Governor Barbara O'Brien were out of town yesterday (he to the Western Governors' Association meeting in Utah, she to an education confab in North Carolina). And who did that leave in charge? By the Colorado Constitution, the State Senate President. But Br ... 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 >>
State Senate President Peter Groff will be heading to Washington, D.C. after this legislative session ends to take a job in the Department of Education pushing faith-based programs. But first, he's keeping the faith that the state's $17.9 billion budget bill will be approved by the Senate today. T ... More >>
Earlier this week, the Denver Post published a story about Morgan Carroll, a Democratic state senator from Aurora, who had angered the leadership in the legislature after posting a blog last month criticizing the way they treated Senate Bill 166, "which sought to ban drug companies from giving gifts ... More >>
Barack Obama spilled way past 60 Minutes talking about the economy last night, and there's still plenty of talk to come. Trump University is in session, offering four days of classes on how you can "make a fortune" in real estate; today's are at 1 and 6 p.m. at the Westin Westminster; tomorrow's at ... More >>
The total number of job losses across the country announced yesterday range from 65,000 (according to the New York Times) to over 71,000 (CNN). But no matter how you add things up, the outlook looks gloomy. Better polish your rose-colored glasses for Colorado's dual announcements coming today: Gove ... More >>
Just received word that Diane Reeves, a Denver native and four-time Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist, is slated to open the Colorado Senate's 67th general assembly. Tomorrow morning at 10 a.m., Reeves, a George Washington High School and University of Colorado alumna, will join Senate president Pe ... More >>
It's the economy, stupid. While chairmen of the Big Three auto-makers jetted by private plane to Washington, D.C., looking for a handout last week, hundreds of out-of-work Coloradans lined up before each prospective employer at job fairs across the state last Thursday. And on Saturday, 40,000 people ... More >>
One Nation Enlightened wants just one thing from Denver cops: their business cards.
Second Among Equals
Boulder throws another Barbie on the fire.
A class-action suit becomes a vehicle for racial justice.
As the turks of Denver's black politics grow old, what's to be made of their legacy?
ETHNICITY WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE AN ISSUE IN WELLINGTON WEBB'S SEARCH FOR AN EDUCATION CZAR. IT IS NOW.THE BLACKBOARD BUNGLE HOW MAYOR WEBB'S SEARCH FOR AN EDUCATION CZAR WAS HIJACKED BY RACIAL POLITICS.