Denver Public Schools is exploring whether to ask taxpayers to approve more moolah. The district has convened a giant committee of community members (72 of them!), including some familiar DPS faces, tasked with recommending whether DPS should -- in the face of deep state funding cuts -- ask voters i ... More >>
Update, 8:52 a.m. Friday: Laura Chapin, Romer's campaign spokeswoman, sent over a very short video clip from the debate regarding Hancock and creationism. See it at the bottom of this post.
"You're the fun cousins," radio host Dan Caplis told the Denver Re ... More >>
Nate Easley. Supporters of the effort to recall Denver Public Schools board president Nate Easley have until tomorrow at 5 p.m. to turn in 5,363 valid signatures from voters in Easley's district of northeast Denver in order to put the recall question on an upcoming ballot. They've been at it ... More >>
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Politicians and tarot decks are amazingly similar. Both were created for trick-taking games, and both are largely used by the foolhardy to foretell the future. The personalities of Colorado's most widely known politicians ... More >>
So many St. Patrick's Day parades, so little time. Gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper, decked out in a shamrock-green blazer, had to zoom from Denver's shamrock celebration to the Pueblo Democratic Party's St. Patrick Day's fundraiser. And there, he weighed in on one of Scott McInnis's ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonTom Tancredo loves this flag -- and he wants voters to know what's behind it.Last week, ex-Congressman and former presidential candidate Tom Tancredo, delivering the keynote address at the First National Tea Party Convention, drew accusations of racism when he suggested ... More >>
In a seemingly off-the-cuff jolt of enthusiasm for the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Governor Bill Ritter this morning tossed aside the standard "we still have work to do" speech clichés and delivered something different: a gubernatorial sermon.
At the kickoff for Denver's 25th MLK ... More >>
Twenty-five years ago, the Department of Defense took over 235,000 acres of ranchland in southeastern Colorado -- the largest condemnation of private property in the country. And the Army's not done yet. Six years ago, word surfaced that the feds would try to add another 400,000 acres to the ... More >>
A Flickr photoRobert Redford, who's probably had some work done.Today and tomorrow, political heavy hitters of the progressive persuasion throughout the region are meeting at the Colorado History Museum as part of the 2009 Western Summit, sponsored by Project New West, an organization that de ... More >>
The folks at the conservative website Face the State have lately been watching a lot of the Colorado Channel -- the service that provides video coverage of the Colorado General Assembly -- and thank goodness for that. When it comes to sifting through hour upon painful hour of dry procedural matter ... More >>
Governor Bill Ritter was at the last day of the National Western Stock Show, taking in the rodeo with his family (Ritter was one of twelve kids, all raised on a farm in eastern Aurora) -- and enjoying a few light moments before the hard work of the week ahead. When a steer broke free of his handle ... More >>
Politicians are people, too -- often-dorky people. As evidence, check out a January 15 video from the Colorado House that was posted by FaceTheState.com. In it, Representative Mike Merrifield leads the "Capitol Choir" in a rousing version of "Happy Birthday" directed at legislators whose personal ... More >>
Now that Michael Bennet has been named to take over for Ken Salazar in the U.S. Senate (no cowboy hat required), Colorado pols can get back to the business of running the state (at least until it's time to start running for whatever seat may be in play in 2010).
Today, the Denver Board of Edu ... More >>