Yesterday, we shared a Washington Post-created list of the ten cities hardest hit by the federal shutdown as measured by the percentage of government jobs in the overall workforce -- and taking the top slot in the entire country was Colorado Springs. This ranking garnered some sharp commentary from ... More >>
At 4 p.m. today, the Senate's State Affairs committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 13-1303, a measure intended to make it easier to vote in Colorado. The NAACP Colorado Montana Wyoming State Area Conference has endorsed the proposal even as it decries one particular attempt to rally oppositi ... More >>
This week's cover story, "The Lifers Book Club," reports on the Words Beyond Bars Project, a pilot progam at the Limon Correctional Facility that puts high-security prisoners, many of them serving life sentences, in a room with volunteers to discuss great books. It's a modest effort that could trans ... More >>
Now that Amendment 64 is law, the mainstream media is beginning to grapple with the contradictions between the act's language and federal law. The latest solution, as floated by the Washington Post and Rachel Maddow fill-in Ezra Klein? Reschedule marijuana so that it is no longer listed as a Schedul ... More >>
What do Governor John Hickenlooper and chef-restaurateur Frank Bonanno have in common?
Earlier, we reported about Representative Mike Coffman's excuse for a comment he made suggesting that Barack Obama may not have been born in the U.S.: "I misspoke." By making this claim, Coffman is in good company: It's become a favorite of politicians who say something dumb or inaccurate but want t ... More >>
A local Latina advocacy group is asking women to call President Obama and give him an earful about birth control. The details are complicated: As explained in this Washington Post story, Catholic bishops are pressuring Obama to dilute a proposed rule that would allow women access to birth control wi ... More >>
On October 1, the Washington Post published a story by reporter Stephanie McCrummen in which she noted that early in his political career, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry hosted lawmakers at a family hunting camp labeled near its entrance as "Niggerhead." Castle Rock attorney Mike Robinson found ... More >>
Airbnb is a site that lets regular folks rent out a room or an entire house to other regular folks. Seems like a great way to earn some money while you're away on vacation anyway, right? But because everyone is a special snowflake, sometimes regular folks are meth addicts who will steal your ... More >>
Gary Vaynerchuk, New York Times-bestselling author and host of the Daily Grape video podcast, has real power with wine purchasers. And when he said that the 2007 Guy Drew Vineyards Metate, from a vineyard in Cortez, was "surprisingly good," the viewers that regularly leave 700-plus comments o ... More >>
A Washington Post editorial reprinted today in the Denver Post calls for a moratorium on the deportation of gay immigrants who are legally married or in civil unions until after federal courts decide the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Big pic below.'Tis the season for Peeps dioramas, and the Washington Post's contest brought in some astonishing entries, led by an amazing recreation of a scene from the movie Up. But this winner wasn't the only diorama that took flight. A previous semi-finalist recreated the October 2009 For ... More >>
MaxDenverWelcome, Denver blog post readers. Mile High Report's The Buffalo Kid asks how fans feel about last year's Tim Tebow pick. Right now, most still like it. Shock of the day from Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard: Republicans oppose Rollie Heath's suggestion to raise taxes. The W ... 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 >>
Full board below.Last week, we told you about WhoSaidYouSaid putting up its 100th anti-Barack Obama billboard in cities like Denver, Fort Collins and Grand Junction. But a different board is causing a considerably larger foofaraw in GJ thanks to images of Obama as gay, a terrorist, a gangster ... More >>
A Flickr photoYesterday, Democratic Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff touted his upcoming debate in Pueblo, where he was set to face an empty chair subbing for Senator Michael Bennet, who'd passed due to a scheduling conflict. "When you debate an empty chair, you're very likely to win, unless ... More >>
Rolly Fischer on Channel 7.For the past three days, the Denver Post has run big stories about guv wannabe Scott McInnis. Day one's offering, about apparent McInnis plagiarism in lousy water articles, was a slam dunk -- and likely dooms his campaign, with even the likes of Dan Caplis turning a ... More >>
While Facebook entries will come back to haunt college students of today, earlier generations get to hide their more humiliating chapters -- unless, of course, they worked on their college papers, as Andrew Romanoff did. Not only do those papers mean hard copies of history exist, but so do ... More >>
Could Shanny scoop the Seahawks?Allow us to connect you with three Denver blogs. Sayre Bedinger of Mile High Report sparks a lively conversation by way of his link to a Washington Post item speculating that a Brandon Marshall move to Washington could be the Redskins' first post-McNabb-acquis ... More >>
Yeh Ling-Ling thinks Tom Tancredo's on the right track.Tom Tancredo's call for civics literacy tests at the first National Tea Party Convention was described as racist in some quarters, even though he says he got the idea for them from an immigrant, and would like to base the questions on the ... More >>
Brian VicenteBrian Vicente, executive director of Sensible Colorado and co-chair of a new organization called Sensible Patient and Provider Coalition, is understandably pleased by the results of a new ABC/Washington Post poll showing that 81 percent of respondents supported legalizing marijua ... More >>
Karen McHale, in a photo she supplied to the Washington Post.The Denver housing market has been gradually improving of late. But back east, the situation is considerably different, as Karen McHale has learned over the past year. According to the Washington Post, McHale won a $1.2 million hom ... More >>
A mere four years ago, at the height of the mid-Bush economic frenzy (post-9/11 recession, pre-mortgage meltdown), a certain Niwot-based manufacturer of plastic boat shoes could do no wrong. Crazily colored, beloved by gardeners and ER personnel and children of all ages, Crocs were conquering ... More >>
A couple weeks back, the Washington Post delivered to the nation an obituary for Niwot-based Crocs, outlining the company's demise in a story that's since been reprinted in papers throughout the country. Last year the company lost $185.1 million, slashed roughly 2,000 jobs and scrambled t ... More >>
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