October 18, 2017 Ernest LuningErnest Luning

Dozens of officials, civic luminaries back Democrat Cary Kennedy in her run for Colorado governor

Former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy, a Democrat gubernatorial candidate, announced this week she’s been endorsed by more than two dozen current and former elected state officials — including two former Senate presidents, two former lieutenant governors and the first woman nominated for governor by a major party in Colorado. In addition, more than 50 officials, civic leaders and trailblazers from across the state are supporting Kennedy’s campaign, she said.
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October 18, 2017

Steamboat Today: Vote ‘yea’ on 5A

Steamboat Springs has been debating the issue of affordable housing for years now, and this fall, citizens have the opportunity to take some action when they consider Referendum 5A, which appears on the Nov. 7 ballot.

October 18, 2017

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel: BOE endorsements

Ballots are in the mail and so we begin the process of giving readers our perspective on local races and ballot measures.

October 18, 2017

The Pueblo Chieftain: Pueblo’s superlatives

Congratulations to the more than 600 individuals and establishments who were selected as gold, silver or bronze medalists in The Pueblo Chieftain’s Best of Pueblo contest. Many of the winners were on hand last week for a celebration held in their honor at the Pueblo Convention Center.

October 18, 2017

The Colorado Springs Gazette: Governor overturning college myth

Society does not need more teenagers entering college by default, only to pursue career paths for which the market has little demand.


October 19, 2017

THE PODIUM: New study on Lakewood ballot measure reveals high cost of anti-growth agenda

Colorado has one of the strongest economies in the country, but we all know living in a growing state can be challenging. I’ll be the first to complain about traffic congestion, for example, and the first to demand more investment in our infrastructure.

October 19, 2017

FEEDBACK: Requiem for a lobbyist; water, and more

Thank you for your coverage on the passing of Wally Stealey.  I’m one of the last, standing partners who worked closely with Wally in his practice.  As you report, Wally is famous for his efforts to launch many a politician, and even played a pivotal role in the career of Ted Trimpa.  Not just a king maker, Wally shaped Colorado’s legal fabric — perhaps more than any elected official.  Here’s a short list of some of his work:

October 18, 2017

CIRULI: Millennials are moving Colorado to the left

Although Colorado remains competitive between the two main political parties, with candidates representing both parties winning statewide races and splitting control of the state legislature, the state has, in fact, moved at least two points to the Democratic side of the scale since 2006. This is most clearly shown in terms of registration and voter behavior in presidential elections. Republicans have lost their registration advantage. Voters not affiliated with a party are now the largest political group in the state, and polling shows that they skew younger and somewhat more liberal and Democratic. The presidential races since 1996 offer evidence that Colorado has shifted to the Democratic side with Barack Obama’s elections, and has remained in that camp through Hillary Clinton’s win in the state during the 2016 presidential election.