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‘Refugees, welcome!’ State and local leaders send message to White House

Author: Peter Marcus - February 23, 2017 - Updated: February 23, 2017

“Refugees, welcome.” It’s a seemingly simple, well-intentioned message from Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration that is overshadowed by politics. At an event at Denver’s Union Station this week, Hickenlooper and his administration’s agencies lined up refugees to share inspirational stories of finding success in America, juxtaposed with heart-wrenching tales of struggle as these refugees emerged from […]

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Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus is senior statehouse reporter for Colorado Politics. He covers the legislature and previously covered politics, the governor’s office, the legislature and Congress for The Durango Herald. He joined The Herald in 2014 from The Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the nation’s top state-based political and legislative reporters.