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Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 28, 201715min441

A Republican-sponsored bill to require condominium owners and builders to submit disputes over construction problems to arbitration or mediation passed its first hurdle Monday, winning bipartisan approval in a Senate committee. But opponents call the legislation’s central component a nonstarter and predict the bill will meet its demise in the Democratic-controlled House, despite plenty of optimistic talk at the start of the session about grand compromises to revive stalled condo construction statewide.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 13, 20177min6820

Centennial City Councilwoman Stephanie Piko announced Sunday she’s running for mayor of the suburban city. “As the next mayor of Centennial, I will continue to build on Centennial’s great foundation by implementing the plans that are in place to better connect our citizens,” Piko said at Centennial Center Park, surrounded by family and supporters.


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John TomasicJohn TomasicJuly 28, 201614min486

On the front porches of Colorado Senate District 26, people want to talk about the presidential election pitting Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton, of course. Many of the residents don’t know that the race to fill the seat of outgoing Democratic state senator Linda Newell could well decide whether Democrats win a majority in the state’s upper chamber and with it likely control of all the legislative levers at the Capitol. “They’re watching politics at the national level and they’re sick of it. They don’t like the candidates they have to choose between,” said Nancy Doty, Republican Arapahoe County commissioner and former Arapahoe County clerk who is running for Newell’s seat. She’s trying to change their focus. “I tell them, ‘Life doesn’t happen to us in Washington D.C.; it happens to us right here.’”